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Welcome to the Department of Agri Food Engineering and Biotechnology (DEAB) bellowing to Polytechnical University of Catalonia (UPC). DEAB was recently created (April 2001), but the major part of its staff come from the oldest school of agriculture in Catalonia (College of Agriculture of Barcelona -ESAB), founded in 1911 with a wide experience in teaching, research and extension activities for almost 100 years.
DEAB is located in the new Campus del Baix Llobregat, Castelldefels, near to Barcelona, and is included also in the Mediterranean Technology Park. See location.

DEAB has academic responsibilities in undergraduate courses, masters and PhD courses. 

Our multidisciplinary department is involved in a very wide and large research activities disciplines: aquaculture, precision agriculture, agricultural machinery, biology and plant ecophysiology, cellular and molecular biotechnology, economy agri-management and waste management, landscape, plant breeding, plant production and animal, plant health and food processing.

This diversity makes DEAB as a singular department and allows to arrange research activities with a high interest and expected benefits for food industry and other involved economic activities. The main purpose of DEAB with all those actions is to perform a qualified education scheme, promote research and guarantee an adequate technology transfer, being able to improve our society.
You are very welcome to know our activities, goals and projects. We hope that the visit to our website will be very profitable.

X. Sorribas

Dr. F. Xavier Sorribas