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Polytechnic University of Madrid
The Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) was founded in 1971 through the integration of the Higher Technical Schools which up until then made up the Higher Technical Institutes. The University Schools joined the following year.
The first studies embarked on at the UPM on setting out on its path of specific teaching in civil areas were those of Architecture. In the case of Engineering, some of them such as the School of Naval Engineering took on their military character. The School of Mining Engineering was the first to be of a civil nature since its inception.
As set out in its statures, the Technical University of Madrid, as it´s also known, has among its objectives, the creation, development, transmission and criticism of science, technology, and culture. To this end it also works from its Institutes and Research Centers, assimilating the changes taking place in society and maintaining its vocation for excellence, which is why it has both national and international recognition.
The Polytechnic University of Madrid holds double recognition as a Campus of International Excellence, a distinction that refers to the quality of its research and teaching activity.