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Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

4.0 out of 5 (74 ratings / 71 reviews) Madrid, Spain
The Technical University of Madrid is the largest Spanish technological university as well as a renowned European institution. With two recognitions as Campus of International Excellence, it is outstanding in its research activity together with its training of highly-qualified professionals, competitive at an international level.



The Technical University of Madrid (UPM) was founded in 1971 through the integration of the Higher Technical Schools which up until then made up the Higher Technical Institutes. The University Schools joined the following year.


UPM degrees cover all areas of Architecture and Engineering in current society in which the technological advances are decisive and in which scientists and engineers acquire greater and greater responsibility.

As a guarantee of the training of future generations, the UPM combines the four main functions of a modern superior education institution: teaching, the generation of knowledge, the transfer of this knowledge to the productive sectors and the dissemination of the scientific and technological knowledge as an exponent of the overall service that must be rendered to our society.


One of the most important characteristics of the UPM is its culture of intensive research, which aspires to develop projects of excellence by means of a wide scientific basis. At the same time, the intense collaboration with governmental bodies and industry guarantees that research at the UPM offers real solutions to real-world problems.


The Technical University of Madrid has a Centre for Orientation and Employment (COIE) to inform and orientate its students on their insertion into the work market, especially the carrying out of work experience in companies and the search for their first job.

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Housing services

The services are normally: Full meals, weekly cleaning, laundry, cultural and sport activities. The prices are between 650 and 1,000 euros. The residences are cheaper than the halls of residence.

Library services

The history of our library is much older than the University itself as many of its centres were founded in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Library currently has around 775,000 monographs, 11,800 periodical publication titles, 12.000 units of audiovisual material, as well as a collection of 20.000 titles in electronic format.

Medical services

Student Insurance covers students included in its scope of application for all contingencies expressly stated therein, provided that the health care expenses are incurred within the territory of Spain in accordance with the principle of territoriality as laid down in the General Law on Social Security.

Student Life

Campus life

Located in the Greater Madrid area (Communidad de Madrid), the UPM offers its students an exceptional scientific and intellectual environment.

Sports facilities

The UPM also promotes sports practice and offers its teachers, researchers, students and administration and service staff the possibility of carrying out multiple activities. It has sports facilities in the Montegancedo Campus and Campus Sur, adapted for those people with limited mobility. Its twenty sports clubs, one for each Centre, stimulates them to participate in sports. Every year the Technical University of Madrid has an outstanding participation in the Spanish University Championships, and is one of those which has the greatest number of successes in medals.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was great! We learn a lot about the teacher's master and their knowledge about the courses most of them are well known professionals and have their own business.

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was good but didn't support me

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

From my personal view, my university is so hard, because of the exams and the evaluation methods that are used in classrooms, but instead of that, these methods are very effective to develop new knowledges and skills.

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