1. The UPC in the top 25% of the QS World University Rankings

    The QS World University Rankings have ranked the UPC 371st in the world, among the top 25%. It also continues to be the 9th university and the 2nd technical university in Spain, and the 4th university in Catalonia. Regarding indicators, it is ranked...
  2. Fractus Unveils New Talent Support Initiative at Fractus-UPC Deep Tech Hub

    The initiative includes scholarships, prizes and challenges for hundreds of students in various engineering fields. Fractus is also committed to promoting female talent in STEM disciplines and supports the Top Rosies Talent programme, which focuses...
  3. How do fish choose their leaders? The answer lies in speed

    Researchers from the UPC’s Department of Physics have studied leadership dynamics in schooling fish, discovering that speed is key: individuals tend to align with faster neighbours and ignore slower ones. The study is featured on the cover of the...
  4. Two UPC NanoSat Lab missions, ready to be launched into space

    Students from the UPC’s NanoSat Lab travelled to Berlin and successfully completed the final integration of the 3Cat-4 nanosatellite into the Exolaunch deployer that will bring it to space on the European launcher Ariane 6 maiden flight, scheduled...
  5. Design an experiment to be conducted in zero gravity

    The Barcelona ZeroG Challenge is an international competition in which teams of students are asked to design and build an experiment to be conducted in microgravity. The registration period ends on 30 June 2024.
  6. The UPC, the best Spanish university in research and innovation according to the U-Ranking

    In the latest edition of the U-Ranking the UPC appears as the top-ranked Spanish university in research and innovation. It has also taken second place among Spanish universities in teaching and in the overall classification.
  7. A new edition of the competition '#HiloTesis: your doctoral thesis on social media'

    Publish your thesis with the hashtag #HiloTesis in 20 posts or less on social networks between 1 and 15 June. Use simple, accessible and engaging language!
  8. The UPC joins the call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza

    In a motion approved by the Governing Council, which includes representatives of the whole UPC community, the University denounces the brutal attacks and the continuous violation of human rights against Palestinians by Israel.
  9. The UPC incorporates eight new master's degrees in emerging fields into its course offerings for the 2024-2025 academic year

    The UPC is launching eight new master’s degrees in engineering, architecture, science and technology for the 2024-2025 academic year. These programmes are being incorporated into the University’s course offerings, which include 92 master’s degrees,...
  10. Three Unite! laboratories work to reduce the presence of microplastics in aquatic environments

    The project 'Microfluidics meets water treatment methodologies to tackle microplastics' has received funding from the Unite! Seed Fund. It is led by Jasmina Casals. a researcher at the UPC’s MicroTech Lab.
  11. New discovery in the behaviour of high-speed particles

    Researchers from the UPC and the University of Massachusetts analyse how particles moving at high speeds undergo a transformation from quantum to classical behaviour at temperatures above the anomaly threshold.
  12. The UPC among the world’s top 50 in Architecture, Art History and Civil Engineering in the latest edition of the QS Rankings

    In the 2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject the UPC is ranked the world’s 26th best in Architecture, in the 21-40 band in Art History and 40th best in Civil Engineering. It is also listed among the world’s top 100 universities in seven...
  13. A NanoSat Lab project selected for the 4th edition of ESA’s Fly Your Satellite! programme

    Developed by bachelor’s and master’s degree students, PoCat-LEKTRON is a twin satellite mission that will be launched into space as part of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) training programme.
  14. Celebration of the 10 years of the CBI programme

    More than a hundred people have listened and shared the experience of participating in the Challenge Based Innovation (CBI) during the celebration of the 10 years of the program, which has linked numerous students from the UPC, Esade and the...
  15. The UPC has conferred an honorary doctoral degree on pianist Ignasi Terraza

    The ceremony to confer an honorary doctoral degree on jazz pianist Ignasi Terraza has taken place in Barcelona on 21 March. Ignasi Terraza, a graduate from the Barcelona School of Informatics, was the first person with visual impairment to graduate...
  16. Unite! presents the White Paper on Open Science and Innovation

