Short description of organisation
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is the oldest and largest Spanish technical university, with more than 4.000 faculty members, around 38.000 undergraduate students and 6.000 postgraduates in 21 Schools of study, the more ancient ones founded in the 18th.century. UPM’s Schools cover most of engineering disciplines, as well as Architecture, Computer Science and Geodesy & Cartography. Moreover, UPM as a top quality academic establishment has a strong commitment to R&D and Innovation, boasting over 225 Research Groups, and over 10 Research Institutes and Technological Centres. UPM is ranked first among Spanish Universities as a number of international R&D projects and the funding obtained for their implementation are concerned. To effectively manage these efforts the UPM European Office gives support to the researchers in the proposal preparation and the project management. TRANSYT, the Transport Research Centre of UPM has a staff of 12 academics, in charge of teaching 14 courses in Transport. It covers activities in different transport related fields: Transport Economics, Transportation Planning, Traffic Engineering, Urban Transport, Logistics, and Environmental Engineering. TRANSYT-UPM has been involved in a number of research projects financed by national and international institutions. UPM has a great experience in European research work having participated in more than 200 projects over the past four years, including 19 networks of excellence, and it is member of 10 European technology platforms. It has taken part in the following projects (part of the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th framework programmes): SCENARIOS and SCENES (Transport-Strategic), HISPEEDMIX (Transport-Rail), TRANSPRICE, AFFORD, ICARO (Transport-Urban), EMMA (Telematics), TRANSECON (Growth), PROSPECTS and PLUME (City of Tomorrow), HUMANIST, EURNEX, ASSET, STEPS, TRANSFORUM and TRANSURBAN, EBSF, HERMES and METRONOME. It is also active in national projects related to transport pricing and financing, urban mobility, environmental impacts and energy efficiency of transport projects.
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