UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE VALÈNCIA
Unversitat Politècnica de València (UPV) is a public Higher Education Institution actively involved in international cooperation and mobility projects. UPV hosts over 36,000 students and employs over 5,000 people (teaching, research, administrative, services staff). It is the first technological university in Spain according to international rankings (e.g. Shanghai Ranking of World Universities) and offers 30 undergraduate programmes, 5 dual undergraduate programmes, 76 official Master’s degrees and 30 Doctorate programmes.
UPV focuses mainly on engineering studies, it also hosts a Faculty of Fine Arts and a Faculty of Business Administration and Management. It receives every year around 1900 exchange students and sends about 1600 UPV students abroad under different mobility programmes. UPV has repeatedly ranked among the top 10 European Universities in student exchange figures under the Erasmus Programme, and has actively participated in several Erasmus Mundus Action 2 partnerships. UPV has broad experience in the management of European projects and takes part in different actions (FP7, Horizon2020, Tempus, Erasmus Mundus, LLP networks and multilateral projects, Creative Europe, Erasmus +: Mobility, Capacity Building, Strategic Partnerships, Erasmus joint Master Degrees, Knowledge Alliances, Prospective Initiatives…) and in several international networks such as ANUIES, Magalhaes, Santander Group, CONAHEC, CARPE, SEFI…
In the UPV there are 41 departments and 40 research entities. In this sense, the most suitable research department has been chosen according to the project topic. The GIITEX (Gestión Integral en la Industria Textil) department of the UPV is the one in charge of textile research with wide experience in education, MOOC development and EU projects. GIITEX is a Dinamic Research group from the Textile Department at UPV. Its Research lines are focused on supplying textile companies’ assessment or cooperation to improve their competitiveness by performing new processes or developing new products.
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