The UPC opens the 2020–2021 academic year at Catalan universities, on the occasion of the University’s 50th anniversary

The opening ceremony of the 2020–2021 academic year at Catalan universities, which was hosted remotely by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) this year and featured speeches by the secretary for Universities and Research, Francesc Xavier Grau; the rector, Francesc Torres; the chair of the Board of Trustees, Ramon Carbonell; and the general secretary of the UPC, Margarida Espona, who presented a report on the 2019–2020 academic year at the University. The event was also attended by the general secretary for the Interuniversity Council of Catalonia, Josep Ribas i Seix.

Afterwards, there was a debate on the ethics of technology with Elisenda Bonet-Carne, the scientific head of BCNatal Fetal, and Jordi Sellas, the director of IDEAL Barcelona, the Digital Arts Centre, moderated by the La Vanguardia journalist Miquel Molina.

The event was broadcasted ive and open on the UPC’s YouTube channel and UPCtv and it could also be followed on Twitter (@la_UPC). It marked the beginning of the UPC’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

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