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October 26, 2016

2017 ERC Consolidator Grant – Call for Applications

The European Research Council (ERC) has published the 2017 Consolidator Grant call. These grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators (PI) at the career stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team or programme. Applicant Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal. Research must be conducted in a public or private research organisation located in one of…

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October 26, 2016

UB Economics faculty members awarded funding from the Ministry of Economy for seven research projects

UB Economics faculty members have been awarded €204,200 for seven research projects. The funding is provided by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness for two separate lines. One research project has been granted funding in the framework of the “National Programme for Fostering Excellence in Scientific and Technical Research”, with a total allocation of €41,000. On the other hand, six research projects will receive funds from the “National Programme…

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October 24, 2016

Grants for lecturer international mobility – Call for Applications

The University of Barcelona has announced a new funding opportunity to encourage the mobility of university lecturers in order to increase the degree of internationalisation of the institution. Specifically, grants will be awarded both to UB lecturers for stays abroad and guest international lecturers for stays at the University of Barcelona. Mobility of UB lecturers will be funded depending on the distance from the workplace. On the other hand, grants…

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October 19, 2016

Royal Economic Society PhD Meetings 2017 – Final Call for Papers

Students are invited to submit papers for presentations at the Royal Economic Society (RES) PhD Meetings 2017, which will take place on January 3rd-4th, 2017. The deadline for the submission is November 1st, 2016. The presentation of papers provides an opportunity for students to perfect their job market presentation skills and get feedback from peers. Students can also invite potential employers to attend their presentation session. Some papers will be…

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October 18, 2016

Grants for the incorporation of researchers into the Catalan system of science – Call for Applications

The Catalan government has announced up to 60 grants in the framework of the Beatriu de Pinós (BP 2016) programme to help hire postdoctoral researchers who want to conduct a research project for a period of two years at a university or research center in Catalonia. These grants are aimed at facilitating both the return and the incorporation of researchers who have been working abroad. Any field of scientific and…

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October 14, 2016

Economics and Business CRAI Library offers specialised courses for UB Economics and UB Business students

The Economics and Business CRAI Library offers specialised courses for all students at the University of Barcelona. Over the coming weeks, it will also offer three courses aimed at UB Economics and UB Business graduate students. The first one will take place on October 20th, 2016, from 12:00h to 13:30h. On this occasion, the CRAI Library staff will make an introduction to the CRAI and will teach how to use…

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October 14, 2016

AXA Research Fund offers two Post-Doctoral Fellowships to UB PhD graduates

In 2017, the AXA Research Fund will be offering two Post-Doctoral Fellowships to UB PhD graduates. The university will identify the best possible candidates, which will subsequently be expected to submit an application presenting their research project. The project must fall within the scope of the mission of the AXA Research Fund. Only topics included in the field socio-economic risks, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Environmental Risks and Life Risks will…

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October 14, 2016

The Faculty of Economics and Business announces two collaboration grants for PhD students

The Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona has announced two collaboration grants for PhD students. Successful candidates will provide support to the coordination of the Official Masters of the faculty, academic planning, organisation and dissemination of activities. On the other hand, they will be responsible for maintaining the website and the virtual campus. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of web pages and virtual campus. They should also…

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October 13, 2016

UB Economics PhD Job Market candidate profiles 2016/2017 are now available

The list of PhD candidates who are going to the Job Market has been announced this week. A preview of our candidates can be viewed on our Job Market page. Currently Ata Atay, Celia Melguizo, Ilias Pasidis, Francisco Robles and Pere Timoner are nearing completion of their doctoral theses. All five PhD candidates are ready to be considered for job opportunities in world universities and research centres. Our candidates will…

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October 13, 2016

The UB stands out among the top 100 worldwide universities according to NTU Ranking

The University of Barcelona (UB) keeps improving positions every year. It holds the 69th position worldwide, according to the National Taiwan University Ranking (NTU). It has improved seven positions compared to last year. Regarding Europe it is listed on the 18th position and gains 6 positions compared to 2015. The University of Barcelona is also the leading Spanish university, followed by the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the University of…

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