Science fiction in the UPC

About the Observatory

Universities around the world are welcoming science fiction. This genre, which has become part of academic literature programs, is also beginning to be used by many universities as an element that complements and consolidates scientific and humanistic training.

Now Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya there are several activities that take science fiction as a basis: the Prize UPC of Science Fiction convened by the Social Council, very successful subjects such as "Physics and science fiction".

The collection is in the Rector Gabriel Ferraté LibraryIn the EPSEVG Library and to the Terrassa Campus Library of the Library, Publications and Archives Service.    

'La caravana de los Errantes', by Raúl Gonzálvez, wins the Prize UPC of Science Fiction Miquel Barceló 2022

The novel 'La caravana de los Errantes', by the writer Raúl Gonzálvez del Águila, has been the winner of the Prize UPC of Science-Fiction Miquel Barceló 2022, convened by the Social Council and delivered on November 16.

During the event, which could be followed live by YouTube, a tribute was paid to professor Miquel Barceló, professor at the Faculty of Informatics of Barcelona (FIB) and promoter of the Award. A tribute that has had the assistance of family members and the participation of teaching staff and administration and service staff who have remembered the figure of Miquel Barceló from various angles.


New science fiction book club

We look forward to seeing you at our Science Fiction Reading Club. Free activity offered for the whole Community UPC.


Second session: we will review the book"me, robot" by Isaac Asimov.

where? In the Rector Gabriel Ferraté Library.

when? on November 30 from 14 to 15 p.m. Moderator: Àlex Vidal.

Sign up for: upcarts @upc. Edu and we will reserve a copy of the novel for you.

Last update: 18 / 11 / 2022