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July 1, 2016

Financial aid to promote “Networks of Excellence” – Call for Applications

The Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain has announced new funding opportunities to finance activities aimed at creating and developing networks of research groups, in order to improve the results obtained through other grants or funding schemes. The duration of the funding is two years. The amount received by each successful applicant is fixed case by case, depending on the real cost of each action. However, it will never…

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July 1, 2016

RecerCaixa research funding scheme – Call for Applications

La Caixa and the Catalan Public Universities Association (ACUP) have launched the RecerCaixa funding scheme to support excellence research projects that bring science closer to society. Each project will receive a maximum of €100.000. The total funding reaches the amount of €1.6 million. Research areas include public policy issues, such as energy policies against climate change, democratic culture, citizen participation and corruption, among others. The duration of this financial aid…

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June 30, 2016

Funding to promote participation in international research projects – Call for Applications

The University of Barcelona has launched a call for applications for funding aimed at promoting the participation in international research projects in the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme and other European schemes. Only full time teaching staff and research staff at the UB can apply for this financial aid. Projects coordinated by the University of Barcelona will be given priority over those where it participates as a partner. The…

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June 23, 2016

Closing date for MSc in Economics applications is next week

Applications for the MSc in Economics are open until June 30th, 2016. Interested candidates only have one week to fill in and send the application form. Applicants will receive a decision by email within the 6 following weeks. If you are looking for a programme with a strong research orientation don’t miss this opportunity and come to study to the University of Barcelona. It is the perfect master for new…

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June 23, 2016

Did you know that the Faculty of Economics and Business helps you to find a job?

The Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona has its own Careers Service, which could be a good starting point to look for a job. The Job Bank is the place where companies post work placements and job offers. This unit also offers career guidance services, which include courses, talks, workshops and events in collaboration with large companies and a wide variety of organizations. Career Services also…

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June 23, 2016

The University of Barcelona joins forces with the Food Bank

Once again the University of Barcelona joins the Food Bank campaign “La fam no fa vacances” (Famine does not go on Holidays) in order to bring food to people in need during summer. This year, collection will be done online in order to save the cost of logistics and make sure that efforts are only allocated to food. Last year more than a ton of food was collected via the…

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June 17, 2016

European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies – Call for Expression of Interest

The European Commission has launched a call for expression of interest in membership of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE). It is an independent advisory body of the President of the European Commission, which provides high quality and independent advice on ethical aspects of science and new technologies in connection with EU legislation or policies. Successful candidates will serve in their personal capacity to provide…

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June 16, 2016

The University of Barcelona, among the 100 most innovative universities in Europe

The University of Barcelona is one of the most innovative universities in Europe and the first in Spain, according to the ranking Reuters Top 100: Europe’s Most Innovative Universities. This list aims to identify which institutions contribute the most to science and technology and have a greater impact on global economy. The University of Barcelona holds the 65th position at a European level. In the ranking, Reuters highlights the amount…

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June 10, 2016

Upcoming SAE, RES and AEA Job Market meetings

Bilbao, London and Chicago will host Job Market meetings between December 2016 and January 2017. These events provide unique opportunities for interviews between Job Market candidates and recruiting institutions, such as Universities, research institutes, central and national banks and private firms, among others. These meetings also allow Job Market candidates to give paper presentations and attend a number of plenary sessions. The next Spanish Economic Association (SAEe) Job Market meeting…

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June 10, 2016

41st Spanish Economic Association Symposium – Call for Papers

The Spanish Economic Association (SAEe) has invited researchers to submit theoretical and applied papers in all areas of economics for the regular session, which will happen at the same time that the job market session. The event will take place in Bilbao on 15th-17th December, 2016. Decisions will be made by 31 July 2016. The main goal of the SAEe is the promotion and dissemination of scientific knowledge in economics…

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