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
Using drones for better crops
A study carried out by researchers from Robotics and Cybernetics Research Group (RobCib) at Centre for Automation and Robotics (CAR) has used a drone to measure the temperature, humidity, luminosity and carbon dioxide concentration ...
Selection of a desired dynamical behavior
Multi-stability, or coexistence of multiple behaviors, is a universal phenomenon found in almost all areas of science in nature, from lasers and chemical reactions to climate or the brain. The phenomenon of multi-stability ...
Dendroecology suggests that not everything is caused by climate change
A research team has assessed the causes of growth decline of a pine forest of great ecological interest in Spain.
Traffic monitoring to generate knowledge
Researchers at UPM have developed an application that generates traffic information for cities and roads by detecting a Bluetooth device boarded on vehicles.
What is the best solution to universalize 30 Mbps broadband?
Researchers from the Group of Information Technology and Communications at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid have carried out a techno-economic assessment to define the most cost-efficient technology to supply 30 Megabit ...
Barking characterizes dogs as voice characterizes people
An international group of researchers has conducted a study on canine behavior showing that gender, age, context and individual recognition can be identified with a high percentage of success through statistical and computational ...
Scientists have found a way to make the strongest spider silk fibers
Researchers from UPM have used a technique that made popular the silk from Murcia in the 19th century. The new material can be used for regenerative medicine.
Resin tapping modifications may yield greater production
After assessing the effects of climate on resin production, researchers from UPM suggest new techniques to optimize the results of this traditional industry and boost its development.
Sensory properties, another criteria for wheat breeding
A new study from UPM suggests that bread from certain spelt wheat varieties have differentiated sensory properties that could be considered for future breeding works.
Passive cooling for buildings with green roofs
Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Università Politecnica delle Marche have found that green roofs with high vegetation density are 60% more efficient than non-green roofs.