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  1. The UPC publishes the contingency plan for the 2021-2022 academic year

    The UPC’s contingency plan, which will enter into force on 1 September, includes the COVID organisational and protection measures that will be implemented from the start of the 2021-2022 academic year. It is based on the PROCICAT Sectoral Plan for...
  2. UPC researchers obtain for the first time solutions for a fluid capable of simulating any Turing machine

    Researchers from the UPC’s Geometry of Manifolds and Applications (GEOMVAP) research group and the CSIC’s Institute of Mathematical Sciences have managed, for the first time, to construct solutions for a fluid capable of simulating any Turing...
  3. Digital twins for a more efficient, reliable and safe construction industry

    Researchers from the UPC’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, which is linked to the Barcelona School of Civil Engineering, are leading one of the work packages of the European project ASHVIN, an initiative that aims to make a more...
  4. UPCommons among the world’s top 20 open document repositories

    The UPC’s open document repository, UPCommons, is ranked the world’s 20th in the latest edition of the Transparent Ranking of repositories. In the ranking of institutional repositories, UPCommons climbs to the 11th place worldwide and is once again...
  5. The virtual hackathon on urban mobility Citython, from 16 to 21 July

    Aimed at students and professionals, the event is organised by CARNET (an initiative by the UPC’s Innovation and Technology Centre), the city councils of Bilbao and Barcelona and Tecnalia. It will take place in Bilbao and Barcelona simultaneously...
  6. BIOCOM-SC: keeping a close eye on COVID-19

    For over a year now, the UPC’s Computational Biology and Complex Systems Group (BIOCOM-SC) has been working steadily, studying the data and making forecasts about the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Catalonia and Europe. A key task that has...
  7. A UPC study shows that human-generated noise can contribute to deplete seagrass posidonia populations

    When exposed to human noise, specimens of the seagrass Posidonia reveal permanent and severe lesions in their sensory organs—whose function is to sense gravity—that threaten their survival. This is the main conclusion of a recent study by the...
  8. Online information sessions on master’s degrees by advance booking

    Register for our online sessions to find out about UPC master’s degrees in engineering, architecture, sciences and technology. Some sessions takes place on July.
  9. For the first time in Barcelona, Sónar, the UPC and betevé organise the AI and Music Festival

    Sónar, the UPC and betevé will host the AI and Music Festival on site in Barcelona and online on 27 and 28 October. Within the framework of the S+T+ARTS programme of the European Commission, the festival will focus on the applications and challenges...
  10. The Unite! Metacampus, the shared platform of the alliance where the UPC participates, moves forward to the second test phase

    The Unite! Metacampus, coordinated by UPC, has finished the first test phase and moves forward with its implementation. Staff and students can now access Unite! courses, registrations and more.
  11. More investment for the UPC spin-off Cebiotex to advance its oncology treatment

    A 2.2 million euros investment will allow the biotech Cebiotex - a spin-off from the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital and the UPC - to continue clinical trials with CEB-01 in adult patients and initiate trials in pediatric oncology patients.
  12. Sónar and the UPC looking for projects for the S+T+ARTS AI and Music Festival: call open until 11 June

    The UPC and Sónar are looking for projects that explore the intersections between music and artificial intelligence for the programme of the 2021 S+T+ARTS AI and Music Festival, which will take place in October. The international call runs from 26...
  13. Daniel Crespo takes office as rector of the UPC on 7 June

    Professor Daniel Crespo took office as rector of the UPC on 7 June in an event chaired by the minister of Research and Universities of the Government of Catalonia, Gemma Geis. The members of the new Executive Council also took up their positions...
  14. Until June 6th, open registrations to participate in the design of the 'Unite! Virtual Campus' and the 'Teaching and Learning Academy'

    In the context of the Unite! alliance, the UPC leads the Unite! Boot Camp II, organised on the 7th, 15th and 16th June to present the developments of the creation of the 'Unite! Virtual Campus' and the 'Teaching and Learning Academy'. Registrations...
  15. New doctoral degree in Engineering, Sciences and Technology Education underway

