The Technical University of Madrid (UPM) celebrated its 25th anniversary in 1996, although the majority of its centres are over hundreds of years old and were founded in the 18th and 19th centuries. Each of them maintained its independence until being grouped together to form the UPM.
As set out in its statures, the Technical University of Madrid has, among its objectives, the creation, development, transmission and criticism of science, technology, and culture. To this end it also works from its Institutes and Research Centres, assimilating the changes taking place in out society and maintaining its vocation for excellence, which is why it has both national and international recognition. The Technical University of Madrid holds double recognition as a Campus of International Excellence, a distinction that refers to the quality of its research and teaching activity.
UPM researchers take part in the world largest study about obesity that points out that this disease already affects to one over 10 men and one over 7 women in the world.UPM researchers have developed an emulator that estimates the power fluctuation of a set of photovoltaic plants within the same climatic region. This emulator will allow us a greater introduction of this renewable energy into the electric system.
Regardless of the services provided through the Business Plan Competition, the Entrepreneurship Program provides personalized advice for any project that contact us.The Program is a service for the entire Technical University community: teachers and researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, administrative and service staff, even people coming from outside as long as they collaborate with one of the previously named projects.The Entrepreneurship Program supports projects that have some innovation, or are based on research results. Through counseling, the initial idea is shaping up to an optimal level of development
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The School library is located in the modern building,and was opened in 2001. The library itself has numerous spaces for both individual and group work, including three study rooms (415 reading stations), consultation rooms for theses and projects (12 seats) and several multi-purpose rooms usually used for group work.
The School has four rooms equipped with computers free of use for students, and another five for practical classes.The entire centre is equipped with a wireless network, which can be used with a university electronic account or a special pass extended by the IT Services.
If you have no Social Security in your home country or there is no kind of medical agreement with Spain, you will need to take out private health insurance. This must in all cases provide full health cover during your time at UPM. You may take out a policy in your country of origin or when you arrive in Spain.
The Montegancedo Campus is equipped with newly built sports facilities open to all UPM students:
Student associations are one dynamic element that improve the Educational Process by mean of cultural and sport activities. In this moment, student associations more active are:
It's a good university and I got lucky in my faculty because the professors are very close to the class and as we are not so many studying, you get a very personal contact with the subjects and interests
Being an engineer, the first two years were focused mainly on technical subjects such as: resistance of materials, physics, electronics... Over the years, our speciality, design, has become more and more important. Through subjects such as the use of 3D modeling programs, models, design development...
We had too much work load that impede us to really enjoyr our years as a student. However, from time to time, we would find the right people to have fun and live our young life a little.