Polytechnic Institute of Turin (Politecnico di Torino) was established
in 1906 when the "Scuola di applicazione per ingegneri (1859)" merged with
the "Museo Industriale (1862)", the former a university institution, the
latter an initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture, Industry and commerce.
In 1935 it was definitively appointed as a technical university. Now Politecnico
provides university education and also carries out research in the field
of engineering and architecture. It is organized into departments.
Turin, the main city in Piedmont in north-west of Italy, is an industrial city of about one million inhabitants. Very important car and aerospace industries characteriize this pole of the industrial triangle (Turin, Milan and Genoa). Seat of the University and of the Politecnico, Turin boasts several research centres, both government (CNR) and private (Centro Ricerche FIAT, Aeritalia, CSELT). Turin is also a city of great cultural interests because of its baroque buildings and its serveral museums. For more informations click www.turismotorino.org