The UPC in images

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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

Would you like to get to know us?

UPC graphic archive in the 40th anniversary

Information point, contact, maps, FAQ

UPC Directory, Open link in a new window

Key figures

25,070 bachelor's, first- and second-cycle students
3,832 master's degree students
2,322 doctoral degree students
3,047 continuing education students
3,015 teaching and research staff members
1,832 administrative and service staff members
Where are we?
21 schools in 7 Catalan cities 
205 research groups
18 specific research centres
11 TECNIO network research centres
16 associated research centres
€62,507,381 turnover for R&D projects (2016)

  The institution

Office of the UPC Rector

The UPC is the university for people who contribute to imagining the future and moving the world.

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) is a public institution dedicated to higher education and research, specialised in the fields of architecture, engineering and technology.

In a highly creative context, the UPC's research, teaching and management projects are based on the principles of freedom, justice, democracy, solidarity, cooperation, sustainability, efficiency, transparency and social responsibility. They also reflect the University's commitment to the environment and to change.

With a focus on intellectual rigour, critical thinking, a cross-disciplinary approach to knowledge, educational innovation and entrepreneurship, the UPC produces competent professionals with the skills they need to tackle present and future challenges.

The activity that goes on at UPC campuses and schools has made the University a benchmark institution. The University harnesses the potential of basic and applied research, and transfers technology and knowledge to society. These actions make the UPC—in partnership with industry—an agent and driver of economic and social change.

The UPC puts its scientific and technological infrastructure at the service of research groups and centres, researchers and students, professionals, companies and institutions.

As a leading member of international networks of excellence, the UPC has a privileged relationship with global scientific and educational organisations. As a result, the University is at an advantage when it comes to attracting international talent.

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