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Report on the academic year 2018-2019 - University of Barcelona - Universitat de ...
Report on the
academic year
University of Barcelona
Report on the academic year 2018-2019 - University of Barcelona - Universitat de ...
Report on the
academic year
University of Barcelona
Report on the academic year 2018-2019 - University of Barcelona - Universitat de ...
Table of contents
                                                           Foreword from the Rector                                       7

                                                           The University of Barcelona                                   9
                                                             UB Identity
                                                             Structure and basic figures
                                                             Geographical distribution: campuses and schools
Editorial Board:
General Secretary’s Office                                 1. A University engaged with society                          19
University of Barcelona
                                                              Transparency, ethics, sustainability and good governance
Joan Elias
                                                              Institutional and cultural activities
President of the Board of Trustees:
                                                              Culture and society
Joan Corominas Guerín
                                                           2. A University at the forefront of education                 41
© Universitat de Barcelona                                    Course offering
© Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona                     Other academic opportunities
  Adolf Florensa, s/n
  08028 Barcelona                                             Student support
  Tel.: 934 035 430                                           Teaching innovation, assessment and improvement
  Fax: 934 035 531                                3. A University in the vanguard of research                   63
                                                              Promotion, funding and internationalization of research
Written by:                                                   Research and scientific output
Technical Bureau at the Rector’s Office                       Technology and knowledge transfer and innovation
Translated by:                                                Doctoral studies
UB Language Services (SL)
                                                              Dissemination of scientific culture
Interviews: Communications Unit, Audiovisual Services

Portrait photographs: Xènia Fuentes                        4. An international University                                85
                                                              International institutional activity
ISSN: 2604-7543

UB Digital Repository:
                                                              International community at the UB
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It is my pleasure to present this latest edition of the Report on the academic
year, a window on the many projects, initiatives and activities carried out at the
University of Barcelona over the course of 2018-2019.

The Report describes our most noteworthy achievements in the fields of teach-
ing, research and knowledge transfer, both in our immediate sphere of influence
and as part of our international endeavours.

As a public institution, we are conscious of the need to go beyond the demands
that are placed on us and of the responsibility that comes with the scale of our
social impact. As such, the Report reflects the University’s commitment to wider
society, to which we are ultimately accountable. It is through this commitment
and, most importantly, through our core values that we address the challenges
in our path, transmitting knowledge and striving for excellence through con-
tinuous improvement.

I invite you, then, to read and explore this Report, which will take you through
the key developments of the academic year, achieved through the hard work
and rigour for which we have become known.

                                                                      Joan Elias
                                              Rector of the University of Barcelona
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The University
 of Barcelona

                                   UB Identity

                     Structure and basic figures

Geographical distribution: campuses and centres
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The University of Barcelona

                                                                     Public. The University of Barcelona is the fore-           ment Goals and works towards materializing this
                                                                     most public university in Catalonia. Its results are       broad-reaching effort to eradicate poverty, protect
                                                                     conveyed to the general public through teaching,           the planet and achieve worldwide respect for hu-
                                                                     research and knowledge transfer, contributing to           man rights.
                                                                     social and scientific progress.
                                                                                                                                Committed to quality teaching. The UB’s
                UB Identity                                          Historic and urban. Founded in 1450, the UB                community of 5,000 lecturers pursue the shared
                                                                     is woven into the urban fabric of Barcelona. Its six       goals of improvement and innovation. Each year,
                                                                     campuses spread across the city are poles for ac-          the demand for places exceeds availability by 30%,
                                                                     tivity in the surrounding areas. The Historic Build-       and student performance rates are currently
                                                                     ing, designed by the architect Elias Rogent, was           84% for bachelor’s degrees and 95% for master’s
                                                                     given historical and artistic heritage status in 1970.     degrees.

                                                                     Universally renowned. The University of Bar-               Research-intensive. The UB is the only Span-
                                                                     celona is renowned throughout Spain and across             ish university in the League of European Research
                                                                     the world as a leader in education, research and           Universities (LERU) and its researchers are cit-
                                                                     thought, as reflected by its position in the foremost      ed in the most prestigious publications. Through
                                                                     international rankings. Its dynamic, critical, construc-   the Barcelona Science Park and the Bosch i Gim-
                                                                     tive and human spirit is placed at the service of so-      pera Foundation, the research generated at the
                                                                     ciety, where it strives to defend values of freedom,       UB and its affiliated centres is carried out in close
                                                                     democracy, justice, equality and solidarity.               collaboration with the most innovative sectors
                                                                                                                                of the science, business and technology commu-
                                                                     Anchored by good governance and trans-                     nities.
                                                                     parency. The UB implements a comprehensive,
                                                                     efficient management model for the allocation of           International. The University of Barcelona pro-
                                                                     resources which bolsters its accountability and un-        motes international activity among students and
                                                                     derpins its institutional and social leadership.           staff alike, offering mobility options to all members
                                                                                                                                of the university community, building strategic al-
                                                                     Generalist and multidisciplinary. The Univer-              liances with international institutions and partici-
                                                                     sity offers a broad selection of bachelor’s and mas-       pating in leading international and multidisciplinary
                                                                     ter’s degrees covering the many disciplines that           consortia. It is the highest-ranking Spanish public
                                                                     make up the principal branches of knowledge: arts          university in the international arena.
                                                                     and humanities, social sciences, health sciences,
                                                                     experimental sciences and engineering. Tradition-          Entrepreneurial and innovative. The Univer-
                                                                     al and modern disciplines are combined in the UB’s         sity of Barcelona actively promotes entrepreneur-
                                                                     daily activities.                                          ship, advising on and supporting business creation
                                                                                                                                and providing financial and training resources for
                                                                     Socially engaged. The University of Barcelo-               entrepreneurs. The UB’s innovative activities and
                                                                     na has adopted the UN’s 17 Sustainable Develop-            projects in this area create value for society.

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The University of Barcelona

                                                                     Structure                                              Transfer activities                                          Services

                                                                     16 faculties                                           719 Bosch i Gimpera Foundation contracts                     16 libraries
                                                                     9 affiliated centres                                   69 patent applications                                       1,773,469 monographs

                Structure                                            60 departments
                                                                     1 training and research unit
                                                                                                                            2 new technology-based companies
                                                                                                                            327 Bosch i Gimpera Foundation researchers
                                                                                                                                                                                         4,173 UB Sports users
                                                                                                                                                                                         7,695 UB Alumni members
                and basic figures                                    35 UB research structures                              147 Bosch i Gimpera Foundation research technicians          2,467 job offers registered in the Job Bank
                                                                     17 research structures with UB participation           and assistants
                                                                     682,800 sq m of constructed area
                                                                                                                                                                                         Doctoral Studies
                                                                     Course Offering                                                                                                     4,690 trainee researchers
                                                                                                                            1,365 UB students abroad as part of mobility                 599 doctoral theses read
                                                                     74 bachelor’s degrees                                  programmes
                                                                                                                                                                                         18 industrial doctorate programmes
                                                                     12 dual study pathways                                 1,888 international students at the UB as part
                                                                                                                                                                                         14 joint supervision agreements signed
                                                                                                                            of mobility programmes
                                                                     157 university master’s degrees
                                                                                                                            3,769 agreements with foreign universities and other
                                                                     48 doctoral programmes
                                                                     902 postgraduate courses                                                                                            Society
                                                                                                                            54 active Erasmus+ projects
                                                                     709 lifelong learning courses (IL3)
                                                                                                                                                                                         2,095 UB Volunteering participants
                followers on FACEBOOK                                                                                                                                                    45% reduction in water consumption (2013-2018)
                                                                     Students                                                                                                            23 participants in the UB’s transition course for young

