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  1. Richard Stallman reflects upon the goals and philosophy of free software

    Richard Stallman, an American free software movement activist often known as RMS, will be giving a talk in Spanish on 18 of June entitled “Free software in ethics and practice”, which will analise the goals and philosophy of free software.
  2. MareNostrum 4 POWER9 racks begin operation with high expectation for AI - based research

    MareNostrum 4 supercomputer has incorporated into production three racks of last IBM POWER technologies with a peak performance of 1.5 petaflops with the aim to accelerate Artificial Intelligence–based research.
  3. UPC maintains its position among the top 150 young universities in the world in the 'THE Young University Rankings'

    The UPC is in the 101-150 rank of the top universities in the world in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018. It is also in the 61-88 rank in Europe and in the 5-7 rank in Spain.
  4. The UPC maintains its position among the top 300 universities in the world and as the top technical university in Spain

    In the 2019 edition of the QS World University Rankings, the UPC has maintained its position among the top 300 universities in the world, in 275th place. It is again in 120th place in Europe and is the top technical university in Spain. It is also...
  5. Launch of CYBERCAT, an interuniversity research centre for cybersecurity and data privacy

    The Cybersecurity Research Centre of Catalonia (CYBERCAT) was presented in Barcelona on 8 May. It was set up by seven research groups from six Catalan universities, among them the UPC’s Information Security Group (ISG) and Mathematics Applied to...
  6. A microchip designed at the UPC is on its way to Mars

    Researchers from the UPC’s Micro and Nanotechnology Research Group participated in the design of a wind sensor that has been installed in NASA's InSight spacecraft to study the interior of the planet Mars.
  7. Researchers from the UPC and the IAC discover one of the most massive neutron stars

    Using a pioneering method, researchers from the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group of the UPC and the Canary Islands Institute of Astrophysics (IAC) have found a neutron star of about 2.3 Solar masses—one of the most massive ever detected. The study...
  8. Investiture of optometrist Donald R. Korb as an honorary doctor of the UPC

    The UPC awarded an honorary doctorate to the optometrist Donald R. Korb, a pioneer in evaporative dry eye and an authority on contact lenses and the ocular surface. Professor Jaume Pujol of the Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry (FOOT) acted as...
  9. The UPC is among the top 100 European universities in innovation

    According to Reuters Top 100: Europe’s Most Innovative Universities – 2018, the UPC is among the top 100 European universities in innovation. In Spain, it ranks second overall Spain and first among the technical universities. This is the third...
  10. The UPC leads a European project to study the behaviour of complex geometric networks

    The aim of the European project Combinatorics of Networks and Computation (CONNECT) is to understand complex geometric networks such as those that model the internet and the spread of infections. Coordinated by the UPC, the project connects...
  11. Researchers from UPC, Brazil and Australia get the first images and sounds of an observatory installed in the Amazon

    The Applied Bioacoustics Laboratory (LAB) of UPC and scientists from Brazil and Australia have installed in the Brazilian reserves of Mamirauá and Amanã the first two sensors for real-time monitoring of biodiversity in the Amazon. In the framework...
  12. ESEIAAT-UPC researchers participate in space mission to study gigantic lightning jets

    The Lightning Research Group (LRG) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), based on the Terrassa Campus, is participating in the ASIM space mission to observe, record and analyse the most violent electrical storms that occur in the...
  13. The Nativity Facade of the Sagrada Família, in 3D

    The UPC’s Virtual Innovation in Modelling Architecture and the City Laboratory (VIMAC) has participated in creating a digital model of the elevation of the Nativity Facade of the Expiatory Church of the Holy Family (Sagrada Família). The project was...
  14. The Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics warns that noise pollution is threatening the natural balance of the oceans

    Within the programme The Winds of Change, the Swiss Ocean Mapping Expedition is making a four-year (2015-2019) journey round the world in the wake of Magellan on board the Fleur de Passion sailing boat. The expedition has already identified many...
  15. CREB researcher Maria Pau Ginebra selected as a finalist for the EU Prize for Women Innovators

