The Polytechnic University of Valencia as it is known in English, or in Valencian: Universitat Politècnica de València is a public university in the province of Valencia in Spain. The institute was originally named the Higher Polytechnic School of Valencia when it was founded in 1968, and achieved university status in 1971. Some of its component schools, however, have been in existence for more than a century. UPV’s main subject areas are science and technology.Show more
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The UPV is a good place to study your degree. It has great teacher in all the subjects, people that are investigating a lot in their fields. What I like the most is that is not only studying, they also want you to learn by doing practices an team works, and nowadays is a mandatory skill.
Moreover the campus is great, you have plenty of places to study,to do the projects with classmates o to have relax time.
Finally, apart from the degree, there are many groups as Euroavia or Hyperloop where to can learn more practical thing than in class, at the same time you gain experience for your future .
Upv is an extraordinary university for a wide variety of degrees. In my case, I’ve studied aerospace engineering and I cannot be happier from the election I took.
Starting from the lessons and content, most of the courses from having teachers with a deep understanding which try to makes the learning process an easier way for students. Despite English courses lack some level in particular cases, they are complete and the majority of the teachers make their best to fulfil students requirements. Lab session are probably the best part of the degree here in Valencia, having a well mixed with theory lessons and a lot of deliveries (either single of team ones) which changes they classical way of evaluating and moves it to a more industry alike one.
Outside from university, a student has a such a big variety for accommodation around, going from university rooms to all kind of apartments and flats for rent. The area where these are based is a nice one, full of places for eating and drinking, and with a quite active night atmosphere, plenty of students. Valencia itself is a beautiful city, touristic and welcoming, same as its people.
Back to university but far from studying, the university campus is a nice 20-30 minutes long walk through a mix of modern and traditional building, plenty of bars where to feel the student life. The sport service also offers for a reduced price a lot of facilities and lessons to make something different.
Summarizing, UPV is a pretty complete campus with nice surroundings for living and modern ways of teaching
I wouldn’t choose a different one!
Of course, this university has lots to improve, as any other. But what makes the difference here is that they know they have to improve, and they do. Constantly.
This university really counts on their students to propose any changes, any new facilities and asks them every year if there’s something they’d like to change. And then they do it.
I love my degree, but what I love the most about being a student in the UPV is everything else. All the activities they offer, all the new opportunities, the amazing people, that they help you yo meet foreign people, to improve yourself in a personal and academic way. And the best part? For free! No other fees are applied.
The beach is only 20 minutes walking from the Campus of Valencia and Gandía, so the location is extraordinary.
In Valencia, the campus is surrounded by hundreds of shared flats, pubs, public transport, bars and anything you could imagine.
My best choice in a long while, for sure.
Obviously, it has many things to improve, but compared to other Spanish public universities (I’ve been in 3 more and also by peer ratings from other universities) is practically the best.
The campus of Vera (Valencia capital) is in a unique location, with convenient access and all kinds of public transport. The campus itself is a large garden with all the equipment a city can have, from opticians to pharmacies, as well as several recreational and rest areas. The university has good facilities and offers endless sports and cultural activities.
The much smaller campus of Gandía is located a few meters from the beach of Gandia, one of the best national beaches. It is comfortable and living on the beach of Gandia during the course (not during summer) is very cheap and very comfortable, with renovated apartments with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and terrace for 300 euros per month. Obviously, the campus is not as impressive as Vera’s but it is newer and its facilities are magnificent. To study Audiovisual Communication, despite the complaints during the course, compared to other universities is clearly superior.
First, for the material. Secondly, because among mediocre teachers there are many very good ones. Finally, there is much more practice than in other universities, in addition to subjects such as animation in 2D and 3D that are not taught in other campuses.
As for the practices, nothing remarkable except one thing: the university treats the fellows as people. Requires companies that meet minimum conditions, such as schedule, register in the SS and minimum salary (€ 100).
Of course, there is always a teacher who should not be a teacher and there are many things to be polished, but it is undoubtedly one of the best options for studying in Spain.
As an Aerospace Engineering student, the application of theoretical knowledge into a real case is one of the most important aspects in order to obtain a full understanding of many of the fundamental issues regarding this degree.
This university provides enough opportunities to all of the students. You can see the Formula Student Team, Hyperloop and many other teams raised in the university. If you have an idea, or want to become part of something big, this is your university, as they support most projects brought up by the students.
Moreover, its campus is one of the most comfortable places to work in, lots of cafeterias, green areas. It’s always full of life.
This is my first year here in Valencia, and I have to admit that the teachers and people I have been able to meet has changed my life. I’m studying Aerospace Engineering and this university is providing me with great opportunities related to my studies and future. I would definitely recommend this place, due to the perfect studying environment and city. You will never get bored!
I am Karina, Ecuadorian by birth, Accounting and Audit Engineer by profession. Currently, I am studying a Master in Sports Management, the same one that stands out for its high quality, especially by the outstanding group of teachers present in the course, which is why it has fulfilled 100% with my expectations.
As a foreigner, it is a great opportunity for me and it has been possible thanks to the management of the people who are in charge of this course directed and thought for the integral formation of the assistants.
The Universitat Politècnica de València is located in an amazing European city, next to the sea. Thanks to our current government, we are also a very open-minded and eco-friendly society (we have so many bike roads!).
In order to involve everybody in the university life, so that all profiles of student have opportunities for having fun while studying, our university has been built as a campus. All our faculties are gathered around a huge park that goes from one side to the other, offering common outdoor areas for students to take a break from their study tasks. Following with this philosophy, there are also common sports’ areas such as a gym, some tennis and padel pitches, football and rugby fields, velodrome, swimming pool, and many more facilities. And remember, all this gathered at the same campus!
As for the technical facilities, there are hundreds of labs, as there are many degrees and many investigation departments. Indeed, due to this, there is a whole city of innovation where around 50 startups are gathered. In this way, the university supports their tasks by granting them access to the labs and to the relations with the industry that the UPV has built for the last 50 years.
As you may have already guessed, the main policy of the UPV is to support innovation; this is why, there is also a whole department that encourages student associations (there are more than 50 already) and that back their activities so that students can both learn thanks to the lectures, but also thanks to their personal experiences. There is also a very strong policy towards encouraging exchange students to come and all the faculties are making a big effort for validating their teaching by gathering international certificates through international bodies such as PEGASUS. In this way, the quality is granted, and foreign students can be sure their exchange will be profitable for their future career.
My experience at UPV has been just amazing. I made so many friends, many of which where ERASMUS, and although they had to work very hard as ours is a prestigious university and therefore our professors do not give anything for free, they all said they never had second thoughts about coming to València. Some of them even came back the year after! All in all, our university is professional, proficient and international.
And then, there is always time to party as our weather is just so great that it is always fine to go out for a beer!