Polytechnic University of Catalonia
Region: Southern Europe
Country/Region: Spain
Found Year: 1971
Address: C/ Jordi Girona, 31
Introduction

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) is a public institution dedicated to higher education and research, specialised in the fields of engineering, architecture and science. In a highly creative context, the UPC's research, teaching and management projects are based on the principles of freedom, justice, democracy, solidarity, cooperation, sustainability, efficiency, transparency and social responsibility. They also reflect the University's commitment to the environment and to change. With a focus on intellectual rigor, critical thinking, a transversal approach to knowledge, educational innovation and entrepreneurship, the UPC produces competent professionals with the skills they need to tackle present and future challenges. The activity that goes on at UPC campuses and schools has made the University a benchmark institution. The University harnesses the potential of basic and applied research, and transfers technology and knowledge to society. These actions make the UPC—in partnership with the productive fabric—an agent and driver of economic and social change. The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya puts its scientific and technological infrastructure at the service of research groups and centres, researchers and students, professionals, companies and institutions. As a leading member of international networks of excellence, the UPC has a privileged relationship with global scientific and educational organisations. As a result, the University is at an advantage when it comes to attracting international talent. The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya is present in over 130 countries in five continents thanks to the agreements and alliances with prestigious universities and institutions all over the world promoted by the UPC Abroad programme. The UPC leads international research and innovation projects, is a member of the main international research and education networks, and coordinates four UNESCO chairs. The UPC’s international profile is also made evident by the participation of its members in development cooperation projects and initiatives. The UPC offers courses taught in English, joint degrees with international universities and student mobility programmes, and is renowned the world over for education in engineering, architecture and science.

Academic Ranking of World Universities
701-800
Academic Ranking of World Universities
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601-700
2017
601-700
2018
601-700
2019
701-800
2020
701-800
2021
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Instruments Science & Technology
45
Mathematics
76-100
Civil Engineering
76-100
Water Resources
76-100
Atmospheric Science
101-150
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
101-150
Telecommunication Engineering
101-150
Transportation Science & Technology
101-150
Key Statistics
24929
Total Enrollment
3687(14.8%)
International Students
18727
Undergraduate Enrollment
1084(5.8%)
International Students
6202
Graduate Enrollment
2603(42.0%)
International Students