UPC (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) (Catalan: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, UPC, 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 network, which allows for student exchanges between leading European engineering schools. It is also member of several university federations including the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER) and UNITECH.
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. As of 2007 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.
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Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Design and patenting of a low-cost offshore wind turbine – November 8, 2015
- Soft Mini-Robots: Micro-Robots Will Become Soft and Move Like Biological Organisms
- UPC researchers have discovered a technique to produce cheaper and more flexible multiple thin crystalline silicon wafers
- Biological Concrete for Constructing ‘Living’ Building Materials With Lichens, Mosses
- Heart monitoring using weighing scales