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Doctoral School
In 1999, Politecnico di Torino was the first Italian University to establish the Doctoral School, a specific structure dedicated to the management of all activities related to PhD programmes.
The Doctoral School supports students during their academic and research training at Politecnico, enhances cooperation with relevant foreign universities, promotes exchanges of knowledge and competences, establishes relationships with companies acting a central role in the productive system and fosters interactions and collaborations with numerous external institutions.

In the framework of the XXXIII cycle, 16 PhD programmes have been established, of which one in cooperation with the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, one in cooperation with the Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica and three in convention with University of Turin.
The scientific areas covered by doctoral research projects include Architecture and Civil Engineering, ICT, Industrial Engineering and Basic Science.