Year of foundation: 1971
Approx. number of students: 38,000
Period of study: Early September-End January; Mid February-End June
MCI partner since: 2014

The City

Mataró is located 30 km north-east of Barcelona. It has approx. 120,000 inhabitants. It's connected to Barcelona by railway and a highway. During the 1992 Summer Olympics it was the starting point for the marathon events.

The University

The origins of TecnoCampus date back to 1982, with the creation of the Polytechnic University College of Mataró from the well-established Miquel Biada Municipal Vocational Training Institute. This university engineering centre was the result of the efforts of the Mataró City Council and the textile industry itself, at a time when Mataró was an area heavily focused on industrial activity, being one of the country's most dynamic cities in terms of business creation. In 1994, an important step forward was taken with the creation of the Maresme University College (EUM) by the County Council, with the affiliation of the Pompeu Fabra University.