1. New Marie Curie grants for five projects in the fields of civil and environmental engineering, mathematics and chemistry

    Five new UPC projects have been selected in the latest Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) call for individual fellowships under the European Horizon 2020 (H2020) research programme. The aims of these projects are to create numerical methods to...
  2. A nanophenomenon that triggers the bone-repair process

    The researcher Amir Abdollahi of the UPC’s Numerical Calculus Laboratory (LaCàn) participated in a study that found that flexoelectricity may be responsible for regenerating bone tissue damaged by microfractures.
  3. The UPC’s Gaudí Chair has inventoried 18% of the content for the Gaudí Digital Archive and digitised 11% of the material it will contain

    The Gaudí Chair of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), a documentation and research centre located at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB), offered a presentation on the current status of the Gaudí Digital Archive, which will...
  4. UPC improves positioning on Webometrics ranking and now holds 280th place globally

    The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has moved up 32 positions on the Ranking Web of Universities and now ranks 280th in the world. At the European level, the UPC has moved up ten positions, and within the Spanish university system it has...
  5. LIVE_FOR, a European project for judicial cooperation on cybercrime

    The UPC’s Network Security Emergency Coordination Unit (esCERT-UPC) will become an information centre for police, prosecutors and judges in Western Europe, advising them on the application of European Investigation Orders in the fight against...
  6. The INTEXTER creates a virtual ‘tailor’ that tells you your size when you purchase clothes online

    The Terrassa Institute of Textile Research and Industrial Cooperation (INTEXTER) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) is coordinating the European project MORPHEOS, in the framework of which the application ‘ISizeYou’ has been...
  7. ICFO researchers create an ultradilute quantum liquid made from ultra-cold atoms

    The Institute of Photonic Sciencies (ICFO) researchers create a novel type of liquid one hundred million times more dilute than water and one million times thinner than air. The experiments, published in Science, exploit a fascinating quantum effect...
  8. UPC, ESADE and IED students team up with CERN to design innovative solutions for great challenges facing humankind

    The students, in collaboration with CERN researchers, use sophisticated technology to develop new products and services that support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
  9. The UPC and the Barcelona City Council present a book on a new form of architectural design for accessible environments

    On 11 December, Laia Ortiz, deputy mayor for Social Rights of the Barcelona City Council, and Ramon Carbonell, president of the UPC's Board of Trustees, presented the book 4 Wheelchair-User Architects (4WUA) in Space 4 of the Palau de la Virreina in...
  10. UPC students set for first in university space rocket

    The Cosmic Research team, made up of students from three schools of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Terrassa and Barcelona are carrying out a series of trials in order to become the first university students to launch a rocket into...
  11. Two BSC researchers, selected for the European Research Council

    BSC researchers Carlos Pérez García-Pando and Francisco J. Cazorla have been selected to receive two Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) for their projects FRAGMENT and SuPerCom, respectively.
  12. Secondary school students from all over Catalonia have connected live with astronauts on the International Space Station

    The EETAC has invited secondary school students from all over Catalonia to ask questions in a live connection with the astronauts of the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday 4 December at 4 p.m. from the UPC’s Baix Llobregat Campus in...
  13. Francesc Torres wins the elections for rector of the UPC

    According to the final results, Francesc Torres, a full professor with a degree in Telecommunications Engineering, obtained 50.23% of the votes and will be rector of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) for the next four years.
  14. Antarctic volcanic ash can disrupt air traffic in vast areas of the south hemisphere

    Simulations performed by Barcelona Supercomputing Center in collaboration with the Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra Jaume Almera-CSIC demonstrated that Antarctic volcanoes might pose a higher threat than previously considered. A research focused...
  15. More than 200 students at the UPC's Week of Engineering Competition

    From 25 November to 1 December, the 10th edition of the Week of Engineering Competition (WEC) will be held at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), with more than 200 engineering students enrolled. During the WEC, students from any school...
  16. Quantum internet goes hybrid

    Researchers from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), an associate institute of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), report the first demonstration of an elementary link of a hybrid quantum information network, using a cold atomic...
  17. Synchrotron light proves the effectiveness of two new drugs against sleeping sickness

    A team led by researchers from the UPC has unveiled the mechanism of action of two drugs, FR60 and JNI18, that cure 100% of mice with sleeping sickness, also called African trypanosomiasis. Using synchrotron light at the ALBA Synchrotron, the...
  18. UPC project receives ESA’s Sentinel Small Satellite Challenge award and is overall winner of the Copernicus Masters

    An initiative presented by UPC researcher Adriano Camps and Alessandro Golkar, a visiting professor from the Skoltech Institute of Science and Technology in Russia, in collaboration with the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC), has won...
  19. The TETRAMAX European project to improve technology transfer in ICT

    The Data Management Group (DAMA-UPC) of the UPC is participating in the European project Technology Transfer via Multinational Application Experiments (TETRAMAX), whose goal is to implement the European Smart Anything Everywhere initiative in the...
  20. UPC brand technology at the Smart City Expo World Congress

    At the Gran Vía venue of Fira de Barcelona from 14 to 16 November
  21. The European project GEECCO faces the challenge of promoting and increasing the presence of women working in science and technology

    The implementation of actions that eliminate barriers to hiring, maintaining and promoting women researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is the objective of the European project Gender Equality in Engineering through...
  22. The UPC steps on the accelerator

    On 11 and 12 November, the six teams of UPC students who have designed and built electric vehicles to participate in university competitions attended Expoelectric, a meeting point to encourage energy saving and efficient driving.
  23. Candidates launch the campaign for the 15 November election of the rector

    Professors Enric Fossas and Francesc Torres are the two candidates to become rector of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in the elections of 15 November. The election campaign started on 31 October and will end on 13 November.
  24. The UPC proposes key actions to advance towards a new energy paradigm

    The UPC has developed a roadmap that sets out the strategic lines it will pursue in research and technological development to help move beyond the energy paradigm that has prevailed for the last 150 years, which is based on growing use of...
  25. Statement by the rector of the UPC regarding the political conflict in Catalonia

    On 26 October, the UPC’s rector, Enric Fossas, made a statement regarding the current political conflict in Catalonia.
  26. UPC presents EMPRÈN UPC Terrassa, with support of Terrassa City Council

    The UPC and the Terrassa City Council have signed an agreement to create a facility called EMPRÈN UPC Terrassa—an initiative that will help UPC students make their business ideas a reality, foster entrepreneurial talent, attract investment, and...
  27. The UPC launches its new website

    The University has completely renewed its website. The content has been restructured to facilitate usability and the site has been made more visually attractive. The new responsive design automatically adapts the content to any mobile device.
  28. The UPC adheres to the work stoppage in Catalonia to reject the violence against citizens on 1 October

    The UPC expresses its rejection, indignation and strongest condemnation of the unjustified and unjustifiable episodes of violence committed by the Civil Guard and the National Police in Catalonia on 1 October.
  29. Declaration of the UPC against the unjustified and unjustifiable violence

    In response to the episodes of unjustified and unjustifiable violence in Catalonia in the last few hours.
  30. The Besòs Coast Sustainable Territory project receives a grant from the ERDF

    Besòs Coast Sustainable Territory, a regional specialisation and competitiveness project in which UPC researchers are participating, will receive a subsidy of €555,500 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) that will cover half the cost.