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  1. From 19 to 22 April, elections for renewing the members elect to the UPC’s Senate

    Voting takes place online on the website eleccionsclaustre.upc.edu from 19 April at 10 a.m. to 22 April at 9.59 a.m. The election is conducted by means of the online voting system in accordance with the regulation approved by the University Senate...
  2. The UPC is running COVID-19 testing

    The UPC is running COVID-19 testing for staff and students. Tests are being done at no cost and for the purpose of monitoring infections.
  3. Studying how to reduce the impact of maritime transport noise on marine species

    The UPC’s Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics (LAB) participates in the European project SATURN, an initiative that brings together partners from ten countries to develop innovative solutions to reduce the negative effects of underwater noise on the...
  4. Your Doctoral Thesis in a Twitter Thread: #HiloTesis

    This competition consists of communicating your doctoral thesis in a thread of no more than 20 tweets, taking into account the limitations and possibilities of Twitter.
  5. The UPC leads a co-creation event in a unique opportunity to define Unite! internships

    Co-creation is a core mission of the Unite! alliance, where the UPC participates as a partner university. Unite! took the opportunity to reach and engage students, workers and entrepreneurs in co-creation sessions, led by UPC, to create a common...
  6. The UPC Estudiants app now provides access to marks, timetables and notifications from most schools

    Students at most UPC schools already have one-click access to marks and timetables in Your Space section of the UPC Estudiants app. In addition, the UPC card has recently been integrated into this section, so that it is available to students on...
  7. 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...
  8. The UPC among the world’s best universities in Architecture, Civil Engineering and Telecommunications, Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the QSWUR by Subject

    In the 2021 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject (QSWUR by Subject), which was published on 3 March, the UPC is ranked the world’s 20th best university in Architecture and Built Environment, 29th in Civil and Structural Engineering...
  9. The UPC: 50 years with no limits

    The UPC was officially established on 11 March 50 years ago. The year-long programme to celebrate the University’s 50th anniversary will end in December. It includes a series of activities for the entire university community that aim to raise...
  10. The UPC participated in the 3rd Unite! Dialogue Grenoble and will host the 4th instalment in Barcelona

    The UPC, as a partner university of the Unite! alliance, joined the third instalment of the Unite! Dialogue, which took place from 8th to 10th March 2021 in Grenoble. This regular meeting between the members of the alliance and key guests is a great...
  11. Partial attendance to be increased at the UPC over the coming weeks

    On 4 March, the Catalan health authorities, through PROCICAT, issued new advice on face-to-face teaching at Catalan universities and authorised up to 30% of attendance at lectures. Specific changes regarding face-to-face teaching will be implemented...
  12. Statements regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)

    This page contains the main statements, updates, instructions and resources published by the UPC on the coronavirus health emergency and on the plan for ending the lockdown.
  13. UPC’s INTE research for improving the detection of radon gas in the atmosphere and soil to monitor its impact on health and climate change

    The researchers Claudia Grossi and Arturo Vargas, from the UPC’s Institute of Energy Technologies (INTE), and other European scientists are studying how to improve radon gas measurements in the atmosphere and soil to better control its impact on...
  14. Researcher Antonio González named Fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery

    The professor Antonio González, a researcher from the UPC’s Department of Computer Architecture who teaches at the Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB), has been named ACM Fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for his outstanding...
  15. UPC researchers reveal why modernist stained glass deteriorates using ALBA synchrotron light

    A team of UPC researchers has studied the materials and methods for producing the enamels used in Catalan modernist stained glass windows, with special regards to their degradation mechanisms. The data obtained at the MSPD beamline of the ALBA...
  16. UPC study demonstrates the effectiveness of raloxifene in treating inflammatory processes associated with COVID-19

    Researchers from the UPC’s Molecular Biotechnology Centre show that a drug for osteoporosis called raloxifene may inhibit molecules involved in the inflammatory processes associated with COVID-19.
  17. Lectures for first-year bachelor's degree students are resumed with restricted attendance

    From Monday, 8 February, in accordance with measures approved by PROCICAT, lectures for first-year bachelor's degree students will be resumed with restricted attendance at the UPC. Face-to-face practicals and exams for other students continue as...
  18. The Barcelona ZeroG Challenge gives university students the opportunity to design an experiment to be conducted in zero gravity

    The Barcelona ZeroG Challenge is an international competition in which teams of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree students are asked to design and build an experiment to be conducted in microgravity. The registration period ends on 30 June...
  19. Scientists sink dead dolphin to study effects on marine ecosystem

    The UPC’s OBSEA Underwater Observatory in Vilanova i la Geltrú sunk a dolphin that was found dead a few days ago on a beach in Blanes to study the effect of the carcass on benthic ecosystems and fish communities in the area. It is an experiment by...
  20. UPC, Esade and IED students join forces with CERN to create innovative solutions to the challenges of the pandemic

    Eight university teams consisting of 42 students from the UPC, Esade and the IED Barcelona present their prototypes after months of work with CERN scientists researching new solutions for the future of humanity.
  21. The Agricultural Machinery Unit studies the sustainable use of plant protection products in two European projects

    The UPC’s Agricultural Machinery Unit (UMA) coordinates the INNOSETA European project, which aims to establish an innovative thematic network on crop protection and the sustainable use of plant protection products. It also participates in the OPTIMA...
  22. Patient successfully implanted with the world’s first antitumour biomembrane, created by Cebiotex, the UPC’s INTEXTER and the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital

    For the first time ever, an antitumour biomembrane made up of nanofibres, biocompatible and biodegradable has been implanted into a patient and has proved safe. This medical and technological milestone is the result of the collaboration between the...
  23. The scheduled conditions for the first semester exams remain unchanged

    UPC statement to the university community, issued on 5 January, regarding the latest public information on COVID-19 in Catalonia. The new measures approved are effectives since Thursday, January 7, and will be valid for 10 days. Given the...
  24. The 50.upc.edu website exhibits 50 years of UPC history

    The decree on the creation of the Universitat Politècnica de Barcelona, the seed of the current UPC, was published in March 1971. With 9 campuses and 18 schools in 6 Catalan cities, the UPC today is one of the leading technical universities in...
  25. Underwater robots are key to understanding and protecting deep-water species

    A new study shows that the combined use of fixed acoustic reception stations and underwater robots for the study of deep-sea species allows for a better understanding of their ecology. These technological advances could improve the recovery of...
  26. One year of UNITE!, a project with the UPC's participation to build the university of the future

    In their first year, almost fully virtualised because of the pandemic, the initiatives and projects of UNITE! have established the basis of an alliance that articulates the aims of seven of the most prestigious European universities. One of its...
  27. Nearby Computing, a spin-off from the BSC and the UPC, completes a funding round

    Cellnex, Elewit and Lenovo have led a funding round in Nearby Computing, a spin-off from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and the UPC specialising in edge computing and 5G networks. The two million euros raised in this seed round will support the...
  28. 16 novel compounds of cannabis identified

    Researchers from the Smart Sustainable Resources research group at the UPC Campus in Manresa have characterised 16 novel compounds of cannabis that had not been identified so far. The discovery has been published in the journal Planta Medica....
  29. Scientists support the use of ultraviolet light to reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission indoors

    An international team of researchers advocates the use of UV-C light in indoor spaces as a way to reduce the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 viruses. This solution meets the requirement for fast, scalable and affordable implementation to fulfil the need...
  30. The UPC joins the Planetary Health Alliance

    The UPC, through its Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics (LAB), is a new member of the Planetary Health Alliance (PHA), a consortium that promotes the planet’s health. The LAB will contribute technology to monitor biodiversity and alert of potential...