Polytechnic University of Catalonia
The Polytechnic University of Catalonia referred to as BarcelonaTech and named just the UPC, is the largest engineering university in Catalonia, Spain. It offers programs in other disciplines such as mathematics and architecture; the UPC's objectives are based on internationalization, as it is one of Europe's technical universities with the most international PhD students and the university with the largest share of international master's degree students. The UPC is a university aiming at achieving the highest degree of engineering/technical excellence and has bilateral agreements with several top-ranked European universities; the UPC is a member of the Top Industrial Managers for Europe network, which allows for student exchanges between leading European engineering schools. It is a member of several university federations, including the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research and UNITECH; the university was founded in March 1971 as the Universitat Politècnica de Barcelona through the merger of engineering and architecture schools founded in the 19th century.
As of 2007 it has 25 schools in Catalonia located in the cities of Barcelona, Manresa, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Igualada, Vilanova i la Geltrú and Mataró. As of the academic year 2017-18, the UPC has over 30,000 students and over 3,000 teaching and research staff, 65 undergraduate programs, 73 graduate programs and 49 doctorate programs; the UPC is ranked as one of the leading European universities in the technology and engineering fields. U. S. News & World Report, for instance, ranks it as the world's 36th best for Computer Science and 60th best for Engineering.. The QS World University Rankings place the UPC among the world's 50 best universities in disciplines such as Architecture, Civil Engineering and Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Instruments Science and Technology and Remote Sensing.. EET: Escola d'Enginyeria de Terrassa EETAC: Escola d'Enginyeria de Telecomunicació i Aeroespacial de Castelldefels EPSEB: Escola Politècnica d'Edificació de Barcelona - EPSEM: Escola Politècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Manresa - EPSEVG: Escola Politècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Vilanova i la Geltrú - ESAB: Escola Superior d'Agricultura de Barcelona - ETSAB: Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona - ETSAV: Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura del Vallès - ETSECCPB: Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Camins, Canals i Ports de Barcelona - ESEIAAT: Escola Superior d'Enginyeries Industrial, Aeroespacial i Audiovisual de Terrassa - ETSEIB: Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona Telecom BCN, ETSETB: Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Telecomunicacions de Barcelona - FOOT: Facultat d'Òptica i Optometria de Terrassa - FIB: Facultat d'Informàtica de Barcelona - FME: Facultat de Matemàtiques i Estadística - FNB: Facultat de Nàutica de Barcelona -: Marine Engineering, Nautical Engineering, Maritime Transportation, Systems Engineering, Nautical Technology, Nautical Studies, Naval Engineering, more.
CFIS: Centre de Formació Interdisciplinària Superior - CITM: Centre de la Imatge i la Tecnologia Multimèdia EEI: Escola d'Enginyeria d'Igualada EEBE: Escola d'Enginyeria de Barcelona Est EUPMT: Escola Universitària Politècnica de Mataró - EUNCET: Escola Universitària Caixa Terrassa - EAE: Centre Universitari EAE - Càtedra UNESCO de Direcció Universitària - UNESCO Chair of Higher Education Management Càtedra UNESCO de Mètodes Numèrics en Enginyeria de la UPC - UNESCO Chair of Numerical Methods in Engineering Càtedra UNESCO de Sostenibilitat - UNESCO Sustainability Chair Càtedra UNESCO en Salut Visual i Desenvolupament - UNESCO Chair of Vision and Development Càtedra UNESCO en Tècnica i Cultura - UNESCO Chair of Technology and Culture The UPC has a number of research centres. CCABA - Advanced Broadband Communications Center CD6 - Centre for Sensors and Systems Development CDPAC - Cen. de Documentació de Projectes d'Arquitectura de Catalunya CEBIM - Molecular Biotechnology Centre CERpIE - C.