                                                                                                                                                                                         learners from refugee families and conflict zones
                                                                                                                            5,773 teaching and research staff
                                                                     42,165 bachelor’s degree students                                                                                   3 international cooperation projects
                                                                                                                            3,858 full-time-equivalent teaching and research staff
                                                                     5,635 university master’s degree students                                                                           14 University of Experience programmes
                followers on TWITTER                                                                                        2,362 administrative and service staff
                                                                     10,115 postgraduate students
                                                                                                                            760 grant holders in UB services and faculties
                                                                     7,210 bachelor’s degree graduates

                followers on INSTAGRAM
                                                                     3,530 university master’s degree graduates
                                                                     15,167 external placements completed                   Budget

                                                                                                                                                                                         4,576 visitors attending guided tours of the Historic
                                                                                                                            € 386,110,607 total budget
                                                                                                                                                                                         18 concerts in the Season of Music at the UB
                                                                     Research                                               65% total income from public transfers
                                                                                                                                                                                         13 temporary exhibitions in the Virtual Museum
                                                                                                                            35% total income from self-finance
                                                                     134,448,032€ research funding secured                                                                               9th Season of Contemporary Dance
                                                                                                                            93% current costs
                                                                     877 active research projects
                                                                     38 projects awarded by the European Research Council
                                                                     574 trainee predoctoral researchers
                                                                     194 junior, senior and post-doctoral researchers
                                                                     466 research technicians and assistants

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The University of Barcelona

                                         Global rank in the main international rankings
                                                                                                                                                            Academic discipline                                                    Students

                                                                                                                                                            0                5              10              15            20       0       1000 2000        3000     4000     5000    6000       7000   8000

                                                             151                                                1                                Biology
                                                                                                                                          Earth Sciences
                                                                                                                                 Economics and Business

                                                               55                                               1                              Education
                                                                                                                                                Fine Arts
                                                                                                                                   Geography and History
                                                                                                                        Information and Audiovisual Media

                                                            129                                                 1                                    Law
                                                                                                                       Mathematics and Computer Science
                                                                                                                            Medicine and Health Sciences
                                                                                                                              Pharmacy and Food Science

                                                               98                                               1           Philology and Communication

                                                            165                                                 1
                                                                                                                                                                Bachelor’s degrees     University master’s degrees                     Bachelor’s degrees          University master’s degrees

                                                               75                                               1

                                                            163                                                 2                                           Teaching and Research Staff (PDI)                                      EMPLOYMENT RATE
                                                                                                                                                            0       200       400     600        800     1000    1200   1400

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   According to the Catalan
                                                            201                                                 3                                Biology
                                                                                                                                               Chemistry                                                                           University Quality Assurance
                                                                                                                                          Earth Sciences
                                                                                                                                 Economics and Business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Agency’s (AQU’s) sixth
                                                                            1 Shows the UB’s ranking in Spain
                                                                                                                                               Education                                                                           graduate employment study,
                                                                                                                                                Fine Arts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the employment rate for
                                                                                                                                   Geography and History
                                                                                                                        Information and Audiovisual Media                                                                          UB graduates three years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   after earning their degree
                                                  “One of the things I like most about the UB is that it is an urban   Mathematics and Computer Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   is 87.26% in the case of
                                                                                                                            Medicine and Health Sciences
                                                  university; it’s located right in the heart of Barcelona. This              Pharmacy and Food Science                                                                            bachelor’s degrees, 88.44%
                                                  immersion in an urban environment is very enriching and not               Philology and Communication
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   in the case of master’s
                                                  something all universities offer; it is one of the UB’s features.”                             Physics                                                                           degrees, and 90.67% in the
                                                  Cristina Madrenas, Staff member, Management Area                                                                                                                                 case of doctorates.
                                                  Retired in the 2018-2019 academic year                                                                        Permanent PDI        Non-permanent PDI

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                Geographical distribution:                                                                                                      The University of Barcelona’s Governing Council has approved a new Protocol for
                campuses and centres                                                                                                            prevention, detection and action against situations of sexual harassment based
                                                                                                                                                on sex, gender identity or sexual orientation and other sexist behaviours. The
                                                                      105,545 sq m                                                              new regulation, which provides for criminal action, updates the 2014 protocol.

                                                                              Teaching area                                                                                                                La Vanguardia, 15 May 2019
                                                                      (classrooms, computer rooms
                                                                            and teaching labs)
                                                                                                                                                                          Mundet Campus
      Torre de la Creu. Sant Joan Despí
                                                                                                                                                                          · Faculty of Education
      Sant Joan de Déu University School of Nursing                                                                                                                       · Faculty of Psychology
                                                                                                                                                                          · Institute for Professional Development (IDP-ICE)
      Diagonal Knowledge Gateway Campus
      · Faculty of Biology
      · Faculty of Chemistry
      · Faculty of Earth Sciences                                                                                                                                         University School of Hotel Management
      · Faculty of Economics and Business                                                                                                                                 and Tourism (CETT)
      · Faculty of Fine Arts
      · Faculty of Law
      · Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Science
      · Faculty of Physics                                                                                                                                                School of Cinema and Audiovisual Studies of Catalonia
      · Penyafort-Montserrat Hall of Residence                                                                                                                            (ESCAC)
      · Aleu University Residence
      · Barcelona Science Park                                                                      43,630 sq m                                                           School of Trade and Distribution (ESCODI)
      · Science and Technology Centres                                                                  Research                                                          Institute of Public Safety of Catalonia (ISPC)
      · Sports UB                                                                                       labs area
      Sant Jordi Hall of Residence
                                                                                                                                                                         Food and Nutrition Torribera Campus
      Faculty of Information Science and Audiovisual Media                                                                                                               · Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Science

      Medicine Campus Clínic August Pi i Sunyer
                                                                                                                                                                         El Carme Cultural Centre. Badalona
      ·F aculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
      · Hospital Clínic of Barcelona                                                                                                                                     Institute for Lifelong Learning (IL3-UB)
      · Ramon Llull Hall of Residence                                                                                                                                    Humanities and Social Sciences Park

      Bellvitge Health Sciences Campus                                                                                                                                   Humanities Campus
      · Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences                                                                                                                          · Rector’s Office, General Manager’s Office
      · University Hospital of Bellvitge                                                                                                                                   and general services
                                                                                                                                                                         · Faculty of Geography and History
                                                                                                                                                                         · Faculty of Philology and Communication
                                                                                                                                                                         · Faculty of Philosophy
      School of Public Relations (ESRP)                                                                                                                                  · Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
                                                                                                      Press                                                              · School of Modern Languages (EIM)
      National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia (INEFC)                                                                                                      · Institute of Hispanic Studies
                                                                                                      Twenty-four years later, the bells ring again at the
      School of New Interactive Technologies (ENTI)                                                   UB’s Historic Building following restoration of
                                                                                                      the bell tower.

                                                                                                                              La Vanguardia, 10 April 2019

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           A University
          engaged with

Transparency, ethics, sustainability and good governance

                     Institutional and cultural activities

                                     Culture and society
A University engaged with society

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                                                                        “The most valuable part for me is not just                  REPORT ON SOCIAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CODI ÈTIC D’INTEGRITAT                                     II PL A D’IGUALTAT

                                                                        the knowledge, which is incredible, but                     RESPONSIBILITY                                                                                                                   I BONES PRÀCTIQUES                                         D’OPORTUNITATS
                                                                                                                                    University of Barcelona                                                                                                            DE LA UNIVERSITAT                                     ENTRE DONES I HOMES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         DE BARCELONA                                          DE L A UNIVERSITAT

                                                                        the values, ethics, perseverance, effort... ”                                                                                                                                                                                                            DE BARCELONA

                                                                                                                                                       [ COL·LECCIÓ DE NORMATIVES I DOCUMENTS DE LA UB ]

                                                                        Mariona Ruiz, Graduate in Biomedical Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   NORMATIVES I DOCUMENTS

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                                                                                                                                  al Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability reporting                                                                                                                                                            UB bodies engaged in social
                                                                                                                                  standards.                                                                                                                                                                                                        responsibility and ethics

