General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Abbreviation UPM
Teachers 2,593
Students 40,091
Foreigners 9%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Exchange programs Available
Sport facilities Available
Library Available
Technica impendi nationi
• Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, España
• European University Association (EUA)
• Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER)
• OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW)
World ranking530
Country ranking14
Employer Reputation277
Quality of teaching349
Ranking in world by sphere
Engineering and Technology131
Cost of living in Madrid, USD/month
Accommodation 275 398
Food 165 338
Transportation 48 130
Communications and utilities 84 106
Clothing 25 93
Sports and leisure 25 87
Accommodation in Madrid, USD/month
Shared room outside of centre278
Shared room in city centre402
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre488
1 bedroom apartment in city centre652
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking530
QS World University Rankings466
Webometrics Ranking239
Alternative title
gl Universidade Politécnica de Madrid
ca Universitat Politècnica de Madrid
Spanish Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Location on map - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) - public higher education institution in Spain.

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - Description

Although Politécnica de Madrid is a Young university, having been founded only in 1971, most of its Schools are over a hundred years old, dating back of the 18th and 19th centuries and existing independently until they were grouped together as Politécnica de Madrid. It is not an exaggeration to say that much of the history of Spanish technology for over one and half centuries was written by the Schools of Architecture and Engineering of this university, as for many years some of them were the only Technical Schools in existence in their fields in Spain. Almost all the leading Spanish educators and researchers have been involved with Politécnica de Madrid either as students, teachers or both. Three Schools were founded in the 18th century. The School of Architecture, the oldest, was founded in 1752. The Naval and Mining Engineering Schools were established in 1772 and 1777 respectively. The Civil Engineering School was the first School to be founded in the 19th century, in the year 1802. Almost half a century later the School of Industrial Engineering was started in 1850. This School today covers numerous additional fields such as Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical and Nuclear Engineering. The School of Agronomical...
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