1. Fireball from a stellar explosion detected for the first time by eROSITA X-ray telescope

    When Sun-type stars use up all their fuel, they shrink to form white dwarfs. Sometimes these dead stars come back to life in a thermonuclear explosion and produce a fireball of intense X-ray radiation. A research team led by the...
  2. The Urban Mobility Jam provides solutions to urban mobility challenges

    University community and professionals offer solutions to urban mobility challenges from 30 June to 2 July. The event is being held on the UPC’s North Diagonal Campus and focuses on prototyping by teams within 54 hours.
  3. The UPC is the top technical university in Spain and ranks among the 350 best universities in the world in the latest edition of the QS Rankings

    The UPC maintains its leading position among Spanish technical universities in the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings, in which the UPC also ranks 343rd in the world and 146th in Europe.
  4. The Vallès School of Architecture presents a construction prototype made from corn and sunflower stalks

    The Interdisciplinary Group on Building Science and Technology (GICITED), linked to the UPC’s Vallès School of Architecture (ETSAV), participates in the cross-border project SAVASCO, which aims to develop new bio-based materials to minimise the...
  5. ICFO researcher Maciej Lewenstein received the 2021 Catalonian National Research Award

    For his theoretical contributions to atomic physics and quantum optics. Presented by the Government of Catalonia, the awards have also recognised the BSC’s Som Investigadores initiative, in the Scientific Communication category.
  6. The UPC has conferred an honorary doctoral degree on civil engineer and MIT professor Jaume Peraire on 3 June

    The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) held a ceremony to confer an honorary doctoral degree on Jaume Peraire, professor and UPC graduate Jaume Peraire, in Barcelona on 3 June, sponsored by the UPC’s Barcelona School of Civil...
  7. Europe committed to bringing to market an innovative treatment for bone cancer created by UPC researcher Cristina Canal

    The European Research Council has awarded professor Cristina Canal a Proof of Concept grant, which aims to bridge the gap between frontier research and the market. With this grant, the researcher from the UPC’s Department of Materials Science and...
  8. Professor Joan Gispets, vice-rector for University Policy at the UPC

    On 23 May Professor Joan Gispets i Parcerisas took office as vice-rector of University Policy at the UPC.

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