Engineering, architecture, science and technology are the four main areas of knowledge of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), a public university with an offer of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees that provides students with competencies and skills to face the new challenges with technological criteria of efficiency and sustainability. It is a forum of knowledge that promotes learning and personal growth through a dynamic and motivating teaching model that includes mobility programmes, international double degrees, work placement and participation in leading research projects.

The UPC is a young university that was founded in 1971 through the merging of several schools with a history of more than one hundred years. It has schools and facilities on campuses in six Catalan cities: Barcelona, Castelldefels, Manresa, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Terrassa and Vilanova i la Geltrú. The course offering for the 2018-2019 academic year comprises 70 bachelor’s degrees, 77 master’s degrees (25 of them taught entirely in English) and 48 doctoral programmes. It currently has over 31,000 students, and 358 educational cooperation agreements with higher education institutions.

The UPC’s intense academic and research activity has positioned it in the main international rankings: the UPC is among the world’s 50 best universities in disciplines such as Architecture, Civil Engineering, Telecommunications and Computer Science in the QS and Shanghai rankings by subject. The UPC is among the 25 best universities in the world and 8th in Europe in the QS Top 50 Under 50.

The UPC promotes the internationalisation of its studies through exchange agreements with more than 724 higher education institutions around the world and double degrees with prestigious universities. It also leads international research and innovation projects – it is the leading university in Catalonia in the number of projects funded through the Horizon 2020 programme – and promotes the participation of the university community in mobility programmes and development cooperation projects.

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