D-Schools 2007

Polytechnic University of Milan

Milan, Italy

38,000 students, both grad and undergrad

Academic: Design Management Week is a conference open to MBAs from global schools to discuss design; also has partnerships with Harvard Business School, MIT, and Tongji University in China
Business: Educational partnership with Ferrari.
Top Employers: Ferrari, Fiat, Continuum

Claim to Fame: Noted alumni include Giovanni Battista Pirelli, founder of Pirelli; Giulio Natta, founder of Kartell; Ernesto Gismondi, founder of Artemide.

Signature Programs: A relatively young program, Milan Polytechnic hopes to provide both designers and managers with some knowledge of the other's discipline through a degree in strategic design and an MBA concentration in design management.