Recerca i Desenv. per a la Millora i Innov.de les Empreses CETpD-UPC -Tech. Research Cen. for Dependency Care and Autonomous Living CPSV- Centre of Land Policy and Valuations CRAE - Centre de Recerca de l'Aeronàutica i de l'Espai CRAHI - Centre de Recerca Aplicada en Hidrometeorologia CRAL - Centre for Research and Services for the Local Administration CIMNE - International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering CREB - Biomedical Engineering Research Centre CREMIT - Center for Engines and Heat Installations CRNE - Centre for Research in Nanoengineering LACÀN - Specific Research Center of Numerical Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering LIM/UPC - Maritime Engineering Laboratory LITEM - Labor
University of Barcelona
The University of Barcelona is a public university located in the city of Barcelona, Catalonia in Spain. With 73 undergraduate programs, 273 graduate programs and 48 doctorate programs to over 63,000 students, UB is considered to be the best university in Spain in the QS World University Rankings of 2018, which ranked the university 156th overall in the world. In the 2016-2017 ranking of University Ranking by Academic Performance, UB is considered the best university in Spain and 45th university in the world. According to the yearly ranking made by US News, it is the 81st-best university in the world, the best university in Spain; the University of Barcelona is the principal centre of university research in Spain and has become a European benchmark for research activity, both in terms of the number of research programs it conducts and the excellence these have achieved. According to the 2011 CYD Report, it is the highest-placed Spanish university in terms of scientific output, with a total of 15,290 papers published between 2006 and 2010 leading the ranking of Spanish universities in terms of percentage of papers published in high impact journals.
It has 106 departments and more than 5,000 full-time researchers and research assistants, most of whom work in the 243 research groups as recognized and supported by the Government of Catalonia. In 2010 the UB was awarded 175 national research grants and 17 European grants and participated in over 500 joint research projects with the business sector, generating an overall research income of 70 million euros; the work of these groups is overseen by the UB's research centres and institutes which collaborate with leading research institutions and networks in Spain and abroad. The UB is home to three large research foundations: the Barcelona Science Park Foundation, which includes the Institute of Biomedical Research of Barcelona, it is a member of the Coimbra Group, LERU, European University Association, Mediterranean Universities Union, International Research Universities Network and Vives Network. Established on 3 November 1450, it is the fifth oldest university in Spain and one of the oldest universities in the world.
The University was founded under the royal prerogative granted by King Alfonso V of Aragon, in Naples, on 3 November 1450. For forty-nine years prior to this, the city had a fledgling medical school, founded by King Martin of Aragon, but neither the Consell de Cent nor the city's other leading institutions had given it their official recognition, considering it an intrusion on their respective jurisdictions. Alphonse the Magnanimous’ prerogative, was granted at the petition of the Consell de Cent, so the council was always to consider the Estudi General created in 1450 as the city's true university, since it was much under its control and patronage; the process that culminated in the foundation of the Estudi General of Barcelona can be traced back to the end of the fourteenth century, with the opening of a number of schools under the patronage of the City Hall, the cathedral schools and the Dominican convent of Santa Caterina, which established itself as a major cultural centre. It was King Martín the Humane who set in motion the process that would result in the foundation of the University of Barcelona.
In his letter written 23 January 1398 and addressed to the councillors of Barcelona, he informed them that he had sought the Pope's permission to found a university in the city by Juan Carlos IX. Despite the Consell de Cent's refusal to accept the concession issued by the King to found an estudi general, on 10 January 1401, Martín founded the Estudi General of Medicine in Barcelona under his royal prerogative, granting it the same privileges as those enjoyed by the University of Montpellier. In another document, signed in Valencia on 9 May 1402, King Martin sought to promote the Estudi General of Medicine with the appointment of a number of teachers of the liberal arts, without which the study of medicine was useless. From that day forth, the Estudi was known as the Estudi of Medicine and the Arts; the prerogative granted by King Alphonse the Magnanimous in 1450, authorizing the Consell de Cent to found a university in Barcelona, was the culmination of the process initiated in 1398. The first university in the lands of the Crown of Aragon was founded by king James II of Aragon in Lleida in 1300.
