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POLI.design is based in Milan, a universally known and recognised international centre of excellence for design.

The permanent structures, cultural institutions, fairs and showrooms, publishing industry, schools, displays, exhibitions, and events that the city has to offer are numerous and contribute to creating a culturally lively and dynamic climate that can enrich professional and training courses, providing a broader experience of design in all its most up-to-date forms, from the perspective of constant innovation.

Relations with the professional sphere are endorsed by the presence of three of the most important associations of design professionals on the board of POLI.design:

  • ADI Association for the Industrial Design
  • AIPi Italian Association of Interior Designers
  • AIAP Italian Association of Visual Communication Design
  • Federlegno Arredo.

POLI.designfounded by Politecnico di Milano, has access to the deep reservoir of multidisciplinary skills in the first and most important technical university in Italy.

Together with the School of Design and the Department of Design, it forms the Politecnico di Milano Design System, which is a pool of resources, skills, facilities, and laboratories that is among the most important in the world.

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Key Facts

Quality Reputation 

POLI.design operates in the field of design acting as an interface between universities, companies and professional organizations and institutions. It develops training programmes for young graduates and professionals, as well as training programmes for companies that are closely focused on innovation.



Founded by Politecnico di Milano, POLI.design grants access to the deep reservoir of multidisciplinary skills in the first and most important technical university in Italy (QS Ranking 2017: 1st in Italy, 3rd in Europe, 7th in the world in the subject Art & Design).

Research & Innovation

Along with the Politecnico’s Design School and its Design Department, POLI.design forms the Design System of the Politecnico di Milano. Renowned for its excellence, the Politecnico is a major university that has brought into its orbit a unique cluster of research and training initiatives.