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Polytechnic University of Madrid Provides Campus-wide Access to MATLAB and Simulink

Integration of widely used commercial tools a key component of university’s approach to best prepare students for post-graduate employment

Madrid, Spain - (22 Apr 2015)

MathWorks today announced that Polytechnic University of Madrid is now providing MATLAB and Simulink to students and faculty across its campus. As a result, the school community has access to the tools on university-managed and student-owned computers for research and classes. Greater access by students and professors to MATLAB and Simulink – as well as 50 additional products from MathWorks – is expected to further advance the University’s engineering program, and ultimately, help prepare students for employment after graduation.

The choice of MATLAB and Simulink for technical computing and Model-Based Design further demonstrates the commitment of the Polytechnic University of Madrid to preparing students for the professional world, allowing them to gain practical experience with the tools that are used as a worldwide standard. Now, students and faculty have access to products for applications in data analysis, signal and image processing, communication, control systems, physical modeling, code generation as well as verification and validation. Tools will be accessible through a centralized platform that will ensure immediate availability for all users.

“It is becoming apparent that the engineers and scientists of tomorrow will need to combine strong theoretical knowledge with practical experience to best prepare them to solve increasingly complex and cross technological challenges," said Juan Nasarre, MathWorks general manager for Spain and Portugal. "By providing teachers and students with greater access to MATLAB and Simulink, the Polytechnic University of Madrid is taking a significant step in this direction.” 

"This new philosophy in software licensing by the UPM, starting with MathWorks, aims to provide the university community with a working toolset that improves the learning environment, assists students in entering the workplace, and contributes to the intense multidisciplinary technological research that is done in this University," said professor José Ignacio Alonso, Vice Rector of the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

MATLAB and Simulink product families are used as fundamental computational tools by the world’s educational institutions. The products have been adopted by more than 5000 universities and are used as an effective tool for learning, teaching, and research in engineering and science. More details can be found on the MathWorks academia web pages.

About MathWorks

MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design for multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. MATLAB and Simulink are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world's universities and learning institutions. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 3000 people in 15 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA. For additional information, visit

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The Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) is leader in research and teaching in the areas of architecture and engineering in our country. Nearly 38,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate and doctoral study in their classrooms. About 4,000 researchers are active in their centers. They are internationally recognized excellence of its more than 200 research groups. Well known for their leadership in different fields of technological research and its close relationship with the productive sector, UPM is the first Spanish university in attracting external resources in R & D has the highest participation in projects VII Program Marco. Two of its Campus are recognizing Campus of International Excellence (CEI). More information on its web