Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC • Barcelona, Spain
Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), sometimes also referred to as BarcelonaTech, is an outstanding engineering school in Catalonia in Spain. The school was founded in 1971 as the Universitat Politècnica de Barcelona. It now has several campuses. Even though its particularly known for its excellent engineering programmes, the school also offers programmes in other fields, such as mathematics and architecture. 30,864 students are currently enrolled in degree programmes. The university has excellent teaching and research staff- 3,066 people are working on campus. The school has a wide range of degree options, 65 different bachelor's, 73 master's, as well as 49 doctoral programmes. UPC has 21 schools and 205 research groups. Graduates are skilled with the necessary abilities to become successful in their chosen fields of expertise. That's why the alumni network is large- 54,440 registered alumni are living and working in Spain and abroad. The school places special value on internationalization- it is one of the few technical universities in Europe with the most international PhD students, in addition to being the university with the largest share of international undergraduate and master students. Polytechnic University of Catalonia offers a multicultural learning environment. The university also holds several signed agreements with top-ranked European universities, in order to make sure that its students are able to gain a truly global outlook. The school strives to be the top school that provides its students with the highest degree of engineering and technical excellence. The university is a member of the Top Industrial Managers for Europe network, proving again how serious it is about internationalization. This membership allows students to go on exchanges between leading European engineering schools. It is also part of various university federations, such as the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER), as well as UNITECH.