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  1. 2022, new opportunities for the future of Unite!

    The new Erasmus+ call in the context of the European Universities Initiative, the consolidation of the alliance’s structure with the future addition of two new members and the advancement of many of the projects will be the focus of the alliance's...
  2. UPC researcher Lluís Jofre Cruanyes wins an ERC Starting Grant to miniaturise turbulence at the microscale

    Researcher and professor Lluís Jofre Cruanyes has won a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant to create disruptive energy technologies and solutions that will allow the next generation of energy conversion systems and aircraft propulsion...
  3. The UPC is the top Spanish university in Engineering according to the 2021 NTU Rankings

    In the latest edition of the NTU Rankings, the UPC is the top Spanish university in Engineering in terms of research productivity, impact and excellence. The University is also the top Spanish university in four subjects: Mathematics, Civil...
  4. Mexican engineer Enrique Villa awarded an honorary doctoral degree by the UPC

    On 3 February, the UPC conferred an honorary doctoral degree on Mexican engineer and former director of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico (IPN) Enrique Villa for his contributions to higher education and internationalisation in promoting...
  5. UPC researchers will observe 77,000 stars with the Chilean 4MOST telescope

    Alberto Rebassa, a professor at the UPC’s Department of Physics and at the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC), and Odette Toloza, a researcher at the Federico Santa María Technical University (Chile), will lead a team of 30 researchers...
  6. The ICM, the UdG and the UPC join efforts to measure the capacity of marine reserves to recover overexploited species

    Over the next four years, the research team will evaluate the usefulness of a network of newly created protected marine reserves in waters between 300 and 400 metres deep. The objective is to find out if these protected areas could contribute to the...
  7. The UPC ranked the world’s 22nd best in Optics and in the top 100 in Civil Engineering and Computer Science in the 2022 Best Global Universities Rankings

    In the 8th edition of the Best Global Universities Rankings, the UPC climbs 167 positions and ranks 367th globally and regains the leading position among Spanish technical universities. As for subjects, the University stands out in Optics (22nd in...
  8. Dyeing irrigation water to study the impact of freshwater on bivalve farming in the Ebro Delta

    A team of UPC and IRTA researchers have developed a model to determine the dispersion of freshwater discharges that reaches the El Fangar bay by using rhodamine, a tracer dye that is water soluble and harmless. The experiment will provide further...
  9. The UPC university community regrets the loss of the architect Ricardo Bofill

    The UPC university community offers its condolences for the death of the Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill, one of the most important representatives of international architecture, whom the University awarded an honorary doctoral degree on 30...
  10. Reusing 1 kg of clothing saves 25 kg of CO2 according to a study by INTEXTER

    The UPC’s INTEXTER has conducted a pioneering analysis to calculate the share of fibres used in the clothes that are dumped in textile collection bins. The study uses an innovative methodology and is therefore more accurate than other approaches so...
  11. The commitment to European education, technology and entrepreneurship moves forward with Unite! alliance

    What is the future of the Unite! alliance? What steps must the universities in the alliance take to lead the transformation of European higher education in the coming years? How must they move towards a new model of innovative and multidisciplinary...
  12. A UPC-led project to restore European coasts with natural solutions and blue carbon underway

    The Maritime Engineering Laboratory (LIM) of the UPC is leading a European project to restore the coast and adapt it to climate change. It is a shock plan for the next four years funded by the European Union under the European Green Deal. Pilot...
  13. UPCommons remains among the world’s top 20 in the Transparent Ranking of repositories

    The UPC’s open document repository, UPCommons, is ranked the world’s 20th in the latest edition of the Transparent Ranking of repositories. In the ranking of institutional repositories, UPCommons climbs to the 10th place worldwide and is once again...
  14. Graz University of Technology and Wroclaw University of Science and Technology will join the Unite! alliance

    The European network of universities Unite! is being expanded with two new additions: Graz University of Technology and Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. With this expansion to nine members, Unite! increases its impact on the European...
  15. Through Unite!, leading technological universities define how engineering education will respond to major European challenges

    The UPC is hosting the 4th Unite! Dialogue, “Past, Present and Future”, from 29 November to 1 December, online and face-to-face in the auditorium of the Vèrtex building. Experts from the seven European universities that are part of the Unite!...
  16. Five UPC projects to fight pandemics

