Areas of work
UPC was created in 1971 from existing technical colleges in Barcelona, Manresa, Terrassa and Vilanova i la Geltrú and has been in a constant process of expansion ever since. The University is now a leading institution in architecture, sciences and technology both at a national and international level.
UPC currently has thirty thousand students who attend its 25 schools and faculties (16 run by UPC and 9 associate schools). Students quickly find employment after graduating from UPC.
The Mediterranean Technology Park offers training in the following fields:
- It is carried out in the following fields:
Aeronautics and Space Engineering
Agri-Food Engineering and Biotechnology
Optical and Photonic Sciences and Technologies
Numerical Methods in Engineering
- It promotes a multidisciplinary platform for cooperation between:
Research Centres and Institutes
- By bringing together different lines of research and levels of organisation in a single campus, the PMT aims to create synergies that will benefit both its own institutions and the business sector in the region in the following areas:
Specialised and continuous learning
The promotion of innovation
The creation of spin-off companies
- The Mediterranean Technology Park combines training and research with the following in mind:
Transfer of human capital
Promotion of business initiatives
- The Park provides an environment in which professionals, lecturers and students feel part of a single community:
Lecturers are given greater freedom to direct research towards the needs of businesses
Students are offered work experience and their final theses can be used to address real problems
- The Park acts as a business catalyst that provides added value products and services with the following aims:
To develop continuous learning programmes.
To provide work placements for graduates with a high level of training in applied research and development activities.
To correctly direct the basic research that is carried out in all UPC schools and departments
- The Park is a centre for the creation of new initiatives whereby:
R&D bodies enter into partnerships with other companies or institutions
Specialised workshops are run on specific added value technologies
UPC innovation activities are undertaken