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  1. The UPC co-drafts a pilot plan to improve tuberculosis control in Nigeria based on mathematical models

    Researchers from the Barcelona School of Agricultural Engineering (ESAB) on the Baix Llobregat Campus in Castelldefels are co-drafting a pilot plan to improve the diagnosis and control of tuberculosis in the city of Gombe, north-east Nigeria. The...
  2. A researcher from the UPC’s ESEIAAT leads a European project to create four advanced support centres for the textile industry in Morocco and Jordan

    Mònica Ardanuy, a professor of textile engineering at the Terrassa School of Industrial, Aerospace and Audiovisual Engineering (ESEIAAT) and a researcher in the TECTEX research group at the UPC, is leading the European project FOSTEX, which aims to...
  3. The UPC participates in a new 'spin-off' MiWEndo Solutions, which is to develop a device to improve the early detection of colorectal cancer

    Supported by UPF, the UPC, Hospital Clínic and ICREA, it will use microwave technology to automate the detection of polyps during colonoscopies.
  4. ICFO researchers design new health monitors that are flexible, transparent and based on graphene

    Researchers at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) have developed a new class of flexible, transparent and low-power wearables based on graphene to monitor multiple vital signs, such as heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pulse oxygenation and...
  5. European grants for excellent research awarded to Ariadna Quattoni, from the Department of Computer Science, and Xavier Oliver, from the UPC-CIMNE

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to Ariadna Quattoni, a researcher at the Department of Computer Science, to develop a machine learning project, and a Proof of Concept grant to Xavier Oliver, a professor and...
  6. The Barcelona School of Nautical Studies celebrates its 250th anniversary

    On 3 October, the UPC’s Barcelona School of Nautical Studies (FNB) held the main events to celebrate its 250-year history. Founded in 1769, the FNB is the oldest nautical school in Spain.
  7. Statement by the rectors of Catalan public universities regarding the ruling of the independence leaders

    On 14 October, the rectors of Catalan public universities issued a statement regarding the Supreme Court ruling of the independence leaders.
  8. Physicist Ulrike Felt has delivered the inaugural lecture of the 2019–2020 academic year at the UPC

    On 4 October at 12 noon, the UPC has hold the inauguration ceremony of the 2019–2020 academic year. Professor Ulrike Felt, who holds a doctoral degree in Physics and is the head of the Department of Science and Technology Studies at the University...
  9. ICFO and spin-off Quside team up to create a new quantum processing lab

    The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), a university research institute affiliated to the UPC, and its spin-off Quside Technologies are teaming up to create a facility for developing quantum processing technologies. The joint lab will use...
  10. UPC performing well in the latest international rankings

    In the 2019 edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking, the UPC remains in the 601-700 range—in which it has been ranked since 2017—in the Top 1000 list. In the recently published 2019-2020 CWUR...
  11. European universities and industry join forces to produce a new generation of engineers in frontier technology

    The UPC coordinates the European project AdMoRe, in which eight researchers—seven men and one woman—are being trained in advanced simulation and computational mechanics technologies to develop innovative solutions for industry and help large...
  12. Acoustic map of underwater noise pollution made by the crew of the Fleur de Passion

    The Ocean Mapping Expedition, which has returned to Seville after a four-year world tour aboard the Fleur de Passion sailing boat, mapped acoustic pollution in the ocean. The research project was led by the UPC’s Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics...
  13. Students in the TO team win two third prizes in the 2019 Solar Decathlon Europe competition

    The sustainable dwelling TO competed in the 2019 Solar Decathlon Europe, which took place in Hungary from 28 June to 29 July, and was awarded two third prizes in the Architecture and Circularity and Sustainability categories. The UPC team was made...
  14. Microgravity does not affect frozen sperm according to a study by Dexeus Mujer in collaboration with the UPC

    A study conducted by Dexeus Mujer in collaboration with the UPC reveals that gravity conditions outside the Earth do not affect frozen human sperm. The results of this study were reported in late June at the 35th Annual Meeting of the European...
  15. The UPC maintains its position among the 150 best young universities in the world

    In the Times Higher Education’s 2019 Young University Rankings, the UPC maintains its position among the 150 best young universities in the world (101-150 band) and ranks in the 58-82 band in Europe. It is the top technical university in Spain.
  16. The UPC selected by the European Commission to build the new European university UNITE!

