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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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....
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. International cooperative agreement aims to fast track advanced material solutions to solve global challenges

    ICFO and Advanced Material Pandemic & Future Preparedness Taskforce sign MoU to facilitate solving global challenges using advanced materials.
  10. Measures adopted on 13 October for face-to-face teaching at the UPC extended until further notice

    Considering the advice of the Interuniversity Council of Catalonia and the Ministry of Health of the Government of Catalonia on provisionally implementing new measures on university campuses to control the COVID-19 infection rate, the UPC informs...
  11. The UPC sets up a COVID-19 testing site on the North Campus in collaboration with the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital

    From 16 November until 11 December, the Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona Hospital will offer the UPC university community voluntary rapid COVID-19 tests in order to monitor infections. Free PCR saliva tests will be done on the North Campus without prior...
  12. The Doctoral School welcomes new students and presents the special awards

    A total of 31 doctoral degree holders have received the 2020 special doctoral awards, with which the UPC’s Doctoral School recognises the best doctoral theses defended in the 2017–2018 academic year. The awards have been presented during the welcome...
  13. COVID-19 rapid testing on the UPC’s North Campus is postponed

    COVID-19 rapid testing on the UPC’s North Campus, which was scheduled for 9 to 27 November, has been postponed.
  14. The UPC’s BIOCOM-SC Group explores the use of artificial intelligence to forecast the evolution of COVID-19 in Europe

    The UPC’s Computational Biology and Complex Systems Group (BIOCOM-SC) partners with Facebook Artificial Intelligence to train, test and calibrate new artificial intelligence models developed by the company to forecast the evolution of the spread of...
  15. UPC researchers participate in the transformation of the European energy system to adapt to renewables

    Within the framework of the European project FEVER, the UPC’s Centre for Technological Innovation in Static Converters and Drives (CITCEA-UPC) will develop bidirectional EV chargers and solutions for leveraging the flexibility of energy storage...
  16. Statement from the rector of the UPC, Francesc Torres, to the university community

    The rector of the UPC, Francesc Torres, issued a statement on 27 October on the meeting of the University’s emergency committee to assess the current COVID-19 situation that was held earlier that day. In the statement, which can be read below, the...
  17. Discover the UPC’s Doctoral School

    Visit the Doctoral School website to find out more about the programmes leading to a doctoral degree that allow you to develop the skills and competencies needed to conduct quality research in a changing world.
  18. The UPC leads a project to develop faster, lower-power processors for artificial intelligence

    The European Commission grants three million euros in funding to the WiPLASH project within the framework of the FET-Open call. It aims to prototype miniaturised wireless graphene antennas in the terahertz band to provide future computing platforms...
  19. QuantumCAT, the quantum technology hub led by the ICFO, launched

    The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), which is linked to the UPC, leads the new Catalan quantum technology hub QuantumCAT, a consortium of research institutions and industry partners for promoting technology transfer and innovation projects.
  20. The UPC and SokoTech will hold the STEAMConf Barcelona from 22 to 24 October

    The International Education Conference STEAMConf Barcelona is organised by the UPC and the SokoTech Digital Social Innovation Laboratory, in collaboration with the Barcelona City Council, the Government of Catalonia and Barcelona Activa. In its 6th...
  21. The first authenticated services of the UPC Estudiants app: viewing marks, managing timetables and receiving notifications

    The new version of the UPC Estudiants app features the first authenticated services for part of the University students: viewing marks, managing timetables and receiving notifications. It also provides one-click access to the opening hours of UPC...
  22. International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components, at UPC

    The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) host the 15th International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components, from 20 to 23 October, on line.
  23. Communication, of 13 october, on the instructions of CatSalut

    Given the latest instructions of the Interuniversity Council of Catalonia and the Ministry of Health as regards taking temporary measures on university campuses to contain the rate of coronavirus infections, the UPC informs of new measures of 13...
  24. UPC statement regarding the latest public information on COVID-19

    The UPC states that it is in constant contact with the Secretariat for Universities and Research of the Government of Catalonia and the other Catalan public universities to decide on the most appropriate actions to protect everyone’s health during...
  25. UPC researcher Clara Prats and other scientists alert of the need for detailed COVID-19 data in Spain

    Researchers from the UPC, the CED-UAB, the Max Planck Institute and the IDAEA-CSIC alert of the need for detailed population data on COVID-19 in Spain in the scientific journal The Lancet Public Health.
  26. A computational model to understand the dynamics of tuberculosis lesions within the lungs

    Researchers from the UPC and the Institut Germans Trias i Pujol (IGTP) have developed a virtual lung model using computational modelling techniques to study the dynamics of tuberculosis lesions within the lungs. These are the first results to be...
  27. The Optometrist of the Year international award was presented to the researcher Padmaja Sankaridurg at the UPC-FOOT

    On 7 October, the Optometrist of the Year international award was presented at the UPC’s Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry (FOOT) to Padmaja Sankaridurg, a professor at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia, and a...
  28. EAR to the WILD, a groundbreaking smartphone application for the real-time monitoring of marine biodiversity

    On 8 June 2020, the Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics (LAB) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) launched EAR to the WILD, an innovative application that monitors ocean biodiversity from any mobile platform. The app...
  29. The UPC has opened the 2020–2021 academic year at Catalan universities, on the occasion of the University’s 50th anniversary

    The opening ceremony of the new academic year at the UPC has taken place on 30 September at noon. The ceremony has been broadcasted live through the UPC’s YouTube channel and UPCtv.
  30. The ICFO and the Sant Joan de Déu Research Institute create a joint laboratory

    The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) and the Sant Joan de Déu Research Institute have created a new joint laboratory that focuses on advancing the use and development of photonic technologies to understand, diagnose, monitor and treat...