News from UPF
The new UPF Research Park building, located on the Ciutadella campus, was inaugurated this morning. The event was attended by Xavier Trias, mayor of Barcelona, and Andreu Mas-Colell, Minister of Economy and Knowledge of the Government of Catalonia. It was also attended by Juan Navarro Baldeweg, the project's chief architect, who was recently awarded the National Prize for Architecture by the Ministry of Public Works.
The new facilities, with an area of 8,700 square metres, complement the existing building, which was opened in July 2008. According to Jaume Casals, rector of the UPF, the entire UPF Research Park "was created with the aim of occupying a key position on the map of research and knowledge transfer in the field of social sciences and humanities, bringing together university research groups, internationally renowned joint centres and prestigious institutions in one single space."