    The University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering - UNITE! is now a fact. The new technological university campus promoted by the European Commission with the participation of the UPC, the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, the...
  17. The UPC is still the top Spanish university in obtaining funds from the H2020 programme

    The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) continues to be the first Spanish university in raising funds from the European framework programme for research and innovation Horizon 2020 (H2020), according to the provisional results of the latest...
  18. A new H2020 project led by the UPC aims to improve the production of hydroelectric power

    Xavier Escaler, a researcher at the UPC’s Centre for Industrial Diagnostics and Fluid Dynamics, is leading the European project AFC4Hydro, which aims to design and validate an active flow control (AFC) system for hydraulic turbines to monitor the...
  19. UPC students present TO, the sustainable home that is competing in the 2019 Solar Decathlon Europe in Hungary

    The new sustainable home TO, which is competing in the 2019 Solar Decathlon Europe, was presented on 14 June at noon. It was conceived by a team of 35 students from the UPC Vallès School of Architecture (ETSAV) and three from the UPC Barcelona East...
  20. Quantum mechanics explains how superfluid helium films grow in carbon nanotubes

    Research by an international team of researchers led by scientists from the ICFO, with the participation of Jordi Boronat, a researcher at the UPC’s Department of Physics, reports on the controlled, layer-by-layer growth process of superfluid helium...
  21. Microchips manufactured at the UPC will measure the wind on Mars

    The UPC’s Micro and Nanotechnologies Research Group has participated in the design, manufacture and calibration of the wind sensor of the MEDA instrument, which will travel to Mars on board NASA’s Mars 2020 mission to measure wind direction and...
  22. Testing a drone to save lives in the Mediterranean

    Three students from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) are participating, together with the Hemav Foundation, in the FREEDA project, in which they are developing an offshore reconnaissance drone to search for people and...
  23. The BSC-CNS will be home to one of the largest European supercomputers: MareNostrum 5

    The Barcelona Supercomputing Center–Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) will host one of the pre-exascale supercomputers in the high-performance computer network promoted by the European Commission, namely MareNostrum 5. It will be a...
  24. A UPC researcher in Terrassa creates the first tomography map for diagnosing glaucoma

    Pablo Amil, a researcher from the research group in Nonlinear Dynamics, Nonlinear Optics and Lasers (DONLL) at the ESEIAAT, has created an objective model that classifies the degrees of the iridocorneal angle, a key element for assessing the...
  25. STAT-ON, a new device that helps monitor the symptoms of patients with Parkinson’s

    Developed of the UPC, the Sense4Care spin-off and the Centro Médico Teknon – Quirónsalud
  26. Maria Pau Ginebra, Eduard Alarcón, Marcel Guardia and Maria Teresa Martínez-Seara receive the 2018 ICREA Acadèmia distinctions

    UPC researchers Maria Pau Ginebra, Eduard Alarcón, Marcel Guardia and Maria Teresa Martínez-Seara are four of the forty-five researchers who received the 2018 ICREA Acadèmia distinctions on 30 April at the Palau de la Generalitat. The event was...
  27. Light and nanotechnology combined to prevent bacterial contamination on medical implants

    An ICFO and B. Braun Surgical, S.A. study published in Nano Letters and highlighted in Nature Photonics reports on a new technique that could prevent bacterial contamination and infection in medical implants by using light combined with gold...
  28. The UPC launches #looopers, a science outreach series on YouTube

    “Nanoquè? Nanosatèl·lits!” (Nano-what? Nanosatellites!) is the first video in the series that the UPC has launched on its YouTube channel. Teaching and research staff and students have collaborated to reach out to young people and encourage them to...
  29. The UPC approves a motion to declare a state of climate emergency

    The University Senate at the UPC has approved a motion to declare a state of climate emergency following the global movement Fridays for Future. The motion was approved during the University Senate meeting that took place on 7 May.
  30. The brain as an inspiration for future processors

    Researching the design of new intelligent computing systems inspired by the human brain is the goal of the “CoCoUnit: An Energy-Efficient Processing Unit for Cognitive Computing” project, led by Antonio González, a researcher from the Department of...