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Brief presentation


The Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) is a public institution of higher education and research that specialises in science, engineering and architecture.

The UPC is the technical university with the highest percentage of doctoral-level graduates in Spain. lt has 8 campuses, 20 schools and 30 departments. lt teaches 66 bachelor's degrees, 81 master's degrees and 45 doctoral degrees.

Every year the UPC receives a great number of international students. During the 2019-2020 academic year, there were 1,314 incoming students from exchange programmes. Most of them came through the Erasmus programme, although a significant percentage carne as a result of mobility agreements with South American universities.

There are also a great number of international students enrolled at the UPC as regular students (4.158 students in the 2020-2021 academic year). Around 54% of the students enrolled in doctoral programmes are international students. And around 27% of the students enrolled in masters programmes are international students.


  • The UPC is the Spanish university with the highest number of international students on master's and doctoral degrees.

  • The UPC is the Spanish university with the highest scientific output and research income, thanks to the research projects carried out.