Values and Vision


Who we are

As a Technical University, Politecnico di Torino intends to reaffirm the guiding principles set forth in its Statute by:

  • pursuing the goal of contributing to the socio-economic development of its territory and Country 
  • educating competent and responsible professionals
  • contributing to the growth of knowledge and innovation
  • disseminating their research results to the production system
  • sharing the culture they have generated with society as a whole

What we share: our values

Politecnico di Torino intends to assert a set of values inherited from the previous generations:

  • its role of public University which serves our country with an open, inclusive, democratic and liberal approach
  • its constant commitment to working with rigour and integrity, not as an end in itself, but aiming to achieving  tangible ad effective results in all fields of action
  • its openness to cooperate with other universities, society, the world of business and the institutions at local and international level, always with a strong motivation towards integration and inclusion

as well as to embrace new values such as:

  • a spirit of initiative to play an effective role in supporting and fostering such a broad perspective of a social, economic and technological sustainable development;
  • a farsighted perspective towards the future: every single action should be oriented to improve  the quality of life both at local and global level, reduce inequalities, build social responsibility towards future generations


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