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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. Researchers from the UPC and ICFO unveil the finite-temperature thermodynamics of a Bose gas

    A team of researchers from the UPC’s Department of Physics and the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) develop a new theory to explain the finite temperature properties of bosons in one dimension. The research has been published in the journal...
  21. Mobile-recycling bacteria star in the new #looopers episode featuring researcher Toni Dorado

    Microorganisms found in wastewater are capable of separating metals from electronic waste through a process known as bioleaching, which is cheaper and cleaner than traditional processes and helps recover precious metals such as gold, silver and...
  22. A study on transforming waste paper into secondary raw materials has received the Best Innovation prize

    A scientific study on transforming waste paper into secondary raw materials, presented by a UPC team in collaboration with ACCIONA Construcción’s Technology Centre and TECNALIA, has been awarded the Best Innovation prize by the World Road...
  23. The UPC has conferred an honorary doctoral degree on the Italian mathematician Alessio Figalli

    The Italian mathematician Alessio Figalli, who received a 2018 Fields Medal, has been awarded an honorary doctoral degree by the UPC. He is a professor at ETH Zurich and one of the most outstanding mathematicians worldwide today. The Governing...
  24. Two researchers from the UPC’s ESEIAAT simulate polar storm formation on Saturn

    The research is part of an international scientific collaboration that has observed multiple storms at different latitudes on the second largest planet in the solar system
  25. The UPC, among the world’s top 100 universities in the field of Engineering and in the subjects of Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    In the latest edition of the Best Global Universities Rankings, the UPC has been ranked among the world’s top 100 universities in the field of Engineering (74th) and in three subjects: Civil Engineering (42nd), Computer Science (53rd) and Electrical...
  26. The UPC, among the world’s 500 best universities and the top 100 in four subjects

    In the 2019 edition of the Taiwan Ranking, the UPC ranks among the world’s 500 best universities and 138th in the field of Engineering, in which it remains the leader among Spanish universities. The University is also listed among the world’s top...
  27. The UPC and the BSC-CNS on the first Spanish map of technological capacities in artificial intelligence

    The Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities has drawn the first map of artificial intelligence capacities in Spain, with public and private institutions that work and conduct research on this area. The map features both the UPC and the...
  28. The new European university UNITE! takes off

    The first joint meeting of UNITE!, the University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering, will be held in Darmstadt (Germany) on 5 and 6 November. UNITE! is the new technological university campus promoted by the European Commission with...
  29. Welcome event for new doctoral students and special doctoral awards ceremony

    The welcome event for new doctoral students and the special doctoral awards ceremony will take place on Friday 8 November in the Auditorium of the UPC’s Vèrtex building. A total of 29 doctoral students have received this recognition.
  30. ANYWHERE successfully develops tools and services to tackle the climate emergency

    ANYWHERE’s tools and services for preventing and managing extreme weather phenomena are now available in Europe. They were created in the framework of a European project coordinated by the UPC’s Centre of Applied Research in Hydrometeorology (CRAHI)...