MIP Politecnico de Milano inks MoU with SOIL Gurgaon

New Delhi, November 7th, 2014: MIP Politecnico di Milano, in Italy, has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL) Gurgaon to offer a joint degree programme in Advance M

asters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. The MoU was signed by Mr. Gianluca Spina, President, MIP Politecnico de Milano and Mr. Anil Sachdev,Founder & CEO, SOIL, in the presence of students and faculty of SOIL at their campus.

The collaboration brings together MIP Politechnico De Milano, a world renowned B-School that has been featured amongst the top 40 Global Ranking colleges and SOIL, a new paradigm that seeks to restore the balance in Indian management education through its focus on value-driven leadership. This MoU aims to develop a strong base for design learning and inculcate innovative thinking and creativity in the leaders of tomorrow. The partnership will provide students a rich global immersion.SOIL students now have the opportunity to pursue 8 weeks of study atMIP Politecnico di Milano and will be awarded the Masters Degree from Politecnico di Milano on completion of requirements .Similarly, students from MIP will come and experience the education system at SOIL.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Claudio Dell’Era, Co-Director, Management of Design and Innovation Laborator, MIP Politecnico di Milano said “The core value behind MIP is innovation which has always been the driving focus of the university throughout its history. One of the primary factors behind our partnership with SOIL is that we share the same basic values. We are confident that the partnership will benefit both parties and create a platform for students to learn and innovate together and create new benchmarks in design thinking.”

Speaking at the press event to announce the partnership, Mr. Anil Sachdev, Founder & CEO, SOIL said, “Extraordinary challenges cannot be addressed through common ways. There is an acute need for focus on innovation to solve some of the largest issues that the world faces today. We need to embrace change and find the energy that can fuel new ideas. This association helps us deliver just that by being a welcome value addition that will help us break barriers and create entrepreneurs and innovators.”


About Polytechnic University of Milan


The Polytechnic University of Milan (Italian: Politecnico di Milano) is the largest technical university in Italy, with about 40,000 students. It offers undergraduate, graduate and higher education courses in engineering, architecture and design. Founded in 1863, it is the oldest university in Milan.

The Politecnico has two main campuses in Milan city, where the majority of the research and teaching activity are located, and other satellite campuses in five other cities across Lombardy and Emilia Romagna. The central offices and headquarters are located in the historical campus of Città Studi in Milan, which is also the largest, active since 1927.

For further details about Polytechnic University please visit: http://www.polimi.it/

About School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL) Gurgaon

SOIL is a business school co-created by 32 leading companies, with an aim to build inspired leaders with a strong Character that inspires; Competence that enables to think holistically and Enthusiasm to lead in order to make our world better.

SOIL has started a new conversation on “Inspired Leadership”. With a belief that “Character” can be built at any age, SOIL refuses to take the view that all values are shaped in our early childhood and cannot be changed once our minds our “set”. Inspiring values are stimulated at SOIL by providing experiences that help you connect with your higher purpose. Competence is about the capacity to think holistically and innovatively. It is taught in SOIL through courses in whole systems, critical thinking, decision making etc. It is reinforced through Internships in which students work in organizations on real life problems. Enthusiasm is developed through courses on “Self Leadership” which enable students to define their vision, identify their gifts and learn to leverage their gifts towards their “calling”.

This comprehensive approach to development helps students to not just to learn the basics of management subjects like Finance, Marketing, operations, Strategy, HR and IT but use this conceptual knowledge in ways that creates the highest impact and positive energy.

Please refer to http://www.soilindia.net/.