Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is a public university based in the University City of Madrid (Spain) and with facilities in various locations in Madrid (Ciudad Universitaria, Campus Sur in Vallecas, among others) and Boadilla del Monte.
It was founded in 1971 by grouping several centers and centenarians that were attached to different organizations. Its faculties or schools impart mainly technical teachings, since in its creation it grouped these teachings whereas the experimental sciences and humanities were grouped in the Complutense University of Madrid.
In 2008, 2009 and 2010 some of its old schools of technical engineers and higher schools, such as Aeronautical Engineering or Agronomists, underwent a merger process to adapt to the new degrees of the European Higher Education Area. New centers emerged, located in the same buildings, but independent of the previous existing centers.
The UPM has been considered the best polytechnic university in Spain during the last years in the annual ranking made by the newspaper El Mundo.