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Online information sessions on master’s degrees UPC schools have scheduled online information sessions to discuss and answer questions about master’s degrees in engineering, architecture, sciences and technology. Jun 03, 2020 12:50 PM
Rector's statement posted on 3 June 2020 The Rector of the UPC, Francesc Torres, has said in a new video statement addressed to the university community that face-to-face teaching will be resumed gradually and that students will be able to begin work placements from 8 June onwards. The coming academic year is being planned with face-to-face activity. In addition, bachelor's and master's degree students are being consulted regarding the exceptional distance teaching during this past term. Answers can be submitted until 7 June. Jun 03, 2020 10:18 AM
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. Jun 03, 2020 09:45 AM
During the state of alarm the UPC will not suspend student rights in the event of non-payment of enrolment fees or add any late payment charges Students may submit a reasoned request to delay payment of outstanding enrolment fees, which will be responded to considering the reasons stated. Car parking charges and Sports Service fees are suspended during the period of lockdown. Jun 02, 2020 10:35 AM
UPC researchers create an app to monitor outings with children during the lockdown The Data Management Group (DAMA-UPC) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) and the spin-off Sparsity have developed the app SafeWalkNearby to help to monitor the distance and the duration of outings with children under 14 to public spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. May 29, 2020 09:52 AM
ATENEA Exams launched AteneaExams is the UPC’s tool for non-face-to-face exams during lockdown. May 25, 2020 11:54 AM
UPC’s plan for ending the lockdown approved The UPC's Governing Council on 14 May has approved the plan for ending the lockdown and progressively reinstating face-to-face activities on UPC campuses. The four-stage plan will be adapted to the evolution of the pandemic and health authorities’ advice. May 19, 2020 11:57 AM
Technological cooperation at the UPC to fight COVID-19 Low-cost ventilators, ICT technology to manage the spread of the pandemic, a campaign to collect tablets and mobile phones for isolated patients in hospitals... The UPC is providing 145,000 euros in funding to support 20 local- and international-scale cooperation projects to tackle the COVID-19 health emergency. May 13, 2020 11:45 AM
The percentage of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Spain rises to nearly 10% of the population infected A multidisciplinary research group of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) and the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) has analysed the diagnostic delay between the development of symptoms of COVID-19 and the registration of a positive case in ten countries in the European Union. From this they have been able to calculate the percentage of cases that each country is capable of detecting with respect to the total number of infections and to give a more accurate figure for the real number of cases of COVID-19. May 11, 2020 10:14 AM
Four aims in the new stage to end the lockdown at the UPC Due to the ongoing health emergency, the rector, Francesc Torres, has posted a new video statement (with English subtitles) on the UPC’s YouTube channel adressed to the university community to inform about the step-by-step plans to end the lockdown. May 07, 2020 01:15 PM
The Barcelona Urbanism Laboratory, an observatory of cities The UPC’s Barcelona Urbanism Laboratory (LUB) celebrates its 50th anniversary this academic year. The research centre provides a critical and constructive look at the evolution of the metropolis and has become a benchmark in urbanism and regional policy. May 06, 2020 12:02 PM
It was the largest beam tested to rupture in a European laboratory On 29 January, the construction laboratory of the Center for Technological Innovation in Construction and Civil Engineering (CITEEC) conducted a controlled rupture test on a beam 12 meters long, 2 meters wide and 24 centimetres thick that weighed 14 tonnes. It was the largest beam tested to rupture in a European laboratory. The experiment was part of the HORVITAL project, coordinated by the UPC. Apr 29, 2020 12:03 PM
Rector's Statement Due to the ongoing health emergency, the rector, Francesc Torres, has published a new video statement (with English subtitles) on the UPC’s YouTube channel to the university community. Apr 17, 2020 08:30 PM
FAQs of interest to UPC students during the health emergency The UPC has published a web page with the answers to the most frequently asked questions of students during the health emergency by COVID-19. Apr 10, 2020 04:40 PM
The UPC is contributing to the fight against COVID-19 with several research projects and 3D printing of medical supplies In response to the COVID-19 health emergency, UPC research groups and centres are working on several scientific projects to tackle the spread of the virus. Additionally, a number of professors, researchers and students are sharing their knowledge and 3D-printing equipment to make masks, respirators and face shields for hospitals. Apr 09, 2020 09:20 AM
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
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