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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Five teams of UPC students have entered their vehicles in Formula Student 2018 this summer

    The arrival of summer marks the start of the international university competition Formula Student, in which the UPC student teams Dynamics UPC, e-Tech Racing, ETSEIB Motorsport, UPC ecoRacing and Vilanova Formula Team are participating. The five UPC...
  10. A European project led by the UPC involves citizens in the control of air quality

    The UPC is leading the H2020 CAPTOR project, through which a network of low-cost sensors has been installed to measure tropospheric ozone (a contaminant that mainly affects rural areas) in private homes of volunteers from Spain, Italy and Austria....
  11. The UPC launches a new app for grape producers

    The Agricultural Machinery Unit of the UPC has just released DOSAVIÑA, an application for grape producers. It is a tool that allows the optimal volume rate for pesticide spray application and the amount of pesticide in trellis vines to be determined.
  12. Mission: space. Young researchers from all over the world gather at the UPC with top experts in the sector

    Sixty young researchers from all over the world will receive training from some 30 experts from academia, industry and space agencies within the framework of the Young Professionals in Space programme, which took place from 17 to 21 July at the...
  13. Barcelona hosts the International Conference on Atomic Physics (ICAP) with the presence of 6 Nobel laureates in physics

    From July 22-27, the Palau de Congressos of Barcelona will host the most important conference in atomic physics, which will count on the presence of 6 Nobel laureates and physicists from all over the world. In parallel to the main conference, two...
  14. Five young Marie Curie researchers will join the UPC with European funding

    Four new UPC projects were selected in the latest Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) call for Innovative Training Networks, and will allow five young researchers to be contracted for a period of three years. The aims of these projects are to...
  15. The MareNostrum supercomputer and the Macedònia children’s band have teamed up to encourage girls to study tech subjects

    The supercomputer Marenostrum and the Macedònia song titled MareNostrum are two key parts of tours that 6,000 primary school students from Barcelona will be able to go on next year. The aim is to encourage children to study tech subjects and, in...
  16. A researcher at the UPC's Terrassa Campus discovers a climate change pattern thanks to a new method

    Dario Zappalà, a member of the Nonlinear Dynamics, Nonlinear Optics and Lasers (DONLL) research group of the UPC on the Terrassa Campus, recently published a study in the scientific journal Earth System Dynamics revealing great anomalies in...
  17. The UPC, among the top 30 young universities in the world in the QS Top 50 under 50 ranking

    The UPC is placed 26th in the world in the QS Top 50 under 50 ranking of universities under 50 years old. It has maintained its 8th place in Europe and has moved up one position to second place in Spain. It is also ranked first in Catalonia.
  18. The UPC maintains its position as the top university in Spain in innovation and technological development

    The UPC has maintained its position as the top university in Spain in innovation and technological development, according to the 2018 edition of the U-Ranking. The report highlights the leadership of public universities in the overall results.
  19. The UPC builds a plant to produce bio-products and bioenergy from wastewater using microalgae

    The Environmental Engineering and Microbiology Group (GEMMA) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has built a 30-m3 pilot plant for the production of bioproducts and bioenergy from microalgae grown in wastewater. The plant has been...
  20. Creation of the AMES Group-UPC Chair in design and innovation in the field of new biomaterials

    The AMES Group-UPC Chair, which was created at the Diagonal-Besòs Campus in Barcelona, will work in the field of additive manufacturing of porous metallic biomaterials for use in traumatology.
  21. Richard Stallman reflects upon the goals and philosophy of free software

    Richard Stallman, an American free software movement activist often known as RMS, will be giving a talk in Spanish on 18 of June entitled “Free software in ethics and practice”, which will analise the goals and philosophy of free software.
  22. MareNostrum 4 POWER9 racks begin operation with high expectation for AI - based research

    MareNostrum 4 supercomputer has incorporated into production three racks of last IBM POWER technologies with a peak performance of 1.5 petaflops with the aim to accelerate Artificial Intelligence–based research.
  23. UPC maintains its position among the top 150 young universities in the world in the 'THE Young University Rankings'

    The UPC is in the 101-150 rank of the top universities in the world in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018. It is also in the 61-88 rank in Europe and in the 5-7 rank in Spain.
  24. The UPC maintains its position among the top 300 universities in the world and as the top technical university in Spain

    In the 2019 edition of the QS World University Rankings, the UPC has maintained its position among the top 300 universities in the world, in 275th place. It is again in 120th place in Europe and is the top technical university in Spain. It is also...
  25. Launch of CYBERCAT, an interuniversity research centre for cybersecurity and data privacy

    The Cybersecurity Research Centre of Catalonia (CYBERCAT) was presented in Barcelona on 8 May. It was set up by seven research groups from six Catalan universities, among them the UPC’s Information Security Group (ISG) and Mathematics Applied to...
  26. A microchip designed at the UPC is on its way to Mars

    Researchers from the UPC’s Micro and Nanotechnology Research Group participated in the design of a wind sensor that has been installed in NASA's InSight spacecraft to study the interior of the planet Mars.
  27. Researchers from the UPC and the IAC discover one of the most massive neutron stars

    Using a pioneering method, researchers from the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group of the UPC and the Canary Islands Institute of Astrophysics (IAC) have found a neutron star of about 2.3 Solar masses—one of the most massive ever detected. The study...
  28. Investiture of optometrist Donald R. Korb as an honorary doctor of the UPC

    The UPC awarded an honorary doctorate to the optometrist Donald R. Korb, a pioneer in evaporative dry eye and an authority on contact lenses and the ocular surface. Professor Jaume Pujol of the Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry (FOOT) acted as...
  29. The UPC is among the top 100 European universities in innovation

    According to Reuters Top 100: Europe’s Most Innovative Universities – 2018, the UPC is among the top 100 European universities in innovation. In Spain, it ranks second overall Spain and first among the technical universities. This is the third...
  30. The UPC leads a European project to study the behaviour of complex geometric networks

    The aim of the European project Combinatorics of Networks and Computation (CONNECT) is to understand complex geometric networks such as those that model the internet and the spread of infections. Coordinated by the UPC, the project connects...