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June 1, 2016

Eugene Garfield to be awarded honorary doctorate from the UB

Dr. Eugene Garfield (New York, 1925), founder and chairman emeritus of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) Philadelphia, will be awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Barcelona at a ceremony that will take place on June 14th at 12:00 pm at the Assembly Hall (Paranimf) of the historic building. Dr. Garfield is one of the major names in the field of scientific information. He founded the first large…

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May 31, 2016

ERC Advanced Grants – Call for Proposals

The European Research Council (ERC) has published a call for proposals for Advanced Grants under the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission (EC). Funding will be up to € 2.5 million per grant for a period of 5 years. This call for proposals is designed to allow outstanding research leaders to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects in Europe. The scheme targets researchers who have already established themselves as top independent…

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May 27, 2016

The University of Barcelona, Spanish leader regarding scientific impact

The University of Barcelona is leader in Spain regarding indicators for general scientific impact and publication collaborations, according to 2016 Leiden ranking. The University of Barcelona is placed at 127th position worldwide, followed by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, on 155th position, and the Complutense University of Madrid, on 202nd position. The ranking assesses the scientific performance of more than 800 universities worldwide. It is based on a series of bibliometric…

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May 25, 2016

Econometrics Summer School in Cambridge opens registrations

Registration is now open to attend the 2016 Econometrics Summer School, Cambridge, comprising a series of three 2.5-day courses running consecutively between 18 and 25 July 2016. These will be delivered by econometricians from the University of Cambridge. Subjects include microeconometrics, time series analysis & modelling and macroeconomic modelling & forecasting. All courses will teach econometrics from an applied perspective and demonstrate the techniques in the internationally used econometric software…

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May 25, 2016

Nominations now open to honour the best scientific and humanistic dissemination

Nominations are now open for the University of Barcelona honour for the best scientific and humanistic dissemination activities. Candidates need to be doctors at the University of Barcelona in order to be eligible for this distinction. Their activities should contribute significantly to the dissemination of sciences, technics, training, culture and ideas through the media or institutions open to society. The awarded candidate will receive the prize in a public ceremony…

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May 23, 2016

CEMFI Summer School courses – Call for applications

CEMFI (Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros) has announced the 2016 Summer School. Nine intensive courses will be offered in late August and early September in Madrid. This year it will cover a broad range of subject areas, including Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Banking, Corporate Finance and Industrial Economics. Deadlines for applications: June 17th, 2016. More information HERE.

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May 20, 2016

Scholarships to pursue international studies – Call for applications

The Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (DIPLOCAT) is issuing a call for applications for grants for a maximum period of a year to pursue international studies, with the collaboration of “la Caixa” Foundation. The universities eligible through the grant are those that offer courses in international relations, whether of a general kind, or more specifically related to public diplomacy, politics, law, economics and trade, diplomatic relations, co-operation in development and…

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May 6, 2016

Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) PhD Scholarships – Call for applications

The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) offers PhD Scholarships for 3 years (with possible extension for one more year), starting September 2016. This shcolarship call is for students who have graduated after 2012 and who aim at enrolling on the PhD program in Economics (University of Barcelona). The candidates must have a Master in Economics completed by summer 2016. Deadline for applications: May 27th, 2016. More information HERE.

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