A UPC experiment once again aboard a NASA rocket NASA launched, from Spaceport America (New Mexico, USA), a sub-orbital rocket containing an experimental system designed and assembled at the Microgravity Laboratory of the Department of Applied Physics at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), located in the Castelldefels School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC). The launch was scheduled for 20 October, but due to weather conditions it was postponed until 23 October. The aims of the experiment are to improve the control of fuel and other two-phase (liquid-gas) fluids in the tanks of spacecraft in order to minimise risk and optimise spacecraft performance during space missions.
oct 23, 2014
The UPC launches its first MOOC, on machine translation The massive open online course 'Approaches to Machine Translation: Rule-based, Statistical and Hybrid' of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), which began this academic year (2014-2015), offers an overview of machine translation.
oct 16, 2014
The deadline for submissions to the SEAT-UPC Chair’s international competition to find the best doctoral thesis has been extended The deadline for submissions to the competition organised for the first time by the SEAT Chair of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) has been extended. A cash prize of €2,000 will be awarded to the best doctoral thesis of 2013 on science and technology in automotive engineering. Theses can be submitted until 31 October and the winner will be announced on 23 December.
sep 19, 2014
The SEAT-UPC Chair organises an international competition to find the best doctoral thesis in the field of automotive engineering The SEAT Chair at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) is launching a yearly competition to find the best doctoral thesis of 2013 on science and technology in automotive engineering. The cash prize is €2,000 and the deadline for submission of theses is 26 September.
sep 08, 2014
The UPC features for the first time in the general classification of the Shanghai Ranking For the first time, the UPC has been ranked in the general classification of the Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the Shanghai Ranking. In addition, the UPC has improved its position in the field of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science, now ranking in the 100-151 range, and it has maintained the results of previous years in the subjects Mathematics and Computer Science.
sep 01, 2014