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November 17, 2017

Applications open for Post-Doctoral positions in Economics

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The Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona invites applications from all fields of Economics for prospective post-doctoral positions. Candidates are expected to show outstanding commitment to research and must have obtained a PhD when taking up the position. Successful applicants will be expected to teach in English at undergraduate and postgraduate level, develop independent research projects achieving international recognition, and become involved in research activities within…

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November 17, 2017

University of Paris-Saclay, University of Amsterdam and Catholic University of Milan announced as new Erasmus+ destinations for 2018/19

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The Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics has signed two new exchange agreements with the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) and the Catholic University of Milan (Italy). Earlier this year, the centre also signed a new agreement with the University of Paris-Saclay (France). As a result, our institution will offer Erasmus+ exchange opportunities for MSc in Economics students with these three top ranked institutions as of next academic year. Students at…

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November 10, 2017

MSc in Economics graduates of 2017 go on to do a PhD or take up positions in internationally renowned firms

Antonio Haro is now a PhD student at the University of Kent.

The 2017 cohort of MSc in Economics graduates have gone on to do research at PhD level at top international institutions or have taken up positions in globally renowned firms. Some of our alumni choose to do a PhD at the University of Barcelona or elsewhere. This is the case of Antonio Haro, who has begun his doctoral research at the University of Kent. Other graduates choose to work in…

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November 10, 2017

University of Barcelona stands out among the top 50 universities worldwide in scientific performance

The University of Barcelona holds the 46th position worldwide in scientific performance, according to the University Ranking by Academic Performance 2017-2018 (URAP). Moreover, it is once more the only university of Spain to appear among the top fifty universities. No other Spanish university has either been awarded with the highest international category (A++). The University of Barcelona stands out particularly in indicators on the number of scientific publications and citations. The leading…

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November 2, 2017

PhD graduates of 2016/17 find placements in academia and industry soon after their thesis defence

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Recent PhD graduates from the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics have successfully entered academic and professional careers within few months following the thesis defence. Francisco Robles, Ata Atay and Ilias Pasidis are three of our alumni that graduated in 2016/17 with a PhD in Economics. The first two have gone on to research positions as a visiting professor at the Carlos III University of Madrid and a research fellow…

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November 2, 2017

Job Market candidates list for 2017/18 is now available on School of Economics website

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The full list of Job Market Candidates for the current academic year has already been published on the UB School of Economics website. These highly qualified economists are ready to add value to any organization. In recent years, our PhD students have obtained positions at top universities such as LSE, University Carlos III of Madrid, University of Sussex, University of Warwick, Northwestern University, Heidelberg University, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and…

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October 26, 2017

MSc in Economics student Gerard Domènech awarded Masters of Excellence grant from Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation

First year MSc in Economics student at the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics Gerard Domènech has been awarded one of the Masters of Excellence grants from Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation. “This scholarship is an enormous help, which allows me to focus entirely on my studies during these two years. As it is an ‘Excellence’ grant, I also see it as a recognition and an expression of confidence”, Gerard Domènech said….

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October 26, 2017

Applications for graduate programme in Economics to open on November 1st 2017

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The UB School of Economics will open for applications for 2018-2019 entry to the graduate programme in Economics on November 1st 2017. The graduate programme comprises a two-year master’s degree in Economics and the PhD in Economics. These can be coursed separately if the student meets the entry requirements. MSc in Economics candidates have time until June 15th 2018 to submit their application. On the other hand, applications for the PhD…

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October 19, 2017

University of Barcelona improves positions in two important international rankings

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The University of Barcelona keeps on progressing and consolidating as the top university in Spain in the main international scientific rankings. In the new edition of the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), our university steps up to position number 103, and improves nineteen positions compared to 2016. The university improved also in the National Taiwan University Ranking (NTU) and holds a position among the top 100 universities worldwide, in…

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October 18, 2017

Four TA scholarships awarded to MSc and PhD students in Economics for their outstanding records

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The Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics has awarded four TA (Teaching Assistant) scholarships to postgraduate students in Economics for their outstanding academic records. As every year, two teaching assistantships have been granted to students joining the PhD programme and two more to new master’s students. Successful candidates will perform teaching support activities at undergraduate or graduate level during this academic year. Edison Javier Jiménez López and Stefano Fusaro have been…

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