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
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.
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My experience as a student is that there are many ways to learn, and studying at the University is definitely not the best one, but it’s a very good one and at UPV affordable. At this university, you can find more to learn than just studying. I strongly recommend the sports service, for less than 10€/month gives you access to lots of facilities and a wide offer of guided activities (including dancing lessons) everything included. Regarding the academic part, it’s a competent university, there’s a fine variety of degrees/masters so that you can study whatever you want (if you are good enough with your access result). There’s room for improvement in the way lectures are given, but most of the professors seem fine if you skip Lectures, do the study on your own, and arrange a tutoring to ask every doubt.
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!
This review is based on my Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering, starting 2009. Before starting my studies at the university I felt pretty welcomed, with days to inform you...