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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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)
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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...
  17. 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).
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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.
  23. Barcelona writer Francisco Guerrero wins the UPC Science Fiction Award with the novel 'Gutterson'

    The futurist novel 'Gutterson' written by Barcelona journalist Francisco Guerrero won the 24th UPC Science Fiction Award, which was presented in Sitges on 6 October at the Taboo’ks seminar within the International Fantasy Film Festival of Catalonia.
  24. Computer scientist Margaret Hamilton to be awarded an honorary doctoral degree by the UPC

    On Thursday 18 October, the UPC will award 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...
  25. Catalan philosopher and writer Marina Garcés delivers lecture at event to mark start of academic year 2018–2019 at UPC

    The 2018–2019 academic year inauguration ceremony was held on Friday, 21 September in the auditorium of the Vèrtex building on the UPC’s North Campus in Barcelona. Philosopher and writer Marina Garcés (Barcelona, 1973) delivered an inaugural lecture...
  26. An architecture exhibition at the UPC-ETSAB opens the Tenth International Landscape Biennial

    The 10th International Landscape Biennial, organised by the UPC and the Architects’ Association of Catalonia, brings together international experts in Barcelona to discuss the need for performative landscapes
  27. Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry of the UPC presents Professor Konrad Pesudovs with Best Optometrist of the Year Award

    The UPC’s Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry (FOOT) has recognised the work of Australian professor and researcher Konrad Pesudovs, selecting him as the winner of the 2018 International Award for the Best Optometrist of the Year
  28. UPC cements position as leading Spanish university in Horizon 2020 funding

    According to provisional results reported by the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) for the period 2014–2017, the UPC remains the top university and the third Spanish institution when it comes to attracting funds under...
  29. ETSEIB Motorsport and Dynamics UPC reach Formula Student podium

    ETSEIB Motorsport’s electric car took third place at a competition in the Czech Republic, and Dynamics UPC finished second in the combustion class at Formula Student Netherlands. The final competition of the season for both teams was Formula Student...
  30. The UPC: a university with an international character

    Nearly 3000 students in mobility programmes, 378 academic cooperation agreements with international institutions, and participation in 14 international networks – these are some of the figures that reflect the UPC’s determination to open itself up...