Encuesta: El rol del verde residencial durante el confinamiento por el brote de COVID-19 en España

El grupo de investigación BCNUEJ (www.bcnuej.org) del ICTA-UAB (https://ictaweb.uab.cat/) y del IMIM (www.imim.es) está realizando un estudio sobre el papel del verde residencial (vegetación interior, en balcones, en terrazas, cubiertas verdes, jardines particulares, etc.

ICTA-UAB shares protective material with hospitals

ICTA-UAB is since last Monday 16 March 2020, an Institute with Restricted Access. Most of the laboratories are empty, the Scientific and Technical Services are closed, only the basic services are working and most of the people is working and staying at home.

Higher and earlier pollen concentrations expected for this spring

Spring and summer pollination will begin a few days earlier than usual and in important numbers, reaching higher than average levels (from the 1994-2019 period).

ICTAS2020 Conference: Important Update regarding the Coronavirus Outbreak

ICTAS2020 Conference: Important Update regarding the Coronavirus Outbreak .

Power struggles hinder urban adaptation policies to climate change

Transformative actions implemented by cities to address and mitigate the impacts of climate change may be hindered by political struggles for municipal power.

Analysis of tropical fire soot deposited in the ocean will help predict future global climate changes

The ICTA-UAB begins a scientific expedition in the Atlantic Ocean to collect dust and smoke samples from the fires of tropical Africa deposited in marine sediments.

What elements and characteristics should forests have to influence human health?

Despite the increasing interest of the scientific community and society towards the potential of forests as a source of human health, the existing scientific literature does not allow for a coherent relationship between the type of forest and different health variables.

Red coral effectively recovers in Mediterranean protected areas after decades of overexploitation

Protection measures of the Marine Protected Areas have enable red coral colonies (Corallium rubrum) to recover partially in the Mediterranean Sea, reaching health levels similar to those of the 1980s in Catalonia and of the 1960s in the Ligurian Sea (Northwestern Italy).

Sub-national “climate clubs” could offer key to combating climate change

‘Climate clubs’ offering membership for sub-national states, in addition to just countries, could speed up progress towards a globally-harmonised climate change policy, which in turn offers a way to achieve stronger climate policies in all countries.

Victoria Reyes-García receives an ERC Proof of Concept grant linked to the LICCI project

Victoria Reyes-García ICREA Research Professor at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) is one of the 76 top researchers that will receive ERC Proof of Concept grants.

ICTA-UAB demands the UAB to reduce number of flights

Given our current climate emergency, recently acknowledged by the UAB, the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) has drawn up a proposal urging the University to put into action a new travel policy to tackle one of its most polluting activities: Flying.

New assessment finds EU electricity decarbonization discourse in need of overhaul

It’s well known that the EU is focusing its efforts on decarbonizing its economy.

Mining waste dumped into Portmán Bay continues to release metals into the sea 25 years later

The waters of the Mediterranean Sea continue to receive dissolved metals from the mining waste deposited in Portmán Bay (Murcia) 25 years after the cessation of mining activity.

A new ICTA-UAB project to assess the impacts of micro- and nano-plastics in the tropical and temperate oceans

A new project led by ICTA-UAB researcher Patrizia Ziveri is one of five projects selected for funding by the Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans).

Big data reveals extraordinary unity underlying life’s diversity

Limits to growth lie at the heart of how all living things function, according to a new study carried out by ICTA-UAB researchers  .
Registration period open for the UAB Barcelona Summer School for non-UAB students

Date: 2020-03-03


June and July are the months in which the UAB Barcelona Summer School takes place. Registration for this year's edition will open on 18 February for those students who are not enrolled in the UAB. All those signing up before 15 April also get a 10% early bird discount. ICTA-UAB researchers P. Graham Mortyn and Claudio Cattaneo will teach some of the classes of the course. 

The registration period for students not enrolled in the UAB to sign up for three-week courses offered mainly in English in the UAB Barcelona Summer School will open on 18 February. Those signing up before 15 April will receive a 10% early bird discount. This year's edition includes 25 courses in all academic fields, seven of which are completely new. Students can also enrol in Spanish courses and participate in leisure activities in which they can meet other students and discover the university and its surroundings.

The courses are offered mornings at the UAB campus, during two different periods: from 22 June to 10 July and from 13 to 31 July. Each course is worth 6 ECTS credits. Most of them are offered in English, except for a course on visions of Spain in modern cinema and Spanish courses for foreigners (levels A2 and B1). The seven new courses focus on Spanish politics, advanced programming, marine mammal diseases, gastronomy and enology, entrepreneurship and innovation, Mediterranean biodiversity and modern international relations.

In addition, the UAB Barcelona Summer School includes the Buddy Programme, which aims to make it easier for international students to come into contact with UAB students for the purpose of discovering campus activities and the local culture and society. Throughout the three course weeks, students will be able to practice languages, take nature walks around campus, do sports, share a meal at the international potluck, etc. Not only that, but UAB Barcelona Summer School students will have free access to the Servei d'Activitat Física sports facilities.

In addition to the 10% discount for those registering before 15 April, students from the YERUN Network and ECIU member universities will enjoy a 20% discount on registration fees. All information on courses, prices, requirements, registration, housing and credit validation can be consulted at the UAB Barcelona Summer School web.

More information: UAB Barcelona Summer School
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