Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Plaça de la Mercè, 10, 08002
+34 935 42 20 00
UPF is a public, international and research-intensive university that, in just twenty-five years, has earned a place for itself among the best universities in Europe. Awarded with a CEI label (International Excellence Campus) by the Spanish Ministry of Education, the University also figures in different international rankings.
UPF structures its studies on three main fields of knowledge, closely interconnected and structured on three campuses:
- Social sciences and humanities, Ciutadella campus
- Health and life sciences, Mar campus
- Communication and information technologies, Poblenou campus
Moreover, in order to promote research and transfer activities undertaken by university researchers and provide them with greater international visibility, the University is developing the UPF Research Park in the fields of social sciences, humanities, communication and information technologies. The UPF Research Park, which develops its activity at Ciutadella and Poblenou campuses, coordinates its activities in the fields of health and life sciences with the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, located on the Mar campus.
UPF's teaching model is based on comprehensive education and student-centred learning. Nowadays, the success of this model is proved by different indicators as, for example, the high demand of UPF studies, the rates of achievement among its students or the excellent rates of graduates employment and satisfaction.
Courses offered by Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Sergi Jordà holds a B.S. in Fundamental Physics and a PhD in Computer Science and Digital Communication. He is a researcher at the Music Technology Group of Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, where he directs the Music and Multimodal Interaction Lab, and associate professor at the same University, where he teaches computer music, Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and interactive media arts. His main research interests are in the confluence of HCI, tangible, musical and physiological interaction, and he is currently especially interested in bringing MIR knowledge for helping music creation and for creating empowering musical tools. He has authored more than 100 publications counting peer-reviewed conference papers, journal articles and book chapters. He has received several international awards, including the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica (2008). He is best known as one of the inventors of the Reactable, a tabletop musical instrument that accomplished mass popularity after being integrated in Icelandic artist Bjork’s 2007-08 world tour Volta, and he is one of the co-founders and current CEO of the company Reactable Systems.