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FROM THE CAMPUS
THE UPC, A PRIVILEGED PARTNER IN THE SPHERE OF COMPUTER SCIENCE.
BY
Josep Playà Maset

Within the last months, three important agreements have been signed by the UPC (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) and diverse privaate companies, which is a sure sign that the Catalonian university world has no intention of missing the boat where new communications and information technologies are concerned. The first agreement, signed by the Gedas Iberia company, from the Volkswagen group, the UPC and the "Hospitals de la Vall d'Hebron" Foundation, is centred on the creation of the CRV or "Centre de Realitat Virtual" (Virtual Reality Centre). On the other hand, the CEPBA-IBM research institute, which boasts the most powerful computer currently in operation in Spain, has started working, along with a new micro-architecture laboratory, in collaboration with the Compaq company. (...)