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1 1 Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

2 2 UPVs Mission 1.To provide its students with an integral education through the creation, development, transfer and critical reflection on science, art and culture, whilst being respectful with ethical principles. An education decidedly leading towards aiding our students in finding an appropriate job in accordance with their studies. 2. To contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of the Spanish society in general, and to the Valencian society in particular, through scientific, technical and artistic support. 3. To develop an institutional model characterised by its values of excellence, internationalisation, solidarity and efficiency; an open institution which promotes the participation of institutions, companies and professionals in every aspect of university life.

3 3 UPVs Vision (1) We aim to be: 1.A university that attracts and trains good students, becoming their preferable option by being leaders in academic quality and ensuring the implementation of the standards set forth by the European Higher Education Area. 2.An excellence centre with international recognition which encourages the exchange and mobility of students, teachers and researchers. 3.A university with consolidated quality research, with a well- defined excellence policy. 4.An innovative and entrepreneurial university of international relevance and worldwide leadership.

4 4 UPVs Vision(2) 5. A university with a strong social commitment and which can be used as a bridge between the Valencian Community and any other region in the world. 6. A university offering postgraduate and continuing education programmes directly linked to meeting the needs and demands of society, generating new personal and professional opportunities. 7. A university with highly qualified, strongly motivated and professionally satisfied human resources. 8. A university that manages its resources and services efficiently and effectively.

5 5 Universidad Politécnica de Valencia We train people We train professionals Education for employment

6 6 General information

7 7 Location


9 9 Teaching staff No. of teaching staff members

10 10 Administrative and Services Staff

11 11 TEACHING We train people We train professionals Education for employment

12 12 Universidad Politécnica de Valencia 10 Schools 3 Faculties 2 Higher Polytechnic Schools Xàtiva Campus site 15 Schools and Faculties

13 13 Types of degrees 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 1rs 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 1st cycle degree 2nd cycle degree 1st & 2nd cycle degree Technical Engineer Technical Architect 1st cycle graduate (BA/BSc/BEng) Engineer 2nd cycle graduate (MA/MSc/MEng) Engineer Architect 2nd cycle graduate (MA/MSc/MEng)

14 14 UPV degrees VERA CAMPUS SITE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE Architect SCHOOL OF BUILDING MANAGEMENT Technical Architect Materials Engineer FACULTY OF FINE ARTS MA in Fine Arts FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT BA in Public Administration and Management MA in Business Administration and Management

15 15 UPV degrees: Vera Campus site SCHOOL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING Engineer in Geology (2nd cycle) Civil Engineer Technical Engineer in Public Works. Branch: Civil Construction Technical Engineer in Public Works. Branch: Hydrology Technical Engineer in Public Works. Branch: Urban Transport and Services MSc in Environmental Sciences (2nd cycle) SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING Industrial Engineer Chemical Engineer Industrial Management Engineer (2nd cycle) Industrial Electronics and Control Systems Engineer (2nd cycle) Materials Engineer (2nd cycle)

16 16 UPV degrees: Vera Campus site SCHOOL OF DESIGN ENGINEERING Technical Industrial Design Engineer Technical Industrial Engineer. Branch: Electronic Engineering Technical Industrial Engineer. Branch: Electrical Engineering Technical Industrial Engineer. Branch: Mechanical Engineering Technical Industrial Engineer. Branch: Chemical Engineering Industrial Management Engineer (2nd cycle) Aeronautical Engineer SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING IN GEODESY, CARTOGRAPHY AND SURVEYING Technical Surveying Engineer Engineer in Geodesy and Cartography (2nd cycle)

17 17 UPV degrees: Vera Campus site SCHOOL OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING Telecommunications Engineer SCHOOL OF APPLIED COMPUTER SCIENCE Technical Engineer in Systems Data Processing Technical Engineer in Administrative Data Processing FACULTY OF COMPUTER SCIENCE Computer Science Engineer MA in Documentation (2nd cycle) SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING Agricultural Engineer Forest Engineer MSc in Biotechnology MSc in Food Science and Technology (2nd cycle)

18 18 UPV degrees SCHOOL OF RURAL ENVIRONMENTS AND ENOLOGY Technical Agricultural Engineer. Branch: Agricultural Farming Technical Agricultural Engineer. Branch: Horticulture and Gardening Technical Agricultural Engineer. Branch: Mechanisation and Rural Constructions Technical Agricultural Engineer. Branch: Agrarian and Food Industries MSc in Enology (2nd cycle) BLASCO IBÁÑEZ CAMPUS SITE

