Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Catalan: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, UPC; IPA: [uniβərsiˈtat puɫiˈtɛŋnikə ðə kətəˈɫuɲə]), currently referred to as BarcelonaTECH and commonly named just as UPC, is the largest engineering university in Catalonia, Spain - albeit encompassing other disciplines such as mathematics and architecture.
The university was founded in March 1971 as the Universitat Politècnica de Barcelona through the merger of engineering and architecture schools originally founded during the 19th century. As of 2007 it has 25 schools in Catalonia located in the cities of Barcelona, Castelldefels, Manresa, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Terrassa, Igualada, Vilanova i la Geltrú and Mataró. UPC has about 30,000 students and 2,500 professors and researchers.