                                                                                                                                  The University of Barcelona Ethics Committee
                                                                                                                                  has developed the Code of Ethics on Integrity and                                                                                                                                                                 • Bioethics Committee
                                                                                                                                  Best Practices, intended to guide members of the                                                                                                                                                                  • Courses for Senior Citizens
                                                                                                                                  university community with regard to their rights
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Equality Unit and Equality Committees
                                                                        updating and review procedures for service charters.      and duties and support them in the exercise of their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ethics Committee
                                                                        These tools, inherent to public-sector services, are      freedoms and responsibilities. “Best practices” are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Gaudir UB courses
                Transparency, ethics,                                   required under the transparency regulation and fa-
                                                                        cilitate the process of improving management sys-
                                                                                                                                  understood as the set of rules, recommendations and
                                                                                                                                  commitments that the different groups in the UB com-                                                                                                                                                              • Office for Health, Safety and Environmental
                sustainability and good                                 tems and their outcomes.                                  munity must adhere to in order to foster excellence in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Office for Internal Control, Risks
                governance                                              The UB has also adopted the United Nations’ 17 Sus-
                                                                                                                                  the University’s various fields and to prevent integri-
                                                                                                                                  ty issues in the personal performance of their activi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and Corporate Social Responsibility

                                                                        tainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to build       ties. The Code covers the areas of research, teaching,                                                                                                                                                            • Ombuds Office
                The University of Barcelona consolidates its open,      a better future. The Sustainable Development Com-         learning, publications, communication and manage-                                                                                                                                                                 • Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit
                accessible and participatory governance model           mission, whose creation was approved by the Gov-          ment, among others.                                                                                                                                                                                               • Service-learning
                through a series of actions and regulations con-        erning Council, addresses issues linked to both the                                                                                                                                                                                                                         • Student Support Service. Student
                cerning ethics and integrity, transparency and good     environment and social responsibility. Its tasks in-      Academic freedom, professional responsibility, sci-                                                                                                                                                                  integration programmes: Fem Via
                governance, as well as improvements to its manage-      clude mapping actions related to the implementation       entific and academic integrity, honesty, equal rights,                                                                                                                                                               and Programa Avança
                ment and accountability systems.                        of the SDGs and proposing an action plan to imple-        respect, privacy and confidentiality, sustainability                                                                                                                                                              • Support and Mediation Office
                                                                        ment and monitor compliance with these goals at           and solidarity, and potential risk behaviours are es-                                                                                                                                                             • Sustainable Development Commission
                In this regard, the University’s Regulation on trans-   the UB, as well as approving the content of the insti-    sential parts of the Code of Ethics, which will be in-                                                                                                                                                            • UB Alumni
                parency, access to public information and good gov-     tutional Social Responsibility Report.                    terpreted by the UB’s Ethics Committee.                                                                                                                                                                           • UB Saludable
                ernance, approved in 2018, and its Code of Ethics on                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UB Solidarity Foundation
                Integrity and Best Practices have bolstered a univer-   The University of Barcelona fulfils its commitment        Another initiative in this regard was the drafting of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UB Sports
                sity governance model that promotes efficient and       to society in a variety of areas. In the area of social   the Declaration on ethics and integrity in universi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • University of Experience
                comprehensive management in the allocation of re-       responsibility, it has published its ninth Social Re-     ty teaching, published by the UB’s Observatory on
                sources and increased accountability.                   sponsibility Report, which details the University’s       Bioethics and Law.                                                                                                                                                                                                • UB Volunteers
                                                                        social, economic and environmental impact in the
                The University’s new Regulation on the preparation      academic year 2016-2017 or the calendar year 2017.        In the area of equality, the University of Barcelona
                and monitoring of service charters governs the struc-   For the first time, the University prepared the re-       approved the Protocol for Prevention, Detection and
                ture and content and the preparation, monitoring,       port taking into account the consolidated set of Glob-    Action against Sexual Harassment and Harassment

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                                                                                                                                                                             A COMMITMENT
                                                                                                                                                                             TO THE COMMUNITY
                                                                                                                                                                             students involved in service-learning projects

                Based on Gender, Gender Identity or Sexual Orien-          Health Sciences and the Faculty of Law. The Univer-      community and academic learning in a single project
                tation, and Other Sexist Behaviour as part of its ze-      sity has also continued to carry out educational proj-   where students learn about the real needs in the en-     Press
                ro-tolerance policy towards sexual harassment and          ects, such as courses and lecture series, and events     vironment in order to make improvements. Ser-
                                                                                                                                                                                             Numerous speakers at the 8th Environmental
                gender-based violence. To promote its proper imple-        were held at all the faculties to celebrate and demon-   vice-learning projects seek to respond to social needs
                                                                                                                                                                                             Conference (held in the UB’s Aula Magna as-
                mentation, training has begun and informational            strate on 8 March, International Women’s Day, and        identified by social organizations, educational cen-
                                                                                                                                                                                             sembly hall) supported a carbon tax, in keeping
                material has been prepared for the entire university       25 November, the International Day for the Elimina-      tres and other institutions and to enable students to
                                                                                                                                                                                             with the position recently expressed by a group
                community. The University has also dealt with cases        tion of Violence against Women.                          take part in the response through their own educa-
                                                                                                                                                                                             of 25 Nobel laureates and former leaders in fa-
                of harassment and complaints of sexist behaviour.                                                                   tional activities.
                                                                                                                                                                                             vour of taxing fossil fuels.
                                                                           To facilitate the exchange of information and the un-
                The Copolis Research Group, whose primary pur-             dertaking of joint activities, the UB intensified its    Since 2013, the ApS Group at the UB has been work-                                La Vanguardia, 6 June 2019
                pose is to propose research and activities with soci-      participation in national and international networks,    ing to consolidate, publicize and spread the ser-
                ety’s least visible groups, was tasked with conducting     such as the Ibero-American Universities Union, the       vice-learning approach at the University of Barcelo-
                an assessment of the Second Equality Plan to deter-        League of European Research Universities’ Equality       na. The working group is completely interdisciplinary
                mine the starting point for the preparation of the         Commission, or the Inter-University Council of Cat-      in nature. Its members include teaching staff from
                Third Equality Plan. Several working groups are al-        alonia’s Women and Science Committee. Addition-          several faculties and areas of knowledge. In 2018,
                ready working on the new plan, one for each of its ten     ally, the University has worked to define the equali-    participants included roughly a hundred members of
                areas.                                                     ty actions to be undertaken in the framework of          the teaching and research staff at 12 different facul-
                                                                           the 2030 Agenda and the University of Barcelona’s        ties as well as 1,450 students and more than 85 col-
                The UB has also launched a campaign to increase            Strategic Plan.                                          laborating organizations.
                the visibility of women at the University and of re-
                search incorporating a gender perspective. Class-          In the area of mediation, the UB has continued its       In the area of entrepreneurship, the UB has ap-
                rooms and other facilities in various faculties have       efforts to promote, sustain and cultivate a culture of   proved the Entrepreneurship Plan with the aim of
                been named after prominent women in the respec-            respect and humanization among all university staff.     nurturing students’ entrepreneurial spirit, as well as
                tive fields and the UB has published the e-book Les                                                                 mentoring students and incubating student initia-
                primeres professores de la Universitat de Barcelona        The Ombuds Office is an independent, autonomous          tives, which should be linked to the SDGs. It has also
                [The University of Barcelona’s first women lecturers].     body charged with defending the rights and freedoms      updated the image of the Barcelona Entrepreneur-
                As for increasing the visibility of research incorpo-      of the student body, teaching and research staff         ship Institute (BIE), renaming it the StartUB!Lab.
                rating a gender perspective, the Office of the Vice-Rec-   (PDI), and administrative and service staff (PAS).       The StartUB!Lab promotes entrepreneurship in the
                tor for Equal Opportunities and Social Action has an-      This academic year it has dealt with 128 complaints      university community, fostering connections and
                nounced the opening of the awards for best bachelor’s      and 203 queries.                                         the exchange of synergies between projects. Located
                and master’s degree final projects incorporating a                                                                  at the Aleu University Residence, in premises span-
                gender perspective. These awards are in addition to        Service-learning projects offer an approach to           ning more than 400 sq m, it is designed to accommo-
                those already offered by the Faculty of Medicine and       teaching and research that integrates service to the     date entrepreneurial teams of up to 80 people. The

