The UPC's Point of View


We life in an international context of changes and global crisis in which universities must find their place. the overall effects of the energy, economic and financial crisis, climate change and the loss of biological and cultural diversity, food insecurity and huge social inequities, as well as armed conflicts are just some of the major challenges that humanity must face this century. 

A range of global problems, with very different local manifestations in an overpopulated world with overexploited resources, reflect the imbalance between human society and natural ecosystems. 

Antoni Giró
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  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

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  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government