Ian has accepted the invitation from the Dean, prof. Ilaria Valente, on behalf of the School of Architecture, Urban Planning and Construction Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano, to become a Member of the Academic Steering Committee.
It includes representatives of the scientific and technological research institutions, profession, and industry at national and international levels, and is consulted to evaluate cultural and professional skills provided by the programs and to design future perspectives for teaching and learning.
Established in 1863, Politecnico di Milano is one of the most outstanding technical universities in Europe, and the largest Italian university in Engineering, Architecture and Design, with over 45,000 students. The university has seven campuses located in Milan and in other nearby Italian cities: Lecco, Cremona, Mantova and Piacenza. It is organized in 12 Departments and in 4 Schools, respectively devoted to research and education.
Research plays a central role in the university mission, aiming at providing the best standards in education. It is fuelled by strong links to corporate research, considerable European funds, and a set of well-equipped laboratories.
Politecnico di Milano offers innovative programmes at all academic levels. Almost the entire postgraduate academic offer is taught in English, thus attracting an ever-increasing number of international students, coming from more than 100 countries.
The list of Politecnico di Milano notable alumni is considerable and includes renown professionals, such as Aldo Rossi and Renzo Piano, both Pritzker Prize winners.
Politecnico di Milano is a proud member of IDEA League, a strategic alliance among five leading European universities of technology that aims to educate a new generation of Engineers with extra-curricular activities for selected, highly talented students.