The Universitat Politècnica de València (UPVLC) is a Spanish public educational institution devoted to training, research and technology transfer. With an R&D activity over 52 million Euros, the UPVLC is the third Spanish university and sixth Spanish entity participating in the FP7 (funding data till April 2010). The UPVLC is currently participating approximately in 80 FP7 projects and leading 17, with around 24 million Euros of EU contribution.
One of the pillars of the social recognition enjoyed by the UPV has been and will continue to be its research capacity. Its departments, research centers, and institutes undertake applied research projects jointly with national and international bodies and companies. Research is not simply another means of educating, but is a way of maintaining direct contact with society, its reality and needs, while ensuring a permanent fine-tuning of university structures.