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Responsible body


UPM and ETH have joined forces to offer the first UPM / ETH Diploma: “Master of Advanced Studies UPM/ETH in Collective Housing”. ETH Zurich, the most prestigious technology university in the world, signed in 2016 an agreement with UPM that officially recognizes MCH as one of its MAS programs, validating this master with the same recognition than existing further postgraduate courses offered at ETH Zurich. This agreement is based on the importance and commitment of MCH with excellence since its foundation in 2006, when it was offered for the first time at UPM, ETSAM Madrid.


From 2017 on, every year’s program is co-designed with UPM-ETH professors: an unique, excellent and comprehensive course of further education on the subject of Housing. For ETH, it offers an unique opportunity for cooperation, in that there is no need to invent and build up a similar course at ETH itself. It is an opportunity for mutual exchange and for the expansion of these Universities’ respective networks within the Latin and German/Anglo-Saxon cultural environments. 


The MCH diploma issued at course completion entitles participants which had a successful performance as “Master of Advanced Studies UPM/ETH in Collective Housing”, with a certificate that will display both UPM and ETH logos.


Leading house

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM)

Chair of the Design Studio Department, Dr. José María de Lapuerta Montoya.

Alliance partner

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), Department of Architecture (D-ARCH)

Professor of Architecture and Design, Prof. Elli Mosayebi.

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