The Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) is a public institution, dynamic, and innovative, dedicated to research and teaching that, while maintaining strong links with the social environment in which it develops its activities, opts for a strong presence abroad.
It is a young university, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary during the academic year 2018-2019. Its community is made up of about 34,000 students, 3,600 professors and researchers and 1,500 administrative and service professionals distributed among its three campuses located in Alcoy, Gandia, and València.
At present, the UPV is constituted by 13 university centers, of which 9 are higher technical schools, 2 are faculties and 2 are higher polytechnic schools. In addition, it has a Doctoral School and 3 affiliated centers (Florida University, Berklee College of Music and EDEM Business School).
Since its beginnings UPV has had a long tradition in partnering with local and multinational enterprises in various research fields which has positioned the University as one of the most reputed European research universities, and is the top Spanish university in patent registrations.
This close relation with the private sector enabled UPV to awarded last year as one of the universities in Europe with higher employability rates. You will be able to compete for a job inside of the university in case you want to do some extra money or apply for internships in any of the companies which are in connection with the UPV.
Due to its ranking, UPV is a well known university in Europe and globally, so once you finalize your degree you will open plenty of doors for your personal and professional career. Do not forget that UPV also invests in its students and has a project-founding initiative for start ups growing inside the University. Many students have grown their companies inside the campus and are running
now their own business.