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
The UPC’s CIM Foundation is co-organising the 2016 World Manufacturing Forum Barcelona will host the next edition of World Manufacturing Forum, an event that will bring together the leading exponents worldwide as innovation within the context of industrial production is concerned. The Fundació CIM-UPC, as a partner in organizing this event, will host one of the side events of the congress of technological progress.
May 03, 2016
The extension of the UPC Alumni loans programme to include new donors In order to continue to offer opportunities for the future to students with the highest level of academic abilities and to ensure that they are not held back by a lack of financial resources, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has made it possible for the university community and the general public to contribute financially to UPC Alumni loans. Since 2011, the initiative has awarded over 260,000 euros in interest-free loans, and has been funded by donations from former students of the UPC. When the loans are paid back, the funds are reinvested in the future of other students.
May 02, 2016
Two UPC students design and build a low-cost wheelchair for use in developing countries Bernat Villa and Adrià Sallés are students on the bachelor's degree in Industrial Design and Product Development Engineering at the Terrassa School of Industrial, Aerospace and Audiovisual Engineering (ESEIAAT) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). For their bachelor's thesis, they have worked together to design and build a low-cost wheelchair that is intended for use in developing countries and can be easily assembled by people close to the user. The project, supervised by UPC professor Tomeu Ventayol, is supported by the Isidre Esteve Foundation, the Red Cross and the International Solidarity Sports Foundation as a way to make wheelchairs more readily available to users in Africa.
Apr 26, 2016