Visit of the École des Ponts Paristech to Escuela de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Visit of the École des Ponts Paristech to Escuela de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Collaboration Strengthened.

The Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos (CaminosUPM) of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid warmly welcomes a special delegation from the esteemed École des Ponts ParisTech, led by its Director, Anthony Briant. This visit, from November 14th to 16th, 2023, marks a significant milestone in the longstanding collaboration between two of the world’s most prestigious engineering institutions.

The École des Ponts ParisTech, renowned as the oldest civil engineering school in the world, shares a deep and historic connection with CaminosUPM. This bond is exemplified by the legacy of Agustín de Betancourt, an alumni of École des Ponts who played a pivotal role in founding our institution. This week’s visit serves to further strengthen our ties, particularly in the context of innovative programs such as our Master in Digital Twins and the collaborative efforts through the EELISA European University.

The agenda for the Écoles des Ponts delegation includes a series of roundtables, technical visits, and meetings with key figures in engineering, academia and leading Spanish companies. Highlights include discussions on cities and universities collaborating towards climate neutrality, and a meeting regarding the Digital Twins Masters Project at our Retiro building. The delegation will also be hosted at the UPM Headquarters and meet with UPM´s Rector, focusing on ENPC-UPM bilateral collaboration and EELISA initiatives followed by a tour of other key faculties within UPM, including the School of Architecture, School of Agronomical Engineering (hosting the EELISA office), and the School of Industrial Engineering. These interactions are not only a testament to our shared commitment to excellence in engineering
education but also to addressing global challenges through innovation further highlighting the potential for expanded collaboration between our institutions.

We are particularly grateful to Director Briant for dedicating his time to engage with our community and our partners. His presence and insights are invaluable as we explore new frontiers in civil engineering education and research.

CaminosUPM is committed to fostering these international partnerships, which are crucial in preparing our students to become global leaders in engineering. The visit of École des Ponts ParisTech is a shining example of how international collaboration can enrich our academic and research endeavors, paving the way for groundbreaking advancements in the field of engineering.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to École des Ponts ParisTech for this fruitful visit and look forward to the continued strengthening of our relationship.