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  1. Technological cooperation at the UPC to fight COVID-19

    Low-cost ventilators, ICT technology to manage the spread of the pandemic, a campaign to collect tablets and mobile phones for isolated patients in hospitals... The UPC is providing 145,000 euros in funding to support 20 local- and...
  2. The percentage of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Spain rises to nearly 10% of the population infected

    A multidisciplinary research group of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) and the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) has analysed the diagnostic delay between the development of symptoms of COVID-19 and the...
  3. Four aims in the new stage to end the lockdown at the UPC

    Due to the ongoing health emergency, the rector, Francesc Torres, has posted a new video statement (with English subtitles) on the UPC’s YouTube channel adressed to the university community to inform about the step-by-step plans to end the lockdown.
  4. The Barcelona Urbanism Laboratory, an observatory of cities

    The UPC’s Barcelona Urbanism Laboratory (LUB) celebrates its 50th anniversary this academic year. The research centre provides a critical and constructive look at the evolution of the metropolis and has become a benchmark in urbanism and regional...
  5. It was the largest beam tested to rupture in a European laboratory

    On 29 January, the construction laboratory of the Center for Technological Innovation in Construction and Civil Engineering (CITEEC) conducted a controlled rupture test on a beam 12 meters long, 2 meters wide and 24 centimetres thick that weighed 14...
  6. Rector's Statement

    Due to the ongoing health emergency, the rector, Francesc Torres, has published a new video statement (with English subtitles) on the UPC’s YouTube channel to the university community.
  7. FAQs of interest to UPC students during the health emergency

    The UPC has published a web page with the answers to the most frequently asked questions of students during the health emergency by COVID-19.
  8. The UPC is contributing to the fight against COVID-19 with several research projects and 3D printing of medical supplies

    In response to the COVID-19 health emergency, UPC research groups and centres are working on several scientific projects to tackle the spread of the virus. Additionally, a number of professors, researchers and students are sharing their knowledge...
  9. Rector's Statement

    Rector's Statement posted on April 3, 2020.
  10. UPC Students, the University on your mobile

    Specifically designed for students, the new UPC Students app is a beta version that provides useful information about the University. It has been implemented earlier than scheduled to provide information during the health emergency.
  11. Researchers at the UPC and the IGTP use mathematical models to evaluate the evolution of the COVID-19 epidemic and the effectiveness of the control measures

    A team of researchers from the UPC’s Computational Biology and Complex Systems Group (BIOCOM-SC) and the Comparative Medicine and Bioimage Centre of Catalonia (CMCiB) of the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) has developed a...
  12. Testing a model of sensors to register ocean currents and temperature

    The UPC’s Technological Development Centre for Remote Acquisition and Data Processing Systems (SARTI) participates in developing a model of buoys with sensors to register ocean currents and temperature. The devices are currently being tested. They...
  13. Specific web page for supporting telework for teaching staff, administrative staff and students

    A new web page with tools and services for supporting teaching staff, administrative staff and students working or studying from home. It completes the ICT’s services for teleworking and basic support tools for non-face-to-face teaching available to...
  14. The UPC suspends face-to-face teaching activities for an extendable two-week period

    This measure follows the Government of Catalonia's advice within the framework of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  15. Rector's Statement Regarding the Alarm Status after the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Regarding the State of Alarm decreed by the Spanish Government, we report the following exceptional actions for the next 15 days.
  16. COVID-19 FAQs

    The Ministry of Home Affairs of the Generalitat of Catalonia, through the Operational Coordination Center of Catalonia (CECAT), has released, on March 14, some FAQs on coronavirus that answer questions about restrictions on activities by the...
  17. The UPC publishes a form for its teaching and administrative staff to notify essential travel

    Within the framework of the UPC protocol of action regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert, the University has published a form for its teaching and administrative staff to notify the International Relations Service of any essential travel...
  18. UPC’s protocol of action against coronavirus (COVID-19)

    The rector, Francesc Torres, has published the UPC’s protocol of action against coronavirus (COVID-19) on 9 March. The document will be kept under permanent review based on the evolution of the outbreak.
  19. The UPC, among the world’s top 25 in Architecture and Civil Engineering and among the top 100 in Engineering and Technology

    The UPC ranks higher in the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings (WUR) by Subject. It is now ranked the world’s 21st in the subject Architecture (climbing 8 positions) and in the broad subject area Engineering and Technology it has...
  20. Statement regarding COVID-19

    Due to the number of enquiries received regarding COVID-19, the Office of the Rector of the UPC would like to reassure staff and students that the University is in constant contact with CatSalut and is closely monitoring the situation.
  21. Tuberculosis has shaped human society since the Stone Age

    Researchers from the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP), the Comparative Medicine and Bioimaging Centre (CMCiB-IGTP), CIBERES and the UPC have discovered, by means of a mathematical model that combines biological, anthropological and...
  22. UPCommons among the world’s top 30 document repositories

    The UPCommons open knowledge portal is listed among the world’s top 30 document repositories, 10th in Europe and 1st in Spain in the latest edition of the Transparent Ranking of repositories. In the ranking of institutional repositories, it climbs...
  23. Promoting research in mathematics through the creation of the UPC’s IMTech

    With the aim of promoting and fostering research in mathematics, the UPC’s Governing Council has approved the creation of the Institute of Mathematics of the UPC-BarcelonaTech (IMTech), which will be located at the School of Mathematics and...
  24. Support protocol for victims of physical or sexual assault approved

    The Governing Council on 11 December 2019 gave the go-ahead to the Support Protocol for Members of the University Community who are Victims of an Aggression Committed in the UPC’s Spaces that May Be Regarded as a Crime and that Violates Physical...
  25. Researchers manage to perform biomechanical simulations up to 20 times faster

    A team of researchers from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Stanford University (United States) and the UPC have improved the efficiency of biomechanical simulation software systems to perform simulations up to 20 times faster. The...
  26. The UPC helps to define a new professional profile for the European textile sector

    A team of researchers from the Terrassa Institute of Textile Research and Industrial Cooperation (INTEXTER) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) have updated the professional technical profile needed by the European...
  27. Students from ESADE, IED and the UPC present prototypes and solutions to improve urban mobility at CERNS

    Eight teams of students from the UPC —of the Barcelona School of Telecommunications Engineering (ETSETB)—, from Esade and IED Barcelona have presented, at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), at Geneva, their projects and...
  28. Artificial intelligence for the diagnosis of rare diseases related to collagen VI

    Researchers at the Institute of Robotics and Industrial Informatics—a joint centre of the CSIC and the UPC—and the Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona Children’s Hospital have developed a system for helping diagnose rare diseases related to deficiencies in...
  29. The VIMAC virtually reproduces the architectural evolution of the medieval complex of Barcelona’s Palau Reial Major

    The UPC’s Virtual Innovation Laboratory for Modelling Architecture and the City (VIMAC) has performed laser scanning and drawn up the plans of Barcelona’s Palau Reial Major, a work that has allowed researchers to explore and accurately virtually...
  30. Launch of EIT Urban Mobility in Barcelona to transform European cities into liveable spaces

    The city of Barcelona launched the European initiative EIT Urban Mobility at the Smart City Expo World Congress. The event marked the official start of the EIT Innovation Community, which aims to finance projects that contribute to mobility...