Founded in 1971, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Technical University of Catalonia) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Barcelona (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Catalonia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Terrassa, Castelldefels, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Manresa, Sant Cugat del Valles. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación y Formación Profesional, España (Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, Spain), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 48 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.