Power and learning have always gone hand in hand. So much so that the discussions concerning the foundation of the first universities were characterized by the clear delimitation of jurisdictional authority. After 1229, following a series of bloody encounters in Paris that saw grave confrontations between the agents of the university provost and the students, King Philip II of Spain granted full judicial authority to the university chancellor or rector within the university grounds. Henceforth, the authority of the chancellor came to be symbolized in the maces carried by his two beadles on official occasions; the maces were capped with gold or silver and were borne by public servants during official acts before the king or any other civil or military authority with jurisdiction over a territory, municipality or region. For a number of reasons, in particular the civil war that raged during the reign of John II and the subsequent conflicts involving the peasant farmers, the official Estudi General of Barcelona did not begin to develop until the reign of Fernando the Catholic.
University of Lleida
The University of Lleida is a university based in Lleida, Spain. It was the whole Crown of Aragon, it was founded in 1300. It was refounded on December 12, 1991 after a few hundred years parentheses by a law passed by the Catalan Parliament, since besides the historical central edification located in Rambla d'Aragó, new buildings have been added to it; the University of Lleida originates from the Estudi General de Lleida, a university founded in 1300 with permissions granted by James II of Aragon. Being the only university in the Crown of Aragon, the city of Lleida began to grow, as citizens from all across the kingdom came to the Estudi General de Lleida to receive a higher education; the Estudi General de Lleida was funded by both the city of the local Cathedral chapter. Lleida and the Estudi General continued to grow as a successful College town until the 16th century, when other universities being founded in other regions of the kingdom robbed the university of Lleida of part of its prestige for being the only university of Lleida.
While still a prominent university, it suffered a long period of decline all the way through the 17th century. After the War of the Spanish Succession, it was decided that the old university model would be removed as punishment for what the House of Bourbon viewed as Sedition from the Catalan counties of Aragon, by their refusal to support the House of Bourbon during the war. Cervera, a town east of Lleida, was chosen to be the location of the first of a new type of university, while established universities in the land were closed. On 9 October 1717, a Royal decree from Philip V ordered the closure of Estudi General of Lleida along with other Catalan universities. In 1841, the foundation of a teacher training school marked the first step towards the foundation of the University of Lleida. However, it would be another 125 years before more progress was made, other studies were revived as extensions of other universities in Barcelona. On 12 December 1991, the Catalan Parliament passed an act which brought the various studies together, founded the University of Lleida with Víctor Siurana i Zaragoza as its director.
The foundation of the University of Lleida was formalized after the creation of the Statutes of the University of Lleida on 27 October 1994. The University of Lleida offers 38 different bachelor's degrees across 14 fields, ranging from Agriculture & Forestry to Natural Sciences & Mathematics; the field that offers the largest selection of bachelor's programs is the Engineering & Technology programs, which offer seven different bachelor's degrees. The University of Lleida is a leading institution in Spain for research and education in the fields of Agronomy, Food Technology and Forestry, it is the only university in Catalonia to offer Forestry Services. The university offers a total of 29 master's programs in 12 fields, with seven master's degrees in their Education& Training program, making it their most diverse field for postgraduate studies. Additionally, the University of Lleida has awarded Honorary degrees to leading personalities such as Javier Pérez de Cuellar, John Elliot, Stanley M. Goldberg, Theodore H. Hsiao, as recognition of their accomplishment.