    It provides a university open science and innovation governance model and five policy recommendations for fostering a new university scientific knowledge cocreation and transfer policy.
  17. The Vall d’Hebron Research Institute, the UPC and Probitas create iMAGING, an AI-based app to diagnose malaria

    A multidisciplinary team involving the Microbiology Service of the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, the Microbiology research group of the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute, the UPC and the Probitas Foundation has developed a novel AI-based...
  18. A new hydrogel developed for desalinating seawater using sunlight and for medical therapies

    Researchers from the UPC’s research group Innovation in Materials and Molecular Engineering - Biomaterials for Regenerative Therapies (IMEM-BRT) are working on a thermosensitive hydrogel with several applications, such as the desalination of...
  19. The UPC entrepreneurial ecosystem shines again at 4YFN

    From 26 to 29 February, the UPC’s entrepreneurial talent once again showcased itself at Four Years From Now (4YFN). Over 40 technology-based companies driven by UPC students, graduates and researchers participated, with 16 of them presenting their...
  20. The UPC shines at the 2024 MWC

    The UPC once again shone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC Barcelona) with its own stand, where it presented an AI-based application for diagnosing malaria, smart fabric with applications in healthcare, a non-invasive device for monitoring animals’...
  21. An oceanographic campaign validates innovative technologies for managing marine ecosystems

    The UPC’s Technological Development Centre for Remote Acquisition and Data Processing Systems (SARTI) has participated in a campaign to test novel technologies to enable the deployment of stations and vehicles for monitoring the marine environment...
  22. The UPC Postgraduate Virtual Fair starts with more than 150 online sessions scheduled

    From 26 February to 1 March, the UPC holds the second edition of the UPC Postgraduate Virtual Fair, an online event to provide information about the University’s wide range of postgraduate studies: master’s degrees, doctoral programmes and...
  23. Artificial intelligence and 6G technologies for achieving as safe interconnected mobility as possible

    A multidisciplinary team from the UPC is working on the development of a network that, combining artificial intelligence with 6G technologies, remote sensing systems and optical communication—both wireless and through optical fibres—allows...
  24. Call for the Miquel Barceló UPC Science Fiction Award

    Organised by the UPC’s Board of Trustees, it is open to international entries. The award consists of a 2,000-euro prize to the best original story and a special mention. The deadline is 1 April 2024.
  25. Meeting of the UPC with companies supporting the CFIS

    On 9 February, the UPC held a meeting and an event to thank the companies supporting the Interdisciplinary Higher Education Centre (CFIS) under the CFIS Partners programme.
  26. The UPC celebrates the inauguration of MareNostrum 5, which positions the University as a global benchmark in supercomputing knowledge

    Recently, the rector of the UPC, Daniel Crespo, welcomed Catalan president Pere Aragonès and Spanish president Pedro Sánchez to the launch event of MareNostrum 5 at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center–Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS).
  27. New photonics and AI tools for the diagnosis of ocular, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases

    Led by the UPC’s Centre for Sensors, Instruments and Systems Development, an international consortium of universities, hospitals and companies is developing new technologies based on light and AI to improve the diagnosis of several diseases.
  28. The UPC will coordinate the new interuniversity master’s degree in Semiconductor Engineering and Microelectronic Design

    The UPC, the UB, the UAB and the URV, with the collaboration of the IMB-CNM of the CSIC, programs, for the academic year 2024-2025, the new interuniversity master's degree in Semiconductor Engineering and Microelectronic Design, intended for train...
  29. UPC researcher Corrado Altomare receives a Leonardo Grant to study how heavy swell can affect seaside promenades

    Corrado Altomare, a Ramón y Cajal researcher at the UPC’s Maritime Engineering Laboratory, has been awarded a Leonardo Grant from the BBVA Foundation to study how episodes of heavy swell, caused by climate change and rising sea levels, can affect...
  30. Cyber avatars for a new era

    The UPC takes part in the Avatar Symbiotic Society, an initiative by the Japanese government to drive the creation of a society in which teleoperated avatars and cyborgs can stand in for individuals in various areas of life. Researcher Alberto...