The Regio Politecnico di Torino (Royal Turin Polytechnic) was founded in 1906. Adopting the model of the great European polytechnic schools, in the first years of the twentieth century it moved in several directions, building relationships both with the European scientific world and with local and national industry. The polytechnic culture combines state-of-the-art technology and knowledge of history, capacity for theoretical and applied research, but also solidity and realism in managing a production process and organising a service. The young people, who arrive in Turin from all over Italy, come to know an environment which is creative and alive, where tomorrow is already within reach.

The Lazio Region PoloIdrogeno is a project financed by the Region and coordinated by the SEM - Energy and Mobility Systems - Unit of the CIRPS (Inter-university Centre for Sustainable Development) at the Sapienza University of Rome to create an applied research centre in the field of hydrogen as strategic energy carrier for the use of clean renewable energy. The Comune of Civitavecchia was involved in achieving this ambitious goal. The site of the laboratories is in the ‘Città dei ragazzi’ in Strade delle Boccelle, Civitavecchia.

Environment Park was created in 1996 by the Piedmont Region, Province of Turin, Comune of Turin and European Union and represents an original experience within the context of Science and Technology Parks in Europe because of its ability to blend technological innovation and eco-efficiency. As a whole, Environment Park features approximately 30,000 m² divided between laboratories, offices and service centres in a context of construction characterised by low environmental impact solutions. Environment Park is part of the strategy to support innovation that characterises the Piedmont area, positioning itself as a link between the world of research and industry as a system.

The CTL (Research Centre for Transport and Logistics) is a Centre of Excellence, selected with a dedicated announcement by the Italian Ministry for Universities and Research in 2003. Following the three years of funding from the ministry, in 2006 the CTL became an Interdepartmental Centre with autonomous spending of the La Sapienza University with Prof. Francesco Filippi as Director. Research, development and training in ICT (Information and Communication Technologies); cooperation between the academic world, businesses and public institutions. These are, in summary, the guiding principles behind the activity of the CTL. Specifically, the Centre conducts scientific activity with an interdisciplinary approach in the field of engineering, economics and management. The national and international study and research projects take place within five areas of specialist competence: ICT for mobility, logistics and goods transport, sustainable mobility, road safety, innovative vehicles and systems.

Promotes and coordinates research activity in the sectors of mechanics and energetics, thermo-fluid dynamic, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, electrical engineering, transport, energy carriers, simple and complex conventional and innovative energy systems for stationary and mobile use, the environmental impact of energy systems, sustainable energy and sustainability science, with its main activity in analysing, developing, managing and optimising sustainable energy systems through experimental representations and elaborations of simulation models.
With premises in Via Plinio 44, Rome, the DME has established a doctorate in Energy Systems with the subject of technical research into sustainable transformation and conversion systems for the diversification of energy sources and carriers, the use of local and renewable resources, distributed generation and smart grids, reduced emissions in stationary and mobile energy systems and the development of hybrid, electric and hydrogen powertrains.

“Engineering is not a science. Science studies particular events to find general laws. Engineering design makes use of these laws to solve particular problems. In this it is more closely related to art or craft: as in art, its problems are under-defined, there are many solutions, good, bad or indifferent. The art is, by a synthesis of ends and means, to arrive at a good solution. This is a creative activity, involving imagination, intuition and deliberate choice.” - Ove Arup

The “Enzo Ferrari” Engineering Department – DIEF – has been active since 30 June 2012. It takes up the cultural heritage built up by the Faculty of Engineering of Modena, founded in 1990, and by the Material and Environmental Engineering, Information Engineering and Mechanical and Civil Engineering Departments. A single organisational structure therefore combines the training targets of the preexisting Faculty with the activities of research, theoretical and applied, and technology transfer developed by the preceding Departments and the Interdepartmental Centres associated with them. Teaching, research and technology transfer are the pillars of the new “Enzo Ferrari” Engineering Department.

The Master’s in Vehicle Engineering is intended as a response, cultural and scientific, to the strong demand of industry present in the area for in-depth professionalism in the automotive sector. It aims to blend university education with the reality of business, providing knowledge and competences and technical and organisational skills that meet the needs of the sector and are essential to effective professional development. It aims to offer interdisciplinary training to complete technical-scientific knowledge in the field of engines, cars, motorcycles and vehicles in general.
The Master’s in Vehicle Engineering is the first Master’s in Italy dedicated to vehicles. It was created in 1995 as the Master’s in Car Engineering, and has distinguished itself over the years through its continuity, running 18 times in total, 12 times as Master’s in Vehicle Engineering. From the very beginning, the Master’s has drawn on the support and participation of the biggest automotive companies, guaranteeing students a high level of academic instruction together with practical experience. The contribution of the partner companies towards the professional nature of the content is highly significant: seminars and lab activity led by company managers and technicians and the project work that the students are called upon to perform directly in companies during the placement period.

This is the first European training project dedicated to the management of the “Eco Mobility” sector (economics & communication).
The main target is to close the cultural gap that currently exists in Italy, to support the management that is already involved operatively in the sector today (big companies, SMEs, central and local institutions, bodies involved in energy distribution, communication networks, service companies, etc.), capitalising on the experience already acquired, international research, up to contact and experience of driving two- and four-wheeled vehicles, at the ACI (Italian Automobile Club) Safe Driving Centre in Vallelunga, sponsor of the Master’s.
An important characteristic element of the LUISS MEM (Master’s in Eco Mobility) is the theoretical/practical make-up of the programme, which, thanks to the involvement of vehicle manufacturers/importers, the ACI, Ministers and important partners such as Toyota Motor Italia and Ald Italia, stands out due to its practical and dynamic style. Style and teaching methodology centre on the issues of eco mobility, putting at the heart of the project on one hand the context, technological development, social impact, marketing, communication, products and services, and on the other the players in the corresponding sector, called, for the first time in history, to interact in a proactive manner.
The LUISS Business School, with the first Master’s dedicated to Eco Mobility Management, is aiming to draw on the teaching experiences, contact with Italian businesses, in part through collaboration with Confindustria (Confederation of Italian Industry), the Institutions and the dedicated Scientific Committee established, with the hypothesis of further programmes with an even more specific focus and addressed to the new professions in the sector in question.
For info, contact the Head of the Masters Programme, Prof. Roberto Maldacea: