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Students from ESADE, IED and the UPC present prototypes and solutions to improve urban mobility at CERNS Eight teams of students from the UPC —of the Barcelona School of Telecommunications Engineering (ETSETB)—, from Esade and IED Barcelona have presented, at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), at Geneva, their projects and prototypes the projects and prototypes created to improve the sustainable development of the cities through the urban mobility, challenge faced in this year's edition of the Challenge Based Innovation (CBI). Jan 22, 2020 12:09 PM
Artificial intelligence for the diagnosis of rare diseases related to collagen VI Researchers at the Institute of Robotics and Industrial Informatics—a joint centre of the CSIC and the UPC—and the Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona Children’s Hospital have developed a system for helping diagnose rare diseases related to deficiencies in the structure of collagen VI. Jan 21, 2020 11:40 AM
The VIMAC virtually reproduces the architectural evolution of the medieval complex of Barcelona’s Palau Reial Major The UPC’s Virtual Innovation Laboratory for Modelling Architecture and the City (VIMAC) has performed laser scanning and drawn up the plans of Barcelona’s Palau Reial Major, a work that has allowed researchers to explore and accurately virtually reproduce the architectural evolution of the medieval complex over the five golden centuries of the city as the capital of the Mediterranean, and unveil previously unknown details. The work is part of the virtual historical restitution projected at the exhibition “La metamorfosi medieval, segles XIII-XV” extended until 5 January 2020 at the Tinell Hall in the Barcelona History Museum (MUHBA), on the Plaça del Rei. Jan 13, 2020 04:39 PM
Launch of EIT Urban Mobility in Barcelona to transform European cities into liveable spaces The city of Barcelona launched the European initiative EIT Urban Mobility at the Smart City Expo World Congress. The event marked the official start of the EIT Innovation Community, which aims to finance projects that contribute to mobility solutions that accelerate the transition towards more liveable urban spaces. Dec 22, 2019 11:25 AM
Researchers from the UPC and ICFO unveil the finite-temperature thermodynamics of a Bose gas A team of researchers from the UPC’s Department of Physics and the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) develop a new theory to explain the finite temperature properties of bosons in one dimension. The research has been published in the journal Physical Review Research and opens the door to an in-depth understanding of the microscopic nature of Bose gases, which are key for developing future quantum technologies. Dec 16, 2019 02:12 PM
Mobile-recycling bacteria star in the new #looopers episode featuring researcher Toni Dorado Microorganisms found in wastewater are capable of separating metals from electronic waste through a process known as bioleaching, which is cheaper and cleaner than traditional processes and helps recover precious metals such as gold, silver and copper. Researcher Toni Dorado, a professor at the UPC-EPSEM, unveils the secrets of this technology in a new episode in the #looopers series on YouTube. Dec 11, 2019 09:40 AM
A study on transforming waste paper into secondary raw materials has received the Best Innovation prize A scientific study on transforming waste paper into secondary raw materials, presented by a UPC team in collaboration with ACCIONA Construcción’s Technology Centre and TECNALIA, has been awarded the Best Innovation prize by the World Road Association. Dec 02, 2019 12:23 PM
The UPC has conferred an honorary doctoral degree on the Italian mathematician Alessio Figalli The Italian mathematician Alessio Figalli, who received a 2018 Fields Medal, has been awarded an honorary doctoral degree by the UPC. He is a professor at ETH Zurich and one of the most outstanding mathematicians worldwide today. The Governing Council approved the award, which was proposed by the School of Mathematics and Statistics (FME), on 24 May. The 'honoris causa' award has taken place on Friday 22 November at 11.30 a.m in the auditorium of the Vèrtex building, in Barcelona, and in live on UPCtv. Nov 22, 2019 02:55 PM
Two researchers from the UPC’s ESEIAAT simulate polar storm formation on Saturn The research is part of an international scientific collaboration that has observed multiple storms at different latitudes on the second largest planet in the solar system Nov 21, 2019 10:21 AM