19 19 UPV degrees HIGHER POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL OF ALCOY Technical Industrial Engineer. Branch: Electrical Engineering Technical Industrial Engineer. Branch: Electronic Engineering Technical Industrial Engineer. Branch: Mechanical Engineering Technical Industrial Engineer. Branch: Chemical Engineering Technical Industrial Engineer. Branch: Textile Engineering Technical Telecommucations Engineer: Branch: Telematics Technical Industrial Design Engineering Technical Engineer in Administrative Data Processing MA in Business Administration and Management Engineer in Industrial Management (2nd cycle) Materials Engineer (2nd cycle) ALCOY CAMPUS SITE

20 20 UPV degrees GANDIA CAMPUS SITE HIGHER POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL OF GANDIA Technical Telecommunications Engineer. Branch: Electronic Systems Technical Telecommunications Engineer. Branch: Sound and Image Technical Telecommunications Engineer. Branch: Telecommunications Systems Technical Forest Engineer. Branch: Forestry Management MA in Audio-visual Communications MSc in Environmental Sciences BA in Tourism Management

21 21 1st and 2nd cycle students

22 22 Student/Teacher ratio

23 23 PhD students

24 24 PhD programmes

25 25 European Higher Education Area Bologna Declaration Objectives: Adoption of a system of easily readable and comparable degrees. Adoption of a system essentially based on two main cycles. Establishment of an international system of credits. Promotion of mobility for students and researchers. …

26 26 Official degrees Objective – Preparation for the exercise of professional activities Structure – Official undergraduate degree – Credits: 180 – 240

27 27 Official postgraduate courses Objectives: – Specialization in academic, professional or research Structure – 2nd cycle: Masters degree (60-120 credits) – 3rd cycle: PhD

28 28 Masters degrees Objective –Advanced specialised or multidisciplinary training, aimed at »providing academic or professional specialisation »encouraging students to get started in research work Structure –60 to 120 credits Access: –University graduates –Students having completed over 180 credits (core subjects) Official postgraduate studies

29 29 PhD studies Objective –Advanced training in research techniques Structure –Writing and submitting a PhD thesis –Specific instructional activities Access: –Graduates with an Official Masters Degree –University graduates with 60 ECTS in Official Postgraduate instruction Official postgraduate studies

30 30 (includes a Degree assignment or project) On completing 120 credits, the student receives the Certificate in University Studies (CEUI) DEGREE 240 ECTS 1819202122232425262728 MASTER 60-120 ECTS ( includes a Degree assignment or project ) DOCTORATE 60 ECTS3-4 years (includes a PhD thesis) JOB MARKET Organisation of studies

31 31 60 ECTS First cycle Second cycle Doctorate Masters degree Prior to RD 56/2005 Current structure of Postgraduate studies Future structure of Postgraduate studies GRADUATE POST- GRADUATE 60 ECTS (PhD theses) Organisation of studies

32 32 Current implementation of postgraduate degrees 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 1st cycle degree 2nd cycle degree 1st & 2nd cycle degree Tech. Eng. Tech. Arch. BA/BSc/BEng Engineer MA/MSc/MEng Engineer Architect MA/MSc/MEng 60 cr. Masters degree 60 cr. Masters degree

33 33 Official postgraduate courses 25 official programmes : 44 official masters degrees (35 of them will be taught in 2006-2007). 2 international masters degrees 7 interuniversity masters degrees 25 PhD degrees (one for each Official Programme). 15 holding the Quality Assurance Award (Spanish Ministry of Education)

34 34 Official postgraduate courses (1) Agricultural Resources and Technologies Architecture, Building and Town and Regional Planning Arts: Production and Research Automation, Robotics, Control Engineering and Industrial Computing Biotechnology Business Administration and Management Civil Engineering and Urban Planning Computer Science Construction Engineering Cultural and Communications Industries Design, Manufacturing and Management of Industrial Projects Electronics Engineering Experimental and Industrial Organic Chemistry

35 35 Official postgraduate courses(2) Food Science, Technology and Management Green Chemistry Health and Welfare Technologies Industrial and Production Engineering Marketing and Market Research Mathematics Music Science and Restoration of Historical and Artistic Heritage Science and Technology of Animal Husbandry Telecommunications Textile Engineering Transport Powerplant Systems Water and Environmental Engineering

36 36 Internships in companies and studies abroad Completing internships in companies ……… 59 % Studying abroad …………………………...… 21 % Training scholarships ……….. ……………… 17,7% Source: graduate surveys (years 2001/02 to 2005/06) 94,3% of the graduates are satisfied with the training received 93,3% of the graduates are satisfied with their current employment 81,2% of UPV graduates find their first employment within the first six months after completing their degree Source: graduate surveys (years 1999/00 to 2003/2004). Graduates complete questionnaires two- three years after graduating.

