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".
La UPC launches a portal of Citizen Science: a pioneering space where the public is the protagonist of university research and where active projects, technical resources and dissemination material will be published. It will be presented in the framework of the day '50 years of Science with Consciousness', which will also take place the delivery of the awards convened by the Social Council, including the CF 2020 award. The event will take place on Tuesday, January 26 , at 10 am, and can be followed through the University's YouTube channel.
1920 is the year of the birth of Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury and Frank Herbert, three great science fiction authors who have transcended beyond the genre-loving audience and reached the general public through film and television, with topics such as robots, ecology, politics, freedom or the evolution of science and technology.