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18/10/2021

New edition of ‘The UB in figures’ with the highlights of the year 2020/2021

With the occasion of the inauguration of the academic year, the new edition of The UB in figures has been published. The document summarizes the main strengths of the University and its academic activity, and the evolution of some variables over the last years. For the academic year 2021-2022, a total of 72 bachelor’s degrees courses, 15 dual study pathways, 170 master’s degrees courses and 46 doctoral programmes have been approved. In the chapter dedicated to research, the document highlights…
04/10/2021

Take part in an experiment with the semi-humanoid robot TIAGo!

The Faculty of Economics and Business host a fascinating experiment with a semi-humanoid robot (TIAGo) who will engage with humans in playing a board game. The experiment is aimed at the entire university or non-university community that was unable to participate at the time as a result of the pandemic, will last approximately 5 minutes. At the beginning and at the end of it, the participant will fill out an anonymous questionnaire. The main objective of the experiment, led by…
30/07/2021

Summer School on Management of Creativity

Second online edition for our Summer School on Management of Creativity. Following last year’s successful edition, this year’s programme had a special focus on the theme of resilience. The 2-week course, organized by Mosaic – HEC Montréal and the UB Business School, took place from June 28 to July 9 with the coordination of Dr Montserrat Pareja-Eastaway, from the UB team. On July 2 and 9, our School took the lead of the course, broadcasting live from PlantaUno, the Innovation…
28/07/2021

Transferring students: an increasing trend

A recent study co-authored by Pilar Aparicio Chueca, researcher at the UB Business School, Màrius Domínguez-Amorós, researcher at the UB School of Sociology, and Irene Maestro, professor at the UB Faculty of Economics and Business, tries to determinate the profile of the students who transfer onto a different course. This is an increasing phenomenon among students, especially after the first or second academic year. On their article ‘Beyond university dropout. An approach to university transfer’, published on “Studies in Higher…
26/07/2021

Claudio Cruz will lead the TRUE project to promote entrepreneurship, funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology

Claudio Cruz Cazares, researcher at the UB Business School and StartUB! Director of the University of Barcelona will lead the international project "Transforming universities towards entrepreneurship" (TRUE), which aims to eliminate the obstacles in innovation and entrepreneurship and boost these activities. This project will receive funding from the Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education (EIT’s HEI), an initiative from the European Union’s European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). During the first period, the impact of TRUE is expected to…
10/06/2021

The University of Barcelona climbs 15 places in the QS World University Rankings

The University of Barcelona has again improved its position in the prestigious QS World University Rankings. Our institution has been ranked the 168th best university in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022 after climbing 15 places among more than 1,600 higher education institutions. Last year, it reached the 183rd position. With this result, the UB is listed among the top 13% universities worldwide, tanking  55th in Europe, and #1 in Spain where it is followed by the Autonomous University of Madrid (207), the Autonomous University of Barcelona (209), the Complutense University of Madrid (223), Pompeu Fabra University (248), and the University of Navarra…
26/05/2021

Summer School on Management of Creativity for a Resilient Society

The UB Business School, together with Mosaic HEC Montréal, will offer an exceptional online edition of the Summer School on the theme “RESILIENCE & CREATIVITY”. The program will take place over eight half-days, from 28 June to 9 July 2021. The exceptional crisis that our societies are going through makes it more necessary than ever for regions, companies, organisations and individuals to reinvent themselves. We have designed an original program around the ability of ecosystems to react to crises, to…
21/05/2021

Laura González-Vila Puchades awarded the Rafael Termes prize

Laura González-Vila Puchades, PhD in Economics and Business Sciences from the University of Barcelona is the recipient of the 2020 Rafael Termes Research and Study Awards. The prize is awarded annually by the Spanish Institute of Financial Analysts and, on this occasion, has been given to the professor of the Department of Economic, Financial and Actuarial Mathematics of the UB for the monograph "Improved Income and Financial Planning: Merkel longevity coverage for retired people with reduced life expectancy". As a…
16/04/2021

Motivation: the key to a healthy life

According to a recent study co-authored by the UB Business School researcher Pilar Aparicio Chueca, and the UB School of Sociology researcher Màrius Domínguez-Amorós, low levels of Physical Activity (PA) and idleness are associated with the onset of different pathologies and health problems. The article Lack of Association between the Reasons for and Time Spent Doing Physical Activity focuses on the relation between the time we spend doing physical activity and the reasons for doing so, from which the innovative…
31/03/2021

Four researchers join the UB Business School in 2021

The UB Business School welcomed four new researchers in 2021. More specifically, two lecturer professors and two postdoctoral researchers joined the Department of Business. The new UB Business School researchers are: Ryan Armstrong: He is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Business. He obtained his PhD in Business from the University of Barcelona in 2018. Ryan researches how positive change can be facilitated in organizations. His research integrates philosophy, social psychology, and business analytics to understand how organizational learning takes place…