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  1. An international project to share and reuse cancer data at a global level

    Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC) is coordinating the EUCANCan project, which will foster the reuse of genomic oncology data to improve biomedical research. The project, which was launched in Barcelona on 11...
  2. The EIT Innovation Community in Urban Mobility is presented in Brussels

    On 24 January the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) presented in Brussels the EIT Innovation Community in Urban Mobility, headquartered in Barcelona, with the UPC as one of its technology partners.
  3. Mohanad Harba: "Studying at the UPC is an excellent opportunity for my career."

    Mohanad Harba is one of the 18 young refugees from Lebanon who have resumed their studies in Catalan universities in the 2018-2019 academic year thanks to the host programme for refugee students of the Generalitat of Catalonia, with the support of...
  4. Margaret Hamilton: “I have learned to always ask myself why and to foresee the unexpected”

    The experience of programming the software that allowed the Apollo 11 mission to land on the Moon 50 years ago “was at least as exciting as the events surrounding the mission.” This is how systems engineer Margaret Hamilton described her experience...
  5. The UPC libraries redesign Bibliotècnica

    The new version of Bibliotècnica and the UPC libraries’ websites was launched on 14 January. The design follows that of the UPC’s institutional website, is more visual and intuitive, and is responsive to mobile devices.
  6. The WOMEN-UP project launches a MOOC on eHealth applied to female urinary incontinence

    The Female Urinary Incontinence and eHealth MOOC is a free online course on urinary incontinence in women and on the techniques and technologies available to enhance the effectiveness of medical treatments (eHealth). It will be available online from...
  7. The UPC participates in a European trial of a treatment to reduce mortality of cardiogenic shock

    The EURO SHOCK trial includes the main cardiovascular hospitals in nine European countries. The UPC is participating in the project with CardioSense, a device that provides an early cardiovascular diagnosis in less than 60 seconds. Over 400 patients...
  8. The UPC’s Maritime Engineering Laboratory develops a system to protect beaches from erosion and flooding

    The UPC’s Maritime Engineering Laboratory (LIM) is testing a project at the Maritime Research and Experimentation Channel to determine the feasibility of adapting sand-filled geotextile bags for use on beaches.
  9. European artificial intelligence leaders meet at the UPC in Barcelona to promote the use of this technology in the EU

    This meeting marks the starting point of the AI4EU project, which receives €20 million euros in funding from the European Commission and has 79 partners from 21 countries, among them 60 leading research centres. The objective is to provide users...
  10. The UPC, a major player in the development of Industry 4.0

    Of students now attending primary school, 63% will end up working in a job that does not yet exist. This disturbing fact is closely related to what is known as the fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0, which is transforming industry through a...
  11. The UPC launches '#looopers', a science and technology dissemination project on YouTube

    The UPC is launching '#looopers', a project aimed at disseminating knowledge related to the University’s areas of work: architecture, engineering, science and technology.
  12. Barcelona will be the European capital of urban mobility, with the UPC as one of the key technological partners

    The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has chosen the MOBILus consortium, led by the city of Barcelona and co-partnered by the UPC, to develop one of its innovation communities, in the field of urban mobility.
  13. UPC, IED and ESADE students at CERN come up with solutions for sustainable development

    The students are using CERN’s most sophisticated technologies to come up with new products and services in collaboration with Ideasquare and the Innovation Department of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN). Tracking systems that...
  14. NASA’s InSight probe with UPC technology on board lands successfully on Mars

    On 26 November, NASA’s InSight probe landed successfully on Mars with UPC technology on board. Researchers from the UPC’s Micro and Nanotechnologies Research Group participated in the design of the wind sensor that travelled on the probe, which will...
  15. The UPC will advise on the creation of a new School of Architecture in Egypt

    On 26 November the UPC signed a cooperation agreement to advise on the implementation of the European University in Egypt (EUE), which will be based in the new capital of Egypt. Through the Barcelona School of Architecture, the UPC will participate...
  16. A nanosatellite developed at the NanoSat Lab of the UPC has been placed in orbit with six experiments on board

