The institution



Introduction

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) is a public institution of research and higher education in the fields of engineering, architecture, sciences and technology, and one of the leading technical universities in Europe. Every year, more than 6,000 bachelor’s and master’s students, more than 500 doctoral students graduate and 3,067 graduates in lifelong learning. The UPC has a high graduate employment rate: 93% of its graduates are in work and 76% find a job in under three months. It is ranked in the main international rankings.

The UPC's values


Responsabilitat social

Social responsibility

The most important policies and actions carried out by the UPC in this field.

Igualtat a la UPC

Equal opportunities

The UPC promotes equality within the university community and in the society it serves.

Sostenibilitat

Sustainability

Plans, services and resources to make the UPC a sustainable institution.

Cooperacio

Cooperation and solidarity

Through its members, the UPC is involved in cooperation and volunteering projects.

 

Rector's greeting

Salutació rector
The UPC of the future is based on three main pillars. The first is our commitment to training competent professionals who can join the productive sector and promote the economic progress of Catalonia and who put people’s lives and the sustainability of the planet at the centre. The second is excellence in research and technology transfer, together with training creative, brave and talented young people who will have to face and solve the social and environmental challenges that lie not so far ahead. The third is our territorial embeddedness: we are the Catalan university that is spread over the largest area, and we are proud to be close to the companies and small and large cities that make up Catalonia.

Daniel Crespo Artiaga
Rector

UPC campuses and broader presence

The UPC has a wide spread presence in Catalonia, with nine campuses located in Barcelona and nearby towns: Castelldefels, Manresa, Sant Adrià de Besòs, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Terrassa, and Vilanova i la Geltrú.

The campuses are accessible, well connected by public transport and equipped with the necessary facilities and services to contribute to learning, research and university life.

Discover the UPC campuses in all their extension, as well as their urban location.




The UPC in images

The UPC today

Image gallery

UPC digital memory

Photographic heritage portal

The UPC today

More figures
  • 28,669 students
  • 3,459 teaching and research staff
  • 2,061 administrative and service staff
  • 66 bachelor's degrees
  • 81 master's degrees
  • 45 doctoral programmes
  • 18 schools
  • 265  lifelong learning programmes 
  • 25 patents last year
  •  317  million euros 2022 budget
  • 55  million euros R&D income
  • 69,442 alumni

Alliances

The UPC has created a complex network of international alliances with other universities, research institutions and companies that organise new projects and support a good number of initiatives in which the word “collaboration” is the key element. The sphere of action of these alliances without borders is an interconnected world that promotes the sharing of knowledge and experience.

Unite!

Unite! 

Alliance of universities in 7 European countries, leaders in technology and engineering.

Innoenergy

InnoEnergy

A network of innovation in sustainable energies of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

Cluster

CLUSTER

The consortium brings together 12 of the best European universities in the field of Science and Technology.

Sino-spanish-campus

Sino-Spanish Campus

A university campus created by the UPC and the Technical University of Madrid at Tongji University, China.