The University of Lleida is divided into 4 campuses, each of, further divided into schools and faculties. The university of Lleida has a total of 26 departments of education; the university has affiliated programs at the Escola Universitària de Relacions Laborals, The Ostelea School of Tourism and Hospitality, the Institut Nacional d'Educació Física de Catalunya. The university has 3 affiliated research centres in the fields of agronomy: AGROTECNIO, medical sciences: IRB Lleida, forestry: Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia Vives Network List of medieval universities List of universities in Spain List of forestry universities and colleges English site Official site
Open University of Catalonia
The Open University of Catalonia is an Internet-centered open university based in Barcelona, Spain. The UOC offers graduate and postgraduate programs in Catalan and English in fields such as Psychology, Computer Science, Sciences of Education and Knowledge Society and Economics. An Information and Knowledge Society Doctoral Program is available that explores research fields such as e-law, e-learning, network society and online communities, it has support centers in a number of cities in Spain, Andorra and Colombia. The UOC's course offering is divided into these Faculties: Faculty of Arts and Humanities Faculty of Economics and Business Faculty of Health Sciences Faculty of Information and Communication Sciences Faculty of Computer Science and Telecommunications Faculty of Law and Political Science Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences Total cumulative graduates with data from the 2017-2018 academic year: 71,598 The UOC studies promote the following publications: Artnodes. A journal about art and technology BiD.
University text on library and information science Dictatorships & democracies. Journal of History and Culture COMeIN. Journal of the Faculty of Information and Communication Sciences Digithum. A relational perspective of culture and society in late modernity ETHE. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education IDP. A journal about Internet and Politics Mosaic. A journal about multimedia technologies and communication sponsored by the Faculty of Computer Science and Telecommunications Internet Policy Review. Journal of internet regulation UOC R&I Working Papers Oikonomics. A journal about economics and society sponsored by the Faculty of Economics and Business The UOC makes O2, their institutional repository, available to provide open access to digital publications produced by the UOC community in the course of its research and management activities. UNESCO Chair in Education and Technology for Social Change UNESCO Chair on Food and Development Miró Chair UOC-Telefónica Chair in Design and Multimedia Creation UOC- BSA Chair in Applied Research and Data Analysis in Health IBM-UOC Chair in Cybersecurity Manuel Borja-Vilell Alejandro Jadad Hanna Damásio Aina Moll Brenda M. Gourley Sir Timothy Berners-Lee Alain Touraine William J. Mitchell Jordi Pujol Tony Bates Josep Laporte Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Jaume I University
Jaume I University is a university in the city of Castelló de la Plana, Spain. It was founded in 1991, in 2014 there were 15,000 students enrolled who share a single campus; the campus, covering 176 000 m2, has 4 faculties and many research and management buildings articulated around a central 13 000 m2 garden, called the Jardí dels Sentits. It is named after the king who founded the Kingdom of Valencia. Universitat Jaume I participates in all the international programmes implemented throughout the European Union, such as Socrates-Erasmus, Leonardo and Alfa, those organized by the Spanish government, including the Interuniversity Cooperation Programme; the University is open to new schemes that help enhance the quality of the teaching and the research carried out here. Some of the more noteworthy initiatives related to teaching include the UNESCO Chairon the Philosophy of Peace, the Jean Monnet Chair of Law and European Economics Module, the EURINSA and EURUJI programmes for the training of engineers in Europe and the programme of master's degrees in Latin America, among many other initiatives.
According to the 2014 edition of the I-UGR ranking table, Business Studies and Material Sciences are the UJI's strongest areas in terms of research. Within Spain, the UJI ranks 32nd in the annual league table published by Spanish newspaper El Mundo and 20th according to Ranking Web of Universities. Despite some efforts to improve its international research profile, according to most ranking tables the UJI is not among the world's top 500 universities. Thus, in 2015 the Center for World University Rankings ranked it 794th for publications, it does not appear in the Shanghai Ranking, which lists the world's top 500 universities. Vives Network
Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art is situated in the Plaça dels Àngels, in El Raval, Ciutat Vella, Catalonia, Spain. The museum opened to the public on November 28, 1995. Previous directors were Daniel Giralt-Miracle, Miguel Molins, Manuel J. Borja-Villel, Bartomeu Marí, while the current director, since 2015 is Ferran Barenblit. In 1959, art critic Alexandre Cirici Pellicer formed a group of contemporary artists showing work in a series of 23 exhibitions with the hopes of beginning a collection for a new contemporary art museum in Barcelona, it was not until 1986 that the Barcelona City Council recommended the American architect Richard Meier & Partners to design the museum. Art critics Francesc Miralles and Rosa Queralt were hired to write the museum’s mission statement. In 1987, the MACBA Foundation was created. In the following year the MACBA Foundation, in conjunction with the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Barcelona City Council, founded the MACBA Consortium in order further the process of the museum.
