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.    

V Catalan Science-Fiction and Fantasy Convention

The Catalan Science-Fiction and Fantasy Society (SCCFF) is organizing on June 10 and 11 CATCON 2023, the V Catalan Science-Fiction and Fantasy Convention that will take place in the Eduard Toldrà Auditorium in Vilanova i la Geltrú.

One of the many events that will be held will be the presentation of the Ictineu awards; award that recognizes the best science fiction and fantasy literature published in the previous year.


Complete program of the Convention.




First scholarship to promote the study of fantastic Catalan

The first Science Fiction Antoni Munné-Jordà Fund Literary Scholarship has been announced. This initiative is directly linked to the donation of the fund by the writer and collector Antoni Munné-Jordà to the public library Armand Cardona Torrandell.

The scholarship, promoted by the author himself, with the support of the publisher The Cep and the Handle, the private financial patronage of Josep Lluís Vidal and Imma Montané, and the collaboration of the City Council of Vilanova i la Geltrú, born as an incentive to stimulate the study, analysis and research on science fiction in the Catalan language. The scholarship is endowed with 3.000 euros plus the publication of the winning work in book form by El Cep and Nansa Applicants must submit a study proposal before July 15, 2023.

All the information here.

Last update: 22 / 05 / 2023