Polytechnic University of Catalonia

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Barcelona North Campus
Nexus building, in North campus of UPC
Nexus 2 building, North Campus
School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (ETSEIB)

UPC (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) (Template:Lang-ca; Template:IPA-ca), currently referred to as BarcelonaTECH and commonly named just as UPC, is the largest engineering university in Catalonia, Spain -albeit encompassing other disciplines such as Mathematics and Architecture. BarcelonaTECH's objectives are based on internationalization, as it is Spain's technical university with the highest number of international PhD students and Spain's university with the highest number of international master's degree students. BarcelonaTECH is a university aiming at achieving the highest degree of engineering/technical excellence and has bilateral agreements with several top-ranked European universities.

The Polytechnic University of Catalonia is a member of the Top Industrial Managers for Europe<ref>T.I.M.E. - Top Industrial Managers for Europe</ref> network, which allows for student exchanges between leading European engineering schools. It also belongs to the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER).<ref>[1]</ref> As of 2012, BarcelonaTECH is ranked 77th in the world (and ranked 1st in Spain) in the field of Engineering/Technology according to QS World University Rankings.

The university was founded in March 1971 as the Universitat Politècnica de Barcelona through the merger of engineering and architecture schools originally founded during the 19th century. Template:As of it has 25 schools in Catalonia located in the cities of Barcelona, Castelldefels, Manresa, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Terrassa, Igualada, Vilanova i la Geltrú and Mataró. UPC has about 30,000 students and 2,500 professors and researchers.




UPC Research Centers

The UPC has a number of research centres.

  • CCABA - Advanced Broadband Communications Center
  • CD6 - Centre for Sensors, Instruments and Systems Development
  • CDPAC - Cen. de Documentació de Projectes d'Arquitectura de Catalunya
  • CEBIM - Molecular Biotechnology Centre
  • CERpIE - C. Recerca i Desenv. per a la Millora i Innov.de les Empreses
  • CETpD-UPC -Tech. Research Cen.for Dependency Care and Autonom Liviving
  • CPSV- Centre of Land Policy and Valuations
  • CRAE - Centre de Recerca de l'Aeronàutica i de l'Espai
  • CRAHI - Centre de Recerca Aplicada en Hidrometeorologia
  • CRAL - Centre for Research and Services for the Local Administration
  • CIMNE - International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering
  • CREB - Biomedical Engineering Research Centre
  • CREMIT - Center for Engines and Heat Installations
  • CRNE - Centre for Research in Nanoengineering
  • LACÀN - Specific Research Center of Numerical Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering
  • LIM/UPC - Maritime Engineering Laboratory
  • LITEM - Laboratori per a la Innovació Tecnològica d'Estructures i Materials
  • PERC-UPC - Power Electronics Research Centre
  • TALP - Template:Lang

See also

  • Vives Network
  • List of universities in Spain
  • Barcelona Supercomputing Center
  • International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering
  • Centre d'Innovació i Tecnologia, CIT UPC
  • MareNostrum
  • Centre de Recerca en Enginyeria Biomèdica
  • Knowledge Engineering and Machine Learning Group
  • Biomedical Engineering Research Centre, UPC

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