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The Polytechnic University of Valencia (Universitat Politècnica de València, UPV) is a public and prestigious academic centre located in the city with the same name, also recognised by its research leadership and home of around 40,000 students and teachers.
The UPV is the first technological university in Spain which appears as one of the best in the world, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), best known as the Shanghai Ranking, highlighting its level of education.
Not only does this distinguished institution back this statement, but other acclaimed certifiers such as Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), which has included the UPV in the top 400 worldwide and pointed it out as the best in the Valencian Community. Along the same lines, the Times Higher Education (THE) considers it as one of the top 300 universities with a higher social and economic impact in the world, as well as in the global top 100 for educational quality, innovation and infrastructures, and responsible production and consumption.
On a national scale, this Valencian university has been awarded the International Excellence Campus (CEI) quality seal twice. Exclusively five universities in Spain have received this achievement from the Spanish Ministry of Education on two different occasions.
Numbers are also considerable when it comes to their length. The Vera Campus, the main one located in Valencia, occupies about 700,000 m2 (about 70 football pitches) and goes almost 2 km from one end to the other. It has been made entirely accessible for pedestrians and includes more than 106,000 m2 of green spaces. It is also equipped with several cafeterias and terraces, kiosks, bank offices and shops that make everyday university life easier and more comfortable.
The UPV houses one of the main centres of research of Spain, the Polytechnic City of Innovation (Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación). It includes a large part of the UPV’s research activity (organised in research institutes) on a total of 140,000 m2 of scientific infrastructures and projects the activity carried out by more than 3,000 researchers and support staff towards society.
In the Polytechnic City of Innovation, there is also space for entrepreneurship: start-ups from students or graduates, spin-offs promoted by university researchers and several other laboratories lend to different companies to encourage strong relationships between the studying and working environments.
Another one of the highlights of the UPV is the Generación Espontánea groups. It is based on a programme that enables students to set up various groups and associations to compete internationally.
A Hyperloop prototype, a solar-powered house, a device capable of retaining microplastics from the sea, formula upv, etc., are a few examples of these programmes which receive international distinctions yearly.
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