The institution

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.



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


Cooperation and solidarity

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


The UPC today

  • 30,864 students
  • 3,066 teaching and research staff
  • 65 bachelor's degrees
  • 73 master's degrees
  • 49 doctoral programmes
  • 21 schools
  • 205 research groups
  • 54,440 registered alumni
  • 283   million euros 2017 budget
  • 58.8   million euros R&D income

Campus UPC. Broader presence


UPC schools are placed at the service of learning, research and knowledge.

We have schools in Barcelona and in several nearby towns: Castelldefels, Manresa, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Terrassa, and Vilanova i la Geltrú. We also have affiliated schools in Barcelona, Terrassa and Igualada.

These schools have a long history in the world of higher education. They are accessible, well connected by public transport and equipped with the necessary facilities and services to contribute to your education. They include places for learning, for research and for social life.

The UPC, an 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 as a hub for attracting talent in emerging research areas. In addition, through its four UNESCO Chairs, the UPC contributes to the exchange of knowledge and fosters cooperation.


Barcelona Knowledge Campus (BKC)

The BKC is already the main driver of the scientific, social and business activity in the area in which it is located, and is 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.


Energy Campus

Energy Campus is aimed at leading the transformation of the energy sector with clear local impact and wide international recognition. In this campus, knowledge and technology will generate innovation for a more sustainable economy, and it will become a reference in the field of governance and social responsibility.



The UPC is the headquarters of four UNESCO Chairs that, through knowledge and research, create poles of excellence and innovation at a regional and local level. Their objective is to consolidate networks and alliances that strengthen international cooperation between higher education institutions and society.


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.


The UPC in networks 

The UPC is a member of the main national and international educational and research networks.



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



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


Sino-Spanish Campus

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