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Showcasing Urban Trees for Environmental Education with
IoT Technology. SUTEE is an ERASMUS+ Strategic Cooperation Partnership in the field of school education project.

Ref. No: 2023-1-ES01-KA220-SCH-000153498

Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

Coordinator

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), founded in 1971 as a result of the merger of the Higher Technical Schools existing since the 18th century, is the oldest and largest Spanish technical university. It has almost 3,000 faculty members, 414 researchers and 1,900 administrative staff. Around 36,000 undergraduate and Master students and 1,900 doctoral students are currently studying at UPM.

The 18 UPM schools cover most engineering disciplines, as well as architecture, computer science and geodesy and cartography, and even fashion design and sports. Thirty-five out of the 120 Bachelor and Master degrees are internationally accredited. UPM promoted the creation of a network of European, Latin American and Caribbean technology institutions. This network, called Magalhães, has been running smoothly for eleven years now.

Currently, around one thousand students move every year from one side of the Atlantic to the other, within the framework of this network. UPM is currently a member of Heritage, a network made up of 24 technology universities, 12 European and 12 Indian institutions. UPM sends 1,800 and receives 1,300 students through different international programmes (Erasmus+, Magalhães network, China Scholarship Council, etc) every year. UPM has an office exclusively dedicated to supporting incoming students and staff exchange, providing assistance with accommodation and immigration procedures, especially for people coming from no  EU countries.

As a top quality academic establishment, UPM also has a strong commitment to R&D and innovation, boasting 200 research groups and 17 research centres and institutes, contributing significantly to the international scientific community with a high number of journal papers, conference communications, and PhD theses. UPM has a long tradition of collaboration with industry (around 50% of its R&D funding) and participation in international R&D programmes. As far as UPM participation in EU programmes is concerned, the university has taken part in 242 European R&D projects with more than €64 M of funding, ranking as the top Spanish university in funding terms. It is a very active H2020 participant with an average success rate of 24% in the programme’s six years of life, as both project coordinator and full partner. According to its H2020 participation rate, UPM tops the ranking of Spanish universities.

UPM is a member of four of the eight European Institute of Technology approved Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs), opening the way to participation in H2020 projects. UPM is also involved in on-line education, being a member of the OCW consortium (and occupying a place on the board), and is very active with respect to MOOC platforms like EdX, MiriadaX, etc. Its MOOC courses have received several awards (like the 2014 Ministry of Education Award for the best MOOC).

Committed to entrepreneurship and innovation, UPM has a Technological Innovation Support Centre (CAIT). CAIT aims to consolidate the exploitation of R&D results by promoting technological innovation and connecting the university with the private sector. Its goals are to attract new innovative companies that work in alliance with UPM in R&D activities, increase technology development, develop spin-offs fostering its internationalization, create common service platforms for the campus start-up companies, support fundraising and external investment in R&D and identify needs and market trends.

The UPM aims to contribute to improving accessibility, discovery, sharing, use and reuse of educational resources and data across emerging Web technologies. Its research lines focuses on improving interoperability and discovery of open courses (OCW) an Open Educational Resources (OER) that are available in any repository on the web, through a set of tools for extracting, cleaning and publication of educational open data.

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