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Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid Spain
    • QS World University Rankings
      =459
    • StatusPublic
    • Research OutputVery High
    • Student/Faculty Ratio13
    • International Students5,319
    • SizeXL
    • Total Faculty2,486

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    Although the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Technical University of Madrid) is a young university, having been founded only in 1971, most of its Schools are over a hundred years old, dating back of the 18th and 19th centuries and existing independently until they were grouped together as the Politécnica. It is not an exaggeration to say that much of the history of Spanish technology for over one and half centuries was written by the Schools of Architecture and Engineering of this university, as for many years some of them were the only Technical Schools in existence in their fields in Spain. Almost all the leading Spanish educators and researchers have been involved with Politécnica de Madrid either as students, teachers or both. Three Schools were founded in the 18th century. The School of Architecture, the oldest, was founded in 1752. The Naval and Mining Engineering Schools were established in 1772 and 1777 respectively. The Civil Engineering School was the first School to be founded in the 19th century, in the year 1802. Almost half a century later the School of Industrial Engineering was started in 1850. This School today covers numerous additional fields such as Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical and Nuclear Engineering. 

    About

    Although the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Technical University of Madrid) is a young university, having been founded only in 1971, most of its Schools are over a hundred years old, dating back of the 18th and 19th centuries and existing independently until they were grouped together as the Politécnica. It is not an exaggeration to say that much of the history of Spanish technology for over one and half centuries was written by the Schools of Architecture and Engineering of this university, as for many years some of them were the only Technical Schools in existence in their fields in Spain. Almost all the leading Spanish educators and researchers have been involved with Politécnica de Madrid either as students, teachers or both. Three Schools were founded in the 18th century. The School of Architecture, the oldest, was founded in 1752. The Naval and Mining Engineering Schools were established in 1772 and 1777 respectively. The Civil Engineering School was the first School to be founded in the 19th century, in the year 1802. Almost half a century later the School of Industrial Engineering was started in 1850. This School today covers numerous additional fields such as Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical and Nuclear Engineering. 

    University highlights

    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is one of the top Public universities in Madrid, Spain. It is ranked #=459 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

    QS World University Rankings

    • 2012
      #451- 500
    • 2014
      #389
    • 2015
      #=385
    • 2016
      #461-470
    • 2017
      #551-600
    • 2018
      #491-500
    • 2019
      #=470
    • 2020
      #435
    • 2021
      #451
    • 2022
      #=459

    Ranking criteria

    25.5
    Overall
    30.2
    Academic Reputation
    11.4
    Citations per Faculty
    53.2
    Employer Reputation
    19.3
    Faculty Student Ratio
    1.4
    International Faculty Ratio
    35.6
    International Students Ratio

    Student & Staff

    Total students
    32,712

    20%
    80%

    International students
    5,319

    28%
    72%

    Total faculty staff
    2,486

    54
    2432

    Total students
    32,712

    20%
    80%

    International students
    5,319

    28%
    72%

    Total faculty staff
    2,486

    2432
    54
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