Research workshops are held every semester on the Torribera Food and Nutrition Campus of the University of Barcelona. At these events, national and international researchers bring the academic community up-to-date on how their research projects are progressing. Workshops serve as a forum for scientific discussion, facilitating dissemination of knowledge and the scientific output of researchers. The general public and external researchers can also take part and  share their knowledge with the aim of better  understanding contemporary eating behaviours.

Latest research workshop: June 2018.

Next research workshop: February 13, 2019. PROGRAM


Supervision of doctoral and master’s theses related to food and health.

Participation in:

Master’s degree in Medical Anthropology and Global Health offered by URV-UB-CSIC

UB’s master’s degree in Anthropology and Ethnography.

ODELA also provides academic training for University of Barcelona bachelor’s degree programmes in:

Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Social Anthropology

Food Science and Technology

Tourism offered by the Open University of Catalonia

Training courses at the Open University of Catalonia.


Postgraduate researchers and doctoral students from countries such as Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Hungary and Uruguay complete stays at ODELA.


ODELA organizes an international conference every three years. Four conferences have been held to date. The most recent, held in 2015, was the 4th Food Observatory International Conference on Other Ways of Eating: Choices, Convictions,  Restrictions.
The full conference programme (in Spanish) is available here.