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                                                             A commitment
                                                             to the environment
                                                             reduction in water consumption since 2013

                                                                                                                                                                                            UB chairs
                EmprènUB Awards were given at the opening cere-          vate bodies, the UB implemented a strategy to create
                mony for the facilities, which also hosted the second    chairs and sponsored classrooms. Such tools                 Press
                                                                                                                                                                                            • BioHorizons & UB Chair
                annual Innovation Day.                                   govern partnerships between the University and com-
                                                                                                                                     The University of Barcelona has signed four            • Cellex Chair in Oncology and Multidisciplinary
                                                                         panies and institutions to achieve common goals in
                                                                                                                                     agreements under its support programme for ref-           Knowledge
                To help entrepreneurs secure external funding through    areas such as training, cultural creation, research
                                                                                                                                     ugees and people from ffonflict zones, coordinat-      • Family Business Chair
                projects, contracts and agreements with public or pri-   and knowledge dissemination. The UB presently has
                                                                                                                                     ed by the UB Solidarity Foundation, to facilitate      • Energy Sustainability Chair
                                                                         23 active chairs and two active sponsored classrooms,
                                                                                                                                     access to higher education for members of those
                                                                         spread across 12 centres. Of the 23 chairs, two are                                                                • ICEA-UB Chair on Insurance and Pension Funds
                                                                         UNESCO chairs and two are Jean Monnet chairs.                                                                      • Joaquim Xirau Chair
                                                                                                                                                          El Economista, 11 December 2018   • Professor Manuel Serra Domínguez Chair in Procedural
                                                                         Another action undertaken to increase the Univer-                                                                     Law Studies
                                                                         sity’s funding is the Fundraising Plan, which will                                                                 • Ramon Llull Chair
                                                                         provide a means of securing greater philanthropic                                                                  • Ramon Trias Fargas Chair on Catalan Economy
                                                                         resources.                                                                                                         • Tourism, Hotel Trade and Gastronomy Chair
                                                                                                                                   The University has also continued to develop self-pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UB – Adecco Foundation Chair for the Professional
                                                                         In the area of occupational risk prevention and           tection plans for buildings and to hold emergency           Integration of People with Disabilities
                                                                         sustainability, the main lines of action have been        drills at various centres, as well as its work in the
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UB – Danone Chair
                                                                         the management of health and safety at work, the in-      areas of ergonomics, psychosociology and occupa-
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UB – Edu1st Neuroeducation Chair
                                                                         tegration of prevention in all areas of the university    tional medicine, with 800 health examinations.
                                                                         community, research support, emergency prepara-                                                                    • UB – Telefónica Smart Cities Chair
                                                                         tion and response, sustainability, and social assis-      With regard to the environment, the UB has en-           • UB – Zurich Insurance Chair
                                                                         tance.                                                    dorsed the Government of Catalonia’s programme of        • UB Chair for Research and Teaching in Internal Medicine
                                                                                                                                   voluntary agreements for the reduction of green-         • UB Chair in Urban Economics and City of Barcelona
                                                                         For the management of health and safety at work,          house gas emissions. In the first assessment, in 2017,   • UB Chair Repsol Foundation
                                                                         steps have been taken to minimize and eliminate risk      the inventory resulted in a total of 21,577 tonnes of    • UB Llorens i Barba Chair. City of Vilafranca
                                                                         factors in staff workplaces across all areas of preven-   CO2-equivalent emissions. The data for 2018 are
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UB Rector Francisco Buscarons Úbeda Chair. Forensic
                                                                         tion: occupational safety, industrial hygiene, ergo-      much better due to measures such as the contracting         Chemistry and Engineering
                                                                         nomics, psychosocial aspects and health monitoring.       of electricity from renewable energy sources with
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UNESCO Chair in Bioethics
                                                                         Specifically, the University has scheduled the evalua-    guarantees of origin.
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UNESCO Chair for Environment and Sustainable
                                                                         tion of all Faculty of Biology and Faculty of Economics                                                               Development
                                                                         and Business staff and infrastructure.                    The University also launched the “Desconnecta’ls,
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Unesco Chair Women, Development and Cultures
                                                                                                                                   desconnecta” [Disconnect them, disconnect] cam-

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                              140                                                                                                                   3       rd university in the overall
                                                         A commitment to sport
                                                         medals won by UB competitors in university
                                                                                                                                                                      medal count for Spanish championships

                                                                        paign to raise awareness of the need for responsible       UB Saludable promotes healthy living and well-be-
                  Press                                                 energy consumption in its buildings.                       ing, while also encouraging critical thinking about
                                                                                                                                   issues such as health and fairness, the universaliza-
                  The cosmologist and astrophysicist Licia Verde,       As regards mobility, the second survey, conducted          tion of healthcare, and personal health and growth.
                  an ICREA researcher and lecturer at the Univer-       in 2018, shows that, over the course of a year, the UB     UB Saludable’s projects and goals are aligned with
                  sity of Barcelona’s Institute of Cosmos Science,      is responsible for 586,535 weekly trips and nearly         the SDGs: promotion of healthy habits, creation of
                  was awarded the 2018 National Research Prize          429 million kilometres travelled. Some 31% of the uni-     a healthy and sustainable environment, partnering
                  by the Government of Catalonia.                       versity community use active transport, 55% public         with institutions, and outreach to the local commu-
                                                                        transport, and 14% private motorized transport.            nity and society at large. To share and raise aware-
                                       La Vanguardia, 19 January 2019
                                                                                                                                   ness of them, it has developed a new website and, for
                                                                        In the area of training, conferences and training ses-     the first time, participated in the Catalan Healthy
                                                                        sions have been held for staff and master’s and post-      Universities Network’s Setmana Saludable [Healthy
                                                                        graduate students, including training on emergency         Week].
                                                                        plans, first aid, defibrillators and other specific top-
                                                                        ics. In addition, the University has collaborated with     Additionally, as a member of the Sustainable Devel-
                                                                        laboratory technicians and departmental research           opment Commission, UB Saludable has helped de-
                                                                        staff on seminars and specific training sessions on        velop the University’s 2030 Agenda. Likewise, to-
                                                                        risk prevention and reminders of best practices in         gether with the Corporate Training office and the
                                                                        the taking, handling and treatment of samples, chem-       Professional Development Institute, it has worked to
                                                                        icals and biological agents in the Ecology and Physi-      create training courses on healthy habits and person-
                                                                        ology and Immunology sections. It likewise continued       al growth (such as the course on emotional skills and
                                                                        its preventive work within the context of the Onboard-     healthy lifestyles) and meditation workshops.
                                                                        ing plan for new teaching and research staff.
                                                                                                                                   UB Sports has 100,000 sq m of facilities dedicated to
                                                                        For another year, students of the subject Sustainable      healthy activities and the creation of social bonds
                                                                        Development, from the bachelor’s degree in Environ-        within the university community. The UB is also rep-
                                                                        mental Sciences taught by the Faculty of Biology, par-     resented in university sporting competitions in Cata-
                                                                        ticipated in a service-learning project to seek practi-    lonia, Spain and Europe. In 2018-2019, 319 athletes
                                                                        cal solutions to environmental problems identified         (155 men and 164 women) competed for the UB. Seven       take part. In this year’s league 1,502 athletes partici-
                                                                        at UB centres.                                             years ago, UB Sports helped to establish Lligues Uni-    pated. Mention should also be made of UNIRUN, the
                                                                                                                                   versitàries de Barcelona, an amateur university sports   university road race. In the fifth edition, there were
                                                                                                                                   league in which seven universities from Catalonia        4,500 participants, including 985 from the UB.

