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La Salle Campus Barcelona

La Salle Campus Barcelona – University Ramon Llull

La Salle Campus Barcelona is one of the founding members of the University Ramon Llull (URL), one of the most innovative and modern universities in Spain. Its success is based on its quality education which fully responds to society’s current needs. URL is the only Catalan university in the Global Employability University Ranking, published by the The New York Times, which analyses the main universities employers contact to recruit their future employees. It is ranked among the 150 best universities worldwide. La Salle is a Campus of International Excellence because of its high quality and prestigious education, delivered through a very practical and differential “learning by doing” methodology. La Salle presents a new model of university: an institution that offers holistic programs in Business, Engineering, Architecture, Art, Design and Technology and Entrepreneurship. La Salle Campus Barcelona offers training at all levels from Bachelor’s Degrees, Master’s Programs, PhD Programs to research areas.

Excellence and recognition awards
  • 1999 – 1st Business School and the 3rd in Europe to receive accreditation by the GAC (Global Accreditation Center) of PMI (Project Management Institute) for the Master in Project Management.
  • 2000 – Member of the CCNAP (Cisco Networking Academy Program).
  • 2006 – “Best Universitary Networking Academy” award by CCNAP.
  • 2007 –  “European Global Recognation” award by CCNAP.
  • 2009 – 1st Business School in Spain to obtain the international award as REP (Register Educational Provider) of the PMI (Project Management Institute) for its Executive Education and Masters programs.
  • 2015 – Golden Medal for scientific merits by the Barcelona City Council Award for its 50 years of valuable scientific and technical work and also for its practical knowledge of different engineering areas.
  • 2015 – The Aristos Campus Mundus 2015 project, promoted by Ramon Llull, Deusto and Comillas Universities, has been awarded the qualification of Campus of International Excellence.
Ranking positioning
  • 2015 – 3rd position of SAP Master of Management, according to “El Mundo” newspaper’s raking of masters 2015.
  • 2016 – 8 Masters of La Salle are in the first four positions in the Spanish Thematic Ranking, published by Eduniversal.  
Director of the center
Josep Martí Santos

Josep Martí Santos

Josep Martí Santos graduated in 1991 as Telecommunications Engineer, specializing in Electronic Engineering at the La Salle Campus Barcelona - URL. Lately, he entered the education field in areas such as IT, Telematics and ICT-related subjects. At the same time he extended his training with an Electronic Engineer degree at the Electronic Engineering and Computer Science La Salle School. In 1994 he assumed the role of Head of Computing in Calassanç Center, from Escola Pia de Sarrià, being a teacher of the new Formació Professional. From there he collaborated as a teacher with the School of Cinema and Audiovisual of Catalonia (Univeristy of Barcelona, UB). In 1999, he studied Marketing for one year at Hartnell College in Salinas (California, USA), and in 2000 he returned to Barcelona and co-founded the company Sigma Engineers, with its focus on ICT's and computer maintenance, working as Technical Director. In 2001, combined his job with an International MBA program at La Salle in Barcelona and in the Manhattan College (New York, USA). At this time he joined La Salle to work with vocational education and training at La Salle Catalonia, and later on, he was named director of La Salle Gràcia for the following 7 years. In 2007, he enrols on a General Management Program (PDG) at IESE Business School from the University of Navarra. In September 2010, he was named director of the Educational Work Network and Education Officer of La Salle Catalonia. Since September 2014 he assumed his current position as General Director of Funitec La Salle Campus Barcelona.

Renowned researcher
Xavier Vilasís

Xavier Vilasís

Xavier Vilasís is currently Vice-Dean for the Doctoral School and full professor at the Engineering Department at La Salle - URL. He is the head of the GR-SETAD (Electronic Systems, Telecommunications and Data Analysis Research Group), member of the LHCb collaboration and coordinator of the Experiment Control System of the calorimeter of LHCb. He is also member and Past Chair of IEEE Cellular Nonlinear Networks and Array Computing Technical Committee. He has directed 6 PhD thesis, 9 competitively funded research projects, published more than 180 journal papers and contributed to more than 50 conferences. He actively participates in outreach activities and lectures. He has been research coordinator at La Salle, URL (2003-2008), Deputy Project Leader of the LHCb Calorimeter (2012-2014), and Chair of the IEEE Cellular Nonlinear Networks and Array Computing Technical Committee (2013-2015). He has taught subjects in Advanced Math, Probability, Numerical Analysis, Calculus, Physics, Neural Networks, Control Theory, Data Analysis and Advanced Statistics. He has been coordinator of the Postgrau en Web Analytics. He got a Physics Degree in 1989 and a Physics PhD from the University of Barcelona (UB). He has been FPI fellow from the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain (1990-1993), assistant professor at UB (1994), analyst at Advanced Informatic Applications (1994-1996) and from 1996 on he is at La Salle - URL. 

The project

In this project, your challenge is to identify a problem unsolved or improperly unsolved in our society, search how nature fixes it, and design a robot that solves it. Finally, you will have to extend the capabilities of your robotic platform providing connectivity to the cloud, turning your robot into an IoT device.