Politécnica de Madrid

ATHENS Programme

ATHENS Network

The ATHENS network is made up of a total of 15 European Higher Education Institutions (one per country), the UPM being the Spanish university in the network. Within the framework of the ATHENS program the participating universities organise week-long courses (twice a year: March and November) in which students from all universities in the network participate.

The ATHENS courses consist of 30 hours (classes, laboratory, technical visits practice, etc.) distributed in a week of classes. The subject of the course is chosen by the teacher, as is the degree of difficulty (general or specialized), the language in which the course is given (preferably English), the timetable and the prerequisites which must be fulfilled by the participating students.
The teaching of the course can be carried out by one or several teachers.

For more information about the ATHENS Network click here.


March 2020 Session
Information for incoming students

Arrival: (expected) Friday afternoon March 13th.

Departure: Saturday March 21st.

Housing: Reservations for all those students who ask for housing in the ATHENS application will be handled by UPM.

It is planned that all students will be hosted at "Posada de Huertas".

The expected price per night is 19,50 Euros (including breakfast). Students will have to pay the whole stay upon arrival. An additional fee of about 10 Euros will be charged and it will be reimbursed on departure.


Programme and practical information: 

The updated programme and practical information will be published by the end of february 2020.

A MUST-READ for ATHENS applicants (example version applicable for november 2019) :

ATHENS Programme Survival Guide Icono PDF


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