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                                                                           Solemne investidura com a doctor honoris causa                                                                                  Solemne investidura com a doctor honoris causa                                                                                       Solemne investidura com a doctor honoris causa                            Acte solemne d’investidura com a doctor honoris causa
                                                                                           del professor                                                                                                                   del professor                                                                                                                        del professor                                                                 del professor

                                                                                    luigi Ferrajoli                                                                                                               Luciano Vandelli                                                                                                                          David Gozal                                                               Saul Perlmutter

                                                                                 Discursos de presentació dels professors                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Discurs de presentació del professor                                        Discursos de presentació dels professors
                                                                                            Joan J. Queralt                                                                                                        Discurs de presentació del professor                                                                                                           Ramon Farré                                                                  Ramon Canal
                                                                                         Iñaki Rivera Beiras                                                                                                            Tomàs Font i Llovet                                                                                                                                                                                                Pilar Ruiz-Lapuente
                                                       Textos en català                                                                                                      Textos en català                                                                                                                    Textos en català                                                                Textos en català
                                                       Testi in italiano                                                                                                     Testi in italiano                                                                                                                   Texts in english                                                                Texts in English

                                                                                             GENER DEl 2019                                                                                                                  GENER DEL 2019                                                                                                                       maRç Del 2019                                                                 MAIG DEL 2019

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                                                      Institutional and cultural                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Over the academic year, honorary doctorates were

                                                      activities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           awarded to the professors Luigi Ferrajoli and Lu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ciano Vandelli, both leading figures in European
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           law; the sleep apnoea expert Professor David Gozal;
                                                      Within the framework of institutional activities,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and Professor Saul Perlmutter, an astrophysicist
                                                      the academic year 2018-2019 began with an opening                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and the 2011 Nobel Laureate in Physics.
                                                      address entitled “Mirant al futur, una dècada després
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The UB invests as honorary doctors           David Gozal, medical expert in sleep         Nobel Laureate in Physics, Saul
                                                      de la crisi” [Looking to the future, a decade after the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Doctors’ Senate, which currently has 1,198 mem-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Luigi Ferrajoli and Luciano Vandelli,        and the respiratory system, receives         Perlmutter, is awarded an honorary
                                                      crisis], which was delivered by Dr Joan Tugores, for-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                bers, awarded its 22nd annual prize to Dr David Orio-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  two leading figures in European law.         an honorary doctorate from the UB.           doctorate by the UB.
                                                      mer UB rector and professor in the Department of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     la Santandreu (Department of Physics of Condensed
                                                      Economics of the Faculty of Economics and Business.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Matter at the Faculty of Physics) for his doctoral thesis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Self-organization and cooperativity of cytoskele-                                                                                                                                     Award or distinction                 Recipients
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           tal molecular motors. The 6th Doctors’ Senate and                                                                      The jury for the fourteenth edition of the annual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Board of Trustees Award for the best scientific                                                                        Board of Trustees Awards gave the José Manuel                  2018 National Prize in Research Licia Verde
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and humanistic dissemination activities went to                                                                        Blecua Prize to Marta Curto and the Ramon Margalef
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 National Scientific                  NanoEduca Programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Drs David Bueno and Gemma Marfany, lecturers in                                                                        Prize to Anna Alemany. As for the prizes awarded
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Communication Prize
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the Faculty of Biology.                                                                                                jointly with the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation, the An-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  toni Caparrós Prize went to Ana M. Fernández Planas            Creu de Sant Jordi                   Carme Junyent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The University also organized activities for teach-                                                                    for the project “Desenvolupament d’eines d’avaluació
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Jaume Vicens Vives Honour            Marta Sancho
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ing staff and young researchers, such as the roundta-                                                                  automàtica de la parla per a l’entorn d’aprenentatge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ble discussion “Ètica i plagi en la recerca” [Ethics and                                                               virtual Chiara” [Development of automatic speech               2019 Serra d’Or Critics Prize        Javier Martín Vide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           plagiarism in research], the workshop “Actualització                                                                   evaluation tools for the Chiara virtual learning envi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           i guia pràctica per a directors novells de tesis” [Re-                                                                 ronment] and to Ana Inés Fernández for the project             Narcís Monturiol Medal           Francesc Xavier Hernàndez,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 for Scientific and Technological Mary Nash, Jordi Torra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           fresher course and practical guide for first-time the-                                                                 “La transferencia a una empresa multinacional líder                                             and Licia Verde
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           sis supervisors], and the workshop “Què fer després                                                                    en desarrollo tecnológico es posible. Un caso en el sec-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           del doctorat?” [What to do after your PhD?].                                                                           tor de la energía” [Transfer to a leading multinational        2018 National Essay Prize            María Xesús Lama
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in technology development is possible: a case study in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2019 Lilly Foundation Award Josep Dalmau
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the energy sector], and the Senén Vilaró Prize for the         for Biomedical Research
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  best innovative company went to Impetux Optics, SL.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2019 Joan Lluís Vives Prize          Anton M. Espadaler
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Inaugural lecture for the 2018-2019 academic year,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Notable awards and distinctions received by mem-               for best publication
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           delivered by Joan Tugores.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  bers of the university community include:                      2019 Joan Lluís Vives Prize          Carles Mancho
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 for best co-publication

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Guided tours of the Historic

 Des de fa un temps, la societat catalana viu immersa en el
  debat sobre quin ha de ser l’encaix de Catalunya a l’Estat                                                                 Catalunya                                                                La col·lecció Debats UB vol esdeve-
                                                                                                                                                                                                      nir punt de trobada de les diferents

                                                                                                                           i Espanya (i)
espanyol, i les diferents posicions s’han polaritzat per la com-                                                                                                                                    sensibilitats que existeixen a la nostra
plexitat d’un moment polític marcat pels esdeveniments dels                                                                                                                                          societat i incentivar la discussió i l’ús
darrers anys. En aquest context, la col·lecció Debats UB neix                                                                                                                                          de la paraula per afavorir l’entesa,
amb l’objectiu d’aportar una visió acadèmica a les qüestions                                                                                                                                         facilitar la comprensió dels conflictes
que més preocupen la ciutadania, així com elements d’anàlisi                                                                                                                                        i contribuir a la seva resolució. El cicle
              que fomentin la reflexió col·lectiva.                                                                                                                                                   sobre Catalunya i Espanya obre un
                                                                                                                           Daniel Innerarity, Jordi Casassas Ymbert,                                   espai de reflexió i anàlisi per com-
    Aquest primer volum recull les aportacions de nou autors                                                               Joaquim Albareda, Ismael Saz, Xavier Gil,                                  prendre el procés polític i social en
                                                                               Catalunya i Espanya (i)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          with 4,576 visitors
 vinculats a diferents universitats que analitzen les relacions                                                               Antoni Castells, Jesús Ruiz-Huerta,                                      què es troba immersa Catalunya.
  entre Catalunya i Espanya des de posicions ideològiques
  diverses, i guiats pel compromís amb el diàleg, la llibertat,
                                                                                                                              Albert Carreras, Josep Vicent Boira
             el respecte i l’honestedat intel·lectual.

