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  1. Unite! will work with Ukrainian universities on the green transformation of campus

    The Unite! alliance, of which the UPC is a member, will work with Ukrainian universities on developing a green campus model. The aim of the collaboration is to contribute to Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction process and its integration into the...
  2. Using technohumanism to solve social challenges: UPCArts Dialogue at CASA SEAT on 31 January

    On 31 January at 6 p.m., CASA SEAT will host the first UPCArts Dialogue of the year, which will focus on Fusion Point, an innovative educational experience promoted by the UPC, ESADE and IED Barcelona to address real social challenges. The event...
  3. 'La caravana de los Errantes', by Raúl Gonzálvez, wins the 2022 Miquel Barceló UPC Science-Fiction Award

    Written by Raúl Gonzálvez del Águila, 'La caravana de los Errantes' won the 2022 Miquel Barceló UPC Science-Fiction Award, which is organised by the Board of Trustees. The award was presented at an event on 16 November. It was broadcast live on...
  4. Power electronics solutions to modernise the power grid

    The UPC’s CITCEA coordinates the European iPLUG project, under the Horizon Europe programme, to develop power electronics solutions to allow a smooth integration of multiple renewable sources, energy storage systems and loads in the distribution...
  5. The UPC joins EIT Manufacturing

    The University joins forces with the largest innovation network in Europe, EIT Manufacturing, to collaborate in future endeavours and share knowledge and expertise.
  6. Unmasking the microscopic fingerprint in finite-temperature features of a one-dimensional Bose gas

    A team of researchers from the UPC in Barcelona and the EPFL in Lausanne have built a new theory to explain finite-temperature properties in terms of microscopic excitations of bosons in one dimension.
  7. 1-minute exposure to monochromatic light modifies neural connections

    A study led by researchers from the UPC’s Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry (FOOT) shows that 1-minute stimulation with blue, green or red light activates several visual and non-visual brain regions. The study opens new avenues for better...
  8. MSX and the UPC join forces to further develop the Sustainable Mobility Centre

    The UPC and MSX International TechServices, a global organisation providing technology-enabled business solutions and services to the mobility industry, have signed a collaboration agreement to establish the Sustainable Mobility Campus in...
  9. Climate change adaptation plan for ports of general interest in the Balearic Islands submitted and prepared by the LIM of the UPC

    The plan commissioned by the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) proposes adaptation measures and pathways to prevent possible risks from the rise in sea level as a result of climate change.
  10. UPC rector Daniel Crespo new vice-president of the Unite! alliance

    UPC rector Daniel Crespo and Ilkka Niemelä, rector of Aalto University, in Espoor (Finland), have been elected for two vice-president positions established by Unite!
  11. The UPC and the Castelldefels City Council inaugurate DroneLab, a unique laboratory and flight facility for UAVs

    On 11 November, the Drone Research Laboratory (DroneLab) was opened on the UPC Baix Llobregat Campus in Castelldefels. Pioneering in Spain and Europe, it is a multidisciplinary facility for conducting tests and validating and training UAV-based...
  12. The UPC participates in the research programme for the future quantum internet

    The new research programme coordinated by the ICFO, in which the UPC and other entities participate, aims to develop technologies for the future quantum Internet.
  13. New magnetometer designed to be integrated into microelectronic chips

    Researchers at the UPC’s Department of Electronic Engineering have developed a new type of magnetometer that can be integrated into microelectronic chips and that is fully compatible with the current integrated circuits. Of great interest for the...
  14. The UPC’s Doctoral School welcomes new students and presents the special awards

    The welcome event for new doctoral students will take place on Wednesday 23 November, at 11:00 am, in the lecture hall of the ETSEIB. The event, which will also host the special doctoral awards ceremony, will be broadcast live on YouTube.
  15. A study demonstrates the relationship between SARS-CoV-2 concentration in wastewater and the cumulative incidence over waves during the pandemic

    Cetaqua and the BIOCOM-UPC research group develop a mathematical model to predict SARS-CoV-2 incidence in Catalonia using wastewater-based epidemiology.
  16. First smart ocean monitoring buoy with UPC technology installed in the Corcovado Gulf, Chile

