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  1. 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...
  2. UPC study demonstrates the effectiveness of raloxifene in treating inflammatory processes associated with COVID-19

    Researchers from the UPC’s Molecular Biotechnology Centre show that a drug for osteoporosis called raloxifene may inhibit molecules involved in the inflammatory processes associated with COVID-19.
  3. Lectures for first-year bachelor's degree students are resumed with restricted attendance

    From Monday 8 February, in accordance with measures approved by PROCICAT, lectures for first-year bachelor's degree students will be resumed with restricted attendance at the UPC. Face-to-face practicals and exams for other students continue as...
  4. The Barcelona ZeroG Challenge gives university students the opportunity to design an experiment to be conducted in zero gravity

    The Barcelona ZeroG Challenge is an international competition in which teams of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree students are asked to design and build an experiment to be conducted in microgravity. The registration period ends on 30 June...
  5. Scientists sink dead dolphin to study effects on marine ecosystem

    The UPC’s OBSEA Underwater Observatory in Vilanova i la Geltrú sunk a dolphin that was found dead a few days ago on a beach in Blanes to study the effect of the carcass on benthic ecosystems and fish communities in the area. It is an experiment by...
  6. UPC, Esade and IED students join forces with CERN to create innovative solutions to the challenges of the pandemic

    Eight university teams consisting of 42 students from the UPC, Esade and the IED Barcelona present their prototypes after months of work with CERN scientists researching new solutions for the future of humanity.
  7. The Agricultural Machinery Unit studies the sustainable use of plant protection products in two European projects

    The UPC’s Agricultural Machinery Unit (UMA) coordinates the INNOSETA European project, which aims to establish an innovative thematic network on crop protection and the sustainable use of plant protection products. It also participates in the OPTIMA...
  8. Patient successfully implanted with the world’s first antitumour biomembrane, created by Cebiotex, the UPC’s INTEXTER and the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital

    For the first time ever, an antitumour biomembrane made up of nanofibres, biocompatible and biodegradable has been implanted into a patient and has proved safe. This medical and technological milestone is the result of the collaboration between the...
  9. Statements regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)

    This page contains the main statements, updates, instructions and resources published by the UPC on the coronavirus health emergency and on the plan for ending the lockdown.
  10. The scheduled conditions for the first semester exams remain unchanged

    UPC statement to the university community, issued on 5 January, regarding the latest public information on COVID-19 in Catalonia. The new measures approved are effectives since Thursday, January 7, and will be valid for 10 days. Given the...
  11. The 50.upc.edu website exhibits 50 years of UPC history

    The decree on the creation of the Universitat Politècnica de Barcelona, the seed of the current UPC, was published in March 1971. With 9 campuses and 18 schools in 6 Catalan cities, the UPC today is one of the leading technical universities in...
  12. Underwater robots are key to understanding and protecting deep-water species

    A new study shows that the combined use of fixed acoustic reception stations and underwater robots for the study of deep-sea species allows for a better understanding of their ecology. These technological advances could improve the recovery of...
  13. One year of UNITE!, a project with the UPC's participation to build the university of the future

    In their first year, almost fully virtualised because of the pandemic, the initiatives and projects of UNITE! have established the basis of an alliance that articulates the aims of seven of the most prestigious European universities. One of its...
  14. Nearby Computing, a spin-off from the BSC and the UPC, completes a funding round

    Cellnex, Elewit and Lenovo have led a funding round in Nearby Computing, a spin-off from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and the UPC specialising in edge computing and 5G networks. The two million euros raised in this seed round will support the...
  15. 16 novel compounds of cannabis identified

    Researchers from the Smart Sustainable Resources research group at the UPC Campus in Manresa have characterised 16 novel compounds of cannabis that had not been identified so far. The discovery has been published in the journal Planta Medica....
  16. Scientists support the use of ultraviolet light to reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission indoors

    An international team of researchers advocates the use of UV-C light in indoor spaces as a way to reduce the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 viruses. This solution meets the requirement for fast, scalable and affordable implementation to fulfil the need...
  17. The UPC joins the Planetary Health Alliance

    The UPC, through its Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics (LAB), is a new member of the Planetary Health Alliance (PHA), a consortium that promotes the planet’s health. The LAB will contribute technology to monitor biodiversity and alert of potential...
  18. International cooperative agreement aims to fast track advanced material solutions to solve global challenges

    ICFO and Advanced Material Pandemic & Future Preparedness Taskforce sign MoU to facilitate solving global challenges using advanced materials.
  19. Measures adopted on 13 October for face-to-face teaching at the UPC extended until further notice

    Considering the advice of the Interuniversity Council of Catalonia and the Ministry of Health of the Government of Catalonia on provisionally implementing new measures on university campuses to control the COVID-19 infection rate, the UPC informs...
  20. The UPC sets up a COVID-19 testing site on the North Campus in collaboration with the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital

    From 16 November until 11 December, the Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona Hospital will offer the UPC university community voluntary rapid COVID-19 tests in order to monitor infections. Free PCR saliva tests will be done on the North Campus without prior...
  21. The Doctoral School welcomes new students and presents the special awards

    A total of 31 doctoral degree holders have received the 2020 special doctoral awards, with which the UPC’s Doctoral School recognises the best doctoral theses defended in the 2017–2018 academic year. The awards have been presented during the welcome...
  22. COVID-19 rapid testing on the UPC’s North Campus is postponed

    COVID-19 rapid testing on the UPC’s North Campus, which was scheduled for 9 to 27 November, has been postponed.
  23. The UPC’s BIOCOM-SC Group explores the use of artificial intelligence to forecast the evolution of COVID-19 in Europe

    The UPC’s Computational Biology and Complex Systems Group (BIOCOM-SC) partners with Facebook Artificial Intelligence to train, test and calibrate new artificial intelligence models developed by the company to forecast the evolution of the spread of...
  24. UPC researchers participate in the transformation of the European energy system to adapt to renewables

    Within the framework of the European project FEVER, the UPC’s Centre for Technological Innovation in Static Converters and Drives (CITCEA-UPC) will develop bidirectional EV chargers and solutions for leveraging the flexibility of energy storage...
  25. Statement from the rector of the UPC, Francesc Torres, to the university community

    The rector of the UPC, Francesc Torres, issued a statement on 27 October on the meeting of the University’s emergency committee to assess the current COVID-19 situation that was held earlier that day. In the statement, which can be read below, the...
  26. Discover the UPC’s Doctoral School

    Visit the Doctoral School website to find out more about the programmes leading to a doctoral degree that allow you to develop the skills and competencies needed to conduct quality research in a changing world.
  27. The UPC leads a project to develop faster, lower-power processors for artificial intelligence

    The European Commission grants three million euros in funding to the WiPLASH project within the framework of the FET-Open call. It aims to prototype miniaturised wireless graphene antennas in the terahertz band to provide future computing platforms...
  28. QuantumCAT, the quantum technology hub led by the ICFO, launched

    The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), which is linked to the UPC, leads the new Catalan quantum technology hub QuantumCAT, a consortium of research institutions and industry partners for promoting technology transfer and innovation projects.
  29. The UPC: 50 years with no limits

    The opening ceremony of the academic year marked the beginning of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), a year-long programme of events that will end in December 2021. It will include...
  30. The UPC and SokoTech will hold the STEAMConf Barcelona from 22 to 24 October

    The International Education Conference STEAMConf Barcelona is organised by the UPC and the SokoTech Digital Social Innovation Laboratory, in collaboration with the Barcelona City Council, the Government of Catalonia and Barcelona Activa. In its 6th...