                                                                                                                                             Pròleg de Maite Vilalta
                                                                                                                                       Amb la participació de Joan Elias
                                                                                                                                            i Roberto Fernández


                                                                                                                                                                               Debats UB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 6/11/19 9:49

                                                                                                         Additionally, Elías Campo, a professor of Pathologi-                                                                                                   building were named for Jordi Solé Tura, a profes-      for Carmina Virgili (1927-2014); classroom 1010 of
                                                                                                         cal Anatomy at the University of Barcelona, director                                                                                                   sor of Constitutional Law at the UB and co-author       the Faculty of Economics and Business has been
                                                                                                         of the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Insti-                                                                                                   of the 1978 Spanish Constitution.                       named for Joan Robinson (1903-1983); the board-
                                                                                                         tute (IDIBAPS) and director of research at Hospital                                                                                                                                                            room of the Faculty of Psychology has been named
                                                                                                         Clínic de Barcelona and the Clinic Foundation for                                                                                                      As part of the campaign to increase the visibility of   after Victòria Sau (1930-2013); and the Faculty of
                                                                                                         Biomedical Research, was elected to be a member of                                                                                                     women at the UB, the University has begun to name       Pharmacy and Food Sciences has named its CRAI Li-
                                                                                                         the US National Academy of Medicine. Josep Dal-                                                                                                        classrooms after illustrious women: the board-          brary after Creu Casas Sicart (1913-2007).
                                                                                                         mau, an ICREA lecturer at the IDIBAPS and UB lec-                                                                                                      room in the new Faculty of Law building has been
                                                                                                         turer, is also a member.                                                                                                                               named after Maria Soteras Mauri (1905-1976);            The Historic Building, which is the work of the archi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                workroom 1 of the Information and Audiovisual Me-       tect Elias Rogent and was officially declared a mon-
                                                                                                         The UB continued to host the Debats UB: Catalunya                                                                                                      dia CRAI Library has been renamed for Rosalia           ument of national historical and artistic interest
                                                                                                         i Espanya [UB Debates: Catalonia and Spain] series,                                                                                                    Guilleumas (1924-2007); the Aula Magna assembly         in 1970, continues to elicit admiration from people       A UB classroom named in homage to Carmina
                                                                                                         with the aim of injecting analysis and insight into the                                                                                                hall of the Faculty of Earth Sciences has been named    who come to learn about its history, architecture and     Virgili: the Main Hall of the Faculty of Earth
                                                                                                         political and social process in which Catalonia is im-                                                                                                                                                         spaces, the paintings that hang on its walls and its      Sciences.
                                                                                                         mersed. Five sessions were held over the year, each                                                                                                                                                            many other artistic features, such as its gardens.
                                                                                                         featuring a talk by a renowned academic, followed by                                                                                                                                                           Over the past year, the UB offered 182 guided tours
                                                                                                         a panel discussion. The UB also held the 2nd Semi-                                                                                                                                                             of the building to a total of 4,576 visitors, including
                                                                                                         nar on University Funding, focused on fundraising                                                                                                                                                              members of the general public, official visitors and      Library to a total of more than 250 visitors. In an
                                                                                                         at public universities and featuring international                                                                                                                                                             representatives of diverse institutions.                  effort to raise awareness of the UB’s bibliographic re-
                                                                                                         speakers and a discussion. Finally, the UB once again                                                                                                                                                                                                                    sources and to safeguard its heritage, the UB’s Learn-
                                                                                                         held its annual event to recognize administrative                                                                                                                                                              In addition, combined tours of the Historic Building      ing and Research Resources Centre (CRAI) continued
                                                                                                         and service staff who have worked at the University                                                                                                                                                            and the Conciliar Seminary of Barcelona are now           its Sponsor a document project, which made finan-
                                                                                                         for 25 years.                                                                                                                                                                                                  available: 12 were offered in the past year, to a total   cially possible the restoration and digitization of three
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of 273 visitors. The University also offered eight        books.
                                                                                                         With regard to new spaces, the University inaugu-                                                                                                                                                              tours of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences,
                                                                                                         rated the Aleu University Residence, which is home                                                                                                                                                             to a total of 160 visitors, and six tours of the Pedro    Among other projects to promote the study of and
                                                                                                         to numerous facilities, including the Dolors Aleu                                                                                                                                                              Pons Estate, to a total of 128 visitors.                  publicize the University of Barcelona’s wealth
                                                                                                         University Residence, with capacity for more than                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of historical and artistic heritage, the Universi-
                                                                                                         500 students, a bibliographic archive, study rooms                                                                                                                                                             In addition, to showcase for the public the extensive     ty published and presented the book Elias Rogent
                                                                                                         and co-working spaces. All the areas were designed                                                                                                                                                             collection of manuscripts, incunabula and printed         i Barcelona. Arquitectura, patrimoni i restaura-
                                                                                                         in accordance with the SDGs. Additionally, the group                                                                                                   At the UB’s 2nd Seminar on University                   books in its historic collection, the second largest in   ció [Elias Rogent and Barcelona: Architecture, Heri-
                                                                                                         of classrooms located in the new Faculty of Law                                                                                                        Funding.                                                Spain, the UB offered 47 tours of the CRAI Reserve        tage and Restoration], featuring the findings of re-

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                                                                                                                                         Sabater Pi” [The Art of Science: Jordi Sabater Pi], also
                                                                                                                                         at the Museum of Catalan History.

                From the exhibition “The Art of Science. Jordi Sabater                                                                   Culture and society
                Pi”, at the Museum of the History of Catalonia.

                                                                                                                                         In the area of cultural activities, the 32nd Season        The UB Christmas concert.
                search presented at an earlier conference on the            and the Víctor Balaguer Library Museum, in Vilano-           of Music brought a series of 18 concerts to the His-
                architect Elias Rogent.                                     va, to a total of 32 participants. In addition, a website    toric Building’s Paranymph Hall, including two per-
                                                                            was created to compile the first virtual catalogue of        formances of the Christmas Concert featuring the           a variety of styles and genres. They were attended by
                The University also coordinated the celebration of          the Vallmitjana brothers’ work.                              University of Barcelona Choir, under the direction of      more than six thousand people and were widely cov-
                Vallmitjana Year 2019, devoted to the study and                                                                          Jordi-Lluís Rigol, and the University of Barcelona         ered in the media.
                dissemination of the work of the brothers Agapit            In 2019, the University of Barcelona also participat-        Orchestra, under the baton of Carles Gumí, in a ren-
                and Venanci Vallmitjana, the artists responsible for        ed in the events to mark the bicentenary of the Pra-         dition of Charles Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass, accom-        The Theatre Workshop had two groups, with 14 and
                the most important parts of the Historic Building’s         do Museum, promoting several activities related to           panied by three soloists. Total attendance reached         18 students, respectively. At the Christmas event, it
                sculptural ornamentation. The project was co-orga-          its painting collection. With 56 works divided be-           6,250 over the nine months of events.                      put on Contes per a nens i nenes políticament incor-
                nized with the Conciliar Seminary of Barcelona and          tween the Historic Building and the Faculty of Medi-                                                                    rectes [Politically Incorrect Bedtime Stories], and in
                Barcelona City Council, with the collaboration of more      cine and Health Sciences, the University has the larg-       The University also hosted the 9th Season of               May and June, it offered two performances in the
                than twenty leading museums and art centres, includ-        est collection of paintings on loan from the Prado in        Contemporary Dance, entitled “Dansa contem-                Aula Magna assembly hall of the Faculty of Geogra-
                ing the Prado Museum, the National Art Museum of            Catalonia. In June, the University offered the first         porània i música” [Contemporary Dance and Mu-              phy and History: La fiesta en Paz, by Aleix Duarri,
                Catalonia (MNAC), the Barcelona Diocesan Museum,            guided tour devoted exclusively to the Prado paint-          sic]. The three sessions featured a variety of leading     and The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde.
                the Barcelona Maritime Museum, etc. The first event         ings at the Historic Building, for a total of 31 partici-    specialists in the field, who discussed the content of
                of the year was the conference “Els germans Vallmit-        pants. Five more guided tours are planned before             the season using audiovisual aids.                         This year, the University launched the new website
                jana i l’escultura moderna a Catalunya” [The Vallmitja-     the end of the year, in addition to talks, studies and the                                                              Soc cultura [I am culture], a dynamic tool and new
                na Brothers and Modern Sculpture in Catalonia]. Held        restoration of the work The Virgin Mary with Saint           The Els Vespres de la UB [UB Evenings] have carved         communication channel for announcing cultural ac-
                at the Conciliar Seminary of Barcelona and in the           John and Mary Magdalene, by Mateo Gilarte.                   out a place for themselves in the city’s cultural agen-    tivities, such as the Season of Music, exhibitions and
                Historic Building’s Aula Magna assembly hall, the event                                                                  da. With the aim of introducing up-and-coming mu-          guided tours. The website also includes a link to the
                featured 20 speakers and drew 230 attendees. Guided         In the area of heritage, the UB signed a second ad-          sical groups to a broader public and opening the Uni-      Virtual Museum.
                tours of the master sculptors’ works in Barcelona will      dendum modifying the collaboration agreement with            versity to the city of Barcelona, the third edition of
                be offered until 2020, as well as workshops, activities,    the Catalan Cultural Heritage Agency to renew the            the winter version of “Els Vespres” was held in Febru-     Over the academic year, the University’s Virtual
                and exhibitions at the partner museums and art cen-         framework agreement to organize exhibitions of UB            ary, in the Paranymph hall, while the 13th edition of      Museum showcased 11 temporary exhibitions, cor-
                tres. Two city tours through Barcelona were offered         heritage at the Museum of Catalan History. It also           the summer festival was held in the Ferran Soldevila       responding to the exhibitions organized by the vari-
                to a total of 93 visitors, in addition to three workshops   signed a specific agreement with the same agency             Garden. In all, ten concerts were held, showcasing         ous campuses, as well as those held in the Josep Uclés
                at the MNAC, the Barcelona Museum of Modernism              to organize the exhibition “L’art de la ciència. Jordi

