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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…
17/03/2021

Cristian Granados, PhD alumni: “The UB Business School has an international community to share thoughts with”

The PhD in Business alumni at the UB Business School, Cristian Granados, is a professor, researcher and consultant at the Technological of Monterrey. He was a research fellow at HEC Montreal, and completed a short research stay at Harvard Business School. He is currently working with entrepreneurs, MBA and undergraduate students, and corporate innovation training programs in companies such as Bimbo, Renault or Roche. Along his professional career, he has held positions as innovation director and has also co-founded a video game startup. He is convinced about the power of creativity and innovation to improve organizations, cities and the welfare. Have teaching and research been always your career aspirations?   Not exactly. But as far as I remember, I…
09/02/2021

Summer School 2021: creativity & resilience run online

The Summer School on Management of Creativity celebrates this year its thirteen edition, the second fully online, once again offering the opportunity to explore and compare the creative ecosystems of Montreal and Barcelona. Launched in 2009, the Summer School has inspired the creation of other schools on management of creativity and innovation in Europe, South America and Asia, and is considered as the international reference in the field of management of creativity and innovation. Following the success of the online edition organized in 2020, HEC Montréal and the University of Barcelona will jointly…