We're a public institution dedicated to research and higher education, specialised in the fields of architecture, science and engineering.

We're a university committed to excellence, a driver of economic and social change, an institution that's extremely well connected to the productive fabric.

At our schools and facilities in Barcelona, Castelldefels, Igualada, Manresa, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Terrassa and Vilanova i la Geltrú, we engage in intense research activity and provide our students with an outstanding education.
We transfer technology and knowledge to companies and society. We achieve highly recognised results. The education we deliver is based on high standards, innovation, interdisciplinarity and internationalisation.


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We are driven by curiosity, by a passion for creating. We are driven by your dream

The UPC, 22 schools in seven cities in Catalonia

We strengthen your personal and professional skills

Turn your dream into your future at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. BarcelonaTech

We train students in the scientific method

We enhance your education with practical training

A fresh perspective: we aim to spark scientific curiosity in youngsters

We hold information and orientation events about our university courses

Scientific outreach: talks, workshops, courses, fairs, etc.

We lead joint research projects with Spanish and international institutions and companies

At the UPC, we create, share and apply knowledge

Our research laboratories produce innovative technological solutions

The UPC, an innovator and leader in strategic research in the European Union

The ideal technology partner: companies turn to the UPC as a reliable source of knowledge and talent

The UPC and industry: professional training, skill-building and labour market integration

The UPC-Enterprise relationship is based on scientific knowledge and innovation

From the university to society: we are committed to knowledge transfer

We encourage entrepreneurship and participation in scientific networks

A truly global view: the UPC is fully internationalised

We offer the world everything that we know and are

International mobility: opportunities to grow and to discover the world

We promote training, mobility and equal opportunities

Development cooperation: changing the world with knowledge

Awards and competitions to put your ingenuity and creativity to the test

Enjoy your free time: cultural, sports and social activities

Participate, have fun and share your hobbies and interests: culture at the UPC

Cooperating to build a fairer, more open, more sustainable society

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Key figures

68 official bachelor's degrees
65 master's degrees
51 doctoral programmes
University community:
37,155 members

bachelor's, first- and second-cycle students
2,423 master's degree students
2,447 doctoral degree students
2,198 continuing education students
2,613 international exchange students

2,547 teaching and research staff members
1,480 administrative and service staff members

42,471 members UPC Alumni
42 departments
10 institutes
201 research groups
17 specific research centres
20 TECNIO network research centres
17 associated research centres
€49,003,263 turnover for R&D projects (2013)
UPC budget:
€262,904,428 (2014)

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