The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) is a public research and higher education institution in the fields of engineering, architecture, sciences and technology, and one of the leading technical universities in Europe. More than 6,000 bachelor's and master's degree students and more than 500 doctoral degree students graduate every year. It is one of the universities with the highest graduate employment rate: 93% of graduates are in work and 76% find a job in less than three months. The UPC is well positioned in the main international rankings.
In the 2019 academic year, the UPC set up the UPC Arts programme, an interdisciplinary project that aims to link art and science and to build bridges between and promote all the artistic and cultural manifestations that favour an overarching line of knowledge. The wish is to create a cultural community at the UPC that has a dual purpose: on the one hand, to offer a programme of cultural events that are external to the UPC to the entire UPC community and, on the other, to highlight the cultural activities that take place at the UPC and make them known outside the UPC.
Artistic talent at the UPC
The UPC is exploring collaborative action to discover new creators and new spaces, to include them in the city's cultural programming and to enable students to establish direct contact with emerging creators, discover cultural spaces and promote interaction between cultural and digital realms.
New alliances Sónar+D, the Institut del Teatre, CCCB, ESMUC, Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) and the National Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia (mNACTEC) in Terrassa, as well as La Pedrera Foundation and the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC), are just some of the institutions in Catalonia that have partnered with the UPC Arts programme through joint teaching programmes, participation in conferences and exhibitions and the development of technological solutions applied to the art world.