The Politecnico di Torino (POLITO) represents a leading public university, in Italy and in Europe, in technical-scientific teaching and research. Founded 150 years ago, POLITO has three Schools of Engineering, two Schools of Architecture, a School of Economics and Management, plus a Post-Graduate School. POLITO’s 2011 budget is 380 million Euros. With more than 150 bilateral international agreements and 40 double degree agreements, POLITO has links with the most prestigious Universities in Europe and is part of the major European interuniversity networks. As regards FP7, POLITO is involved in 130 projects, of which 22 coordinated, with an EU contribution of around 35 million Euro. POLITO is also involved in the Energy European Research Alliance.