T.I.M.E. Top International Managers in Engineering

Contacts at Polimi

Institutional representative

prof.ssa Monica Riva

Institutional activities

Francesca Fogal
T.I.M.E. Coordinator 

Michela Gregori
International Mobility Unit


The T.I.M.E. Association (Top International Managers in Engineering), founded in 1989 is a network of leading technical universities and engineering schools in Europe and all over the world, with a strong international dimension in teaching, research and industrial relations. The association currently consists of of 57 members in 25 countries.

Politecnico di Milano is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Association and it served twice as President of the Association.

Double Degrees

The main objective of the association is to promote student mobility within the frame of double degrees at the Master of Science level.

Politecnico di Milano currently has active double degree agreements with 39 association members. For more information about double degree opportunities, students can visit the dedicated page of the international mobility section. 

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T.I.M.E projects

Besides double degree activities, T.I.M.E. promotes a series of other initiatives, including the T.I.M.E. projects through which the Association co-finances new or existing initiatives between member universities, in which T.I.M.E. can represent an added value.

Politecnico di Milano has already participated in several projects. At the moment, the following initiatives are active:

  • GeoBIM for improved asset management, coordinated by prof. Fulvio Re Cecconi, DABC. The project involves Politecnico di Milano (coordinating institution), Lund University; Norwegian Universiy of Science and Technology e University College London (UCL). GeoBIM focuses on the organization of an international summer school on the integration of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to improve decision making (Asset and Facilities Management - AM/FM).  This interdisciplinary Summer School, hosted by one of the institutions involved in the project, is addressed to 10 PhD students from the universities included in the consortium, working in the following research areas: AM/FM, GIS/3D City Modelling and BIM, The aim is to create a network of students with a strong awareness of concepts and skills outside their original field of study and the ability to work in interdisciplinary teams.
  • The Job Networking Sessions (JNS) project, coordinate by Ecole Centrale Nantes. The projects involves te Ecoles Centrale and the Italian and Spanish institutions members of T.I.M.E. The aim is on one hand to help T.I.M.E: Alumni to increase the opportunities to start and develop a successful career by promoting their skills to international companies; on the other hand to increase the relations between T.I.M.E. universities and industries. The objective of the project is to organize 2 annual events, one in Italy and one in Spain, where T.I.M.E. graduates and students and HR managers representing some of the best companies in Spain and Italy come together, with the aim of promoting internship/job offers. At Politcnico di Milano, this initiative is managed by the International Mobility Unit.
  • The T.I.M.E. International Real Estate Challenge project, coordinated by prof. Marzia Morena, DABC. This is a business game based on Real Estate management topics. Students, divided into teams, challenge each other assisted by local tutors.

Task Force: Digital Education

Thanks to this task force, T.I.M.E. proposes a meaningful and long-term collaboration among members with the aim of making the Association and its universities a hub for future online learning materials. Politecnico di Milano, thanks to the its Task Force – Innovation in Teaching and learning, is actively involved in the development of the T.I.M.E. task force activities.