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  1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. For the first time in Barcelona, Sónar, the UPC and betevé 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Reusable face masks to be distributed to the UPC community, starting 15 September

    On 15 September, reusable cloth face masks will be distributed throughout the UPC community. They will be available to students who provide student identification in the libraries of the campuses and schools and to staff in the receptions of...
  10. 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...
  11. The UPC's contingency plan for the 2021-2022 academic year

    Includes the COVID organisational and protection measures that will be implemented from the start of the 2021-2022 academic year. It is based on the PROCICAT Sectoral Plan for Universities and was published following the instructions of the rector,...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. The UPC among the 100 best universities in the world according to ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

    The UPC maintains its position among the 100 best universities in the world in eight subjects and it is the top Spanish university in seven subjects in the 2020 ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS).
  16. 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.
  17. The UPC’s scientific activity in Architecture, Engineering and Computer Science stands out in Spain

    In the 2021 edition of the IUNE Observatory ranking, the UPC is ranked 1st among Spanish universities in scientific activity in five indicators for Architecture, Engineering and Computer Science. It is also the institution with the highest...
  18. UPC researchers obtain for the first time solutions for a fluid capable of simulating any Turing machine

    Researchers from the UPC’s Geometry of Manifolds and Applications (GEOMVAP) research group and the CSIC’s Institute of Mathematical Sciences have managed, for the first time, to construct solutions for a fluid capable of simulating any Turing...
  19. Digital twins for a more efficient, reliable and safe construction industry

    Researchers from the UPC’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, which is linked to the Barcelona School of Civil Engineering, are leading one of the work packages of the European project ASHVIN, an initiative that aims to make a more...
  20. UPCommons among the world’s top 20 open document 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 11th place worldwide and is once again...
  21. The virtual hackathon on urban mobility Citython, from 16 to 21 July

    Aimed at students and professionals, the event is organised by CARNET (an initiative by the UPC’s Innovation and Technology Centre), the city councils of Bilbao and Barcelona and Tecnalia. It will take place in Bilbao and Barcelona simultaneously...
  22. BIOCOM-SC: keeping a close eye on COVID-19

    For over a year now, the UPC’s Computational Biology and Complex Systems Group (BIOCOM-SC) has been working steadily, studying the data and making forecasts about the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Catalonia and Europe. A key task that has...
  23. A UPC study shows that human-generated noise can contribute to deplete seagrass posidonia populations

    When exposed to human noise, specimens of the seagrass Posidonia reveal permanent and severe lesions in their sensory organs—whose function is to sense gravity—that threaten their survival. This is the main conclusion of a recent study by the...
  24. Online information sessions on master’s degrees by advance booking

    Register for our online sessions to find out about UPC master’s degrees in engineering, architecture, sciences and technology. Some sessions takes place on July.
  25. The Unite! Metacampus, the shared platform of the alliance where the UPC participates, moves forward to the second test phase

    The Unite! Metacampus, coordinated by UPC, has finished the first test phase and moves forward with its implementation. Staff and students can now access Unite! courses, registrations and more.
  26. More investment for the UPC spin-off Cebiotex to advance its oncology treatment

    A 2.2 million euros investment will allow the biotech Cebiotex - a spin-off from the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital and the UPC - to continue clinical trials with CEB-01 in adult patients and initiate trials in pediatric oncology patients.
  27. Sónar and the UPC looking for projects for the S+T+ARTS AI and Music Festival: call open until 11 June

    The UPC and Sónar are looking for projects that explore the intersections between music and artificial intelligence for the programme of the 2021 S+T+ARTS AI and Music Festival, which will take place in October. The international call runs from 26...
  28. Daniel Crespo takes office as rector of the UPC on 7 June

    Professor Daniel Crespo took office as rector of the UPC on 7 June in an event chaired by the minister of Research and Universities of the Government of Catalonia, Gemma Geis. The members of the new Executive Council also took up their positions...
  29. Until June 6th, open registrations to participate in the design of the 'Unite! Virtual Campus' and the 'Teaching and Learning Academy'

    In the context of the Unite! alliance, the UPC leads the Unite! Boot Camp II, organised on the 7th, 15th and 16th June to present the developments of the creation of the 'Unite! Virtual Campus' and the 'Teaching and Learning Academy'. Registrations...
  30. New doctoral degree in Engineering, Sciences and Technology Education underway

    Producing researchers with international competency in STEAM education is the aim of the new doctoral degree in Engineering, Sciences and Technology Education that has been launched at the UPC in the 2020-2021 academic year. The programme, promoted...