The Consortium commissioned Meier that year to build the museum. This was a controversial issue considering that the museum had no collection at the time of construction; the museum opened to the public in 1995, well after the 1992 Summer Olympics for which it was planned. In 2014, the museum acquired an additional venue for its programming, comprising a converted 15th-century chapel and two large halls, a total of about 21,500 square feet, as well as the central Plaça dels Angels square. While MACBA has long used the chapel for performances and site-specific installations, this time the city lent the entire historic cluster to the institution for an unspecified term. Meier embraced the difficult task of creating a building that would display a variety of contemporary artworks that were unknown to him at the time of design; the choice to build the museum in the Plaça dels Ángels is consistent with Meier’s vision to situate the building amongst some of Barcelona’s oldest streets and buildings, in addition to revamping the public space of the Raval.
After the completion of the $35 million construction, local media referred to the museum as “the pearl” amongst the old architecture and narrow streets just a few blocks from Gothic center of Barcelona. The building’s architectural style has strong references to Modernism; the large white building has much of its southern elevation glazed, providing the visitor with views across the plaza, allowing for an abundance of natural light to illuminate the interior galleries. The museum has three main galleries, which can be subdivided, as well as five smaller galleries, one of, in a tower; the permanent collection of around 5,000 works dates from the mid-20th century onward. There are three periods of modern art represented: the first one covers the forties to the sixties; the collections focus on post-1945 Catalan and Spanish art, although some International artists are represented. In 2011, Philippe Méaille loans 800 works of the radical conceptualists artists group Art & Language at MACBA. Fearing political instability after the Catalonia referendum in October 2017, he will withdraw his loan and repatriate his collection to Château de Montsoreau-Museum of contemporary art.
In December 2007, the museum opened its Study Center, the Library Reading Room and Special Collections Room grant the public free access to the museum’s books, publications collection, archives. The museum publishes exhibition catalogues from the museum, although has published some monographic books and critical essays, it has three digital publications: "Quaderns portàtils," "Quaderns d'Àudio," and "Sèrie Capella MACBA." The museum offers lectures, guided tours, video screenings and more to broaden the educational opportunities available to the public. The Museum address is 1, Barcelona; the closest metro stations are Universitat. Opposite the main museum, in the medieval Convent dels Àngels for which the square is named, a chapel has been converted into a separate exposition area known as the Capella del MACBA, with regular video art performances. Entrance to this part of the museum is free. Another contemporary art museum, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, is adjacent to MACBA, accessible both from the street and from the inner patio.
The area in front of the museum is known among skateboarders to be one of the most iconic "spots" for the sport in the world. A 3D model of the location is featured in the smartphone game "Skater", was a featured location in Transworld Skateboarding magazine for Go Skateboading Day in 2016. MACBA is managed by a consortium founded in 1988 whose members include the regional government of Catalonia, Barcelona City Council, the Spanish Ministry of Culture. In March 2015, Bartomeu Marí i Ribas resigned as director of the museum in light of a censorship row over a controversial installation by the Austrian artist Ines Doujak. In July 2015, Ferran Barenblit, was named the new director. List of museums in Barcelona Museo de Escultura al Aire Libre de Alcalá de Henares Rinzen, by Antoni Tàpies, conserved at the Museum Ràdio Web MACBA Meier, Richard. Richard Meier, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art. New York: Monacelli, 1997. Massot, Josep. "MACBA: Barcelona abre su museo mas contemporaneo." La Vanguardia Magazine, November 12, 1995, 34-51.
