The University of Barcelona joins AESEMI

The University of Barcelona (UB) will add its expertise to the Spanish Semiconductor Industry Association (AESEMI) in a new step towards the cohesion of the sector in Spain.

The UB, founded in 1450, is one of the Spanish universities with the largest academic and research offer. In the field of semiconductors, the University of Barcelona is part of the FabCat initiative, together with the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, the University of Girona, the Rovira i Virgili University, the Barcelona Microelectronics Institute of CSIC and the Eurecat technology centre. This initiative aims to play an active role in promoting Catalonia as a location for some of the semiconductor factories that will be built in the European Union as a result of the Chips Act and the PERTE chip. In parallel, the UB, together with the UPC (coordinating institution), the UAB, the URV, and with the collaboration of the IMB-CNM of the CSIC, will offer a new interuniversity master’s degree in Semiconductor Engineering and Microelectronic Design, aimed at training the next generation of professional experts in this sector, which will begin in the next academic year 2024-2025.

The University of Barcelona has 73 bachelor’s degrees and 172 master’s degrees, thanks to which it trains more than 76,000 students every year. It is one of the best universities in the world according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which ranks it 201st in the 2023 edition.

For its part, AESEMI represents the main Spanish companies dedicated to microelectronic design and semiconductor manufacturing. Its objective is to give visibility to all the companies that form part of the semiconductor technology ecosystem in Spain. Thanks to this platform, not only the growth of this industry is boosted, but also a window of collaboration is opened for large companies to find incentives to invest in our country in order to meet the commitments of decarbonisation and digitisation signed in the European Union, which are a common factor for all industries, already at a global level.

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