SCHOOL OF
INDUSTRIAL AND INFORMATION ENGINEERING

Presentation

The School of Industrial and Information Engineering (3I) sets out to train people who are able to translate scientific innovation into applications useful to the human race, as inherent in the word “engineer”, which dates back to Medieval times and has its etymology in the Latin term ingenium, with its double meaning of “device” and “mental capacity”. Man has always sought to change the world he lives in, to improve and adapt it to his needs: an Engineer is one who acts in first person - without fear of "getting his hands dirty" - to shape and change the status quo, in terms of concrete, material objects (bridges, buildings, roads, engines, machinery, equipment, etc.) and more abstract processes (supply chains, computer codes, information and control systems, etc.). While the engineer once worked alone, today he works almost exclusively in teams that are often international and undoubtedly interdisciplinary. For this reason, he needs to speak a common language and be able to coordinate projects. To do so, the engineer constantly looks ahead, taking in any advancement in scientific knowledge, while never reneging the past, in line with the teachings of the engineer par excellence, Leonardo da Vinci, echoing the thoughts of Heraclitus: "in rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time".The School of Industrial and Information Engineering, therefore, focuses on the basic sciences, but also on their concrete, practical and innovative application.

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