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Rector's Statement Rector's Statement posted on April 3, 2020. Apr 03, 2020 07:46 PM
UPC Students, the University on your mobile Specifically designed for students, the new UPC Students app is a beta version that provides useful information about the University. It has been implemented earlier than scheduled to provide information during the health emergency. Apr 01, 2020 01:49 PM
Statements regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) This page contains the main statements and updates published by the UPC on the coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency and the instructions and resources that have been made available to meet the aims of the measures related to the state of alarm. Mar 27, 2020 06:10 PM
Researchers at the UPC and the IGTP use mathematical models to evaluate the evolution of the COVID-19 epidemic and the effectiveness of the control measures A team of researchers from the UPC’s Computational Biology and Complex Systems Group (BIOCOM-SC) and the Comparative Medicine and Bioimage Centre of Catalonia (CMCiB) of the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) has developed a mathematical model to monitor the epidemic of COVID-19 with the support of La Caixa Foundation. The report that they have produced for the European Union Strategy Office is updated every day and includes predictions for Catalonia, Spain and the European Union. The model also serves to analyse the efficiency of the measures being implemented in several countries. Mar 27, 2020 09:45 AM
Testing a model of sensors to register ocean currents and temperature The UPC’s Technological Development Centre for Remote Acquisition and Data Processing Systems (SARTI) participates in developing a model of buoys with sensors to register ocean currents and temperature. The devices are currently being tested. They will be of great scientific value and will provide information on the most dangerous areas of the coast that will help raise awareness of the risks posed to swimmers. Mar 26, 2020 02:15 PM
Specific web page for supporting telework for teaching staff, administrative staff and students A new web page with tools and services for supporting teaching staff, administrative staff and students working or studying from home. It completes the ICT’s services for teleworking and basic support tools for non-face-to-face teaching available to the university community given the COVID-19 health emergency. Mar 23, 2020 05:25 PM
The UPC suspends face-to-face teaching activities for an extendable two-week period This measure follows the Government of Catalonia's advice within the framework of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Mar 16, 2020 01:45 PM
Rector's Statement Regarding the Alarm Status after the COVID-19 Pandemic Regarding the State of Alarm decreed by the Spanish Government, we report the following exceptional actions for the next 15 days. Mar 14, 2020 10:04 PM
COVID-19 FAQs The Ministry of Home Affairs of the Generalitat of Catalonia, through the Operational Coordination Center of Catalonia (CECAT), has released, on March 14, some FAQs on coronavirus that answer questions about restrictions on activities by the COVID-19 in Catalonia. Mar 14, 2020 05:02 PM
The UPC publishes a form for its teaching and administrative staff to notify essential travel Within the framework of the UPC protocol of action regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert, the University has published a form for its teaching and administrative staff to notify the International Relations Service of any essential travel as long as the health alert persists. Mar 11, 2020 04:25 PM
UPC’s protocol of action against coronavirus (COVID-19) The rector, Francesc Torres, has published the UPC’s protocol of action against coronavirus (COVID-19) on 9 March. The document will be kept under permanent review based on the evolution of the outbreak. Mar 10, 2020 09:10 PM
The UPC, among the world’s top 25 in Architecture and Civil Engineering and among the top 100 in Engineering and Technology The UPC ranks higher in the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings (WUR) by Subject. It is now ranked the world’s 21st in the subject Architecture (climbing 8 positions) and in the broad subject area Engineering and Technology it has climbed from 85th place in the 2019 edition to 76th place this year. The University is also ranked as one of the world’s top 25 universities in the subject Civil and Structural Engineering, remaining the world’s 23rd. Mar 10, 2020 06:40 PM
Statement regarding COVID-19 Due to the number of enquiries received regarding COVID-19, the Office of the Rector of the UPC would like to reassure staff and students that the University is in constant contact with CatSalut and is closely monitoring the situation. Mar 03, 2020 09:35 AM
Tuberculosis has shaped human society since the Stone Age Researchers from the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP), the Comparative Medicine and Bioimaging Centre (CMCiB-IGTP), CIBERES and the UPC have discovered, by means of a mathematical model that combines biological, anthropological and historical data, that not only have humans continued to survive despite tuberculosis infections, but tuberculosis has probably played a key role in shaping human society as we know it. The article has been published in the journal Scientific Reports. Feb 24, 2020 03:31 PM
UPCommons among the world’s top 30 document repositories The UPCommons open knowledge portal is listed among the world’s top 30 document repositories, 10th in Europe and 1st in Spain in the latest edition of the Transparent Ranking of repositories. In the ranking of institutional repositories, it climbs to the 19th place worldwide and the 6th place in Europe. Feb 23, 2020 12:35 PM
Promoting research in mathematics through the creation of the UPC’s IMTech With the aim of promoting and fostering research in mathematics, the UPC’s Governing Council has approved the creation of the Institute of Mathematics of the UPC-BarcelonaTech (IMTech), which will be located at the School of Mathematics and Statistics. Feb 18, 2020 10:01 AM
Support protocol for victims of physical or sexual assault approved The Governing Council on 11 December 2019 gave the go-ahead to the Support Protocol for Members of the University Community who are Victims of an Aggression Committed in the UPC’s Spaces that May Be Regarded as a Crime and that Violates Physical and/or Sexual Integrity. With this document the University strengthens its comprehensive system to prevent sexual assault and provide protection and support to victims. Feb 11, 2020 12:36 PM
Researchers manage to perform biomechanical simulations up to 20 times faster A team of researchers from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Stanford University (United States) and the UPC have improved the efficiency of biomechanical simulation software systems to perform simulations up to 20 times faster. The results of this research have been published in the journal ‘PlosOne’. Feb 11, 2020 12:30 PM
The UPC helps to define a new professional profile for the European textile sector A team of researchers from the Terrassa Institute of Textile Research and Industrial Cooperation (INTEXTER) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) have updated the professional technical profile needed by the European textile sector in the framework of the European project Skills4Smart TCLF Industries 2030. The project, which has received four million euros in funding from the Erasmus+ programme, involves 22 entities from nine European countries. Feb 07, 2020 01:14 PM
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