The International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) is a research organization created in 1987 at the heart of the prestigious Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) as a partnership between the Government of Catalonia and UPC, in cooperation with UNESCO. The aim of CIMNE is the development of numerical methods and computational techniques for advancing knowledge and technology in engineering and applied sciences. The ultimate goal of CIMNE is to become an international reference centre and leader in computational mechanics, through achieving excellence in all the activities carried out by the centre.  

CIMNE’s headquarters are located at the heart of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona. CIMNE has also premises at different buildings in several campus of the UPC. CIMNE has also offices in Spain (Madrid, Terrassa and Ibiza). In 2005 CIMNE started its international expansion and since then has created the international branches CIMNE Iber (Non-profit Foundation in Salta, Argentina) and CIMNE USA (Non-profit Corporation in Washington DC, USA). The centre has also strong links with the most renowned scientific institutions in Singapore and China.

CIMNE employs some 250 scientists and engineers who work in the different offices of CIMNE around the world. CIMNE has also established a network of 30 Classrooms in partnership with Universities in Spain and 10 Latin American countries. 

The research and technology development (RTD) activities of CIMNE cover a wide spectrum of topics ranging from classical engineering fields such as civil, mechanic, environmental, naval, marine and offshore, food, telecommunication and bio-medical engineering, computer sciences and applied sciences such as material sciences bio-medicine, computational physics, nature, social and economic sciences and multimedia sciences, among others. CIMNE also organizes several conferences during the year.

Over its history, CIMNE has taken part in over 2,000 RTD projects in cooperation with some 500 companies, universities and research centres worldwide.


Campus Nord UPC. CIMNE Building C1. C/ Gran Capità, S/N 08034 Barcelona, Spain

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