The Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) is a public, dynamic and innovative institution that is dedicated to research and teaching. UPV is the only technology-focused university in Spain to be featured in all the major world rankings. Its community consists of about 34,000 students, 3,600 professors and researchers, and 1,500 administration and services professionals distributed among its three campuses located in Alcoy, Gandia and Valencia.
In 1968, the Higher Polytechnic Institute of Valencia was created consisting of the School of Agricultural Experts, the School of Architecture, the School of Civil Engineering, and the School of Engineers. Two years later, the Higher Polytechnic Institute moved to the campus of Vera and, in 1971, the institution was definitively established as Universitat Politècnica de València.
UPV offers undergraduate degrees, dual degrees, masters and more than 1,800 lifelong learning courses. Its range of programs includes several engineering disciplines, business administration and management, architecture and fine arts.
NC State’s partnership with UPV involves student exchanges as well as faculty research collaborations. Learn more about the UPV study abroad program and Kendra Klemann’s student exchange experience at UPV.