Moldoveanu, Mihail. “Filtered light: the Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona.” Museum International, 49: 10–14. Riding
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
The Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, abbreviated as MNAC, is the national museum of Catalan visual art located in Barcelona, Spain. Situated on Montjuïc hill at the end of Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, near Pl Espanya, the museum is notable for its outstanding collection of romanesque church paintings, for Catalan art and design from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including modernisme and noucentisme; the museum is housed in the Palau Nacional, a huge, Italian-style building dating to 1929. The Palau Nacional, which has housed the Museu d'Art de Catalunya since 1934, was declared a national museum in 1990 under the Museums Law passed by the Catalan Government; that same year, a thorough renovation process was launched to refurbish the site, based on plans drawn up by the architects Gae Aulenti and Enric Steegmann, who were joined in the undertaking by Josep Benedito. The Oval Hall was reopened in 1992 on the occasion of the Olympic Games, the various collections were installed and opened over the period from 1995 to 2004.
The Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya was inaugurated on 16 December 2004. It is one of the largest museums in Spain; the history of this institution dates back to the 19th century, when, in accordance with the principles that inspired Catalonia's cultural and political Renaixença, a movement active in that century, many projects were launched to help revive and conserve the country's artistic heritage. This process began with the establishment of the Museu d'Antiguitats de Barcelona in the Chapel of St Agatha and the Museu Municipal de Belles Arts in the Palau de Belles Arts, a palace built to mark the occasion of the 1888 Universal Exhibition. A project to install all these Catalan art collections in the Palau Nacional, launched in 1934 under the initiative of Joaquim Folch i Torres, the first director of Catalonia Museum of Art, was frustrated by the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, when for protection many works were transferred to Olot and Paris. During the postwar period, the 19th- and 20th-century collections were installed in the Museu d'Art Modern, housed from 1945 to 2004 in the Arsenal building in Barcelona's Parc de la Ciutadella, whilst the Romanesque and baroque collections were installed in the Palau in 1942.
The Palau Nacional, which has housed the Museu d'Art de Catalunya since 1934, was declared a national museum in 1990 under the Museums Law passed by the Catalan Government. In 1992 a thorough renovation process was launched to refurbish the site, based on plans drawn up by the architects Gae Aulenti and Enric Steegmann, who were joined in the undertaking by Josep Benedito; the Oval Hall was reopened in 1992 on the occasion of the Olympic Games, the various collections were installed and opened over the period from 1995 to 2004. The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya was inaugurated on 16 December 2004. Since 2004, the Palau Nacional has once more housed several magnificent art collections by Catalan art, but Spanish and European art; the works from that first museum have now been enriched by new purchases and donations, tracing the country's art history from early medieval times to the mid-20th century: from Romanesque, Gothic and baroque to modern art. This heritage is completed by the Gabinet Numismàtic de Catalunya, the Gabinet de Dibuixos i Gravats and the library.
It is one of the most important and outstanding collections in the museum, due to the series of mural paintings it includes. Indeed, the Museu Nacional Romanesque Collection is unmatched by that of any other museum in the world. Many of the works here adorned rural churches in the Pyrenees and other sites in Old Catalonia, or Catalunya Vella, as it is known. Years the news emerged that a group of foreign financiers and antiquarians had block-purchased most of these paintings to be taken to the United States of America. Although there were no laws in Spain at that time to forbid the expatriation of art, the Junta de Museus was able to intervene in order to rescue and transfer works to the Museum of Barcelona housed in the Parc de la Ciutadella, thus conserving and protecting these Romanesque works, considered a unique piece of art heritage and a symbol of the birth and formation of Catalonia; the Romanesque rooms are arranged in chronological and stylistic order, giving visitors a view of the different tendencies in Catalan Romanesque art and featuring works produced, for the most part, in the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries.
The visit to this section begins with the mural paintings from Sant Joan in Boí, which show clear stylistic influences from the French Carolingian tradition, continues with works showing the Italian influence that dominated painting from the late 11th century, doubtless as a result of the influence of the Gregorian Reform. This style is illustrated in such excellent works as the mural paintings from Sant Quirze de Pedret, Santa Maria d'Àneu and Sant Pere del Burgal. However, the rooms of the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalu