Universitat Politècnica de València


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Prof. Dr. Francisco MORA MAS
Head of International Relations:
Prof. Juan Miguel MARTINEZ RUBIO
The UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE VALÈNCIA (UPV) is a dynamic, innovative public institution, dedicated to research and teaching that keeps strong bonds with the social environment in which its activities are performed and, simultaneously has an important presence abroad. UPV is a University that attracts the best students and trains professionals with a recognised, prestigious level of excellence which is highly valued by local and international employers. UPV is an entrepreneurial University, with effective mechanisms for the dissemination of scientific and technological results, and which excels in the training of researchers and in the creation of technology-based companies. The UPV is a young institution.The seed of what is today known as the Universitat Politècnica de València was planted in the academic year 1968-1969, when the Higher Polytechnic Institute of Valencia was created. At that time it comprised four schools: the School of Agricultural Engineering, founded in 1959; the School of Architecture, inaugurated in 1966; the School of Civil Engineering and the School of Industrial Engineering, both of them created in 1968. At present, the Universitat Politècnica de Valencia (UPV) community is made up of over 41.000 people. Of these, more than 36.000 are students, 2.843 are members of the teaching and research staff and 2396 are administrative and services staff. UPV is composed of 13 schools. THE CITY. Valencia can be a city of clichés: the light, the moon, the gun-powder, the paella, the beaches, the flowers, the fallas... they are keys which attempt to explain what words cannot tell. It is necessary to visit and get to know Valencia to verify that centenary traditions live together with modernity; that sea and city are compatible; that the green colour of farms can be kept together with a modern urban scheme; that Valencia is unique at night and during the day. But the capital of the river Turia is more than that. In addition to the innumerable attractions which the city has had for years, now there is a series of showy infrastructures such as the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and the Museo Príncipe Felipe which, as they are located in this environment, are linked to culture. Valencia has put the icing on the cake, although it will not have a rest and will go on decorating its succulent presentation.