The UPC, among the world’s top 100 universities in the field of Engineering and in the subjects of Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Electrical and Electronic Engineering In the latest edition of the Best Global Universities Rankings, the UPC has been ranked among the world’s top 100 universities in the field of Engineering (74th) and in three subjects: Civil Engineering (42nd), Computer Science (53rd) and Electrical and Electronic Engineering (72nd). Nov 20, 2019 04:38 PM
The UPC, among the world’s 500 best universities and the top 100 in four subjects In the 2019 edition of the Taiwan Ranking, the UPC ranks among the world’s 500 best universities and 138th in the field of Engineering, in which it remains the leader among Spanish universities. The University is also listed among the world’s top 100 in four subjects: Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Computer Science. Nov 20, 2019 11:42 AM
The UPC and the BSC-CNS on the first Spanish map of technological capacities in artificial intelligence The Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities has drawn the first map of artificial intelligence capacities in Spain, with public and private institutions that work and conduct research on this area. The map features both the UPC and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS). Nov 08, 2019 01:54 PM
The new European university UNITE! takes off The first joint meeting of UNITE!, the University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering, will be held in Darmstadt (Germany) on 5 and 6 November. UNITE! is the new technological university campus promoted by the European Commission with the participation of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, the Grenoble Institute of Technology, the Politecnico di Torino, TU Darmstadt, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and Aalto University. Nov 06, 2019 10:00 AM
Welcome event for new doctoral students and special doctoral awards ceremony The welcome event for new doctoral students and the special doctoral awards ceremony will take place on Friday 8 November in the Auditorium of the UPC’s Vèrtex building. A total of 29 doctoral students have received this recognition. Nov 05, 2019 01:14 PM
ANYWHERE successfully develops tools and services to tackle the climate emergency ANYWHERE’s tools and services for preventing and managing extreme weather phenomena are now available in Europe. They were created in the framework of a European project coordinated by the UPC’s Centre of Applied Research in Hydrometeorology (CRAHI) and presented on 29 and 30 October in Brussels to an audience of 200 experts and European civil defence officers. Nov 04, 2019 04:48 PM
The UPC co-drafts a pilot plan to improve tuberculosis control in Nigeria based on mathematical models Researchers from the Barcelona School of Agricultural Engineering (ESAB) on the Baix Llobregat Campus in Castelldefels are co-drafting a pilot plan to improve the diagnosis and control of tuberculosis in the city of Gombe, north-east Nigeria. The project, lasting ten months, received funding in the latest call for grants from the UPC’s Centre for Development Cooperation (CCD). Nov 04, 2019 02:30 PM
A researcher from the UPC’s ESEIAAT leads a European project to create four advanced support centres for the textile industry in Morocco and Jordan Mònica Ardanuy, a professor of textile engineering at the Terrassa School of Industrial, Aerospace and Audiovisual Engineering (ESEIAAT) and a researcher in the TECTEX research group at the UPC, is leading the European project FOSTEX, which aims to create four advanced support centres for the textile industry in Moroccan and Jordanian universities. FOSTEX received one million euros in funding from the European Commission and aims to have these centres operational by 2022. Oct 31, 2019 11:28 AM
The UPC participates in a new 'spin-off' MiWEndo Solutions, which is to develop a device to improve the early detection of colorectal cancer Supported by UPF, the UPC, Hospital Clínic and ICREA, it will use microwave technology to automate the detection of polyps during colonoscopies. Oct 31, 2019 11:13 AM
ICFO researchers design new health monitors that are flexible, transparent and based on graphene Researchers at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) have developed a new class of flexible, transparent and low-power wearables based on graphene to monitor multiple vital signs, such as heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pulse oxygenation and exposure to UV radiation. The study has been recently published in the Science Advances journal. Oct 30, 2019 05:00 PM