37 37 Number of internships in companies Average No. of hours per internship: 480 h. 87,2% of the internships in companies are economically rewarded

38 38 Internships in companies Progressive increase in the number of companies and collaborating enterprises

39 39 Employment management 934 job-seekers interviews 1.528 job positions managed 9.954 candidates sent to job vacancies 75.017 SMSs sent to job-seekers Employment management for 2006

40 40 Graduates perception Percentage of UPV graduates that would choose the same degree again UPV Average: 94.8% 78,1% OF OUR GRADUATES WOULD STUDY AT UPV AGAIN Source: graduate survey from 1999/00 to 2003/04. Carried out two-three years after graduating.


42 42 Student mobility Progressive increase in student mobility within Europe No. of students

43 43 Student mobility * Including Erasmus and Promoe student mobility programmes. Progressive increase in student mobility

44 44 ERASMUS student mobility Distribution of outgoing students within Europe

45 45 International Actions Total programmes66 Postgraduate programmes19 Technical assistance and specific training47 Students1674 Degrees72 Total number of teachers158 UPV teachers41 Collaborating teachers from other Spanish Universities11 Collaborating teachers from Latin America105 Exchanges42 Total contact hours3299 UPV teachers contact hours1029 Collaborating teachers contact hours255 Latin American teachers contact hours2015 Tutorials and face-to-face co-ordination hours340 Assistant visiting teachers at UPV43 Total months that assistant teachers stay at UPV55 Source: 2004-2005

46 46 International Actions. Training programmes

47 47 Postgraduate courses Number of postgraduate students 19992000200120022003200420052006 No. of students20.36823.45526.76828.89927.12738.87738.86445.000 No. of courses delivered9341.0801.3301.3581.3001.4391.6011.633 No. of UPV postgraduate degrees delivered 6972749010690106114

48 48 Non-official masters courses

49 49 R&D&I UPV is above all an entrepreneurial University. R&D&I at UPV

50 50 R&D+i at UPV An entrepreneurial University… Generating Basic or Applied research. Participating actively in the development of its socioeconomic surroundings. Providing the Valencian society with highly qualified personnel. Cooperating with national and international members.

51 51 R&D&I at UPV R&D&I AT UPV Polytechnic City of Innovation 44 departments 38 research centres and institutes 3.322 researchers 1.239 research strands 733 capabilities and expertise 394 transferred/transferable results

52 52 R&D&I external funding

53 53 R&D&I external funding Commissioned R&D according to type of activity: evolution

54 54 R&D&I external funding Total: 53.281.000 euros

55 55 R&D&I external funding Total: 25,905,000 euros Commissioned R&D&I from strategic research according to type of activity

56 56 R&D&I external funding Total: 4,823 actions R&D&I actions according to type of activity

57 57 R&D&I external funding Total: 15,700,000 euros Competitive R&D&I activity according to funding bodies

58 58 R&D&I source funding Total: 53,281,000 euros R&D&I activities according to source of clients

59 59 R&D&I external funding Total: 18,608,000 euros R&D&I activity with companies according to their origin

60 60 R&D&I activity according to financing institution Total: 53,281,000 euros

61 61 R&D&I source funding Total number of institutions : 2,198 Types of financing institutions

62 62 R&D&I activity according to field of knowledge Total: 53,281,000 euros

63 63 Faculty involvement in R&D&I activities

64 64 Number of annual patents

65 65 Number of UPV patents

66 66 Patents originating from Spanish universities UNIVERSITIES200020012002200320042005TOTAL Politécnica de Catalunya 292023342537168 Politécnica de Valencia 22273522 30158 Sevilla 41222252826117 Complutense de Madrid 2091218201392 Santiago de Compostela 88182315 87 Politécnica de Madrid 17891181770 Granada 961613161777 Oviedo 7201568662 Vigo 613101481162 Autónoma de Madrid 1177 15960 Source: Gaceta Universitaria