    Researcher Maria Pau Ginebra, full professor of Materials Science and director of the Biomaterials Division of the UPC’s Biomedical Engineering Research Centre (CREB), has been selected as one of the 12 finalists for the 2018 EU Prize for Women...
  16. ICFO researchers try out a stroke device at the Hospital de Sant Pau

    A non-invasive bedside optical device has been used for the first time at the Hospital de la Santa Creu and Sant Pau in Barcelona to monitor the treatment of patients with acute ischaemic stroke in real time. The mechanism, developed by ICFO...
  17. The UPC participates in the 5GBarcelona initiative to turn Catalonia into a European 5G digital hub

    The Government of Catalonia, Barcelona City Council, Mobile World Capital Barcelona, the i2CAT Foundation, the Telecommunications Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTTC), Atos and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) have presented the...
  18. UPC ranked 22nd in the world in Architecture and Built Environment, and 34th in Civil and Structural Engineering

    According to the 2018 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, published on 28 February, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) ranks among the best universities in the world in Architecture and Built Environment (22nd, up...
  19. The initiative 5GBarcelona, at the Mobile World Congress

    The Government of Catalonia, Barcelona City Council, Mobile World Capital Barcelona, ​​the i2CAT Foundation, the Telecommunications Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTTC), Atos and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) participate in the...
  20. New Marie Curie grants for five projects in the fields of civil and environmental engineering, mathematics and chemistry

    Five new UPC projects have been selected in the latest Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) call for individual fellowships under the European Horizon 2020 (H2020) research programme. The aims of these projects are to create numerical methods to...
  21. A nanophenomenon that triggers the bone-repair process

    The researcher Amir Abdollahi of the UPC’s Numerical Calculus Laboratory (LaCàn) participated in a study that found that flexoelectricity may be responsible for regenerating bone tissue damaged by microfractures.
  22. The UPC’s Gaudí Chair has inventoried 18% of the content for the Gaudí Digital Archive and digitised 11% of the material it will contain

    The Gaudí Chair of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), a documentation and research centre located at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB), offered a presentation on the current status of the Gaudí Digital Archive, which will...
  23. UPC improves positioning on Webometrics ranking and now holds 280th place globally

    The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has moved up 32 positions on the Ranking Web of Universities and now ranks 280th in the world. At the European level, the UPC has moved up ten positions, and within the Spanish university system it has...
  24. LIVE_FOR, a European project for judicial cooperation on cybercrime

    The UPC’s Network Security Emergency Coordination Unit (esCERT-UPC) will become an information centre for police, prosecutors and judges in Western Europe, advising them on the application of European Investigation Orders in the fight against...
  25. The INTEXTER creates a virtual ‘tailor’ that tells you your size when you purchase clothes online

    The Terrassa Institute of Textile Research and Industrial Cooperation (INTEXTER) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) is coordinating the European project MORPHEOS, in the framework of which the application ‘ISizeYou’ has been...
  26. ICFO researchers create an ultradilute quantum liquid made from ultra-cold atoms

    The Institute of Photonic Sciencies (ICFO) researchers create a novel type of liquid one hundred million times more dilute than water and one million times thinner than air. The experiments, published in Science, exploit a fascinating quantum effect...
  27. UPC, ESADE and IED students team up with CERN to design innovative solutions for great challenges facing humankind

    The students, in collaboration with CERN researchers, use sophisticated technology to develop new products and services that support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
  28. The UPC and the Barcelona City Council present a book on a new form of architectural design for accessible environments

    On 11 December, Laia Ortiz, deputy mayor for Social Rights of the Barcelona City Council, and Ramon Carbonell, president of the UPC's Board of Trustees, presented the book 4 Wheelchair-User Architects (4WUA) in Space 4 of the Palau de la Virreina in...
  29. UPC students set for first in university space rocket

    The Cosmic Research team, made up of students from three schools of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Terrassa and Barcelona are carrying out a series of trials in order to become the first university students to launch a rocket into...
  30. Two BSC researchers, selected for the European Research Council

    BSC researchers Carlos Pérez García-Pando and Francisco J. Cazorla have been selected to receive two Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) for their projects FRAGMENT and SuPerCom, respectively.