The institution



Introduction

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) is a public institution of research and higher education in the fields of engineering, architecture, sciences and technology, and one of the leading technical universities in Europe. Every year, more than 6,000 bachelor’s and master’s students and more than 500 doctoral students graduate. The UPC has a high graduate employment rate: 93% of its graduates are in work and 76% find a job in under three months. It is ranked in the main international rankings.

The UPC's values


Responsabilitat social

Social responsibility

The most important policies and actions carried out by the UPC in this field.

Igualtat a la UPC

Equal opportunities

The UPC promotes equality within the university community and in the society it serves.

Sostenibilitat

Sustainibility

Plans, services and resources to make the UPC a sustainable institution.

Cooperacio

Cooperation and solidarity

Through its members, the UPC is involved in cooperation and volunteering projects.

 

The UPC today

More figures
  • 27,951 students
  • 3,147 teaching and research staff
  • 2,006 administrative and service staff
  • 64 bachelor's degrees
  • 67 master's degrees
  • 46 doctoral programmes
  • 18 schools
  • 228  lifelong learning programmes 
  • 15 patents last year
  •  295  million euros 2019 budget
  • 58  million euros R&D income
  • 58,860 alumni

Campus UPC. Broader presence

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The UPC has a wide spread presence in Catalonia, with nine campuses located in Barcelona and nearby towns: Castelldefels, Manresa, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Terrassa, and Vilanova i la Geltrú.

The campuses are accessible, well connected by public transport and equipped with the necessary facilities and services to contribute to learning, research and university life.

Discover the UPC campuses in all their extension, as well as their urban location.




The UPC, an International Campus of Excellence

The UPC is an International Campus of Excellence with two projects: the Barcelona Knowledge Campus (BKC) and the Energy Campus. Through these projects, it promotes employability, social cohesion and regional economic development. It interacts with research centres, science and technology parks, businesses and other agents as a hub for attracting talent in emerging research areas. In addition, through its four UNESCO Chairs, the UPC contributes to the exchange of knowledge and fosters cooperation.

BKC

Barcelona Knowledge Campus (BKC)

The BKC is already the main driver of the scientific, social and business activity in the area in which it is located, and is a pole of attraction for international talent. On this campus the University of Barcelona (UB) and the UPC collaborate on innovation and sustainable development projects.

energy

Energy Campus

Energy Campus is aimed at leading the transformation of the energy sector with clear local impact and wide international recognition. In this campus, knowledge and technology will generate innovation for a more sustainable economy, and it will become a reference in the field of governance and social responsibility.

UNESCO

UNESCO Chairs

The UPC is the headquarters of four UNESCO Chairs that, through knowledge and research, create poles of excellence and innovation at a regional and local level. Their objective is to consolidate networks and alliances that strengthen international cooperation between higher education institutions and society.



Alliances

The UPC has created a complex network of international alliances with other universities, research institutions and companies that organise new projects and support a good number of initiatives in which the word “collaboration” is the key element. The sphere of action of these alliances without borders is an interconnected world that promotes the sharing of knowledge and experience.

networks

The UPC in networks 

The UPC is a member of the main national and international educational and research networks.

Innoenergy

InnoEnergy

A network of innovation in sustainable energies of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

Cluster

CLUSTER

The consortium brings together 12 of the best European universities in the field of Science and Technology.

Sino-spanish-campus

Sino-Spanish Campus

A university campus created by the UPC and the Technical University of Madrid at Tongji University, China.