1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The UPC Postgraduate Virtual Fair will offer more than 100 online sessions between 26 February and 1 March

    From 26 February to 1 March, the UPC will hold 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...
  5. 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).
  6. 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.
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. The UPC climbs positions in the 2024 QS Sustainability Ranking and is placed as one of the world’s 150 best universities

    The new edition of the QS Sustainability Ranking places the UPC as one of the world’s 150 best universities, specifically in 143rd place. The ranking also places the University among the world’s top 100 in governance, in 79th.
  11. Registration for the 2024 UNIRUN race is open!

    Registration for UNIRUN, the Catalan university race, is open until 26 February or until reaching 5,000 entries. The race reaches its tenth edition in 2024 and will take place at the Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona on 3 March at 9.30 a.m. Participating...
  12. The UPC opens the Hydrogen Laboratory and the green hydrogen pilot plant

    Recently, the UPC opened the Hydrogen Laboratory and the green hydrogen pilot plant on the Diagonal-Besòs Campus. These cutting-edge facilities serve as a living lab to advance research and innovation in hydrogen technologies, a key energy vector in...
  13. Fractus-UPC Deep Tech Hub reveals that AI and 5G-6G are the technologies with the highest potential for techno-social disruption

    Artificial intelligence, 5G-6G, big data, robotics, cybersecurity, computers and IoT protocols and 3D and 4D printing are the technologies with the most research groups at the UPC, according to the study 'Analysis, map and detection of Deep Tech...
  14. The UPC launches Connèxia, a new 360° programme to accelerate technology transfer to industry

    On 27 October, the UPC presented the Connèxia UPC programme. Aimed at industry, it provides tailored collaboration to connect the University’s technological capabilities with the specific and strategic needs of the productive sector.
  15. The UPC supports the GreenChips-EDU project as part of Unite!

    The UPC and other universities, companies and research institutions join forces in the European project GreenChips-EDU to accelerate the training of skilled workers in microelectronics.
  16. The UPC at the Barcelona Deep Tech Summit

    Around thirty companies stemming from the UPC, along with researchers from the University, have presented breakthroughs and transformative trends at the Barcelona Deep Tech Summit, on 28 and 29 November.
  17. The UPC offers its support to community members affected by the Israel-Hamas war

    The UPC’s International Emergency Committee is monitoring the impact of the Israel-Hamas war on the University and offers support to community members affected.
  18. The first six companies to be part of the ESA BIC Barcelona incubator are selected

    The business incubation centre ESA BIC Barcelona of the European Space Agency has selected six space tech start-ups to be part of the incubation programme. The selected companies will receive 50,000 euros to develop their product or service and will...
  19. The UPC among the world’s best universities in two subjects according to ShanghaiRanking’s 2023 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

    The UPC is ranked among the world’s top 100 universities in Atmospheric Science and Civil Engineering according to the latest edition of ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS). It is the leader in Spain in the first field and...
  20. Light-powered catalyst to make hydrogen

    A team from the UPC and the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) have designed an efficient and stable photocatalyst capable of producing hydrogen directly using sunlight. The results are published in the journal Nature...
  21. First-ever simulation of interactions between quasi-particles called Fermi polarons

    Quasi-particles are an essential tool to describe the complex processes arising from strong interactions in solids. Using an ultracold quantum gas has allowed to study how Fermi polaron quasiparticles interact with each other.
  22. Communication of the ACUP on the situation in Israel and Palestine

    Communication of the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP) on the situation in Israel and Palestine.
  23. The UPC is working to create Space Tech Unite!

    The Unite! alliance has launched Space Tech Unite!, a network of universities and companies for the teaching of space-related subjects. UPC researchers Adriano Camps, Jordi Gutiérrez and Hyuk Park are involved.
  24. A decade leading industrial doctorate projects in Catalonia

    Year after year, the UPC leads the ranking of projects under the Government of Catalonia’s Industrial Doctorates Plan, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Over a decade, 257 projects have been carried out at the University, which...
  25. The UPC participates in a European project to offer specialised training in blockchain

    Researchers from the UPC’s Department of Network Engineering participate in the CHAISE project—funded as part of the European Union's Erasmus+ programme—to promote skill acquisition and development in blockchain technology. An online pilot course is...
  26. The UPC is the top Spanish technical university in the new QS World University Rankings: Europe (2024)

    In the first edition of the new QS Europe University Rankings, the UPC is ranked 129th among 688 institutions analysed and is the leading technical university in Spain. It obtained its best scores in Sustainability and International Research Network.
  27. 2023 Pulitzer winner Bernat Armangué at the opening ceremony of the academic year at the UPC

    The opening ceremony of the 2023-2024 academic year at the University took place in the Auditorium of the UPC’s Vèrtex building on the North Diagonal Campus (Barcelona) on Friday 6 October. The event was attended by photojournalist Bernat Armangué,...
  28. Reinforcement learning helps underwater robots to locate and track objects

    Deep reinforcement learning enables underwater autonomous vehicles and robots to accurately locate and track objects and marine animals. This has been demonstrated for the first time by a team of researchers including professor Mario Martin from the...
  29. Circular solutions for the construction sector will be tested in Barcelona under a UPC-led European project

    Five pilot projects in Barcelona, Belgrade, Paris, Prague and Vesterålen will demonstrate, on a large scale, circular solutions in buildings and the construction sector. In Barcelona, they will be deployed to demolish secondary buildings of the old...
  30. Awards to a new generation of surgical meshes, a program for designing buildings and the Process Talks spin-off

    The jury of the 14th UPC Research Valorisation Award, promoted by the Board of Trustees, has recognised 4DPolysense as the best technology transfer project, the NECADA program as the best invention or work for its application in the market and the...