The ranking of the Italian public universities, drawn up by Sole 24 Ore every year, has just been published.

Politecnico di Torino emerges victorious: it makes a leap forward five places compared to last year and, therefore, earns 7th place in the overall ranking, preceded only by the Politecnico of Milano, if you consider only polytechnic university.

The new edition of the university ranking by the newspaper uses 12 indicators to assess the quality of teaching and research of Italian Universities. In the case of teaching they evaluate indicators, such as the quality of teachers, the conditions that allow students to graduate, the possibility to offer work experience and internships abroad, as well as contacts with other Italian and foreign universities. As for the research subject of assessment were the quality of scientific research, the quality of PhDs and the ability to get external founds.

On the basis of these twelve indicators, the remarkable growth of the Politecnico di Torino (+ 5 positions in a year) stands out; just the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia could do better, 6 positions more than last year.

Also the University of Turin ranked better than last year, but just one position higher, however it’s a result that must not be disdained, because Sole 24 Ore explains, Polytechnic Universitys have their own characteristics, and make their own competition on the basis of the characteristics of engineering and architecture students, that, on average, are more punctual than their colleagues in the humanities.