Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC)

Description of Legal Entity
The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC) is a public institution dedicated to higher education and research, specialised in the fields of engineering, architecture and science. It is well positioned as a university of research and innovation with a high degree of knowledge transfer and experience, and it valorises these assets spin-offs, patents and close involvement with business.
Currently, UPC involves 42 Departments, 10 Research Institutes and 197 Research Groups (http://www.gage.upc.edu), with 2,431 teaching and research staff members, and 1,469 administrative and service staff members.
About 31.000 students are taking a bachelor or master degree at the UPC and over 2,600 doctoral students are opting for one of a range of academic and professional pathways. The course offerings for the 2013 master degrees and 51 doctoral programmes. The master degrees are distinguished by the specialised, multidisciplinary and international training they provide. A total of 26 master degrees are taught entirely in English. The UPC is also the European university with the most Erasmus Mundus programmes: 13 master degrees and 7 doctoral programmes.

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