Research institutes

    Research institutes
    Transjus Research Institute

    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

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    Research institutes
    Instituto de Investigación del Agua (IdRA)

    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

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Observatories

    Observatories
    Bioethics and Law Observatory (OBD)

    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

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    Observatories
    Observatory of the Penal System and Human Rights (OSPDH)

    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

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    Observatories
    Observatory of Public Law

    The Barcelona Institute of Public Law (IDP) is a university centre for analysis and research specializing in different fields of Public Law, especially Constitutional, Administrative and European Union Law, as well as other related disciplines.

    Director: Eliseo Aja

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The research in numbers

  3 European research projects

  25 National research projects

  21 Doctoral theses completed in 2018-2019

  16 Research groups

Highlighted journal publications

    Highlighted journal publications
    Balance y transformaciones del sistema de partidos en España (1977-1987)

    Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas (REIS)

    Cesáreo R. Aguilera de Prat

Highlighted book publications

    Highlighted book publications
    LET'S GOVERN TOGETHER The Formation of a Coalition Government

    Jordi Matas Dalmases

    Highlighted book publications
    El derecho, la ciudad y la vivienda en la nueva concepción del desarrollo urbano: desafíos transnacionales y transdisciplinarios de la gobernanza en la Nueva Agenda Urbana

    Coordinadors: Juli Ponce Solé, Oscar Capdeferro Villagrasa, Wellington Migliari

    Highlighted book publications
    La descoberta del dret romà a l'Occident medieval // The discovery of roman law in the medieval west

    Highlighted book publications
    Derecho electoral español

    Miguel Pérez-Moneo, Esther Pano Puey, María Garrote de Marcos

    2019

    Highlighted book publications
    Establecimiento permanente en la era Post-Beps

    Angelina Bauzá Martínez

    2019