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  1. Reusing 1 kg of clothing saves 25 kg of CO2 according to a study by INTEXTER

    The UPC’s INTEXTER has conducted a pioneering analysis to calculate the share of fibres used in the clothes that are dumped in textile collection bins. The study uses an innovative methodology and is therefore more accurate than other approaches so...
  2. The commitment to European education, technology and entrepreneurship moves forward with Unite! alliance

    What is the future of the Unite! alliance? What steps must the universities in the alliance take to lead the transformation of European higher education in the coming years? How must they move towards a new model of innovative and multidisciplinary...
  3. A UPC-led project to restore European coasts with natural solutions and blue carbon underway

    The Maritime Engineering Laboratory (LIM) of the UPC is leading a European project to restore the coast and adapt it to climate change. It is a shock plan for the next four years funded by the European Union under the European Green Deal. Pilot...
  4. UPCommons remains among the world’s top 20 in the Transparent Ranking of repositories

    The UPC’s open document repository, UPCommons, is ranked the world’s 20th in the latest edition of the Transparent Ranking of repositories. In the ranking of institutional repositories, UPCommons climbs to the 10th place worldwide and is once again...
  5. Graz University of Technology and Wroclaw University of Science and Technology will join the Unite! alliance

    The European network of universities Unite! is being expanded with two new additions: Graz University of Technology and Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. With this expansion to nine members, Unite! increases its impact on the European...
  6. Through Unite!, leading technological universities define how engineering education will respond to major European challenges

    The UPC is hosting the 4th Unite! Dialogue, “Past, Present and Future”, from 29 November to 1 December, online and face-to-face in the auditorium of the Vèrtex building. Experts from the seven European universities that are part of the Unite!...
  7. Five UPC projects to fight pandemics

    Identifying risk factors that affect the evolution of COVID-19 patients; analysing the transformation of Barcelona into a “fragile” city during the state of alarm; using drones to control capacity at events; implementing measures to increase the...
  8. The UPC’s Doctoral School welcomes new students and presents the special awards

    The welcome event for new doctoral students will take place on Friday 26 November in the Auditorium of the UPC’s Vèrtex building. The event, which will also host the special doctoral awards ceremony, will be broadcast live on the UPC’s YouTube...
  9. The UPC continues to be the top Spanish technical university in the latest edition of the THE World University Rankings

    In the Times Higher Education’s 2022 World University Rankings (THE WUR), the UPC maintains its position among the 800 best universities in the world (601-800 band) and continues to be the top Spanish technical university. In the THE WUR by Subject,...
  10. The UPC is hosting the 4th Unite! Dialogue: Past, Present and Future, from 29 November to 1 December

    The Unite! community and external international experts will meet for four days, both online and in person, in Barcelona. The aim is to share ideas and learn from best practices in the fields of research and teaching, which the European university...
  11. The BSC inaugurates its new corporate headquarters, the BSC-Repsol Building

    The minister for Research and Universities, Gemma Geis; the secretary general for Research of the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Raquel Yotti; the rector of the UPC, Daniel Crespo; the president of the Repsol Foundation, Antonio Brufau, and the...
  12. The UPC among the three best Spanish universities according to the 2021 U-Multirank

    In the 2021 edition of U-Multirank, a European Commission initiative to provide a multidimensional view of universities, the UPC moves up and is ranked as one of the top three Spanish universities.
  13. The UPC leads artificial intelligence (AI) research and innovation in Catalonia

    The UPC is the most active Catalan entity in artificial intelligence research and innovation according to the report “Analysis of the specialisation in artificial intelligence in Catalonia”, produced by the Government of Catalonia.
  14. Unite! virtual fair for students and teaching and administrative staff

    Under the slogan 'Build your global competence', the fair has shown, on 3 November, the opportunities offered by Unite! to students and staff from the seven European universities in the alliance.
  15. The BSC will coordinate Quantum Spain, the Spanish quantum computing ecosystem

    The project includes building and commissioning the first quantum computer in southern Europe. The computer will be operational by the end of 2022 and will be installed at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center–Centro Nacional de Supercomputación...
  16. Sónar, the UPC and betevé present, for the first time in Barcelona, the AI and Music S+T+ARTS Festival