    Producing researchers with international competency in STEAM education is the aim of the new doctoral degree in Engineering, Sciences and Technology Education that has been launched at the UPC in the 2020-2021 academic year. The programme, promoted...
  16. Studying how to reduce the impact of maritime transport noise on marine species

    The UPC’s Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics (LAB) participates in the European project SATURN, an initiative that brings together partners from ten countries to develop innovative solutions to reduce the negative effects of underwater noise on the...
  17. Daniel Crespo is elected rector of the UPC, according to final results

    Daniel Crespo, who is a full professor of Physics, will be the rector of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) for the next four years, according to final results of the voting that took place online from 14 to 19 May....
  18. UPC researchers reveal why modernist stained glass deteriorates using ALBA synchrotron light

    A team of UPC researchers has studied the materials and methods for producing the enamels used in Catalan modernist stained glass windows, with special regards to their degradation mechanisms. The data obtained at the MSPD beamline of the ALBA...
  19. Molecular mechanism causing severe cardiac arrhythmia identified

    Researchers from the UPC’s Computational Biology and Complex Systems Group (BIOCOM-SC) and the Heart Rhythm Analysis and Control Group (ANCORA) and other international scientists have identified one of the molecular mechanisms underlying cardiac...
  20. The UPC ranked the world’s 23rd in Climate Action and 48th in Affordable and Clean Energy in the THE Impact Rankings

    In the third edition of the THE Impact Rankings, which assess the impact of universities’ contributions to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UPC is ranked the world’s 23rd university in Climate Action and the world’s 48th in...
  21. The UPC expands its course offerings with two new bachelor’s degrees and six new master’s degrees

    The UPC is launching two new bachelor’s degrees and six new master’s degrees in engineering, architecture, science and technology for the 2021-2022 academic year. The University is thus expanding its course offerings, which include 66 bachelor’s...
  22. Three centres of the UPC are participating in a virtual international student exchange

    Students of the Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering (EEBE), the Terrassa School of Industrial, Aerospace and Audiovisual Engineering (ESEIAAT) and the Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering (ETSEIB) are participating in the Virtual Credit...
  23. Voting for the position of rector of the UPC takes place online, from 14 to 19 May

    Francesc Torres Torres and Daniel Crespo Artiaga are the two candidates for rector of the UPC in the upcoming elections. Voting takes place online between May 14 (at 10 a.m.) and May 19 (at 9:59 a.m.), on the website eleccionsrectorat2021.upc.edu,...
  24. UPC’s Doctoral School Open Day on 20 May

    The event is aimed at people who are interested in continuing their education and are motivated to conduct research. It will be broadcast live on YouTube from 11 a.m. and requires advance registration.
  25. Exploring connections between AI and music: Sónar and the UPC introduce the #ThinkingLab

    On Thursday 13 May, a panel of groundbreaking artists and leading experts in artificial intelligence have explored the connections between AI and music in a live-streamed event and that has marked the first activity of the #ThinkingLab created by...
  26. The UPC has developed a payload for a United Arab Emirates satellite

    The NanoSat Lab at the UPC has developed one of the payloads for a United Arab Emirates satellite that is being developed by the National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC), at the UAE University (UAEU) in Al Ain, to explore new GNSS...
  27. UPC’s rectorial election from 14 to 19 May

    The rector of the UPC, Francesc Torres, called elections for the post of rector of the University on 6 April. The candidates are Francesc Torres Torres and Daniel Crespo. The election campaign will run from 29 April to 12 May. Voting will take place...
  28. A round table discussion on art and science in the pandemic launches Hac Te hub

    Nine institutions in Barcelona came together last December to create an Art, Science and Technology hub in the city, Hac Te. The first event has taken place, just a few months after the launch of Hac Te: a performance and round table discussion in...
  29. Elections for renewing the members elect to the UPC’s Senate: final results of elected candidates

    On 27 April the final results of elected candidates have been published. The elections for renewing the representatives of students, teaching staff and administrative staff to the UPC’s Senate have been conducted by means of the online voting...
  30. The UPC is running COVID-19 testing

    The UPC is running COVID-19 testing for staff and students. Tests are being done at no cost and for the purpose of monitoring infections.