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Technical University Madrid (UPM)

A university opened to the world

The UPM places great importance to international education as a way of getting to know different cultures, of relating to other societies, definitively, completing the training of people.

Traditional destination for students and teachers from Latin American universities, today UPM is also in demand for students from the European Union and other places from the American continent. It is also a popular destination for young Asian people.

The UPM has signed near thousand agreements for academic and scientific collaboration with international universities, and signed more than 90 double-degree agreements with 55 international centres of excellence. It has an outstanding participation in the Erasmus Mundus Program and heads the Magalhães network, which encourages exchange between the most prestigious technical universities of the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Every academic year, more than a thousand UPM students complete their training in other countries, in many cases at more than one destination. In some of its Centres, up to 50% of the students have spent an average of two semesters of their university studies abroad in order to get international experience. Every year, the UPM also receives another thousand foreign students.


Montegancedo Campus is part of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and is located in Pozuelo de Alarcon with an area of 480,000 m2. The technology Campus Montegancedo obtained the name of Campus of Excellence by the Ministry of Education in the 2010 call.The campus also received the category of “Excellent IT and Technology Transfer" in the first phase open by the Ministry Science and Innovation (MICINN.). Montegancedo Campus aims to achieve a model of open innovation user-driven. It has the intention of becoming an attractive campus to promote sustainable technological innovation, seeking a balance between education, innovation and research and emphasizing aggregations with companies.

The proposal of I2_Tech Montegancedo will reinforce international specialization focused on innovation in IT. The efforts of the UPM is that Montegancedo becomes a living laboratory to boost the valuation of research results. This effort will make that the user can be a key piece of innovation in a close collaboration with the industrial area.

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