67 67 Institutes and research centres Research Centre for Production Engineering and Management (CIGIP) Research Centre for Vehicle Technology (CITV) Institute for Thermal Engines (CMT) Institute for Industrial Control Systems and Computing (AI2) Design Institute for Automated Production and Manufacturing Systems (IDF) Institute for Energy Engineering (IIE) Research Institute for Environmental, Radio Physics and Industrial Safety (ISIRYM) Institute of Electrical Technology (ITE) ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES

68 68 Institutes and research centres Institute for the Implementation of Advanced Information and Communications Technologies (ITACA) Institute for Computer Technology (ITI) Research Institute for Nanophotonics Technology (CTNF) Institute for Telecommunications and Multimedia Applications (ITEAM) INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES

69 69 Institutes and research centres Advanced Centre for Food Microbiology (CAMA) Business Management Research Centre (CEGEA) Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (IBMCP) Institute of Food Engineering for Development (IIAD) Centre for Agricultural Chemical Ecology (CEQA) Valencian Centre for Irrigation Studies (CVER) Institute for the Preservation and Improvement of Valencian Agro- diversity (COMAV) BIOTECHNOLOGY AND AGRI-FOOD INDUSTRIES

70 70 Institutes and research centres Concrete Science and Technology Institute (ICITECH) Institute of Transport and Territory (ITT) Materials Technology Institute (ITM) CIVIL ENGINEERING

71 71 Institutes and research centres Research Institute for Applied Molecular Chemistry (CIQMA) Institute of Chemical Technology (ITQ) CHEMICAL PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES

72 72 Institutes and research centres Institute for Research and Innovation in Bioengineering (CI2B) Biomaterials Centre (CB) Biomechanics Institute of Valencia (IBV) BIOMEDICINE

73 73 Institutes and research centres Economics Engineering Centre (INECO) Institute for the Creation and Development of Enterprises (ICDE-IDEAS) Institute for the Management and Innovation of Knowledge (INGENIO) SOCIO-ECONOMY

74 74 Institutes and research centres Mediterranean Agroforestry Institute (IAM) Institute of Water Technology (ITA) Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (IIAMA) ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES

75 75 Institutes and research centres Institute for Multidisciplinary Mathematics (IMM) Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA) EXACT SCIENCES

76 76 Institutes and research centres Art and Environment Research Centre Institute for the Restoration of Heritage (IRP) ARTS AND HUMANITIES

77 77 Helping to create new businesses: ICDE-IDEAS 1992-19992000200120022003200420052006 Applications for participation1.150308208401375338375329 Entrepreneurial strategies initiated 590170149146152192154214 Enterprises created6612273137484550 Enterprises created (total)6678105136173221266316 Training activities77193347545162

78 78 Polytechnic City of Innovation UPV SCIENCE PARK generate society collaboration opportunities innovation What is the Polytechnic City of Innovation? Goals Who manages it? THE INNOVA FOUNDATION

79 79 The Polytechnic City of Innovation Capitalizing our knowledge through the mobilization of our know-how

80 80 Polytechnic City of Innovation 140.000 m 2 available 100.000 m 2 built 4 phases (3 completed) Fully operative by: 2008 More than 25 research institutes and centres More than 3.000 researchers Open to: Strategic schemes for technology-based enterprises Entrepreneurial R&D&I laboratories Technology-based enterprises

81 81 Polytechnic City of Innovation


83 83 Budget development * 2004 budget extended from 2003


85 85 Services LIVING AT UPV Services Green areas…………………………….108.000 m 2 Sports competitions.. …………………… 73% No. of teams ………………………......594 Additional courses delivered …………1.439

86 86 UPV libraries Infrastructure No. of information desks Surface (m 2 ) Reading seats Self-access shelves (m) Networked PCs 1310.1412.7468.893260 CollectionsTotal No. Monographs (total volumes as of 31/12/2005)403.330 Periodicals (total titles as of 31/12/2005)2.634 e-magazines10.216 e-books28.041 CD-ROM databases67 Maps, photographs, slides, microforms and sound registers8.343 Videos and DVDs9.346 CD-ROMs6.819

87 87 UPV Main Library building

88 88 UPV computer facilities Networked PCs COMPUTER RESOURCES No. scientific calculus users170 No. scientific calculus servers 4 No. of CPUs200 Disk storage2 Tb. No.of management servers6 No. of CPUs48 Disk storage2 Tb. Databases STUDENT SERVICES, FINANCIAL SERVICES, LIBRARY...(14) No. of IAS Application Servers 15 Student Intranet access (personalised information ) 6.2 million Other Intranet access (personalised information ) 0.8 million Processed e-mails78 million Webs hosted on UPV main server 423

89 89 No. of competing teams Sports

90 90 Participation in sports activities

91 91 Sports

92 92 Sports

93 93 Sports

94 94 Student Recreation Centre This 5.200 m 2 building is open 24-hours a day almost everyday of the year. Managed by UPV students, it is equipped with wireless technology, classrooms, computer rooms, study rooms, photo lab., auditorium and an area devoted to leisure activities and television.

