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September 8, 2016

UB Economics welcomes new master’s students

The UB Economics team has organised a Welcome Session for all new MSc in Economics students on September 27th. The event will be hosted by Marina Núñez, Director of the programme, who will make a presentation on the master’s degree and will provide useful insight into university study and campus life. This will be followed by further presentations by Raquel Villero, Careers Service Director, university professors and second-year students, as…

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September 6, 2016

Royal Economic Society 2017 Annual Conference – Call for Papers

Submissions of papers and special sessions are invited for the 2017 Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society, taking place from April 10th to Wednesday April 12th, 2017, at the University of Bristol. Papers must be submitted by 9 October 2016 (midnight, GMT). Proposals for special sessions must be sent by October 25th, 2016. Notification of acceptance will be by the end of December 2016. Online registration will open in…

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September 6, 2016

Session on European Research Council (ERC) calls

An informative session on calls from the European Research Council (ERC) will be organized by the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF), the Government of Catalonia and the Spanish Ministry of Economics on October 6th in the Auditorium Campus Poblenou UPF. Speakers from the ERC, Ministry and the Agency for Administration of University and Research Grants (Agaur) will participate and share successful stories and support actions for researchers. More information HERE.

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September 6, 2016

Conference on opportunities and funding for research in Poland

A session on the opportunities of the Polish research system organised by the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP), La Caixa Foundation and the Agency for Administration of University and Research Grants (Agaur) will take place on September 19th, 2016, at Palau Macaya in Barcelona. The aim of this conference is to provide information on the potential growth for scientific associations together with Polish research institutions and access to funding for the…

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September 6, 2016

The University of Barcelona climbs 6 places in the QS World University Rankings

The University of Barcelona has been ranked the 160th best university in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2016/2017 after climbing 6 places. It remains as the 1st university in Southern Europe and Spain. Since 2012, the UB has jumped a total of 27 positions in this international ranking which assesses academic reputation (40%), scientific citations per faculty (20%), student-to-faculty ratio (20%), employer reputation (10%), international faculty ratio…

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September 2, 2016

1st Catalan Economic Society Conference – Call for Papers

The Catalan Economic Society (CES) and the Scientific Committee have launched an open call for papers for the 1st Catalan Economic Society Conference (CESC), which will take place at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans (IEC) in Barcelona on May 26th-27th, 2017. The organisers encourage submissions in all fields of economics. Submissions must include complete drafts with abstracts and have to be processed electronically via the Conference Maker. Authors of submissions from PhD…

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September 2, 2016

Experimental survey design for young researchers – Call for Proposals

Netquest and the Political Science Experimental Research Network POLEXP have launched a call for proposals for experimental survey design for young researchers. The awarded proposals will be included in an online survey funded by the network. Only master and PhD students and young doctors (PhD awarded after January 1st, 2014) who have completed their studies at an Spanish university are eligible. Candidates may submit their proposals until September 17th, 2016,…

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September 1, 2016

Predoctoral mobility grant – Call for Applications

The Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness has announced a call for applications for mobility grants for students granted with an FPI scholarship. This will facilitate short-term stays in R&D centres with a minimum duration of two months and a maximum duration of four months during 2017. The objective of this grant is to improve training and help developing their doctoral theses. Applications are due to open on September 6th, 2016….

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August 31, 2016

Collaboration grant in university departments – Call for Applications

The Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports has announced 2,356 scholarships for students in their final undergraduate year or their first year of an official master during the academic year 2016-2017. Beneficiaries will collaborate with university departments and may therefore initiate research tasks directly related to their studies. Successful candidates will have to work 3 hours a day for 7 months from the date of their joining. The total amount…

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August 24, 2016

The UB is once again the only Spanish university included in the world’s top 200 universities

The University of Barcelona (UB) is considered one of the best 200 universities in the world according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), a classification also known as the Shanghai Ranking. This is the third consecutive year that the centre has been located between positions 151 and 200 and it is the only Spanish institution included in the ranking, which is headed by American universities. The top European university…

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