All members unanimously expressed great appreciation for the University's wish to formalize its participation in Hydroaid's activities, particularly through its contribution of ideas and proposals within the framework of the Steering Committee.
The Regio Politecnico of Turin was established as an institution in 1906 but its origins go much further back in time. The School of Application for Engineers, created in 1859, and the Italian Industrial Museum, established under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture of Industry and Commerce in 1862, were its direct predecessors. Over the years, the Polytechnic has become an international university recognized throughout the world. In 2009 it celebrated its 150th academic year since its foundation.