Núria Castell Ariño, awarded in the 2nd UPC Prize for Social Commitment

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UPC Award for Social Commitment in the field of gender equality for the FIB teacher Núria Castell.

Núria Castell

The winners of the 2nd UPC Prize for Social Commitment have been announced this month of September, with the start on the new academic year 2020/2021.

Núria Castell Ariño, a retired professor at the Department of Computer Science and the Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB), has received the award in the field of gender equality. The award ceremony will take place on October 15 at 10 am, in the Auditorium of the Vèrtex building, within the framework of the conference "50 years of Science and Consciousness". The event, which will analyse open and civic science that takes place at the university, can be followed via streaming.

Regarding the area of cooperation, the project Mineria pel Desenvolupament (MpD), of the team formed by PDI, students and alumni of the Manresa School of Engineering (EPSEM), has been the winner of this award. The aforementioned prize has also distinguished the work of the Recircula Challenge project team, in the field of sustainability. The Let’s Open Cities for Us (LOCUS),project, of the team made up of a group of former Vallès School of Architecture (ETSAV) students and Miguel Usandizaga, lecturer at the Department of Theory and History of Architecture and Technical Communication of the same school, has won the prize in the area of inclusion.

The UPC Award for Social Commitment was announced for the first time after the setting up of the Office of the Vice-Rector for Social Responsibility and Equality in 2019. The prize has been an initiative of that Office, in collaboration with the Board of Trustees of the UPC, and it was born with the aim to give value to the programs, projects and activities developed by the UPC community, which are directly related to social commitment at a national, state and international level.

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