QS University Ranking: our best result ever

The Politecnico di Milano is the first university in Italy and the 123rd in the world, gaining 16 positions compared to last year

The Politecnico di Milano achieves its highest-ever position in the QS World University Ranking. This year, the university is ranked 123rd out of 1,500 universities worldwide, climbing an incredible 16 places since last year. Its ascent up the world's most important university ranking thus continues. For the first time, the Politecnico enters the world's top 9% of excellent universities.

This result was made possible by important factors that contributed to achieving this position. Our University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in terms of academic and business reputation. The university improved its Academic Reputation score from 96th to 94th position. 

Internationalisation indicators, such as the number of international faculty staff and international students, also did well for Politecnico. Of particular note is the high score achieved in this year's International Research Network indicator, which assesses the level of international collaboration in scientific research.

These data confirm Politecnico di Milano's outstanding results, ranking among the world's top 20 universities in Design, Architecture and Engineering, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 published in March. In Design and Architecture, it ranks 8th and 10th. In Engineering, it ranks in the top 20 worldwide, coming in at 18th position.

This important position in the QS World University Ranking is a significant achievement for the Politecnico di Milano, testifying to the university's constant commitment to academic excellence and to promoting scientific research at an international level. International appeal is one of the key points of the Politecnico di Milano's three-year Strategic Plan. With a solid position already established, we are committed to providing more study and research opportunities for young people, while also paying special attention to social responsibility. We want to promote an inclusive approach internationally too, making our university a welcoming environment for all those who wish to pursue excellence in education and research at the Politecnico di Milano

comments Rector Donatella Sciuto.