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  1. The UPC among the best Spanish universities in Engineering according to the Ranking CYD

    The UPC is the top university in Spain in Informatics, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, and it is ranked as one of the three best Spanish universities in Electrical, Chemical and Materials Engineering according to the Ranking CYD, which also...
  2. Rector's statement posted on 15 July 2020

    Coinciding with the closing of the academic year, the Rector of the UPC, Francesc Torres, has thanked the response to the profound challenge posed by COVID-19 in a new video statement addressed to the university community published on 15 July 2020...
  3. The UPC, the 36th best young university in the world in the QS Top 50 Under 50 ranking

    In the 2021 edition of the QS Top 50 Under 50 ranking, which lists the world’s best universities under 50, the UPC is ranked 36th in the world. The University climbs two positions among European universities to the 11th place. It also remains the...
  4. The UPC has planned the start of the 2020–2021 academic year and has approved a range of initiatives to adapt activities to new needs

    The Governing Council of the UPC has approved a document that specifies a face-to-face teaching model that is also flexible and hybrid for the first semester of the upcoming academic year, depending on the demands of the pandemic and the...
  5. A UPC research group and the company B. Braun investigate new inactivation strategies against SARS-CoV-2 virus through modified nanoparticles and activation of heat nanosources

    The research group Innovation in Materials and Molecular Engineering - Biomaterials for Regenerative Therapies (IMEM) of the UPC will investigate, in collaboration with B. Braun, the detection, blocking and elimination of the SARS-CoV-2 virus using...
  6. Novel photonic platform capable of producing quantum walks of structured photons in 2D

    A team of researchers from the UPC’s Department of Physics, the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy) and the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) have discovered a novel photonic platform, capable of producing quantum walks of...
  7. The UPC participates in the new spin-off Smart Tower, a service for monitoring transmission towers remotely and autonomously

    The UPC’s new spin-off Smart Tower, led by the researcher Lluís Gil, provides remote and autonomous monitoring of transmission towers. The technology-based startup has received the support of The Collider, the Mobile World Capital Barcelona...
  8. The UPC’s Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics studies ocean noise pollution in Antarctica

    The UPC’s Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics (LAB) is leading a scientific expedition to Antarctica to deploy permanent acoustic sensors for monitoring the effects of climate change and human activities on polar ecosystems.
  9. A team of bioengineering and computing experts outlines how the creation of text mining and artificial intelligence tools can advance biomaterials research and development

    The application of text mining technologies will increase the ability to extract information from the growing biomaterials literature, and deep learning tools will help to identify implicit links between substantiated information, as well as make...
  10. A robotic wheelchair helps to improve the physical condition of people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

    How can care robotics help patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)? This inherited neuromuscular disorder affects one in 3,500 children worldwide. It causes the progressive loss of muscle function and therefore leads to progressive...
  11. The UPC, 1st in Spain and among the world’s top 100 in SDG Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    The UPC is ranked among the world’s best universities in its commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) according to the 2020 THE Impact Rankings. It stands out specifically in SDG 7, Affordable and Clean Energy (27th in...
  12. Smallest cavity for light created by graphene plasmons

    Researchers from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) –a research institute affiliated to the UPC—, MIT, Duke University, Paris-Saclay University and the Universidade do Minho report on the smallest cavities ever achieved for infrared light...
  13. Online information sessions on master’s degrees

    UPC schools have scheduled online information sessions to discuss and answer questions about master’s degrees in engineering, architecture, sciences and technology.
  14. Rector's statement posted on 3 June 2020

    The Rector of the UPC, Francesc Torres, has said in a new video statement addressed to the university community that face-to-face teaching will be resumed gradually and that students will be able to begin work placements from 8 June onwards. The...
  15. During the state of alarm the UPC will not suspend student rights in the event of non-payment of enrolment fees or add any late payment charges

    Students may submit a reasoned request to delay payment of outstanding enrolment fees, which will be responded to considering the reasons stated. Car parking charges and Sports Service fees are suspended during the period of lockdown.
  16. UPC researchers create an app to monitor outings with children during the lockdown

    The Data Management Group (DAMA-UPC) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) and the spin-off Sparsity have developed the app SafeWalkNearby to help to monitor the distance and the duration of outings with children under 14...
  17. ATENEA Exams launched

    AteneaExams is the UPC’s tool for non-face-to-face exams during lockdown.
  18. UPC’s plan for ending the lockdown approved

    The UPC's Governing Council on 14 May has approved the plan for ending the lockdown and progressively reinstating face-to-face activities on UPC campuses. The four-stage plan will be adapted to the evolution of the pandemic and health authorities’...
  19. The UPC enters stage 1 of the lockdown ending

    All UPC campuses and the campuses of the other universities in Catalonia will be able to carry out those activities provided for in stage 1 of the plan for ending the lockdown from 18 May, according to the ministerial decree published on 16 May by...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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.
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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...
  28. Rector's Statement

    Rector's Statement posted on April 3, 2020.
  29. 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.
  30. 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...