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New Partnership with Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Updated April 13, 2006

On March 6, Prof. A'ngel A'lvarez, Associate Vice-Rector for International Relations (on behalf of the Rector, Professor Javier Uceda Antol_n) of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM, Universidad Polite'cnica de Madrid) and Prof. Ichiro Inasaki, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University, signed a new partnership agreement.

The signing ceremony took place on Hiyoshi Campus in Kanagawa Prefecture on the same occasion as the International Symposium on Double Degree Strategy. Prof. Shinnosuke Obi, Director of the International Center and Prof. Kohei Itoh, Chair of the Committee for International Affairs at the Faculty of Science and Technology, also participated in the ceremony.

UPM is made of 21Schools dealing with different areas of technology. Founded in 1971, UPM itself is rather young; however, most of its Schools are over hundred years old, dating back to the 18th and the 19th Centuries, and they had operated independently until they were grouped together as UPM. The School of Architecture, the oldest, was founded in 1752. The latest of the UPM Schools is the School of Topography, Geodesy & Cartography, founded in 2005. Most UPM Schools are located in the urban district of Madrid, on the Madrid University Campus, while some of more recent creation are spread throughout the metropolitan area.

UPM offers 3 and 5/6 years degree-programs, covering all engineering areas and architecture. Graduate courses adapted to industrial needs offer both doctoral programs and postgraduate courses. UPM graduates around 5,000 students every year, of which 20% have participated in international mobility programs and have been trained in companies. There are more than 2,000 students enrolled in doctoral programs, and each year 200 of them attain their PhD degree.

The partnership with UPM marks the 193rd agreement with 156 universities and institutions for Keio University. (Follow the link below for an up-to-date list of Keio’s international partners)