Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Organised around its schools, some of which are over one hundred years old, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) is, paradoxically, a young university that has recently been classed as one of the best in the world in international rankings and classifications. As a public university, its humanist and social foundations inform the theory and practice of architecture, engineering, physics, mathematics and optics that are its focus.
One of the key aspects of the UPC is its ability to actively influence industrial, economic and social spheres in our country. This influence is embodied in the top-quality education it provides at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree levels. Its courses are designed to meet the needs of the labour market, but also to encourage alternative forms of leadership for the future. The pioneering, comprehensive education that our students receive enables them to take on various roles throughout their professional lives. UPC graduates are responsible citizens who are rooted in the country and can anticipate challenges, create value, lead teams and face a globalized and changing future.
The UPC is a leading university in knowledge transfer, innovation, entrepreneurship and patenting. As a technical university it can claim to play a key part in the production process and in our regional equilibrium. It is in fact active in six cities in Catalonia: Barcelona, Castelldefels, Manresa, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Terrassa and Vilanova i la Geltrú.
Beyond our country, the UPC is present to varying degrees in 130 countries, where it works with other universities, businesses and institutions through networks and specific projects, some of which of a large international reach.
Our premise is to, day by day, build a university for everyone, a university that is allied with society, to which it is accountable, and that seeks to take an active part in building our country, a university that is aware of the great human capital it deploys and that is able to make excellence an agent of progress.
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