ICTA-UAB joins the European greenhouse gas measurement network

The ICTA-UAB is one of the institutions that will join the Spanish network of the Integrated Carbon Observation System, ICOS. The research infrastructure, which is funded by European countries, measures greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide across the European continent and the adjacent oceans.


The UAB takes part in the GraphCAT Community, dedicated to graphene research 

With funding from the Government of Catalonia and the European Union, under the framework of the call "Comunitats Emergents RIS3CAT", a new project was recently launched under the name of GraphCAT, an initiative to create an ecosystem of research centres related with the study of graphene. The UAB will be involved in two of the project's initiatives: Graph-SIM and NeuroGraph.

Magnetisme Jordi Sort

Scientists develop a magnetic switch with lower energy consumption

Joint research conducted by the UAB has shown the ability to switch magnetizacion « on » and « off » using voltage in a new class of easy-to-fabricate materials containing nitrogen. These results, published in Nature Communications, may be used to reduce energy consumption in electronic technologies.

Dr. Josep Deví

Bilingualism, probable protective factor in Alzheimer's disease

Speaking two or more languages may be a probable protective factor against Alzheimer's and could contribute to delaying the onset of symptoms 4.5 years, according to a study published in the journal Revista de Neurología and conducted by a research team from the Hospital del Mar, the UAB and the Hospital Quirónsalud in Sabadell.


The UAB expresses its rejection of all violence against women

On 25 November the UAB organised an institutional event in commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Speeches were given by Rector Javier Lafuente, General Secretary Esther Zapater and Director for the Observatory for Equality Maria Prats in what was the new governing team's first official event.

Highly Cited

Three UAB researchers amongst the most cited worldwide

Esteve Corbera and Margarita Triguero, from the ICTA, and Jordi Martínez Vilalta, from the Department of Animal Biology, Plant Biology and Ecology, are amongst the researchers with the most number of articles cited in the world.



"The new census will improve the quality of information on the most vulnerable population" 

Spain's new population census in 2021 will no longer be based on surveys, but rather on the administration's register and will be conducted with a novel methodology using Big Data. This is what Antonio Argüeso, Vice Director in Statistics at the Spanish National Statistics Institute (INE), explained to us in his participation in a seminar organised by the CED-UAB.