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                                                                                                                                                                                  Últims títols de la col·lecció                            El reconeixement delsSingularitats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        artistes i de les   seves obres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Collection                                                                                 I-Media-Cities. Innovative e-Environment for Research on                                          La col·lecció Singularitats dona a conèi-                           The Singularitats series presents the results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            és un tema central i recurrent en la història de l’art.                                                                                Cities and the Media presents the results of an innovative                                        xer els resultats de les línies d’estudi i dels                     of the various lines of study and research
                                                                                                                                                                                  La formació del Sistema Disseny Barce-                                               Considering    and alguns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    crea-leisure. Pas-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mariona Bruzzo (eds.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ara bé, les condicions de      l’oblit a què                                                                                           project undertaken by the film archives of Athens, Barce-                                         projectes desenvolupats per GRACMON,                                projects developed by GRACMON, a Uni-
                                                                                                                                                                                  lona (1914-2014), un camí de modernitat.                                             times,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            dors són relegats hi tenen      un entertainments,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                paper igualment   hobbies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     pre- and addic-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Nuria Peist (eds.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DE LA CIUTAT MODERNA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   lona, Bologna, Brussels, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Frank-                                            el Grup de Recerca en Història de l’Art i

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SYSTEM (1914-2014)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         versity of Barcelona research group dedi-
                                                                                                                                                                                  Assaigs d’història local, d’Anna Calvera                                             tions in theque
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1900,deedited by Te-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Innovative e-environment

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Teresa-M. Sala
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ponderant. Amb un enfocament

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Enric Ciurans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   furt, Turin and Vienna, in conjunction with several leading                                       del Disseny Contemporanis de la Universi-                           cated to Contemporary Art and Design.
                                                                                                                                                                                  (coord.)                                                  la sociologia de l’art finsresa-M.   Sala
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a la reconstrucció    històrica,                                                                           research centres and technological innovators. Together                                           tat de Barcelona. Els llibres de la col·lecció,                     The books in the collection, conceived as
                                                                                                                                                                                  Arts i naturalesa. Biologia i simbolisme a la
                                                                                                                                                                                  Barcelona del 1900, de Pere Capellà Simó
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            aquest volum recupera tant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            neguts com creacions que
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       CDf autors   oblidats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               o poc co-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           la fama que
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       edited by Lluís                                                             they have developed a digital platform for viewing a wide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   range of images and motion pictures.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     for Research on Cities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     concebuts com a obres corals amb una re-                            wide-ranging and complementary works,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Les condicions de l’oblit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bosch,          Freixa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and the Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     flexió àmplia, es publiquen tant en català                          are published in both Catalan and English
                                                                                                                                                                                  i Antoni Galmés Martí (coords.)                          Essays on Local History
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            van tenir fa una centúria, entre els quals trobem un
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The   arts and nature.   Biology and symbol-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       More than 1,000 films dating from 1890 to 1989 have                                           com en anglès (en versió impresa i eBook).                          (in print and eBook).
                                                                                                                                                                                  CDf International Congress, de Lluís Bosch
                                                                                                                                                                                  i Mireia Freixa (coords.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            edifici ocult del centre de   Barcelona,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ism in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tat del teatre del segle passat  —que
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       una personali-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Barcelona  circa 1900,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    avui, malgrat      edited by Pere
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    figu-                                                                     i del reconeixement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   been incorporated in the platform, expressly selected to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   give the project coherence and meaning. Each city is rep-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         GRACMON està format per professors,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     becaris, doctorands i col·laboradors ads-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             GRACMON is made up of professors,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         scholars, doctoral students and collabora-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            rar al nomenclàtor de laCapellà
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ciutat, Simó,  Antoni Galmés
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  pràcticament     ningú Martí                                                                     resented both singularly and generally, revealing similari-                                       crits als departaments d’Història de l’Art i                        tors associated with the UB departments
                                                                                                                                                                                  Acadèmia i art. Dinàmiques, transferèn-                   no sap qui és— o un pintor     ignorat ique
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Acadèmia  formar part
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dinàmiques,    transferències                                                            ties and differences between them. The producers, actors,                                         de Disseny i Imatge de la Universitat de

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       DE LA CIUTAT MODERNA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of History of Art and Visual Arts and De-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       LA DIMENSIÓ ESCÈNICA

