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18/05/2022

Call for applications for four Assistant Professor positions at the Department of Business

The Department of Business at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona invites applications for four Assistant Professor positions beginning in September 2022. Fields of interest: Management and Organization; Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance. Applicants are expected to show outstanding commitment to research and must be in possession of the corresponding favourable governmental accreditation: Professor lector accreditation (AQU) Ayudante doctor accreditation (ANECA) The University of Barcelona is a leading centre in southern Europe, with a strong…
17/05/2022

Forgas and Huertas: “Over the next decade we will be buying companion and entertainment robots in stores in the same way that we buy tablets today”

In recent years, the social changes resulting from the rapid ageing of the population, a longer life expectancy, and elderly people’s desire to live independently have put pressure on healthcare and welfare systems. This context is boosting the demand for companion and entertainment social robots and, consequently, producers and distributors are interested in knowing how these social robots are accepted by consumers. According to the article “How do Consumers' Gender and Rational Thinking Affect the Acceptance of Entertainment Social Robots?”,…
16/03/2022

Collection of essential supplies for Ukraine

The students of the UB Business School Master's in International Business are carrying out a solidarity initiative for Ukraine. The action consists of collecting supplies to cover the primary and health needs of the people of Ukraine. The items to be collected, according to the list published by the Ukrainian embassy, includes different types of medicines, canned foods, nuts, energy bars, tea and coffee, and personal care products such as brushes and toothpaste. The collection point will be located on…
28/02/2022

UB Business School participates in the master’s and postgraduate fair Saló Futura 2022

For the sixth year, the UB Business School will be present at the master’s and postgraduate fair Saló Futura. This not-to-be-missed event in the world of education will be held at Fira Barcelona on March 18th to 19th. Our school staff will showcase the existing portfolio of degrees, namely the MSc in Business Research, the MSc in International Business, the Executive MBA, the PhD in Business and the Summer School  programme. Future students will be able to approach the UB Business School team at our school…
21/02/2022

Is overtourism a problem for residents near La Boqueria food market?

Overtourism has become a major issue of concern in many popular venues, including several cities like Barcelona. The article “How do Locals' perceive the touristification of their food Markets? The case of Barcelona's La Boqueria”, co-authored by our researcher Montserrat Crespi and published in the scientific journal “International Journal of Tourism Research”, analyse the perceptions of residents who regularly shop at Barcelona's La Boqueria towards the growing crowds of tourists who visit the same venue. Specifically, the study aims to…
31/01/2022

Claudio Cruz participates in the European gamification project Science4Pandemics

Claudio Cruz Cazares, researcher at the UB Business School and StartUB! Director of the University of Barcelona, participates in the European gamification project "Science4Pandemics" (S4P). It is based on a digital platform developed to promote citizen education on pandemic prevention and management. Targeting the adolescent population in particular, the new project will use gamification and artificial intelligence (AI) as its main tools for enhancing the public’s understanding of this field. Among other aspects, the educational project will cover the infectious disease cycle, basic biology and clinical features of outbreak-prone…
20/01/2022

Two researchers join the UB Business School in 2021

The UB Business School has recruited two new researchers in 2021 as Assistant Professors:  David Alaminos: David joined the Department of Business as an assistant professor. He has previously worked at the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas and the Universidad de Málaga. He completed his PhD in Economics in 2019, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2021 from the Universidad de Málaga. His research field is Finance.  Bàrbara Llacay: Bàrbara joined the Department of Business as a Serra Húnter assistant professor. She has previously worked…
23/12/2021

Our PhD Student Gloria Sanmartin, awarded the Beryl Institute Patient Experience Scholar Program

Gloria Sanmartin Antolín, PhD Student at the UB Business School, has been awarded by The Beryl Institute Patient Experience Scholar Program. This grant reinforces the commitment of The Beryl Institute to support the growing conversation on the importance of the patient experience in healthcare and expanding the body of knowledge on this topic. For this reason, the grant supports PhD doctoral students as they conduct research associated with the patient experience. Our PhD in Business is a regional Patient Experience Coordinator for Quirónsalud too, and her PhD field is Technology and Operations Management. Her…
16/11/2021

A closer look at the MSc in Business Research class of 2021-2022

The Business School at the Universitat of Barcelona welcomed 19 new students that joined this year the MSc in Business Research. Most of them come from Asia (52%), America (32%), Europe (11%), and Middle East (5%). Altogether, there are 10 nationalities represented on this class where the average age is 28 years old. This diverse group of people will now pursue a cutting-edge master’s degree programme, designed to provide students with advanced training in research skills, techniques and methodologies in order to conduct their own research into business and business competitiveness. Students enrolled on the MSc in Business Research typically have…
02/11/2021

UB, the institution with most influential researchers affiliated

The University of Barcelona is the Spanish university institution with most researchers within the 2 % of most influential scientists in the science disciplines, regarding to its production and impact, according to the database published by the editorial Elsevier. The database gathers the leading scientists in different disciplines and is made out of the information provided by the Scopus database. Specifically, in this 2 % of global leading scientists are 167 researchers from the University of Barcelona (in the last rankings…