Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) - Technical University of Madrid is the largest Spanish technological university. With two recognitions as Campus of International Excellence, it is outstanding in its research activity together with its training of highly-qualified professionals, competitive at an international level. More than 2,400 researchers carry out their activity at the UPM, grouped in 204 Research Groups, 19 Research Centers or Institutes and 55 Laboratories, all of them committed to transform the knowledge generated into innovation advances applied to the production sector, contributing to solve the challenges of the European citizens. The intense collaboration with governmental bodies and industry guarantees that research at the UPM offers real solutions to real-world problems.
UPM is an internationally leading centre in agroforestry research, with a strong commitment towards the transfer of knowledge to society. Research activities at the Department of Agricultural Economics focus on: (1) ex-ante and ex-post integrated assessment and modelling of agricultural and environmental policies; (2) analysis of the tradeoffs and synergies between economic development and environmental goals; (3) agricultural bioeconomics; and (4) water-energy-food nexus in a context of global change.