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  1. Professor Joan Gispets, vice-rector for University Policy at the UPC

    On 23 May Professor Joan Gispets i Parcerisas took office as vice-rector of University Policy at the UPC.
  2. The UPC’s CD6 participates in the construction of the world’s largest telescope

    The UPC’s Centre for Sensors, Instruments and Systems Development (CD6) participates with IDOM in the construction of the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT), promoted by the European Southern Observatory (ESO). The ELT will be the world's largest...
  3. The UPC, among the world’s top 100 in the SDGs Climate Action, Life Below Water and Life On Land according to the THE Impact Rankings

    In the 2022 THE Impact Rankings, which assess the impact of universities’ contributions to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UPC is ranked the world’s 71st university in Climate Action, 74th in Life Below Water and 85th in Life On...
  4. Doctoral School Open Day on 12 May

    The UPC doctoral studies will be presented at an event in the Auditorium of the Vèrtex building. The event will also feature the institutional final of the Thesis in 4 Minutes competition and the announcement of the UPC winner of the #HiloTesis...
  5. The UPC’s Baix Llobregat Campus will host the business incubator ESA BIC Barcelona for three more years

    The UPC’s Baix Llobregat Campus in Castelldefels will host ESA BIC Barcelona for three more years to accelerate start-ups based on innovative space technologies or infrastructures. The incubator will continue to be located in the RDIT building of...
  6. Europe committed to bringing to market an innovative treatment for bone cancer created by UPC researcher Cristina Canal

    The European Research Council has awarded professor Cristina Canal a Proof of Concept grant, which aims to bridge the gap between frontier research and the market. With this grant, the researcher from the UPC’s Department of Materials Science and...
  7. The UPC sets up an International Emergency Committee

    In view of the situation created by the war in Ukraine, the UPC has set up an International Emergency Committee and puts an e-mail address (ucrania.upc@upc.edu) at the disposal of the community and those affected by the conflict.
  8. Master’s Week at the UPC from 2 to 6 May

    This May, under the slogan ‘Now, a master’s degree! Study at the UPC’, the University is launching a campaign aimed at prospective students to showcase all the options for taking one of its master’s degrees, which provide multidisciplinary and...
  9. The UPC, SEAT and Volkswagen Group Innovation look for new strategies to improve the performance of the powertrain and batteries of future electric vehicles

    The UPC’s inLab FIB collaborates with SEAT and Volkswagen Group Innovation (Wolfsburg, Germany) in the Predictive eBoost project, focused on designing new strategies, based on machine learning algorithms and data analysis, to improve the efficiency...
  10. The UPC is ranked the world’s 15th best university in Architecture and the top Spanish university in seven subject areas in the 2022 Scimago Institutions Rankings

    In the 2022 edition of the Scimago Institutions Rankings, the UPC is ranked the world’s 15th best university in Architecture and the top Spanish university in seven subject areas: Architecture, Computer Science, Building and Construction,...
  11. Starting Grant for UPC researcher Sergi Abadal to develop a new generation of faster and more efficient processors with wireless communication systems and quantum computing

    Professor and researcher Sergi Abadal, from the UPC’s Department of Computer Architecture, has won a European Research Council Starting Grant to study new ways to build faster and more efficient processors, based on wireless communications,...
  12. The UPC, among the world’s top 20 in Architecture and the world’s top 50 in Civil and Structural Engineering and in Mining Engineering according to the QS WUR by Subject

    In the QS World University Rankings by Subject, the UPC has been ranked among the world’s top 50 in Architecture and Built Environment, in Civil and Structural Engineering and in Mineral and Mining Engineering. In this last edition, the University...
  13. Nimble Diagnostics is founded to monitor stents using microwave technology

    Nimble Diagnostics is a spin-off that develops microwave-based technology to monitor stents implanted in patients with cardiovascular, vascular, renal or lung disease. This is a spin-off of the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP), the...
  14. The 2022 Industrial Doctorates Plan call for grants is underway

    Doctoral students who wish to do a doctoral thesis in the business sector can now submit their proposals online. The research projects must be developed between companies or entities and the University’s research groups.
  15. The Miquel Barceló UPC Science Fiction Award call for entries underway until 1 April

    The UPC’s Board of Trustees announces the 26th UPC Science Fiction Award, an international competition that from this edition on is named after late professor Miquel Barceló, the promoter and soul of the award. The deadline for submitting works is 1...
  16. The UPC confers an honorary doctoral degree on engineer and MIT researcher Antonio Torralba

    Engineer Antonio Torralba is a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, and head of the Artificial Intelligence and Decision-Making (AI+D) Faculty at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. On 11...
  17. The UPC participates in a global competition to protect biodiversity in rainforests

    A team from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech is working with scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US), the Instituto de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Mamirauá (Brazil) and the Delft University of...
  18. A dominant negative sentiment prevails in public perception towards the cruise industry during the COVID-19 outbreaks

    Researchers from the URV and the UPC’s Biomedical Engineering Research Centre (CREB) have analysed more than 34 million tweets and have found a prevailing negative sentiment towards the cruise industry. One of the main conclusions of the study,...
  19. UPC technology at the 2022 Mobile World Congress, from 28 February to 3 March 2022, in Barcelona

    The UPC presents cutting-edge technologies and initiatives applied to a range of sectors at its own stand in this edition of MWC Barcelona, the international conference on mobile technologies that takes place in the Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via...
  20. UPC statement on the situation in Ukraine

    The UPC publishes a statement on the war situation in Ukraine as a result of the Russian government's attack.
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. Registration for the 2022 UNIRUN race is open

    Registration for UNIRUN, the Catalan university race, is open until 8 March (max. 5,000 entries). The race will take place at the Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona on 13 March at 9.30 a.m. Participating students can obtain ECTS credits.