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The Catalan team behind the vaccine (by ACN)

17 May 2013 10:03 PM

Catalan researchers find a vaccine for Type 1 Diabetes that works on mice

The vaccine works by re-introducing immune system cells, which have previously been extracted and modified, in order to avoid the destruction of beta cells, which are those producing insulin. The vaccine has been developed by researchers from the...
Laura and Amina are taking part in the 'Rossinyol' project this year (by C. Marchesi)

09 May 2013 09:56 PM

The 'Rossinyol' project, example in the fight for equal opportunities and social inclusion in Catalonia

The ‘Rossinyol’ project aims to improve social problems faced by foreigners such as inequality and social exclusion. It is an adapted version of the ‘Nightingale’ program, consolidated in different European cities, and was brought to...
The presentation of the project at the Union for the Mediterranean's headquarters, in Barcelona (by M. Fernández Noguera)

01 May 2013 12:06 AM

The Union for the Mediterranean to promote the business education of 10,000 women

The initiative targets 10,000 young women, studying at university and wanting to start their own business, from Morocco, Palestine, Jordan and Spain. The 'Young Women as Job Creators' project aims to create 400 new businesses. It is an initiative...
Josep Maria Ganyet showing the poster he designed (by C. Roig)

26 April 2013 07:57 PM

'Keep Calm and Speak Catalan', a poster of passive resistance

The poster ‘Keep Calm and Speak Catalan’ was created by Josep Maria Ganyet, expert in digital communication, in order to protest against the draft law proposed by the Spanish Minister of Education which puts at risk the school model of...
The Catalan MEPs with the European Commissioner Androulla Vassilliou (centre) (by A. Segura)

25 April 2013 01:56 AM

Rajoy's measures against linguistic immersion questioned by Brussels and the Spanish State Council

The European Commissioner for Education, Culture and Multilingualism, promised Catalan Euro MPs to ask the Spanish Government – chaired by Mariano Rajoy - about the Education Reform it is preparing, which goes against the linguistic immersion...
Pupils in a school in Tarragona (by R. Segura)

11 April 2013 12:11 AM

Catalonia’s Supreme Court asks for Spanish to be made a teaching language in schools if a single pupil requests it

The Catalan Education Minister will appeal the decision to the Spanish Supreme Court and meanwhile will not follow the petition of the Catalan Supreme Court (TSJC). The Minister stressed that “the classroom language cannot change just because a...
A student hall at UPC's Castelldefels Campus (by B. Cazorla)

09 April 2013 05:03 PM

Nine US and four Catalan universities aim to promote international masters programmes together

The Consortium for Advanced Studies of Barcelona (CASB), made up of 9 of the most important universities from the United States and 4 Catalan public universities from Barcelona, is considering implementing international masters degree programmes...
The new IPHES building at the URV's Sescelades Campus (by M. C. Griso)

06 April 2013 01:27 AM

A world-leading centre in human evolution unveils new facilities in Tarragona

The Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES) is one of the 3 centres with the highest scientific production internationally in its field. It is directed by Eudald Carbonell, the palaeontologist who has been directing...
Biomass produced from Catalan forests (by ACN)

05 April 2013 07:36 PM

Catalan firm participates in a European project investigating how to make plastic from vegetal biomass

The firm QNORM, located in the Scientific and Technologic Park of the Girona University (UdG), participates in a European project that aims to transform vegetal biomass into plastic. The project, which is called BioConSepT (bio-conversion and...
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