    Sónar, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) and betevé are partnering to present the AI and Music S+T+ARTS Festival on 27 and 28 October. The festival will be held live in Barcelona and online and will feature nearly 30...
  17. Carme Trilla: “The big challenge is to balance house prices and incomes”

    On 4 October, Carme Trilla i Bellart, an economist and president of the Barcelona Metropolitan Housing Observatory, delivered the inaugural lecture of the 2021-2022 academic year at the UPC, which was entitled L’habitatge, una responsabilitat...
  18. 2021-2022 academic year inauguration ceremony with the economist Carme Trilla i Bellart

    Carme Trilla, president of the Barcelona Metropolitan Housing Observatory, delivered the inaugural lecture for the academic year. The ceremony, held in the Auditorium of the Vertex Building on October 4, is avaiable on YouTube.
  19. The UPC has conferred an honorary doctoral degree on the architect Ricardo Bofill Levi

    The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) held a ceremony to confer an honorary doctoral degree on Ricardo Bofill Levi, one of the giants of international architecture, at the Santa Maria del Mar basilica in Barcelona on 30...
  20. Researcher Colm McAlinden, International Optometrist of the Year by the UPC’s Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry

    The UPC’s Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry (FOOT) presented the International Optometrist of the Year award to the Irish researcher Colm McAlinden, an optometrist, ophthalmologist and researcher, on 29 September. The event formed part of the...
  21. The UPC’s NanoSat Lab demonstrates the feasibility of using nanosatellites to observe the Earth and monitor climate change

    The FSSCat is ESA’s first mission that relies on CubeSats to support the Copernicus monitoring services for land and marine environment of the European Earth Observation programme. The mission won the Sentinel Small Satellite (S^3) Challenge Award...
  22. Three CREB UPC projects receive awards in the 2021 CaixaResearch Validate call

    A 3D game-based platform for virtual training in surgical techniques, new software that aids the mechanical ventilation of patients and a certification for artificial intelligence systems in health are the three proposals of the CREB UPC that have...
  23. App based on intangible cultural heritage to prevent memory loss in the elderly

    The UPC’s Soft Computing research group is leading the LONG-REMI project for designing an app for reminiscence therapy. The project is being developed jointly by researchers from the UPC, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the Instituto...
  24. Climate emergency in the spotlight of the 11th Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape held by the UPC’s ETSAB

    From 27 September to 2 October a new edition of the Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape will take place. It will host the symposium ‘Canvi Climàtic, Altre Cop: Ciutat i Natura’ (Climate Change, Again: City and Nature), which will reflect...
  25. COVID-19 vaccination sites at the UPC

    This September, at the start of the 2021-2022 academic year, the UPC in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of the Government of Catalonia is setting up walk-in COVID-19 vaccination sites to support the university community to get vaccinated...
  26. The UPC, leader in patent filing

    The UPC is the leading Spanish university in filing patent applications, according to data from the European Patent Office.
  27. UPC, Vall d’Hebron and UAB researchers design an app to help assess the severity of symptoms in chronic fatigue syndrome

    The technology uses a chest strap connected to a mobile app that measures heart rate variability. Researchers have shown that heart rate variability is related to the severity of fatigue in women with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic...
  28. Extrasolar flares detected by using the GPS

    Manuel Hernández-Pajares, a researcher from the Department of Mathematics at the UPC, and David Moreno-Borràs, an alumnus of the Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB), have developed a system that detects stellar flares - sudden increases in star...
  29. The UPC, the best Spanish university in performance according to the U-Ranking

    In the 2021 edition of the U-Ranking the UPC climbs to the top position among Spanish universities in performance together with the UPF and the UC3M. The UPC remains the leader among Spanish universities in teaching and the 3rd in research and...
  30. For the first time in Barcelona, Sónar, the UPC and betevé will organise the AI and Music Festival

    Sónar, the UPC and betevé will host the AI and Music Festival on site in Barcelona and online on 27 and 28 October. Within the framework of the S+T+ARTS programme of the European Commission, the festival will focus on the applications and challenges...