The UPC investigates how to generate resources from urban wastewater The Environmental Engineering and Microbiology Group (GEMMA) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) is investigating how to produce new energy resources and high-value products from wastewater of urban, industrial and agricultural origin through the European project INCOVER. The solutions proposed include energy recovery in the form of methane and the generation of other products such as bioplastics, organic acids, organic fertilisers and water for irrigation. These solutions will be tested in a pilot plant that is being built in the Agròpolis, in Viladecans.
Nov 28, 2016
Amal Hadweh, promoter of the Palestinian-Israeli Women’s Dialogue project, has received honorary doctoral degree The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has awarded an honorary doctoral degree to the Palestinian Amal Hadweh for her work on promoting dialogue and women’s empowerment. Hadweh has devoted her life to the achievement of peace between Israel and Palestine, focusing particularly on the role of women in reconciliation.
Nov 10, 2016
The UPC is coordinating a European project on new optical and photonic technologies for early diagnosis of diseases Cristina Massoller and Meritxell Vilaseca, researchers of the Terrassa Campus of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), are coordinating the European project BE-OPTICAL, which will create new optical and photonic technologies for obtaining images that surpass the limitations of the wavelength of light, something which has not been achieved so far. The clinical equipment to be manufactured at the end of the project will offer accurate early diagnosis of coronary and eye diseases. Massoller and Vilaseca are coordinating a team of eight research centres, universities and companies from five European countries, including the Max Planck Institute in Germany.
Nov 03, 2016
The architect Juan José Lahuerta presents his plans as director of the Gaudí Chair The Chair aims to become a centre for studies of architecture, art and the city in the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries
Nov 02, 2016
According to the US News rankings, the UPC is among the top 50 universities in the world in Engineering and Computer Science The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has retained its position as the top technical university in Spain in the general classification of the 2017 Best Global Universities Rankings (known as the US News rankings). It was also the top Spanish technical university in Materials Science, Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics. It is among the top ten in Europe in Computer Science and among the world’s top 50 in Computer Science and Engineering.
Oct 27, 2016