The department of TSC has an academic staff of around 150 people assisted by 25 technical and administrative support staff. The department is organised in 12 research groups responsible of the national and international research projects funded by public competitive calls or private entities responding to social and productive sectors needs and demands.
The participation of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the department research tasks is key success factor and at the same time is an effective complement to the students education and training in their Final Degree Projects and PhD research works.
The department is responsible of a lectures and courses in several degrees and postgraduates programs in telecommunications engineering of UPC. Moreover the department is responsible of an European research oriented master (MERIT) in Information and Communication Technologies, a PhD Program in the area of Signal Theory and Communications and several specialised postgraduate programs like the European Master in Language and Speech (MELP) together with the Software department of UPC (LSI) and a Master in Mobile Communications with the support of the company Vodafone.
In addition, the department has promoted the creation and works closely with the Telecommunications Technology Center of Catalonia (CTTC), the Photonic Sciences Institute (ICFO), and works with I2CAT foundation and other R&D internal and external organisms too.