INTERVIEW with the UPF Trempats: "We practice on campus so that everyone can see us and so that anyone who wants to can join in and do castells"
Since last year, a group of University students has been meeting twice a week to create human towers, or castells, in the centre of the squares in the Poblenou and Ciutadella Campuses. Although the UPF Trempats group is only a little over a year old, it already has more than 70 members and they hope to grow a little m Albert Castillo, José Manuel López i Chiara Bulgarelliore.
The centre will investigate key issues for the twenty-first century, such as the climate change, economic, social and political crises or migration, with the goal of improving the social welfare and quality of life of people on both sides of the Atlantic.
A new UPF spin-off that was constituted in the Mercè building on 3 November and has been advised by the Innovation Unit-UPF Business Shuttle. Eodyne Systems SL will market an innovative virtual reality tool for brain rehabilitation and health, called the Rehabilitation Gaming System (RGS).
INTERVIEW with Jordi Sunyer: "Seeing the results of research is something that takes a hold of you forever"
Professor Jordi Sunyer Deu, professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences and the co-director of the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), has received a grant from the European Research Council to study the possible relationship between air pollution and neurological development in children. In 2014, he has received the John Goldsmith Award.
Núria Sebastián encourages UPF researchers to participate in new calls by the European Research Council
Pompeu Fabra University organized a seminar on opportunities for funding the 2015 work programme in calls by the European Research Council (ERC), which included various information sessions and a workshop on preparing proposals.
INTERVIEW with Marcel Mauri: "The students' vision of the University is essential for improving the institution"
A lecturer in the Department of Communication, expert in the history of journalism, deontologics and news ethics, he has been the delegate of the rector for students since the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year. Working with the General Secretary, his role is to facilitate students' participation in University life.
The agreement includes the exchange of students between the master's programme in World History at the University and the master's programme in History at Johns Hopkins, as well as lecturers and researchers from the two institutions.
The Forum on Education Abroad, an American association that oversees the quality and good practices of education abroad, is organizing its second European conference, which will take place from 23 to 25 October on the Ciutadella campus.
The director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and professor at the Paris School of Economics, gave the 25th Economics Lecture at Pompeu Fabra University, entitled "Capital in the Twenty-First Century".
The joint international work of Catalan universities is awarded a prize at Europe's leading higher education fair
The annual conference of the European Association for International Education (EIAE), the most important higher education fair in Europe, awarded the Catalan universities the "Bo Gregersen Best Practice Award 2014" in recognition of the work involved in the joint initiatives by their international relations services.