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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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October 14, 2016

Economics and Business CRAI Library offers specialised courses for UB Economics and UB Business students

The Economics and Business CRAI Library offers specialised courses for all students at the University of Barcelona. Over the coming weeks, it will also offer three courses aimed at UB Economics and UB Business graduate students. The first one will take place on October 20th, 2016, from 12:00h to 13:30h. On this occasion, the CRAI Library staff will make an introduction to the CRAI and will teach how to use…

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October 14, 2016

AXA Research Fund offers two Post-Doctoral Fellowships to UB PhD graduates

In 2017, the AXA Research Fund will be offering two Post-Doctoral Fellowships to UB PhD graduates. The university will identify the best possible candidates, which will subsequently be expected to submit an application presenting their research project. The project must fall within the scope of the mission of the AXA Research Fund. Only topics included in the field socio-economic risks, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Environmental Risks and Life Risks will…

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October 14, 2016

The Faculty of Economics and Business announces two collaboration grants for PhD students

The Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona has announced two collaboration grants for PhD students. Successful candidates will provide support to the coordination of the Official Masters of the faculty, academic planning, organisation and dissemination of activities. On the other hand, they will be responsible for maintaining the website and the virtual campus. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of web pages and virtual campus. They should also…

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October 13, 2016

UB Economics PhD Job Market candidate profiles 2016/2017 are now available

The list of PhD candidates who are going to the Job Market has been announced this week. A preview of our candidates can be viewed on our Job Market page. Currently Ata Atay, Celia Melguizo, Ilias Pasidis, Francisco Robles and Pere Timoner are nearing completion of their doctoral theses. All five PhD candidates are ready to be considered for job opportunities in world universities and research centres. Our candidates will…

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October 13, 2016

The UB stands out among the top 100 worldwide universities according to NTU Ranking

The University of Barcelona (UB) keeps improving positions every year. It holds the 69th position worldwide, according to the National Taiwan University Ranking (NTU). It has improved seven positions compared to last year. Regarding Europe it is listed on the 18th position and gains 6 positions compared to 2015. The University of Barcelona is also the leading Spanish university, followed by the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the University of…

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October 11, 2016

ERC Proof of Concept Grants – Call for Applications

The submission session is now available for the European Research Council (ERC) Proof of Concept Grants, which aim to maximise the value of the excellent research that this EU institution funds, by funding further work to verify the innovation potential of ideas arising from ERC funded projects. Proof of Concept Grants are therefore on offer only to Principal Investigators whose proposals draw substantially on their ERC funded research. The financial…

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October 11, 2016

Research Portal of the Universities of Catalonia (PRC) opens to the public

After a period of restricted access, the Research Portal of the Universities of Catalonia (PRC) has finally opened to the public. This webpage brings together in one place all the research activity carried out by the Catalan higher education centres. The project was born in 2012 with the aim of giving visibility to the potential of the Catalan system as a whole, reinforce processes of joint management of data from…

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October 6, 2016

Food security, sustainable agriculture and maritime research and the bioeconomy – Call for Proposals

The European Commission is now accepting proposals to four different calls addressing all the bioeconomy sectors. The overall objective is to help set Europe on a solid basis to sustain food security, the natural resource base and sustainable growth path, adapting and innovating to find resilient and efficient alternatives to our fossil-based economy. The Sustainable Food Security (SFS) call includes topics such as ‘Public-Public Partnerships in the bioeconomy’ and ‘Socio-eco-economics…

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