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A map of Haifa (Israel) made with the Base Plan tool (by Universitat de Lleida)

15 July 2011 05:49 PM

The University of Lleida develops a model to screen urban spaces from all over the world

50 international experts are working in Lleida on the Base Plan, which aims to be a reference tool for the United Nations. The project makes “radiographies” of cities to point out the physical and strategic aspects of the urban areas over the...
The whale skeleton hanging over the visitor entrance (by T. Bardia)

12 July 2011 09:28 PM

A 20-metre-long whale skeleton welcomes visitors at Barcelona’s new Blue Space

The Museu Blau (Blue Museum) is part of Barcelona’s Natural History Museum, divided into four different locations. It is housed in a futurist blue triangular building by Herzog & De Meuron, at the Forum Park. Blue Space will have a permanent...
Products being labelled in both Catalan and Spanish (by ACN)

07 July 2011 12:38 PM

The European Parliament passes a rule that may end labels only in Catalan

A product labelled only in Estonian could be sold in Catalonia, but not a product labelled only in Catalan. The new rule authorises the Spanish Government to force all products in Spain to be labelled in at least one official language of the EU,...
The building where the British School of Catalunya will be located (by ACN)

05 July 2011 09:06 PM

The British School of Catalunya to be opened in 2012

The private school will follow the British curriculum so, that when the students finish high school, they will be able to attend any public or private university either in Spain or in the United Kingdom. It is the latest addition to a series of...
A caption from the website Xplore Health (by ACN / Xplore Health)

05 July 2011 07:25 PM

Barcelona Science Park introduces the first European web portal on biomedics for high-school students

The website ‘Xplore Health’ is an educational tool for secondary school students. It aims to improve the understanding of biomedical science, as well as “inspire future researchers”. It is a European Commission project, led by Barcelona...
Jean Pierre Filiu while presenting his book in Barcelona (by M. Fernández Noguera)

01 July 2011 12:34 AM

“If Al-Qaeda has not been able to attack Spain over the last 4 years, it will be even less able to do so after Bin Laden’s death”, states an expert in Islamic terrorism

Jean-Pierre Filiu, expert in Islamic terrorism expert, tells ACN that the death of the Al-Qaeda leader should weaken the organisation and provoke a short circuit between their three main connected branches: the Maghreb, Iraq and Yemen.
Students from Girona taking the university access exam (by T. Tàpia)

22 June 2011 12:57 AM

University fees to be raised 7.6% next September in Catalonia

Public university undergraduate students will have to pay between 64 and 100 euros more per year. Those repeating once will pay the same amount, but those taking a course for the third time will pay 60% more. The measure would bring in 20 million...
A caption from the Demain online newspaper (by ACN / Demain)

20 June 2011 11:14 PM

Journalist Ali Lmrabet challenges Moroccan regime by publishing a new online newspaper from Barcelona

Lmrabet was sent to jail in 2003 for writing about Morocco’s king and his supposed real estate interests. He was also banned from media. Finally he has created ‘Demain’, an online newspaper directed from Barcelona. It has the same name as...
Tourist will be able to file theft reports directly in their hotels (by ACN)

14 June 2011 10:02 PM

Tourists will be able to report thefts from their hotels without going to a police station

A pilot programme set up by the Catalan Police in one of Barcelona’s districts will enable tourists to report minor thefts on city streets from their hotels, without needing to go to a police station. The programme will be in place on a trial...
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