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April 14, 2016

Conference on Social Impact of Science – Call for papers

On July 25th-29th will take place the 1st Conference on Social Impact of Science at the University of Barcelona. The conference will provide a framework where research groups from diverse contexts and domains will be able to discuss existing good practices, as well as the processes for further improvement. Furthermore, SIS2016 will generate new bonds between the different actors involved in this initiative including researchers, scientific agencies, science stakeholders and civil society….

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April 14, 2016

University of Barcelona, within the best 50 on scientific productivity in the world

The University of Barcelona holds the 49th world position and it is the only one at a state level which appears to be within the 50 best universities regarding scientific productivity, according to URAP 2015-2016 (University Ranking by Academic Performance), a list made by the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey, which evaluates the performance of 2.000 universities worldwide. More information HERE.

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April 13, 2016

PSE Summer School – Paris School of Economics

The PSE Summer School offers research-oriented teaching by leading experts in their fields. From June 27 to July 8, it seeks to gather Master and PhD students, post-doctoral students, academics, and professionals. PSE proposes four intensive one-week programmes, each being a full-time mix of coherent courses on topical issues, taught by PSE professors: Development, Microeconometrics, Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics. Deadline for applications: May 27th, 2016. More information HERE.

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April 2, 2016

Communications and Events Assistant – Job Opening

The UB Economics and Business unit is looking to recruit a Communications and Events Assistant to join the team. The successful candidate will be involved in the communication strategies to ensure high quality internal/external communication and actively contribute to the organization of events. Deadline for applications: April 28th, 2016. More information HERE.    

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April 1, 2016

The faculty of Economics and Business memorises the loss of five students

Abu Mukhina Saidov, Uzbek student of the Modul University in Vienna, Chloe Chouraqui, French student at the University of Poitiers, Elena Maestrini, Valentina Gallo and Lucrezia Borghi, Italian students of the University of Florence, who made an Erasmus exchange at the Faculty of Economics and Business tragically died in the Freginals accident. The entire university community of the faculty joined in grief with the relatives and friends, also in regards to the other eight students…

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April 1, 2016

Summer School in Quantitative Economics – University of Cagliari

The Department of Economics and Business at the University of Cagliari organizes the Summer School in Quantitative Economics in Cagliari, Sardinia, from the 4th to the 22th of July 2016. The school consists of 6 courses designed for anyone working in applied macroeconomics. Both researchers and policymakers will find the courses particularly useful. Deadline for applications: April 20th, 2016. More information HERE.

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April 1, 2016

International Academic Symposium on “Challenges for the Energy Sector” – Call for papers

The Chair of Energy Sustainability at UB and Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) will host its fifth International Academic Symposium on “Challenges for the Energy Sector” on the 7th February 2017. The Symposium will try to shed light on the unprecedented economic challenges the sector is facing. Authors are invited to submit empirical papers with policy implications regarding the economics of oil, gas or electricity sector. Deadline for submissions: May…

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April 1, 2016

LERU universities take a close look at how they maintain high quality doctoral education

The League of European Research Universities (LERU) has for many years now called attention to the importance of innovative doctoral education. In their latest, fourth paper, they analyse how LERU universities go about ensuring that they achieve their objectives to train doctoral researchers to the highest skill levels to become creative, critical and autonomous intellectual risk takers. More information HERE.

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March 31, 2016

International Workshop on the Economics of Parking – Call for papers

Next November 28th 2016 will take place at the Faculty of Economics and Business (UB) the “International Workshop on the Economics of Parking” organized by the Research Group on Governments and Markets (GiM), the Reference Network for Research in Applied Economicsa (XREAP) and the Pasqual Maragall Chair. This conference will focus on the recent developments in the economics of parking. By bringing together researchers from different countries, it seeks to…

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March 29, 2016

The 2016 Geneva Challenge – Call for contributions

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies announced the 2016 edition of the Geneva Challenge – the Advancing Development Goals international Contest for graduate students. This year students are invited to develop analysis-based proposals on “The Challenges of Urbanization”. The competition invites teams of 3-5 master students to: identify a challenge stemming from urbanization; construct an interdisciplinary analysis on how it affects different aspects of development in a specific (but transposable) context; propose innovation…

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