The Piacenza Campus of Politecnico di Milano hosts the three-years course of Bachelor in Architectural Design and the two years course of Master in Sustainable Architecture and Landscape Design.

The Bachelor in Architectural Design is addressed to training fundamental for architectural design through continual analysis of the conditions posed by the complexity of transformation processes of the built environment in contemporary settlement contexts. Studies include the set of scientific, humanistic and artistic disciplines characterising the knowledge, tools, skills and abilities of the architect. The specific objective is to prepare a professional figure based on the knowledge of architecture in its historical, logical-formal, aesthetic, construction, technological and representation aspects, able to collaborate in design and construction activities with discriminatory and intellectual abilities and proficiency in the individual techniques.

In the two years Master in Sustainable Architecture and Landscape Design the profile of teaching aims to train a designer to develop a special sensitivity in the themes of the sustainable architecture and Landscape Design in different scales of interventions, .
Among the major offerings in the training is also part of the establishment of activities related to internationalization of Polo, both as regards the teaching, both in terms of scientific activity and research in general. Among the main initiatives in this sense, it detects the presence of a significant number of ongoing workshops, seminars and educational international Summer Schools, aimed at strengthening relations with other offices and the exchange of students and teachers.

Internationalization, as explained above, is a priority, both by the academic system, which the institutional system and local production, that the pole area of ​​Piacenza has placed at the base of the educational process.
The interest and commitment to the internationalization of the POLO in fact, are understood as a broader horizon of cultural exchange and circulation of knowledge in this sense can not be considered independent aspects, but a tool 'tactic' a 'strategy' overall International success of the Polytechnic in the horizon: it is the attractive force of this objective fact, descended the main lines of the "external relations", which open interchange locations finalized with foreign scientific and cultural preference and subsequent interaction with figures targeted international faculty.
The internationalization processes are strongly connected with the issues and the competitiveness of university education offered, the School is the connectivity with the network of 'know' spread, with the consequent overcoming old patterns of hierarchy and institutional.
The acceleration and the speed with which you are developing the cultural integration, social policy and even of different European countries and international in general, it involves not only foreground the Politecnico di Milano as an institutional, but also the focal points.
Specifically, the Pole of Piacenza is competing with the new international reality and adapt quickly to new global dimension (His stand in a crossroads of two major pan-European corridors - 5 and 8 - and its future involvement in the international project ' Piacenza area hub 'demonstrates its centrality in the system of international connections).
The prospect of "competitiveness" seems so assume a dominant role in the same process of development of Pole, as it reflects a "new" geography of travel and exchange of knowledge and knowledge on a global scale. The basic idea is that this perspective is based on the importance of interdependence and belonging also to the Polo not only 'Polytechnic widespread system', but through it to a broader international network, which is based on the integrated relationship between the different European cities (as well as international) system of higher education in the university.
In this perspective the concept of "internationalization of the university" implies not only the opening of the trans-national Polo, but also its propensity to present a model 'reticular' open, where the international synergies and exchanges between schools are a significantly to promote and push for innovative thinking and relationships.
This is not to propose a model of university education indifferent to the place. On the contrary, the relationship with the social, economic and political becomes the primary source of quality, able to identify the vocation and identity of the school.


The recognition of the Polo as an authentic 'University Campus' returns a strong identification of the place, ensuring the identity and specificity within the University.
The 'cultural model' of the campus is reflected in both the 'teaching model' is offered in the model 'management' programmed, which fully reflects the shared cultural lines to lines, horizontally and vertically.
In addition, tight integration between teaching and research within the campus are reflected in the distribution of interior spaces, where the possibility of relationships between teachers and students is ensured by the presence of 'common spaces'.
The second floor plan of the campus halls distributed sequentially within the 'fence' according to an academic system that alternates covered spaces (halls) and collective open spaces, facilitates the exchange and interdisciplinary cooperation between teachers, students and researchers, enriching exponentially the role of Polo as a 'node' to meet the various cultural forces, social and collective co-present.

Furthermore, the presence in the Arata Campus of public institutions of great prestige such as the headquarters of the Urban Center, the Order of Architects PP and Restorers of the Province of Piacenza, an important site of the Office of the Plan of the City of Piacenza and a Museum of Natural History, contribute to raising the level of recognition of the entire cultural system present, and to enhance the degree of interaction between Public institutional levels.


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