Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT) is a public university with broad experience and a long tradition in engineering and economic studies. It places great emphasis on international cooperation and mobility, welcoming approximately 200 foreign students and lecturers, with an increasing number coming from India and Singapore. With over 90 R&D groups, this University aims to be not only a place for the dissemination of knowledge but also a source of scientific and technological creation. These groups carry out basic and applied research into a broad variety of fields: business administration, legal sciences, environmental engineering, manufacturing, ICT and architecture, to mention just a few. The UPCT is committed to the promotion of research, development, innovation and scientific exchange with numerous public and private national and international institutions, reinforcing its links with the world of industry.
The European Projects Office of our University (OPECT), integrated within the Unit of Research and Technology Transfer, was created in 2009 in order to serve as a point of contact and support for our researchers and research managers who are participating or wish to participate in projects funded by the European Commission. Their objective is to promote the participation of UPCT researchers in every possible European research funding source and educational activities.
This Office has wide experience managing EU projects. Since its creation, more than 200 projects in different calls have been applied for. The office currently manages 14 European projects in leading programs such as Horizon 2020, FP7, LIFE+, Erasmus+ and European Social Fund. Among the granted projects, the highlight is an H2020 project called Diverfarming, wich has been granted 10.000.000€ and which consortium is composed of 26 partners from all over Europe.www.upct.es