UPC-led European project brings low-cost 3G to heart of Peruvian jungle “We need communication. Please bring it to us”. This was the request the members of ethnic Huitoto made to Josep Vidal, a professor and researcher at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · Barcelona Tech (UPC) and director of the European TUCAN3G project. The project, which is now coming to an end, has demonstrated the economic and technological feasibility of introducing 3G mobile service in remote areas, at a low cost and in open-air environments, such as the Napo River basin and Balsapuerto, in Loreto department, in the heart of the Peruvian jungle.
Jul 07, 2016
The UPC will offer a new bachelor's degree in Automotive Engineering in the 2017-2018 academic year In the 2017-2018 academic year the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) will offer a new bachelor's degree in Automotive Engineering through the Manresa School of Engineering (EPSEM) and the Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering (ETSEIB). The UPC now offers a bachelor's degree, a master's degree and an industrial doctorate in the automotive field.
Jun 30, 2016
Researchers at the FIB improve software applications based on user experience The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) is participating in the SUPERSEDE project carried out under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme. The project aims to improve software applications through users’ experience. Companies and institutions from five European countries are involved in the project.
Jun 20, 2016
The UPC inaugurates the first acoustic tunnel in Europe to investigate how to recover the acoustic balance of the oceans At its headquarters in the port of Vilanova i la Geltrú, the Laboratory of Applied BioAcoustics (LAB) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has inaugurated the first non-military acoustic tunnel designed to study the sonic impact of human activities on marine ecosystems and regain the natural acoustic balance in the oceans. The new facility will be a key step in the projects that the LAB is carrying out through an international network of sensors installed in the Arctic, the Amazon and Japan.
Jun 17, 2016
UPC leads Catalan universities in European Horizon 2020 projects for 2014-2015 The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) is the top-ranked university in Catalonia in terms of the number of projects funded under the Horizon 2020 (H2020) programme in 2014-2015. The University is participating in 41 of nearly 200 projects being carried out at Catalan universities and leads 13. These results are presented in a report produced by the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI). To date, the UPC has been awarded H2020 funding for 61 projects, most of which fall under the Excellent Science pillar.
Jun 03, 2016