Strategic projects PEMB

Diagonal-Bes˛s Campus

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The start-up of teaching and research activities on Campus have a clear horizon: September 2016.

Project Leader

Enric Fossas, Rector of the UPC and Chairman of the b_TEC Foundation

The Diagonal-Besòs Campus aims to become a new pole of innovation and an international benchmark in industrial technologies. The project is led by the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in conjunction with the Government of Catalonia, local administrations (led by the City Councils of Barcelona and Sant Adrià de Besòs), the Barcelonès County Council, the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona and the Barcelona Provincial Council.

At the end of its execution the Diagonal-Besòs Campus will cover a total land surface area of 77,760 square metres, with 148,266 square metres of gross floor devoted to teaching, research and business. It is envisaged that the Campus will have a total number of research teaching staff members from the UPC of some 500 people and close to 4,000 students in the academic year 2016-2017. The UPC, local administrations and the Generalitat are working actively towards correct progress for the project and funding for the campus.

Currently the works on the Campus are progressing according to the plan envisaged in the 2011-2016 programme and work is being done on the ground floor of buildings A, C and I of the UPC at the future Diagonal-Besòs Campus. Building A will be allocated mainly to teaching; Building C, to energy research groups and to the Institute for Energy Research in Catalonia (IREC); and Building I, to research in Chemical and Materials  Technology.



  • Total surface area: 77,760 m2
  • Gross floor area: 148,266 m2
  • General uses: teaching, research and business
  • From September 2016 it will host close to 4,000 students and some 500 Research Teaching Staff .


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