POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF MADRID

Website: www.upm.es
Address: ETS Ing. Agrónomos - UPM 28040-Madrid
Contact: Prof. Dr. J.L.López Garcia
Phone: +913365792 
Fax: +913365797 
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POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF MADRID

POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF MADRID   

Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), is recognized one of the best among all Polytechnic Universities in Europe.   Its High School of Agriculture develops and carries out professional training in education, tuition, research on agriculture and wide participation on European programmes." 

The UPM celebrated its 25th anniversary in 1996, although the majority of its High Schools are over hundreds of years old, and they were founded in the 18th and 19th centuries.  Each of them maintained its independence until being grouped together forming the actual UPM.

The Agriculture High School was founded in 1845 at Aranjuez, close to Madrid. Around two thousand students are in this School.  Within this High School  the Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences of UPM offers contemporary university programmes in areas of agriculture and economy, such as agro-economics, management, modern agricultural production and marketing, etc, as well as research and survey.

It participates in many national, European and Transnational programmes (TEMPUS, LEONARDO, SOCRATES, ATHENS, etc). 

The UPM collaborates with the rural extension services.  They are oriented  mainly to the training and education of adult people in the countryside.  They provide knowledge and skills for women to have better development of their  work in the rural areas.

The important aspects of food technology and organic production and nutrition, will provide a better health for rural population, visitors from rural tourism and a much more economical and practical use of the food obtained in the agricultural areas.