Politecnico di Torino *University


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Foundation: ‎1859

Mission: EDUCATION: The demand for education. Constraints. Learning contents and pedagogy. A lifelong learning experience. Governance. RESEARCH: The new challenges. The various forms of research. Levels, organization and governance of research. THE "THIRD MISSION": The “Third Mission” over time. Innovating in different fields. Culture and Communication.

Vision: VISION Politecnico di Torino is an academic community committed to generating and sharing “polytechnical knowledge” for effective and sustainable development of society at global, national and international level. Being an academic community implies: Valorising our people, who all commit themselves to working individually and collectively in a rigorous way; fostering the development of diverse and constant interactions among them. Encouraging a growing openness towards the interaction with other communities and organizations: Italian and foreign universities and research centres, the alumni community, firms from any industry sector and size, spin-offs and start-ups, public and private institutions, as well as the various components of the civil society. Putting the generation and sharing of “polytechnical knowledge” at the heart of our policies implies: Working in the complex cultural scenario which is nurtured by scientific, engineering, architecture, planning and design disciplines, blending them together and with human and social sciences with a design perspective. Promoting an effective and virtuous development at political, economic, social and environmental level. Putting the generation and sharing of “polytechnical knowledge” at the heart of our policies also implies: Assuring and improving the effectiveness of the processes that enable the three University missions. Adapting these processes to the current rapid pace of change.

History: www.polito.it

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Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28OECDItaly
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 382nd185th181st328th10th
Arts and Humanities 447th250th245th409th20th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 698th410th398th621st57th
Business, Management and Accounting 301st132nd132nd239th14th
Chemistry 498th247th239th420th24th
Computer Science 202nd64th62nd134th6th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 345th184th182nd277th31st
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 332nd159th156th269th18th
Energy 219th58th57th132nd5th
Engineering 198th52nd48th123rd7th
Environmental Science 348th171st166th262nd18th
Mathematics 243rd94th91st173rd7th
Medicine 636th349th341st586th55th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 794th442nd447th695th82nd
Physics and Astronomy 404th194th188th336th26th
Social Sciences 309th126th125th261st10th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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