Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech (UPC)

HE Institution
Year of foundation: 
Member since: 
Polytechnic University of Catalonia-BarcelonaTech (UPC)


Institutional postal address: 
C. Jordi Girona, 31. 08034 Barcelona.
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Institutional phone: 
+34 93 401 62 00

Mission / Vision

La Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya UPC – Barcelona Tech is the University for the people who contribute to the imagination  of the future and to moving the world.


Barcelona Tech is a public research and higher education institution in the fields of engineering, architecture and the sciences.

In a highly creative context, committed to the environment and change, research projects, learning and management in Barcelona Tech are based on the principles of freedom, justice, democracy, solidarity, cooperation, sustainability, transparency, efficiency, and social responsibility.

Barcelona Tech trains people and professionals with relevant skills and abilities to cope with present and future challenges, from  intellectual rigor,  critical spirit,  and transversal knowledge, to innovation in teaching and learning, and entrepreneurial abilities.

Barcelona Tech is a reference, due to the activity in its campuses and centers and, thanks to its complicity with the productive sector, it is an agent of social and economic change, since UPC adds value to the basic and applied research and transfers technology and knowledge to society.

Research centers, research groups, researchers, students, professors, companies and institutions are able to use the scientific and technological infrastructures of Barcelona Tech.

As leader of excellence networks, Barcelona Tech keeps a valuable relationship with worldwide institutions, scientific and educative entities that allow it to be in an advantageous position for attracting international talent.


The objectives of the UPC. 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.

The UPC. has a vision of innovation and talent in a global and highly competitive world.


Main activities

The UPC. is home to more strategic research projects funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Program than any other Spanish university. Today, the University is characterized by a purposefully open stance towards international students, a wide selection of master’s degree programs in English, participation in the European Institute of Innovation and Technology and various international research programs, and a consolidated line of worldwide cooperation activities that serve as tools for change and social progress.


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government