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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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October 6, 2016

XREPP Doctoral Day 2016 – Call for Papers

Submissions of papers are invited for the next XREPP Doctoral Day, which will take place on November 23rd, 2016, in Sala de Recepcions, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Barcelona. XREPP is the Network of reference in Economics and Public Policy which brings together the main researchers in Economic Design and Evaluation of Public Policies from Catalan universities. XREPP’s Doctoral Day 2016 welcomes all PhD students, young and senior researchers,…

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October 5, 2016

European Association for Research Managers and Administrators Conference – Call for topics

The European Association for Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) is now accepting proposals for sessions to be held at the 22nd Annual EARMA conference in Malta, April 24th-26th 2017. The Annual Conference Committee (ACC) invites all those interested in research management and administration to become actively involved in the conference programme. The ACC seeks current and thought-provoking topics and speakers who can engage their audiences with quality-driven content in lively…

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October 3, 2016

The UB announces 75 collaboration grants – Call for Applications

The University of Barcelona has announced 75 collaboration grants for UB students or its affiliated centres enrolled in any degree, master, PhD or university’s own degrees. Generally, the collaboration period begins in February 2017. The remuneration varies according to each scholarship. Departments or units that will host interns are the Cabinet of Institutional Activities and Protocol, the Office of Electronic Administration and Document Management, the of Unit Electronic Administration and…

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September 30, 2016

Programme is now available for the 2016 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics

The provisional programme for the 2016 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics is now available on the meeting’s webpage. The workshop will be held in Barcelona on October 27th-28th, 2016. It includes three contributed sessions and two keynote lectures by Maryann Feldman (Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina) and Karen Maguire (Regional Innovation Unit, OECD). The workshop will be focused on innovation and the spatial…

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September 29, 2016

Universia helps university students to find scholarships

A free scholarship search engine is available for pre-university, undergraduate and postgraduate students on Universia’s webpage. This tool, developed by the Latin American network of university collaboration Universia, which has the support of Banco Santander, helps students to find scholarships that fit each case. Specifically, it allows users to filter searches by type of scholarship, institution, destination and origin of the applicant. It also allows students to search by keywords….

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September 29, 2016

The University of Barcelona welcomes new PhD students in Economics

The Faculty of Economics and Business will host on October 17th, 2016, a Welcome Session for new PhD students in Economics at the University of Barcelona. More than ten students have registered on the doctoral programme in the 2016/17 academic year. The session will begin with a presentation of the programme by Elisabet Viladecans, Director of the PhD, followed by a brief speech by a current PhD student and a…

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September 29, 2016

Pol Campos-Mercade awarded the MSc in Economics extraordinary prize

The University of Barcelona has awarded the MSc in Economics extraordinary prize to Pol Campos-Mercade, who graduated in 2015. This award recognises the outstanding grades in his academic record. His master thesis “An Economic Study on Helping Behavior and Group Size” is available at the UB’s Digital Repository. Campos-Mercade is now a PhD student at the Lund University School of Economics and Management, where he has been recruited by the…

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