Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) was founded in 1971 with the integration of the Technical Schools that until then were the Advanced Polytechnic Institute. The following year joined the University Schools. It is a public university located in the University City of Madrid (Spain)  with campus and other facilities in several locations of Madrid (Ciudad Universitaria, South Campus in Vallecas, among others) and Boadilla del Monte.  Currently they are 22 Technical Schools, two Affiliated Centers (Design of Fashion, and Sports) and 16 Research Institutes and Centers.

The UPM is structured, in order to teaching and research in:

  • Schools and Colleges.
  • Departments.
  • University Research Institutes and Research, Development and Innovation (R + D + i)

UPM has been considered the best technical University in Spain in recent years in the annual ranking by the newspaper El Mundo. At present, four Technical Schools of Engineering are ABET internationally accredited : Civil Engineering, Mining & Energy, Telecommunications Engineering, and Industrial Engineering.

UPM in Asia

The UPM has been present in Asia for almost 20 years (China in particular). UPM’s strategy in Asia has always been oriented to establish strong and long-term links with the best universities and research centers in technology, to take advantage of opportunities for collaboration in research and development, as well as in innovation and entrepreneurship in this last stage. .

Currently, the UPM has operating agreements with more than 40 of the best universities and institutions in Asia (see the end of the text for a brief explanation of the Chinese rankings and a list of the main partners), always with the objective of collaboration between long term towards joint research, innovation and training.
Each year about 200 students are exchanged, more than 50 UPM professors visit Asia to develop research collaborations and education in technology, and more than 10 new joint research projects are started.