    Identifying risk factors that affect the evolution of COVID-19 patients; analysing the transformation of Barcelona into a “fragile” city during the state of alarm; using drones to control capacity at events; implementing measures to increase the...
  17. The UPC’s Doctoral School welcomes new students and presents the special awards

    The welcome event for new doctoral students will take place on Friday 26 November in the Auditorium of the UPC’s Vèrtex building. The event, which will also host the special doctoral awards ceremony, will be broadcast live on the UPC’s YouTube...
  18. The UPC continues to be the top Spanish technical university in the latest edition of the THE World University Rankings

    In the Times Higher Education’s 2022 World University Rankings (THE WUR), the UPC maintains its position among the 800 best universities in the world (601-800 band) and continues to be the top Spanish technical university. In the THE WUR by Subject,...
  19. The UPC is hosting the 4th Unite! Dialogue: Past, Present and Future, from 29 November to 1 December

    The Unite! community and external international experts will meet for four days, both online and in person, in Barcelona. The aim is to share ideas and learn from best practices in the fields of research and teaching, which the European university...
  20. The BSC inaugurates its new corporate headquarters, the BSC-Repsol Building

    The minister for Research and Universities, Gemma Geis; the secretary general for Research of the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Raquel Yotti; the rector of the UPC, Daniel Crespo; the president of the Repsol Foundation, Antonio Brufau, and the...
  21. The UPC among the three best Spanish universities according to the 2021 U-Multirank

    In the 2021 edition of U-Multirank, a European Commission initiative to provide a multidimensional view of universities, the UPC moves up and is ranked as one of the top three Spanish universities.
  22. The UPC leads artificial intelligence (AI) research and innovation in Catalonia

    The UPC is the most active Catalan entity in artificial intelligence research and innovation according to the report “Analysis of the specialisation in artificial intelligence in Catalonia”, produced by the Government of Catalonia.
  23. Unite! virtual fair for students and teaching and administrative staff

    Under the slogan 'Build your global competence', the fair has shown, on 3 November, the opportunities offered by Unite! to students and staff from the seven European universities in the alliance.
  24. The BSC will coordinate Quantum Spain, the Spanish quantum computing ecosystem

    The project includes building and commissioning the first quantum computer in southern Europe. The computer will be operational by the end of 2022 and will be installed at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center–Centro Nacional de Supercomputación...
  25. Sónar, the UPC and betevé present, for the first time in Barcelona, the AI and Music S+T+ARTS Festival

    Sónar, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) and betevé are partnering to present the AI and Music S+T+ARTS Festival on 27 and 28 October. The festival will be held live in Barcelona and online and will feature nearly 30...
  26. Carme Trilla: “The big challenge is to balance house prices and incomes”

    On 4 October, Carme Trilla i Bellart, an economist and president of the Barcelona Metropolitan Housing Observatory, delivered the inaugural lecture of the 2021-2022 academic year at the UPC, which was entitled L’habitatge, una responsabilitat...
  27. 2021-2022 academic year inauguration ceremony with the economist Carme Trilla i Bellart

    Carme Trilla, president of the Barcelona Metropolitan Housing Observatory, delivered the inaugural lecture for the academic year. The ceremony, held in the Auditorium of the Vertex Building on October 4, is avaiable on YouTube.
  28. The UPC has conferred an honorary doctoral degree on the architect Ricardo Bofill Levi

    The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) held a ceremony to confer an honorary doctoral degree on Ricardo Bofill Levi, one of the giants of international architecture, at the Santa Maria del Mar basilica in Barcelona on 30...
  29. Researcher Colm McAlinden, International Optometrist of the Year by the UPC’s Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry

    The UPC’s Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry (FOOT) presented the International Optometrist of the Year award to the Irish researcher Colm McAlinden, an optometrist, ophthalmologist and researcher, on 29 September. The event formed part of the...
  30. The UPC’s NanoSat Lab demonstrates the feasibility of using nanosatellites to observe the Earth and monitor climate change

    The FSSCat is ESA’s first mission that relies on CubeSats to support the Copernicus monitoring services for land and marine environment of the European Earth Observation programme. The mission won the Sentinel Small Satellite (S^3) Challenge Award...