The first Catalan nanosatellite, designed by the UPC, was successfully launched with three experiments on board CubeCat-2 is the first Catalan nanosatellite to be placed in orbit. Designed and built by researchers of the Remote Sensing Laboratory of the Department of Signal Theory and Communications and the NanoSat Lab, both at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), the satellite carries three experiments to demonstrate the feasibility of techniques and technologies related to the use of satellite navigation signals for remote sensing applications. It will also test instruments for a future mission of the European Space Agency.
Sep 06, 2016
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