REPORT: A research-intensive university
UPF's results in the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme validate the institution's strategy of promoting research. With 1% of the Spanish university system's teaching staff, UPF obtained 10% of all the funding with which the European Commission (EC) provided Spain's universities through this program.
INTERVIEW with Emilia Gómez: "PHENICX is a new way of experiencing a classical music concert"
Member of the Music Technology Research Group (MTG) and the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) at Pompeu Fabra University, Emilia Gómez is the lead researcher of PHENICX, a project formed by seven european partners and funded by the European Commission within the 7th. Framework Programme.
INTERVIEW WITH Jordi Albiol, alumni UPF: "As in any grief, at the end of a business project you need some time to recover before facing new challenges?
Jordi Albiol was part of the first year group to graduate in Law at UPF (1994), and he recently attended a meeting on the Ciutadella campus to mark the twentieth anniversary of their graduation. Today, he is a partner in the law firm Rosaud Costas Duran, where he is responsible for its Bankruptcy Law Department.
UPF remains the most competitive university in the Catalan system both regarding attracting funding and the quality of its scientific output
The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP) presents the third edition of a report evaluating various indicators of research and innovation at system level.
INTERVIEW with Arcadi Navarro: "It's thrilling that goodwill can make achievements like establishing the EGA in Barcelona possible"
Arcadi Navarro Cuartiellas is an ICREA (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies) research professor, director of the Evolutionary Genomics Research Group at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (established by the Spanish National Research Council and UPF), and a team leader at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG). He has been in charge of the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA) project in Barcelona since 2013.
Erasmus grants for service and administrative staff: first-rate training
Erasmus European mobility grants for service and administrative staff, which UPF has been offering since the academic year 2013-2014, combine professional development and internationalization.
INTERVIEW with Maria Sagarra, Medtep projects manager ?We have developed software that is being used in 1,500 health centres in seventy countries around the world?
Medtep, a brilliant business project that won at the 7 th edition of the UPFEmprèn Award for Business Achievement and Capacity, created by the Board of Trustees of the UPF and the Banco Sabadell Foundation, has just entered the New York StartUp Health accelerator, considered the best in the world in the field of health.
The new UPF Research Park building is inaugurated
UPF creates this common physical space that enhances the interaction of knowledge in the field of social sciences and humanities to become a reference hub of research in Europe. Xavier Trias, Mayor of Barcelona, and Andreu Mas-Colell, Minister of Economy and Knowledge of the Governmentof Catalonia, attended to the ceremony.
INTERVIEW with the members of Hacklab: "You only need some initiative, to really want to do it and not to be scared of making a mistake"
Although they started out as areas for protest, today Hacklabs are places where people interested in science and technology exchange their knowledge. To that end, just a few weeks ago UPF opened its own Hacklab in the CRAI on the Poblenou campus.
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.
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