There is a broad consensus among experts that social responsibility and sustainability should be cornerstones of university activity, particularly given that higher education institutions are key drivers of social, economic and cultural development.

The importance of these concepts at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya is reflected in an array of policies and initiatives related to the environment, sustainability, human rights, equal opportunities, development cooperation, ethics, transparency and other issues.

It is important to tie together these diverse strands and show that they form a coherent whole.

One of the main aims of this website is therefore to underscore that UPC policies and actions aimed at addressing various aspects of social responsibility reflect a unified overall vision. At the same time, the site allows the UPC to give an account of its performance in this area to the university community and the broader society.

In this context, the Planning, Assessment and Quality Bureau has been tasked with the technical coordination of social responsibility at the UPC, including the development of this website.