TransJus is a research institute at the University of Barcelona based within the Faculty of Law. It brings together more than 60 scholars and academic researchers from all areas of Law, Criminology, Public Management and Administration, Labour Relations, and Political Science, in collaboration with society, in a cross-disciplinary space designed to promote synergies and problem-solving through seminars, congresses, workshops, debates, and publications.
Director: Juli Ponce Solé
As a research organizational structure, the Water Research Institute (IdRA) aims to foster and support activities carried out by more than 100 researchers from the University of Barcelona in matters related to water. The IdRA is conceived as a body that can maximize the research potential of the UB by offering support to research groups that study the field of water. The Institute’s work is cross-disciplinary and involves 9 faculties, 14 departments and 35 research groups with lines of study in water-related topics.
Director: Javier Martín-Vide
The Bioethics and Law Observatory (OBD) is a University of Barcelona research centre that performs its activities with a cross-disciplinary and secular perspective. Its members understand that bioethics, and specifically discussing the ethical, legal and social implications of biotechnology and biomedicine, requires a plural approach to the issues as well as solid scientific knowledge on the specific issues under consideration. The objective is to raise arguments and proposals that support free and informed decision-making and that contribute to the construction of a more transparent and democratic society.
Director: María Casado
The Observatory of the Penal System and Human Rights (OSPDH) at the University of Barcelona comprises teachers, students, graduates, postgraduates and professionals involved in research, teaching, and observation of the institutions of the criminal justice system, whose work contributes to extending the culture of human rights, defending the rights and liberties of people, and strengthening the principles and values of the democratic constitutional state.
Director: Iñaki Rivera Beiras
3 European research projects
25 National research projects
21 Doctoral theses completed in 2018-2019
16 Research groups
Highlighted journal publications
Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas (REIS)
Cesáreo R. Aguilera de Prat
Highlighted book publications
Jordi Matas Dalmases
in A. López Basaguren & L. Escajedo (editors), Claims for Secession and Federalism. A comparative stude with a special focus on SpainJosep Mª Castellà Andreu
Coordinadors: Juli Ponce Solé, Oscar Capdeferro Villagrasa, Wellington Migliari
Miguel Pérez-Moneo, Esther Pano Puey, María Garrote de Marcos
Angelina Bauzá Martínez