On 3 October at 12 noon, the official opening of the academic year will take place at the Rectorat building. Rosa María Calaf will offer a conference against ignorances and inequalities entitled "Sortim de l'ombra. Contra la ignorància i la desigualtat". The event will be available online.
The UAB Research Park coordinates reWine, a LIFE project to study the viability of a sustainable system of collecting, cleaning and reusing glass bottles from the wine industry in Catalonia, with the participation of the university's spin-off Inèdit, other institutions, wine companies, distributors and consumers.
Sara Moreno, Vice-Rector for Students and Employability, and Vicenç Sellés, Director of the Treball Campus, presented in Brussels the programme Euroacció, a pioneering programme to encourage students and graduates to take up work placements in EU institutions. They also presented the Brussels chapter, the university's first international alumni section.
The UAB, the Barcelona Education Consortium and Voiceitt have signed a collaboration agreement jointly to develop the Catalan and Spanish versions of the first application which directly translates the voice of people with speech problems.
Researchers from the UAB, the IMB CNM - CSIC and the UPC have developed a thermoelectric sensor based on silicon nanotechnology with the power to regenerate itself and detect respiratory problems such as sleep apnoea and pneumonia. To commercialise the sensor, the tech-based company FutureSiSens was created.
According to the QS ranking of universities founded less than 50 years ago, the UAB ranks first in Spain, second in Europe and ninth worldwide.
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