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Local Information

Catalunya, with its triangle of varied landscape between the French border, Aragón and the Mediterranean, covers approximately 32,000 km². The population amounts to six million people, giving a density of around 188 inhabitants per km². Catalunya is one of the 17 autonomous communities of Spain and has its own governing body, the Generalitat de Catalunya. Although fertile (cereals, wines, olives, etc...), Catalunya is primarily an industrial region with its main activities centered around Barcelona. However, tourism has an important impact on the economy of Catalunya. Its distinct culture and herritage are attracting millions of tourists each year.
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Barcelona is the historical capital of Catalunya and Spain's second leading city in both size and importance. Its port is one of the most important on the Mediterranean Sea. More than just a single city, Barcelona is really a collection of multi-faceted and diverse cities. The visitor unfamiliar with its history might be surprised that such a modern and enterprising city preserves its historic Gothic center almost intact, or by the curious contrast between the maze of narrow streets and the Ramblas, great boulevards filled with street musicians, artists, and cafés.
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>> Public Transport: Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona
>> Local Events: FORUM 2004, Dali's year 2004, Festival LEM,
>> Local Events: Festival de Músiques del Món

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, named after the man who laid down the standards of the modern Catalan language, was set up by an act of the Catalan Parliament in 1990. It is an urban university located in the very heart of the Barcelona city, stretching from the Rambla to the Olympic Village. Today, more than 10,000 students are enrolled at the university in its academic programs.
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The Audiovisual Institute (IUA) is an interdisciplinary center of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra devoted to a range of activities related with digital technologies in the media, comprising Education and Production as essential parts of Research. The three research groups in the IUA are the Music Technology Group (MTG), the Experimental Interactive Communication Group, and the Interactive Technology Group.
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The Music Technology Group (MTG) of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona was founded in 1994 by its current director, Dr. Xavier Serra. Currently, there are more than 50 researchers working on sound synthesis, audio content processing, and other topics related to Music Technology research and experimentation in MTG.
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Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Institut Universitari de l'Audiovisual