Universidad Politécnica de Valencia - UPV • Valencia, Spain
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.
Students here may study through Spanish or Valencian, as well as having 100s of classes in English from which to choose. UPV also offers High Academic Performance groups, where students can apply to learn primarily through English.
UPV is comprised of 14 schools and faculties, covering a broad range of subjects, for example, the Faculty of Business Administration and Management, the School of Agricultural Engineering, the School of Computer Science, the Higher Polytechnic School of Alcoy, and the Faculty of Fine Arts, to name a few. Approximately 50 bachelors and masters degrees are run by UPV, and around 80 doctoral degrees. There are over 2,500 academic and 1,700 administrative staff at the university to aid over 35,000 students.
Three campuses make up UPV – Valencia, Gandia, and Alcoy. Various modern sports, academic, and technological facilities are available across the campuses.
Universidad de Valencia is a well-liked institute among its Spanish and international students, who have many study options as well as the chance and help to find a part-time job during their time at university, and the opportunity to study abroad in several locations worldwide. UPV also remains popular in the rankings, and has impressively been ranked as the number one Spanish technological university by the Shanghai Ranking.