    The launch, funded by the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC), took place at 5:28 a.m. from the Sriharikota space base (India)
  17. The ANYWHERE project will showcase their major achievements in Brussels

    The Centre of Applied Research in Hydrometeorology (CRAHI) of the UPC is coordinating the ANYWHERE project, aimed at establishing a pan-European multi-hazard platform for faster analysis and anticipation of weather-induced risks prior to event...
  18. Students from the UPC, ESADE and IED jointly search for solutions to mental illness in Healthcare Solutions Hackathon

    A toothbrush to monitor the amount of lithium in the blood of people with bipolar disorder, a device to improve the follow-up of people with severe psychiatric disorders, or an application to help mitigate anxiety crises are some of the projects...
  19. Strategic alliance of the UPC with Shaoxing University

    On 20 November, the UPC and Shaoxing University signed a collaboration agreement for the creation of a technology transfer centre at the Chinese university and the promotion of 10 joint research projects on textile and civil engineering. The...
  20. The UPC celebrates 20 years of entrepreneurial spirit

    The UPC is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Innova Programme, a pioneering initiative in Catalonia and Spain focused on promoting the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the university community and fostering the...
  21. David Carrera receives an award from the Royal Academy of Engineering

    The UPC professor received a medal at the Agustín de Betancourt Young Researchers Awards from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAI), in recognition of his work leading the Data-Centric Computing team at the BSC-CNS.
  22. The deadline for presenting applications to the IND+I Science competition for doctoral students is 20 December

    The deadline for applications for the IND+I Science competition is 20 December. This competition recognises research by doctoral students into the concepts of public value and public purpose in the fields of innovation, industry and the agenda of...
  23. The UPC scores well in Computer Science and Engineering in the 2019 Best Global Universities Rankings

    In the fifth edition of the Best Global Universities Rankings, also known as the US News Rankings, the UPC is 36th in the world in Computer Science and 60th in Engineering. In the global ranking, the UPC is among the top 500 in the world.
  24. Europe pilots cutting-edge technology to prevent natural disasters in a project coordinated by the UPC

    The Centre of Applied Research in Hydrometeorology (CRAHI) of the UPC is coordinating the ANYWHERE project, aimed at establishing a pan-European multi-hazard platform for faster analysis and anticipation of weather-induced risks prior to event...
  25. The UPC joins the University Commitment to Global Engagement

    The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) signs the University Commitment to Global Engagement launched by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the United Nations Institute for Training Research (UNITAR).
  26. CARNET, a National Research Award for public-private partnership in R&I

    The Future Mobility Research Hub (CARNET) promoted by SEAT, the UPC and Volkswagen Group Research, which focuses on future automotive and urban mobility, has received the 2017 National Award for Public-Private Partnership in Research and Innovation...
  27. The NTU Ranking places the UPC among the top 125 universities in the world in engineering

    The UPC is in 445th place in the world in the latest edition of the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, published by the National Taiwan University (NTU), also known as the NTU or Taiwan Ranking. The UPC is 122nd in the...
  28. Investiture of scientist Margaret Hamilton as an honorary doctor of the UPC

    The UPC has awarded, on Thursday 18 October, an honorary doctoral degree to the American computer scientist, mathematician and engineer Margaret Hamilton, who coined the term ‘software engineering’ 50 years ago, during the NASA’s first Apollo...
  29. An international team of physicists carry out quantum simulation of the physical effects of disorder in topological insulators

    A team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States, the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) and the UPC uses experiments with ultra-cold atoms trapped and driven by lasers to create a new disorder-induced...
  30. Inauguration of Thinx | 5GBarcelona, an open laboratory for testing 5G technologies

    The initiative 5GBarcelona and Telefónica have inaugurated their Thinx | 5GBarcelona laboratory, a facility at startups, SMEs and corporations and designed to test and validate new services and applications with 5G technology.