European grants for excellent research awarded to Ariadna Quattoni, from the Department of Computer Science, and Xavier Oliver, from the UPC-CIMNE The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to Ariadna Quattoni, a researcher at the Department of Computer Science, to develop a machine learning project, and a Proof of Concept grant to Xavier Oliver, a professor and researcher at the CIMNE, to launch a computational design project. In addition, researchers Dmitri Efetov, from the ICFO, and Loris Rizzello, from the IBEC, which are UPC-affiliated institutes, will receive Starting Grants to carry out cutting-edge research in the fields of Physical and Engineering Sciences and Life Sciences, respectively. Oct 28, 2019 01:31 PM
The Barcelona School of Nautical Studies celebrates its 250th anniversary On 3 October, the UPC’s Barcelona School of Nautical Studies (FNB) held the main events to celebrate its 250-year history. Founded in 1769, the FNB is the oldest nautical school in Spain. Oct 22, 2019 01:10 PM
Statement by the rectors of Catalan public universities regarding the ruling of the independence leaders On 14 October, the rectors of Catalan public universities issued a statement regarding the Supreme Court ruling of the independence leaders. Oct 14, 2019 08:50 AM
Physicist Ulrike Felt has delivered the inaugural lecture of the 2019–2020 academic year at the UPC On 4 October at 12 noon, the UPC has hold the inauguration ceremony of the 2019–2020 academic year. Professor Ulrike Felt, who holds a doctoral degree in Physics and is the head of the Department of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Vienna, has delivered an inaugural lecture entitled “Universities and their role in fostering ‘response-ability’ in a fast developing socio-technical world”. Oct 04, 2019 10:15 AM
ICFO and spin-off Quside team up to create a new quantum processing lab The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), a university research institute affiliated to the UPC, and its spin-off Quside Technologies are teaming up to create a facility for developing quantum processing technologies. The joint lab will use concepts and models in advanced quantum physics to solve emerging problems that cannot be solved with current computers and hardware. Oct 03, 2019 09:54 AM
UPC performing well in the latest international rankings In the 2019 edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking, the UPC remains in the 601-700 range—in which it has been ranked since 2017—in the Top 1000 list. In the recently published 2019-2020 CWUR World University Rankings, the UPC ranks 443rd out of nearly 20,000 universities analysed around the world. Additionally, in the SIR Iber ranking it takes 16th place among the best Ibero-American universities. In the Ranking Web of Universities (Webometrics), the UPC climbs from the 297th to the 275th place worldwide and is the top Spanish technical university. Sep 30, 2019 04:38 PM
European universities and industry join forces to produce a new generation of engineers in frontier technology The UPC coordinates the European project AdMoRe, in which eight researchers—seven men and one woman—are being trained in advanced simulation and computational mechanics technologies to develop innovative solutions for industry and help large European companies in fast decision-making when they tackle common problems in industrial processes. Sep 26, 2019 02:09 PM
Acoustic map of underwater noise pollution made by the crew of the Fleur de Passion The Ocean Mapping Expedition, which has returned to Seville after a four-year world tour aboard the Fleur de Passion sailing boat, mapped acoustic pollution in the ocean. The research project was led by the UPC’s Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics (LAB). Sep 17, 2019 12:28 PM
Students in the TO team win two third prizes in the 2019 Solar Decathlon Europe competition The sustainable dwelling TO competed in the 2019 Solar Decathlon Europe, which took place in Hungary from 28 June to 29 July, and was awarded two third prizes in the Architecture and Circularity and Sustainability categories. The UPC team was made up of 35 students from the Vallès School of Architecture (ETSAV) and three from the Barcelona East School of Engineering (EEBE). Sep 06, 2019 12:56 PM
Microgravity does not affect frozen sperm according to a study by Dexeus Mujer in collaboration with the UPC A study conducted by Dexeus Mujer in collaboration with the UPC reveals that gravity conditions outside the Earth do not affect frozen human sperm. The results of this study were reported in late June at the 35th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology held in Vienna. Sep 02, 2019 02:31 PM
The UPC maintains its position among the 150 best young universities in the world In the Times Higher Education’s 2019 Young University Rankings, the UPC maintains its position among the 150 best young universities in the world (101-150 band) and ranks in the 58-82 band in Europe. It is the top technical university in Spain. Jul 26, 2019 11:10 AM