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Irma Pujol (right), who has led the research, and Sílvia Rodríguez (left) this week in their lab (by ACN)

04 June 2015 09:36 PM

Type 1 diabetes vaccine could be on the way as Catalan researchers take a step forward

Researchers at the Hospital Germans Trias in Badalona (Greater Barcelona) have taken an important step toward creating a vaccine for Type 1 diabetes, which currently has no cure. The discovery, published in the scientific journal 'Plos One',...

Can Ricart's old factory compound in Barcelona's 22@ business and technological district (by ACN)

04 June 2015 09:14 PM

University of Barcelona builds humanities and social science research campus in 22@ district

The University of Barcelona (UB) has begun the first phase of its Humanities and Social Sciences Park in the 22@ business and technological district. The opening ceremony took place in Can Jaumandreu, one of the buildings that will hold the...

The UAB's electric car (by E. Rosanas)

28 May 2015 09:59 PM

Driverless electric car cheaper than Google's developed by Barcelona's Autònoma University

A team of researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) has developed an electric car that can move without a driver, identifying roads, obstacles and traffic signs with its cameras. In fact, the use of cameras instead of...

Volunteers searching for homeless people throughout the city of Barcelona (by G. Sánchez)

27 May 2015 09:17 PM

Almost 900 homeless sleeping on Barcelona’s streets, according to the Fundació Arrels

The Fundació Arrels (Arrels Foundation) – a Barcelona-based NGO dedicated to homeless people founded in 1987 – registered 892 persons sleeping on the streets of the Catalan capital on Wednesday night. More than 700 volunteers...

21 May 2015 08:59 PM

Entire short- and medium-distance train network run by Spanish Government in Catalonia collapses

There has been railway chaos throughout Catalonia due to a major failure in the control centre of the IT system of the network run by Adif and operated by Renfe, two public companies both owned and managed by the Spanish Government. This...

20 May 2015 09:15 PM

Climate change agreement signed by California, Ontario, Catalonia and 9 other regional governments

On Tuesday, ahead of the United Nations conference on Climate Change to be held in Paris this autumn, Catalonia signed a 'Memorandum of Understanding' in Sacramento (California), together with 11 other US states, Mexican states, Canadian...

18 May 2015 09:27 PM

British primatologist Jane Goodall awarded prestigious Premi Internacional Catalunya

Jane Goodall, British anthropologist and primatologist, has been awarded the 27th Premi Internacional Catalunya, which is the most prestigious prize given by the Catalan Government and recognises outstanding people who have contributed to...

ESADE's business administration college (by J. Molina)

18 May 2015 09:23 PM

Financial Times: Barcelona-based IESE and ESADE among world’s top 10 business schools

The Barcelona-based business schools IESE and ESADE have been ranked among the 10 best business schools in the world according to the Executive Education Ranking 2015 by the ‘Financial Times’. For the 17th year, the...

15 May 2015 09:15 PM

Paul Preston: comparing current Spanish language's situation in Catalonia to Franco's repression of Catalan is "ridiculous"

The renowned Hispanicist Paul Preston, Professor of International History at the London School of Economics (LSE), received an honorary PhD from Tarragona’s Rovira i Virgili University (URV) on Friday. Before the ceremony, Preston seized...

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