The Technical University of Catalonia – Barcelona Tech (UPC) is a public institution of higher education and research, specialized in the fields of architecture, science and engineering. The university community consists of approximately 29,000 students, 2,700 teaching and research members and 1,600 administration and services staff members.

It is a multicampus university with 23 teaching centres located in the cities of Barcelona, ??Castelldefels, Manresa, Terrassa, Sant Cugat del Valles and Vilanova i la Geltrú. To these poles will join the Campus Diagonal Besos, currently under construction at the east entrance of the city. The new campus will be a focus of research, training and innovation in the field of industrial engineering, especially in the fields of energy and water.

The excellence of the research developed by the departments, institutes and research groups at the UPC places this institution in a prominent position in Europe, both for its participation in research projects and for the recognition of its researchers .

Constituted as a Community of Knowledge and Innovation for Sustainable Energy by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) in southern Europe through Iberia node, the UPC has also been recognized twice in a row as a Campus of Internacional Excellence.

The first time because of the Barcelona Knowledge Campus (BKC), the university area located on Avinguda Diagonal, in which the activity of the University of Barcelona is added. The second occasion by UPC Energy Campus project, which should help to transform the energy sector towards a more sustainable model, with the support of innovation. This Campus of Internacional Excellence recognizes the potential of UPC groups that develop their action on Barcelona, Castelldefels, Sant Cugat and Terrassa campus.

The transfer of knowledge and innovation generated in the UPC are transmitted with decision to society by an intense activity reflected in a number of collaborative projects with companies, with the creation of national and international patents and of spin-offs.

The values ??of entrepreneurship and innovation ciment largely the training of graduates, highly valued by companies.

Teaching, integrated in the European Higher Education has an international presence manifested in 95 dual degree programs with 44 universities all over the world with a high rate of student mobility and the fact to be the European university which coordinates more Erasmus Mundus Masters programs. Solidarity and social commitment are other values ??that define the UPC. So every year, five hundred people who are part of the community get involved in cooperation projects worldwide.

The horizon of sustainability is also the focus of the institution and in this sense it is transforming its business and its impact on society.

Technical University of Catalonia

Tel.: 934 016 200

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