    On 13 October, the UPC’s Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics (LAB), the Chilean Ministry of the Environment and MERI Foundation installed the first smart buoy of The Blue BOAT Initiative in the Corcovado Gulf, Chile. Equipped with cutting-edge LIDO...
  17. Researchers discover a catalyst to remove emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas

    Researchers from the UPC, the University of Udine (Italy) and the ALBA Synchrotron have discovered a palladium and platinum catalyst, the first to eliminate methane emissions from transport and other human activities to reduce global warming. The...
  18. European award for the ANYWHERE project, coordinated by the UPC’s CRAHI

    The 2022 Resilience Award of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs went to ANYWHERE, a project coordinated by the UPC’s Centre of Applied Research in Hydrometeorology (CRAHI) that strengthens societal...
  19. Clarifying note regarding the exhibition at the Ferraté Library

    Regarding the exhibition at the Ferraté Library.
  20. UPC has conferred an honorary doctoral degree on the oceanographer Sylvia A. Earle

    The ceremony to confer an honorary doctoral degree on marine biologist and oceanographer Sylvia A. Earle has taken place in Vilanova i la Geltrú on 28 October. Researcher Michel André, the director of the University’s Laboratory of Applied...
  21. Fractus and the UPC create a technological hub to develop deep tech solutions

    Fractus and the UPC have agreed to create the Fractus-UPC Deep Tech Hub, a research centre where deep technologies will be designed and improved so as to develop disruptive technological solutions based on scientific challenges with great potential...
  22. Collaborative robots to harvest table grapes developed

    Researchers from the UPC’s Institute of Robotics and Industrial Informatics (IRI) and the Agricultural Machinery Unit (UMA) are working with other research centres and European companies to develop collaborative robots to harvest and prune table...
  23. The BSC selected to host one of the first European quantum computers

    The European Union’s supercomputing consortium has chosen the BSC-CNS as one of six centres that will host the first European quantum computing network.
  24. The constrution of the European university of the future has focused the inauguration ceremony of the 2022-2023

    The inauguration ceremony of the UPC's 2022-2023 academic year has taken place on 28 September on the Terrassa Campus. The event has be attended by the Catalan minister for Universities and Research, Gemma Geis, the Mayor of Terrassa, Jordi Ballart,...
  25. The UPC has participated in the VI Unite! Dialogue on 20 and 21 September

    Representatives of the nine universities—including the UPC—that form Unite! have presented activities of the pilot phase of Erasmus+ and Horizon Europe and future projects at the Dialogue hosted by Politecnico di Torino (PoliTO), Italy.
  26. Researchers find that chemical communication between living beings obeys the linguistic law of brevity

    A recent study shows that the chemicals used by living beings to communicate obey the linguistic law of brevity: just as the most used words in human language are shorter, the most frequent infochemicals in ecosystems tend to be shorter carbon...
  27. Researcher Maria Pau Ginebra awarded an Advanced Grant by the European Research Council

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded UPC researcher Maria Pau Ginebra an Advanced Grant to study the mechanisms of biomaterial and bacteria interaction and to develop surfaces that can fight infections and promote bone regeneration. The...
  28. Unite! receives more EC funding for its deployment

    The Unite! alliance, made up of the UPC and other leading European technological universities, will receive more funding from the European Commission, under the Erasmus+ programme, to become a driving force for the advancement of a green and digital...
  29. The UPC, among the world’s top 100 in four subjects according to the 2022 ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

    The UPC maintains its position among the world’s 100 best universities in four subjects (Instruments Science and Technology, Atmospheric Science, Mathematics and Civil Engineering) and is the top Spanish university in two (Atmospheric Science and...
  30. UPC researchers coordinate the creation of a compact magnetic sensor to reduce noise on large space missions

    The UPC’s Space Science and Technology Research Group (CTE) has coordinated the development of a compact and low-power magnetic sensor to reduce noise based on magnetic field modulation using microelectromechanical resonators (MEMS). Created jointly...