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
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 ...
New material to enhance crop yield
Researchers at the UPM have developed a carbonaceous material from sewage sludge that when applied to soil can help to improve its quality.
Physiological fish reactions biomarker for water quality
A research project developed by the National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA) and the School of Forestry at the Technical University of Madrid has studied how to use fish farms to detect ...
Virtual farming to explore alternatives
Researchers at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Technical University of Madrid) are involved in the development of a tool that, through crop simulation models, allows them to assess the integrated ...
Intermittence of wind energy hardly affects CO2 emissions in Spain
Researchers at the UPM have found that real contribution to emissions targets is positive even in energy markets with high penetration of wind energy.
New application for drug detection
A joint project between UPM and VincilLab Company has resulted in an application that allows us to automatically analyze drug rapid tests detection by using a mobile phone.
New biomimetic material to develop nanosensors
The new features of this biomimetic material will allow us to develop multiple nanometer-sized chemical sensors over the same substrate by electron beam lithography, as a result, multifunctional biochips ...
Remote traffic pollution detection system created
A group of research centers and companies in which the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid participates has created the first infrared and remote system able to detect pollutants from cars on highways up to ...
New system to harness energy from ocean currents
Researchers at the UPM, within the framework of PROCODAC-GESMEY project, have participated in the construction and testing of the prototype of a device to harness energy from ocean currents able to work in deep water.
ROSPHERE: A spherical robot for exploration missions
Researchers at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, have developed a robot prototype by using an unconventional motion mode to conduct missions on wild environments.
New keys to control garlic rot
Researchers at the UPM have revealed decisive aspects to address the control of the fusariosis, a disease caused by garlic rot during storage.
Intelligent glasses designed for professors
Scientists at la Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) have developed a system based on augmented reality that, thanks to intelligent glasses, enables a professor to see notes or comments on the contents ...