Established in 1863, POLIMI is one of the leading science and technology universities in Europe and is the largest institute in Italy in Engineering, Architecture, and Industrial Design. Its premises are spread over 7 campuses for better interaction with local communities and private companies. The university offers innovative programmes at all levels with 6 schools of engineering, 2 schools of architecture, and 1 school of design.
Teaching is deeply related to research, a key commitment that enables POLIMI to achieve results of high international standards, while creating connections with the business world. With more than 130 laboratories, strategic research is carried out in the fields of energy, transportation, management and planning, design, mathematics, natural sciences, ICT, built environment, and cultural heritage. POLIMI has extensive experience in managing international projects of great size and is very committed to international cooperation projects.
Politecnico di Milano’s responsibilities in the project will centre around coordination and management of the project activities. This will involve leading the first task group as well as responsibility for all nine task groups. Through the UNESCO Chair in Energy for Sustainable Development, POLIMI will lead Work Package 4, which will establish a PhD summer school based on the WEF Nexus, as well as carry out a training module in Italy. The implementation of this training module will require preparation and adoption of the relevant training materials whilst cooperating closely with the Egyptian partners. Topics to be addressed by these modules include: Renewable Energy Technologies, Economic and Environmental Impact, and Competition Versus Cooperation. POLIMI will also be tasked with the overall financial administration of the project.