Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) - Technical University of Madrid is the largest Spanish technological university. 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. More than 2,900 researchers carry out their activity at the UPM, grouped in 205 Research Groups, 19 Research Centers or Institutes and 55 Laboratories, all of them committed to transform the knowledge generated into innovation advances applied to the production sector, contributing to solve the challenges of the European citizens.
The intense collaboration with governmental bodies and industry guarantees that research at the UPM offers real solutions to real-world problems. The dynamism of R&D&I activity at the UPM, together with the transfer of knowledge to society, is among its lines of strategy.
These two commitments place it among the Spanish universities with the greatest research activity and first in the capture of external resources in a competitive regime. UPM headed the Spanish University participation in the 7th European Framework Program with 290 projects. In H2020 UPM keeps on its active participation thank to its highly innovation driven profile.
UPM signs annually around 600 contracts with private businesses, due to its traditional and close relationship with the industrial and business sector, which supports and back its research and technology development in all Engineering fields, Aeronautics, Agronomy, Architecture, Energy, Forestry, Industrial, Mining, Naval and Informatics and Telecommunication.