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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

The FATE protocol greatly improves patient safety, primarily for those who live alone, as it provides the security of automatic medical attention in the event of a fall. Trials begin with a new fall detector for the elderly that automatically notifies the emergency services Researchers from the Technical Research Centre for Dependency Care and Autonomous Living (CETpD), on the UPC’s Vilanova i la Geltrú Campus, have designed a device that detects falls in elderly people without them having to press a button for assistance. It pinpoints their location inside or outside the home and notifies the emergency services if necessary.
Jul 29, 2014

Lourdes Campos and Francisco Acosta-Reyes, researchers from the UPC research group Crystallography, Structure and Function of Biological Macromolecules (MACROM).Researcher Lourdes Campos with a member of her team, Francisco Acosta-Reyes, observing 3D images of the structure of CD27 and its behaviour in the DNA on two computer screens. The effectiveness of a new drug against malaria has been proved using synchrotron light Researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), the Instituto de Química Mèdica (IQM-CSIC) and the University of Glasgow have proved that the CD27 drug is a true alternative against malaria. They have analysed the crystalline structure of the DNA with the drug by performing X-ray diffraction experiments at the ALBA synchrotron.
Jul 21, 2014

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