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The new master’s degree offering for the academic year 2021/2022 includes the first degree from CHARM-EU alliance





News regarding masters degrees for the academic year 2021/2022 include the first teaching offering launched by the European university CHARM-EU: the master’s degree on Global Challenges for Sustainability. The studies consist on a degree given jointly by five centers that build up the CHARM-EU alliance: the University of Barcelona, Trinity College Dublin, Utrecht University, Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, and the University of Montpelier. It is aimed at graduates on any discipline who want to gain advanced knowledge on sustainability treating real social and global challenges. The new master’s degree involves the practice of principles of this European university, led by the UB: mobility as essence of an innovative program which is also flexible and inclusive, and a syllabus based on research and challenge-focused.

The first enrolment period for the master’s degree is open until April 15. The degree will start in September. If there are vacant places left, there will be a second enrolment period in May. Students will course a first preparatory phase, to develop general skills related to sustainability, social innovation and transdisciplinary research. The second phase is flexible: it allows students to choose one of the three themes related to sustainability: water, food or health and life. Last, students will carry out a final project on a sustainability-related challenge in collaboration with extra-academic agents (companies, community and society).

The master’s degree on Global Challenges for Sustainability is one of the first academic experiences of European universities, created with the support from the EU, that promoted the alliance of higher education institutions in order to establish a more attractive and accessible and European space of higher education. Out of the 41 existing European universities, CHARM-EU is the only one led by a Catalan university. The promotional video of CHARM-EU’s master’s degree is available here.

On Friday, April 9, at 12 noon, there will be a virtual informative session on the master.


Master's degree offering for the academic year 2021/2022

Next academic year’s master’s degree offering includes the studies of Quantum Science and Technology, coordinated by the UB and which counts on the participation of UAB, UPC, the Institute of Photonic Sciences, the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, the Institute of High Energy Physics, and the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. This master’s degree will offer advanced knowledge to develop both theoretical and experimental avantgarde research in quantum simulation, quantum computing, quantum sensors, quantum communications and theoretical aspects.

Moreover, among the more than 150 university master’s degrees at the UB, the one on Physics of Complex Systems and Biophysics enables working on a leading research, be it with a doctorate, or within the professional field: in public administrations and technological companies with modelling and processing needs for large amounts of data from physics, economics and biology. Other new studies for the next academic year are the master’s degree on Integral Podiatric Surgery and the master on Institutions and Political Economy, as well as three new Erasmus Mundus studies: Innovation and Regulation in Chemistry, Innovations in Biological Sciences and Bioengineering for Precision Medicine, and Health Management in Aquaculture.

Regarding the offering of UB-specific master degrees and postgraduate studies, about the 30% of the more than 500 studies for the next academic year will be new. Among these are, for instance, the master’s degree Global Blockchain Technologies, taught online by IL3-UB. There is also the master on Games, Gamification and Technology in Education, given by the School of New Interactive Technologies (ENTI), UB affiliated centre. In addition, a new master is the one on Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry, offered by IL3-UB.

Given the pandemic, the current course underwent an important increase in the demand of studies related to online business management, studies that will be offered next academic year, such as the master’s degree on e-Business & e-Commerce, and the postgraduate studies on Digital Marketing, e-Commerce & Social Media, which has three times its regular enrolments.


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