95 95 Student Recreation Centre

96 96 Student Recreation Centre

97 97 Commercial concessions Vera Campus site GALERIA GALILEO GALILEI Galileo-Galilei Hall of Residence Campus Bar Galileo-Galilei Restaurant Mapfre Travel Agency Reproval Photocopying Services Hairdressers Sunanda Newsagents School of Spanish Honduras Driving School La Caixa Savings Bank ÁGORA Travel Agency Sports Shop Cafeterias & restaurants: Fine Arts El Ágora El Trinquet Nexus La Vella Flower Shop Tarongeria (fruit juices and salads bar) Photography Shop Bookshop Stationers Parapharmacy Hairdressers Tonys Pizzeria Newsagents Ágora photocopying services ETSGE photocopying services Banks: Bancaja CAM Santander Central Hispano

98 98 Accommodation Flats: Shared with other students. Shared with family. Student flats available on UPV website (Information Office): Academic Year 05/06: 1.394 July-September 06: 700 Average price per month: 100-250/room Halls of Residence: Minimum price (full board): Single room: 580/month Double room: 530/month Viure i Conviure Programme:

99 99 Academic ranking (1) UPVs academic ranking: 383 rd position in ranking of world universities 123 rd position in ranking of European universities 4 rd position in ranking of Spanish universities Shangai Jiao Tong Universitys Academic Ranking

100 100 Academic ranking (2) Academic ranking carried out by Spanish media: El Mundo newspaper 10 th Universidad Politécnica de Valencia Occupying an outstanding position in research, specially in engineering, UPV has devoted great effort in innovating and adapting to the European Higher Education Area, with highly motivated teaching staff, and an Action Plan awarded by the Ministrys University Council. It is a demanding University, where teachers are evaluated by the students. DISTINGUISHED FEATURE: Three times a year the university calls for a good ideas contest to improve its functioning.

101 101 Academic ranking (3) Academic ranking of Spanish universities available from Webometrics

102 102 Academic ranking (4) Academic ranking of Spanish universities carried out by national firm Consumer

103 103 Universidad Politécnica de Valencia For further information:

104 104 How to get to the UPV

105 105 Discover Valencia Spains 3rd largest city Population 790,754 City of Valencia + Greater Valencia: population 1,446,307 Excellent climate More than 300 sunny days per year 19º C average temperature throughout the year Fotografías facilitadas por TURISMO VALENCIA Convention Bureau

106 106 Discover Valencia Airport Located 8 km away from Valencia. Valencias harbour The largest commercial harbour in Spain An increasingly growing tourist area. and one of the most active in the Mediterranean sea. Fotografías facilitadas por TURISMO VALENCIA Convention Bureau

107 107 Discover Valencia Railway system The railway system in Valencia connects the city Public transport a complete network of public transport Metropolitan bus lines for tourist activities and Fotografías facilitadas por TURISMO VALENCIA Convention Bureau with the main destinations In Spain and Europe.

108 108 Discover Valencia La Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias City of the Arts and Sciences The largest cultural and leisure complex in Europe Fotografías facilitadas por TURISMO VALENCIA Convention Bureau

109 109 Discover Valencia Palau de Congresos de Valencia Valencia Conference Centre Among the three best conference centres in the world Fotografías facilitadas por TURISMO VALENCIA Convention Bureau

110 110 Discover Valencia The oldest sports competition in the world ©ACM 2005/Fotos: Francesco Ferri y Carlo Borlengui

111 111 Living Valencia Valencia, a city radiating history Fotografías facilitadas por TURISMO VALENCIA Convention Bureau

112 112 Living Valencia A large variety of gastronomic, cultural, environmental and leisure possibilities Fotografías facilitadas por TURISMO VALENCIA Convention Bureau

113 113 Living Valencia A large variety of gastronomic, cultural, environmental and leisure possibilities Fotografías facilitadas por TURISMO VALENCIA Convention Bureau

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