                                                                                                                                                                                  cies i significació a l’època moderna i con-              del cercle íntim d’una dei significació
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          les personalitats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      a l’èpocamés  pres- i contempo-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                moderna                                                                            directors, places, people, and historical, social and politi-                                     Barcelona. Es va crear l’any 1986 sota la di-                       sign. It was established in 1986 under the
                                                                                                                                                                                  temporània, d’Irene Gras i Mireia Freixa                  tigioses del país. El perfilrània,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          dels edited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      byestudiats    con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Irene Gras,   Mireia Freixa                                                             cal events are listed to facilitate analysis in areas such as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     recció de Mireia Freixa i, en els inicis, es va                     direction of Mireia Freixa and, initially,
                                                                                                                                                                                  (coords.)                                                 firma la necessitat de reconsiderar el cànon de la                                                                                     sociology, urban anthropology, town planning, and archi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      La naturalesa     en el teatreeldere-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Guimerà. Una                                                                                                                                                                centrar en temes relacionats amb el moder-                          focused on issues related to Modernisme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            història de l’art, alhora que    matisa i enriqueix                                                                                    tectural history, among others.
                                                                                                                                                                                  L’escultura a estudi, de Cristina Rodrí-                  corregut d’altres de mésproposta      de lectura, by Enric Ciurans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         reconeguts.                                                                                                                                                                                                 nisme i el noucentisme. Amb el temps ha                             and Noucentisme. Over time, the group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The objective is to propose a new way of disseminating
                                                                                                                                                                                  guez Samaniego, Núria Aragonès i Irene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Escrits sobre art, by Alexandre de Riquer.                                                          Enricfilm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        collections, bringing them to a wider public, and stim-                                                     Teresa-M. Sala
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ampliat el seu àmbit de recerca a la història                       has broadened its scope of study to en-
                                                                                                                                                                                  Gras (coords.)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     del disseny a Catalunya i els estudis cultu-                        compass the history of design in Catalo-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Edited by Anna Calvera
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Edited by Eliseu Trenc                                                                                        Nuriaulating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (eds.) into cities in the fields of the humanities.                                      rals de les artsMariona
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      a la ciutat Bruzzo   (eds.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  de Barcelona.                          nia and cultural studies of art in the city
                                                                                                                                                                                  La naturalesa en el teatre de Guimerà. Una
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          La prosa de Màrius Torres, edited by Jordi                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of Barcelona.
                                                                                                                                                                                  proposta de lectura, d’Enric Ciurans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Julià, Pere Ballart                                                                                                                                                                                        La col·lecció ha obtingut el Segell de Quali-
                                                                                                                                                                                  La prosa de Màrius Torres, de Jordi Julià                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tat en Edició Acadèmica, una distinció que
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          II CDf International Congress, edited by
                                                                                                                                                                                  i Pere Ballart (eds.)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              atorguen l’Agència Nacional d’Avaluació de
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lluís Bosch, Mireia Freixa
                                                                                                                                                                                  II CDf International Congress, de Lluís                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            la Qualitat i Acreditació (ANECA) i la Fun-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Modern Sculpture and the Question of                                                                                                                                                                       dació Espanyola per a la Ciència i la Tecno-
                                                                                                                                                                                  Bosch i Mireia Freixa (coords.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Status, edited by Cristina Rodríguez-Sama-                                                                                                                                                                 logia (FECYT), amb la menció especial
                                                                                                                                                                                  Modern Sculpture and the Question of                                                    niego, Irene Gras Valero                                                                                                                                                                                   d’internacionalitat. Aquest segell acredi-
                                                                                                                                                                                  Status, de Cristina Rodríguez Samaniego
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Catalunya-Amèrica. L’art entre el viatge                                                                                                                                                                   ta les millors pràctiques en l’edició univer-
                                                                                                                                                                                  i Irene Gras (eds.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          i l’exili / Cataluña-América. Arte entre el                                                                                                                                                                sitària i reconeix l’excel·lència científica del
                                                                                                                                                                                  Catalunya-Amèrica. L’art entre el viatge i                                              viaje y el exilio, edited by Irene Gras Vale-                                                                                                                                                              procés editorial.
                                                                                                                                                                                  l’exili, d’Irene Gras Valero, Cristina Ro-                                              ro, Cristina Rodríguez-Samaniego, Núria
                                                                                                                                                                                  dríguez Samaniego i Núria Aragonès                                                      Aragonès Riu
                                                                                                                                                                                  Riu (coords.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Barcelona Design System (1914-2014). Es-
                                                                                                                                                                                  I-Media-Cities. Innovative e-Environ-                                                   says on Local History, edited by Anna
                                                                                                                                                                                  ment for Research on Cities and the Me-                                                 Calvera
                                                                                                                                                                                  dia, de Teresa-M. Sala i Mariona Bruzzo                                                                                                                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                  (eds.)                                                   Singularitats Collection                                                                                                           Col·lecció Singularitats                                                                                               Singularitats Collection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9 788491 683117

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                                                                                                                                        Edicions de la UB has received several prizes and wide recognition, including
                                                                                                                                        the Seal of Quality in Academic Publishing for its Singularitats collection.

                The exhibition “Enric Sió, a Cartoonist who Broke             The exhibition “Wei Xiaorong, Contemporary Chinese
                the Mould”, at the Josep Uclés Gallery.                       Painting”, at the Josep Uclés Gallery.

                exhibition space at the El Carme Cultural Centre in           The CRAI organized 53 physical exhibitions and            cient Book] at the CRAI’s Baldiri i Reixac building,                                                                                                            dia, as well as management of brand assignments to
                Badalona. It also offered two virtual exhibitions and         44 virtual ones. It also collaborated on 53 exhibitions   organized by the Restoration Workshop staff.                                                                                                                    companies or organizations linked to the institution.
                posted six news items on other cultural activities            organized by other institutions. Highlights include
                taking place at the UB.                                       the permanent exhibition “El llibre antic” [The An-       The UB has organized or participated in a total of                                                                                                              The UB Store, located in the lobby of the Historic
                                                                                                                                        16 exhibitions, eight of which were held in various                                                                                                             Building, has established itself as the main sales out-
                                                                                                                                        areas of the Historic Building. The Josep Uclés exhi-                                                                                                           let for University of Barcelona merchandise. With
                      Space                            Exhibition                                                                       bition space hosted five exhibitions, along with a se-                                                                                                          regard to the network of external merchandise re-
                      Historic Building                “Pompeu Fabra i la Universitat. ‘Si la llengua fallava, fallava tot’”            ries of supplementary activities.                                                                                                                               tailers, a new outlet has been added, and the shop’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        website has received more than 17,500 visits.
                                                       “Explorant el fred. Projecte ‘Antàrtida a Ibèria’”
                                                                                                                                        The University of Barcelona’s communication strat-
                                                       “Les matemàtiques com a motor poètic”                                            egy is essential to making sure that all the University’s                                                                                                       Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona has pub-
                                                       “Beneït és el fruit: la guerra sagrada als ventres irlandesos”                   activities are understandable and accessible. To this                                                                                                           lished more than 200 new titles, in print and digital
                                                       “De l’ombra a la llum”                                                           end, the University has implemented the UB Com-                                                                                                                 formats, including institutional books, teaching man-
                                                                                                                                        munication Strategy Plan (360º Communication),                                                                                                                  uals, informative works, scientific journals, and mono-
                                                       “Women of Mathematics throughout Europe: a Gallery of Portraits”
                                                                                                                                        which is based on three main pillars: awareness in                                                                                                              graphs resulting from the research of the university’s
                                                       “Tipus, éssers i barruts”                                                        communication; a creative and innovative communi-                                                                                                               teaching staff. With the Singularitats collection, di-
                                                       “Quan no n’hi ha prou per repartir. Pensar matemàticament”                       cation strategy; and the feeling of belonging to the                                                                                                            rected by Teresa-M. Sala, the publisher obtained the
                      Faculty of Pharmacy              “Del sobresaliente a l’excel·lent. La represa del català a Farmàcia”             University of Barcelona. The UB was mentioned in                                                                                                                Seal of Quality in Academic Publishing (CEA-APQ)
                      and Food Sciences                                                                                                 more than 70,000 news items. It produced 208 videos                                                                                                             (with special mention for internationality) promoted
                                                       “Descobreix la col·lecció de taules periòdiques de la Facultat”                  for UBTV and 71 for YouTube, as well as 21 photo                                                                                                                by the Union of Spanish University Publishers (UNE)
                      Faculty of Chemistry
                                                       (museumization project)                                                          essays and audiovisual material for the Saló de l’En-                                                                                                           and endorsed by the National Agency for Quality As-
                      Catalan History Museum           “L’art de la ciència. Jordi Sabater Pi”                                          senyament education fair and in relation to the Re-                                                                                                             sessment and Accreditation (ANECA) and the Span-
                                                                                                                                        search, Innovation, and Improvement of Teaching                                                                                                                 ish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT).
                                                                                                                                        and Learning programme.                                                                                                                                         This seal sits alongside those already obtained for its
                      Josep Uclés exhibition           “Herència. Homenatge a Jordi Cuyàs”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bioethics collection and Instrumenta collection. Sim-
                      space                            “Anar i tornar a Brossa”                                                         To ensure consistency in the University’s public image,                                                                                                         ilarly, Edicions de la UB received the 2019 National
                                                       “Enric Sió, el dibuixant que va trencar motlles”                                 the University’s Graphic style guide was revised. The                                                                                                           University Publishing Prize for best scientific publica-
                                                       “Forjadors de la Festa”
                                                                                                                                        University also controlled and monitored proper use of                                                                                                          tion (for La ciencia en la literatura, by Xavier Duran),
                                                                                                                                        the UB brand in the various internal and external me-                                                                                                           and the 2019 Joan Lluís Vives Prizes for best publica-
                                                       “Wei Xiaorong, pintura xinesa contemporània”

34   Report on the academic year 2018-2019 University of Barcelona                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Report on the academic year 2018-2019 University of Barcelona                                                                                                                                                                                           35
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