Students, together with the transfer of knowledge to society, are the raison d'être of the Universitat Politècnica de València. In fact, the UPV is committed to cutting-edge training and quility teaching.
The degree of satisfaction of graduates regarding the training received is very high. Over 90% would study again at the Universitat Politècnica de València. And one in three students already had found a job, related to their degree, before completing their studies (data corresponding to academic year 2016-2017).
A high number of students of the Universitat Politècnica de València comes from outside Spain and pursues a master's or doctoral programme at the UPV. The UPV ranks 4th in Europe in Erasmus students hosted, from a total of 4,500 institutions participating in the programme, and the 6th in students sent abroad.
In order to help its most competitive students, the Universitat Politècnica de València created the Spontaneous Generation programme. This platform, currently made up of around thirty different groups, offers institutional support to students to carry out their extracurricular activities (participation in national and international competitions, the development of unique projects or the creation and maintenance of associations that promote university and universal character) and serve as an example to the rest.
Among the best known projects bearing the Spontaneous Generation seal, the following stand out: the transport design of the future, Hyperloop UPV; the FSUPV Team, MotoR-UPV and IDF Eco-Marathon teams; the UPV Debate Club; Best València and IAESTE València; DRONE and Makers UPV, among others.
Each of them contributes to the training and purchasing development of transversal skills of the student of the Universitat Politècnica de València. Likewise, university participation and student co-responsibility are promoted.
The Universitat Politèncica de València is an innovative university. Its firm commitment to university entrepreneurship led to the creation of IDEAS UPV ein 1992, a pioneering program of the Spanish university for the promotion and development of entrepreneurial culture at the Universitat Politècnica de València. The creation of innovative technology-based companies is supported through it. The talent of young university students is encouraged.
In this line, from the Global Entrepreneurship Plan,, poli[Emprende], the Universitat Politècnica de València collaborates with its schools, faculties and research institutes in order to foster the entrepreneurial spirit among the university group, through dissemination activities and awareness on entrepreneurship and the empowerment of spaces aimed at students and UPV alumni with an entrepreneurial spirit.
The Start UPV service encompasses the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Universitat Politècnica de València. Initiatives, projects and companies become links in an entrepreneurial value chain.