The Technical University of Madrid or sometimes called Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spanish: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, UPM) is a Spanish University, located in Madrid. It was founded in 1971 as the result of merging different Technical Schools of Engineering and Architecture, originated mainly in the 18th century. Over 35,000 students attend classes during the year. According to the annual university ranking conducted by El Mundo, the Technical University of Madrid ranks as the top technical university in Spain, and second overall. The majority of its Engineering Schools are consistently ranked as leading academic institutions in Spain in their fields, and among the very best in Europe. The UPM is part of the TIME network, which groups fifty engineering schools throughout Europe. The Technical University of Madrid (UPM) was founded in 1971, although the majority of its centres are over hundreds of years old and were founded in the 18th and 19th centuries. Each of them maintained its independence until being grouped together to form the UPM in 1971. It is no exaggeration to state that over one and a half centuries great part of the history of Spanish technology has
Artisanal gold mining and its health risks
Researchers from the UPM have characterized the health risks derived from the usage of mercury in artisanal gold mining in Colombia through probabilistic models.
Rooting olive trees for organic farming
Researchers at UPM have shown good results by using products that facilitate olive tree rooting and are authorized for organic farming.
A new innovative way to fertilize through leaves
A study conducted by researchers from UPM and the UAH suggests that foliar fertilization could be used as a tool in order to produce plants for high quality reforestation.
An innovative way to increase the flowers, seed and fruits production
A scientist from UPM has developed a method to enhance crop yield by the contact of roots, aerial parts or even the substratum of the plant fungus, 'Colletotrichum tofieldiae'.
How to estimate energy footprint in highways
Researchers at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid have developed an application to estimate energy footprint in highways.
Radar networks, innovation against occupational hazard
Researchers at UPM have developed an alarm system for construction vehicles with a low-cost radar network that can prevent collisions and improve safety in work environments.
New system to optimize public lighting power consumption
In order to meet the efficiency requirements of the latest public lighting regulations, researchers from the School of Industrial Engineers of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), in collaboration with ...
Progress in allergic asthma research after ingestion of fruits
Researchers at the UPM suggest that the interaction between two proteins can be the responsible for the allergic asthma episodes after eating an infected fruit.
More sustainable thermosolar plants thanks to the hybridization with biomethane
The integration of biomethane in concentrating solar thermal power plants would facilitate the commercial introduction of concentrating solar power (CSP) technology in the energy market, reducing both financial ...
Inactive yeast to preserve the aroma of young wines
Researchers at UPM in collaboration with CSIC have proved that the usage of inactive yeast preparations rich in glutathione can preserve the aroma of young wines during their storage.
Simulations to reduce emissions from road transport
Researchers at the UPM are developing a methodology to estimate atmospheric emissions from road transport that will help to make environmental decisions.
Improvements in the thermotolerance of a tree species
Is it possible to improve tolerance of trees to high temperatures and other types of stress derived of climate change? A research group of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), led by Luis Gómez, ...
Progress in the automatic detection of water contaminants
Researchers at UPM are working in the development of hydrocarbon early detection devices for rivers in order to prevent contamination that could seriously affect the environment.
UPC researchers study for Camper how to make more comfortable shoes
Researchers from the Biomedical Engineering Research Centre (CREB) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya / BarcelonaTech (UPC) have carried out a biomechanical study of the shoes manufactured by the ...
Mushrooms and earthworms work as 'silviculture'
A model, developed by a research group of the School of Forestry at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), has shown how some types of mushrooms (such as truffles, boletus or chanterelles) associated with ...