The Politecnico di Milano is among the top 150 universities in the world

For the first time among the top 150 universities in the world according to the prestigious QS World University Rankings 2020


For the first time, the Politecnico di Milano ranks among the top 150 Universities throughout the world according to the prestigious QS World University Rankings 2020. Placed 149th (7 positions higher than last year), it is also the first Italian University, obtaining the best result ever for the fifth consecutive year.

A historic accomplishment, achieved thanks to the international challenge we’ve been confronting for years. A leap forward that the Politecnico di Milano achieved this year thanks, in particular, to the appreciation of the international academic community and to the institute’s reputation.

The Politecnico di Milano hasn’t slowed down its pace and continues to improve in both reputation and credibility. This is an important goal achieved thanks to the commitment and hard work of our researchers and our staff; thanks also to the ongoing collaboration with companies and the Alumni’s consistent support

According to the Academic Reputation’s specific indicator, in fact, we achieved a score of 60.4, ranking 119th in the world, two positions higher than last year.

With regard to Employer Reputation, we achieved 84.3 points, ranking 61st in the world, confirming the quality of the graduates as our strength.

An exceptional result this year also as a consequence of the impact that research has had: according to the crucial indicator Citation for Faculty, which measures citations in scientific publications indexed by the Scopus/Elsevier bibliometric database with respect to the number of professors and researchers, we improved 26 positions, moving from 190th place in the previous edition to the current 164th place.

The proportion of international professors (International Faculty parameter) is also positive, placing us 364th and the proportion of international students (International Students parameter) positioned us at 269th, gaining 51 positions compared to last year.

A step forward for the city of Milan and for the Lombardy region, yet we are not fully satisfied. We are aware that the next results will depend on our ability to attract qualified teachers from abroad and the willingness of the country to implement adequate university policies