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
The UPC, SEAT and Volkswagen Group Research select Barcelona to create the mobility of the future with CARNET The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), SEAT and Volkswagen Group Research are kicking off CARNET –Cooperative Automotive Research Network–, the first major research and innovation hub to focus on the automotive field and urban mobility of the future of Barcelona. This knowledge and cooperation platform between industry and university has selected the city as a proving ground to test new technological solutions and concepts that will improve the quality of life of the members of the community in the field of mobility.
Jun 01, 2016
New version of the UPC Experts Directory for the Media To increase the visibility of the research areas at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), a new version of the UPC Experts Directory for the Media has been published. Journalists can search the Directory by areas of expertise to find the researchers who are best able to respond to requests for the latest news on science and technology at the UPC.
May 12, 2016
Researchers at UPC and Sant Joan de Déu develop a nanofiber tissue for local cancer treatment With this tissue, which can be impregnated with antitumor drugs, the surgeons can cover the surgical site after removing the tumor in order to eliminate the remaining tumor leftovers. The efficacy of the treatment has been proved in animals and the company plans to initiate human trials in the near future.
May 03, 2016