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Noticia Premsa UPC rises 46 places in QS World University Rankings 2018
The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has risen 46 positions and once again ranks amongst the world’s top 300 universities as it did two years ago. It holds 275th place on the QS World University Rankings 2018, published on 8 June. The UPC ranks 120th in Europe, in Spain it is the sixth ranked university overall and the top technical university, and in Catalonia it holds third position.
Noticia Premsa The UPC has awarded an honorary doctoral degree to the American astrophysicist Kip S. Thorne
On Thursday 25 May of this year, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has awarded an honorary doctoral degree to Professor Kip S. Thorne, one of the world's leading experts in the fields of theoretical physics, gravitational physics and astrophysics. His career has been outstanding in fields of science such as gravity, optics and astrophysics, but also in highly technological fields such as the design of signal processing algorithms. The investiture ceremony has taken place at 11.30 a.m. in the auditorium of the Vèrtex building.
Noticia Premsa Oriol Bohigas Library presented at the UPC’s Barcelona School of Architecture
On 28 April, the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) hosted an academic ceremony presenting the Oriol Bohigas Library that had architects Rafael Moneo, Eduardo Mangada and Pere Joan Ravetllat and author Jordi Coca as speakers. The ceremony, which took place in the entrance hall of the Library (Avinguda Diagonal, 649) and was conducted by the rector of the UPC, Enric Fossas, and the director of the ETSAB, Jordi Ros, reconstructed the multifaceted legacy of the architect Oriol Bohigas both in Barcelona and in our institution.
Noticia Premsa Leadership of a European project aimed at using ultrasound to produce antimicrobial textiles and devices on an industrial scale
Researcher and professor Tzanko Tzanov, who works on the Terrassa Campus of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), is the leader of the European PROTECT project, which focuses on applying ultrasound technology in the industrial-scale manufacture of textiles and devices coated with antimicrobial nanoparticles. The technology will be used to coat medical textiles, materials used in public areas, medical devices, and water treatment membranes. The project, which is expected to be completed four years from now, involves the participation of 22 partners in eight European countries, including the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Textile Industry Research Association (AITEX), which is based in Alcoy (Alicante).
Noticia Premsa Students hunt muons in stratosphere to test theory of relativity
Within the framework of the European REXUS/BEXUS programme, a group of five students from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has been selected to design and carry out an experiment in the stratosphere with the aim of testing Einstein’s special theory of relativity. The experiment will involve studying muons, elementary particles present in the atmosphere. The team is the youngest one participating in the programme (and the only one from Spain). Contributions to help fund the project can be made until 8 June at http://igg.me/at/gocadmus.
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UPC rises 46 places in QS World University Rankings 2018 The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has risen 46 positions and once again ranks amongst ... [read +]
The American astrophysicist Kip S. Thorne The UPC has awarded an honorary doctoral degree to the American astrophysicist Kip S. Thorne On Thursday 25 May of this year, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has awarded an ... [read +]
Oriol Bohigas Library presented at the UPC’s Barcelona School of Architecture On 28 April, the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) of the Universitat Politècnica de ... [read +]
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