UPC Knowledge



International Campus of Excellence

The UPC is an International Campus of Excellence with two projects: the Barcelona Knowledge Campus (BKC) and the Energy Campus. Through these projects, it promotes employability, social cohesion and regional economic development. It interacts with research centres, science and technology parks, businesses and other agents.

Barcelona Knowlege Campus

Barcelona Knowledge Campus (BKC)

A driver of scientific, social and business activity in the area in which it is located and a pole of attraction for international talent. On this campus the University of Barcelona (UB) and the UPC collaborate on innovation and sustainable development projects.

Campus de l'Energia

Energy Campus

The UPC is a leading campus in transforming the current energy model. A campus with local impact and international prestige, in which people, knowledge, innovation and education combine to transform the energy sector and build a more sustainable economy.

Research indicators

  • 3,093 teaching and research staff
  • 207 research groups
  • 1,923 articles in scientific journals
  • 21,837 Open access publications
  • 559 doctoral theses defended
  • 807 new research projects
  • 61.5 milion euros in R&D income
  • 2,807 companies with collaboration agreements
  • 52 patents in the last year
  • 10 technology-based companies in the last year
  • 130 scientific and technical awards received
  • 4,678 students on work placement