ESADE, IED and the ETSETB collaborate with CERN for innovation in meeting society's needs The ETSETB of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), ESADE and IED were chosen to work on an initiative of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN). Students from the three institutions will use the most sophisticated technology available to develop new products and services in support of society.
Nov 13, 2014
It is among the 500 top universities worldwide in the 2015 U.S. News Best Global Universities ranking The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) is ranked among the top 500 universities in the world, the top 200 in Europe and the top 8 in Spain in the first edition of the U.S. News Best Global Universities ranking published by U.S. News & World Report. This institution has been ranking universities in the United States of America for over 30 years and has now extended its analysis and classification to include the best 500 universities in the world.
Nov 04, 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 15 December.
Nov 03, 2014
Research conducted by the UPC paves the way for custom-made catalysts that make vehicles and industrial processes more efficient A team led by Jordi Llorca, a professor at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), has discovered that atoms react differently depending on the characteristics of the catalyst that is used. The study, which is a very important step forward in the design of new catalysts with applications in the field of energy, involved the UPC doctoral student Núria Jiménez Divins, researchers Carlos Escudero and Virginia Pérez-Dieste from the ALBA synchrotron, where part of the experiment was carried out, and researcher Inma Angurell from the University of Barcelona (UB), who synthesised the nanoparticles that were used in the experiment.
Oct 31, 2014
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