About Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech is a public institution of Higher Education and Research, specialised in the areas of Architecture, Engineering, Science and Technology. The UPC offers 66 bachelor’s degrees, 81 master’s programmes (34 of them fully in English) and 45 PhD programmes in the fields of: Architecture and Urban Planning; Aerospace Engineering; Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering; Civil, Environmental and Geological Engineering; Computer Science; Engineering for Industry: Energy, Biomedical, Chemical, Electrical, Materials and Mechanical; Naval, Maritime and Nautical Engineering; Telecommunications and Electronic Systems Engineering; Applied Sciences: Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Optics and Photonics. 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. In the 2021 edition of QS World University ranking by Subject, the UPC is ranked 20th in the world in Architecture and 29th in Civil and Structural Engineering. It is also among the world’s top 50 universities in Telecommunications, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and among the world's top 100 universities in the field of Engineering and Technology and in the subjects of Computer Science, and Mechanical, Aeronautical and Industrial Engineering. It is the first Spanish University in Engineering and Technology and in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Telecommunications, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Computer Science. The research carried out at the UPC marks the meeting point between scientific inquiry, innovation and technological development. The UPC works to promote a culture of research, innovation and entrepreneurship and establish knowledge networks with researchers and research groups around the world.

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Global Alumni Testimonial

Global Alumni Testimonial

Mateo Valero Cortés, Director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Very proud of joining UPC in 1974 and grateful for the possibility of starting a computer architecture department so early. We soon reached international reputation with the talents produced by UPC all along. With UPC support, I founded the Barcelona Supercomputer Centre in 2005. BSC is now the largest supercomputer centre in Europe. Long life to UPC!

Xinping Deng. PhD from UPC in 2016 

I'm working in Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences currently. The UPC is a young university, but it gets more and more popular over the world. The researchers in TSC (Signal Theory and Communications) are professional and friendly. It was a great pleasure to work with them. 

Ariadna Puig Engel, UPC student from 2014 to 2020

Thanks to UPC I have become an Engineer with a wide array of career-building experiences, both in professional and academic settings. I have had the opportunity to work as an intern in the industry while studying, travel to China with an international summer program, develop a social project, which has been implemented in India, and study at Cranfield University (UK) to obtain a second Master’s Degree.