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October 28, 2016

Grant of professional development at UNESCO’s Education Sector – Call for Applications

The Centre UNESCO de Catalunya, in cooperation with UNESCO, offers a grant addressed to highly qualified postgraduate students to undertake an internship at the UNESCO’s Sector of Education in Paris. The successful candidate will contribute to the analysis of education policies, undertake comparative policy research, liaise with Centre UNESCO de Catalunya and contribute to the facilitation of the Catalan participation to the UNESCO General Conference, among other tasks. Therefore, a…

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October 28, 2016

Job opening at the Directorate-General for Economic Analysis of the Catalan Government – Call for Candidates

The Directorate-General for Economic Analysis of the Catalan Government is seeking a senior officer on a 6 month contract to provide technical assistance in conducting economic surveys, production of publications, improvement of existing dissemination tools, web content development and economic data processing. Candidates are required to hold a second or third university degree and a C1 Catalan language certificate. Experience in the field of economic analysis, a research interest in…

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October 27, 2016

UB Economics’s Concepció Patxot to coordinate EU-funded research on welfare models

The University of Barcelona is leading one of the projects awarded EU-funding by the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) “More Years, Better Lives – The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change”. UB researchers Concepció Patxot, as Principal Investigator (PI) and coordinator, and Meritxell Solé participate in this project. They have partnered with the Finnish Centre for Pensions, the VATT Institute for Economic Research and the Austrian Institute for Economic Research. Funding…

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October 26, 2016

UB ranked among top 100 universities in the world, according to BGU

The University of Barcelona stands out once more among the top 100 universities worldwide and it is leader in Spain, according to the prestigious international ranking Best Global Universities (BGU). The University of Barcelona holds the 86th position worldwide and gains four positions compared to last edition, whereas in Europe it holds the 24th and gains two positions compared to 2015. The ranking is based on a set of indicators…

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October 26, 2016

UB collaboration grant with the Vice Dean for Research and PhD – Call for applications

The Faculty of Economics and Business has announced a UB collaboration grant with the Vice Dean for Research and PhD. The successful candidate will provide administrative support to the Vice Dean and will carry out administrative tasks related to the postgraduate programmes at the Faculty. The collaboration period will start on January 1st and will end on December 31st, 2017, with a period of inactivity in August. Only students enrolled…

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October 26, 2016

2017 ERC Consolidator Grant – Call for Applications

The European Research Council (ERC) has published the 2017 Consolidator Grant call. These grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators (PI) at the career stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team or programme. Applicant Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal. Research must be conducted in a public or private research organisation located in one of…

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October 26, 2016

UB Economics faculty members awarded funding from the Ministry of Economy for seven research projects

UB Economics faculty members have been awarded €204,200 for seven research projects. The funding is provided by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness for two separate lines. One research project has been granted funding in the framework of the “National Programme for Fostering Excellence in Scientific and Technical Research”, with a total allocation of €41,000. On the other hand, six research projects will receive funds from the “National Programme…

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October 24, 2016

Grants for lecturer international mobility – Call for Applications

The University of Barcelona has announced a new funding opportunity to encourage the mobility of university lecturers in order to increase the degree of internationalisation of the institution. Specifically, grants will be awarded both to UB lecturers for stays abroad and guest international lecturers for stays at the University of Barcelona. Mobility of UB lecturers will be funded depending on the distance from the workplace. On the other hand, grants…

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October 19, 2016

Royal Economic Society PhD Meetings 2017 – Final Call for Papers

Students are invited to submit papers for presentations at the Royal Economic Society (RES) PhD Meetings 2017, which will take place on January 3rd-4th, 2017. The deadline for the submission is November 1st, 2016. The presentation of papers provides an opportunity for students to perfect their job market presentation skills and get feedback from peers. Students can also invite potential employers to attend their presentation session. Some papers will be…

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October 18, 2016

Grants for the incorporation of researchers into the Catalan system of science – Call for Applications

The Catalan government has announced up to 60 grants in the framework of the Beatriu de Pinós (BP 2016) programme to help hire postdoctoral researchers who want to conduct a research project for a period of two years at a university or research center in Catalonia. These grants are aimed at facilitating both the return and the incorporation of researchers who have been working abroad. Any field of scientific and…

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