The Ph.D. Programme in Political and Social Sciences has opened an extraordinary period for admissions to the Ph.D. Programme in Political and Social Sciences Academic Year 2015-2016.
New Users UPF's Students or students already registered in the system
Students who have no financial support have the popssibility to apply for one of the two grants of 6000€, payable in a division of 9 installments still vacant, offered by the Department of Political and Social Sciences, to apply is required to send an e-mail to email@example.com when the candidate has already been pre-registered before the deadline 05/09/2015.
01.07.2015Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (Germany) are proud to launch a new Double Degree, starting in September 2015.
25.06.2015The Department of Political and Social science will offer two studentships for students entering the PhD program in the 2015-16 Academic Year
The Department of Political and Social Science will offer two 6,000 euro studentships for students entering the Ph.D. program in the 2015-16 Academic Year. The studentships are only for the fist academic year of the program and are meant to help students secure funding from sources external to the department with its full support. Applications can be made until July 15th by simply sending and email to Sergi Vich Valls at firstname.lastname@example.org (students already admitted to the program) or by including such a request with the other materials requested for you Ph.D. application (for students who have not yet applied).
The Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM), located at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), is interested in participating as a host centre in the following Marie Curie Actions:
Please find attached to the following link the detailed information of the call
Title: "The New Atlanticism"
Room: 40.012 - Roger de Llúria Building
Speaker: Richard Sakwa (University of Kent)
Title:"The occupational attainment process: minorities compared with the British majority group"
Room: 40.248 - Building: Roger de Llúria
Speaker: Anthony Heath (University of Oxford)
Title: "The Competitiveness-Crisis Nexus in the EU Politics of Internal Devaluation. A Critical Political Economy Perspective"
Room: 40.144 - Building: Roger de Llúria
Speaker: Angela Wigger (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Title: "Minority Government and Multilevel Territorial Politics: Spain in Comparative Perspective"
Edifici: Roger de Llúria.
Speaker: Bonnie Field (Bentley University)
27.04.2015Dr. Bruno Arpino, Award for the best methodology paper at the International Seminar on Active Ageing Index 2015.
Dr. Bruno Arpino, visiting professor in the Department of Political and Social Sciences in the Universitat Pompeu Fabra award for the best methodology paper at the International Seminar on Active Ageing Index 2015, Brussels (European Commission, UNECE and Oxford Institute of Population Ageing). The paper titled "Active Ageing Typologies: A Latent Class Analysis of the Older Europeans" and co-authored with Dr. Valeria Bordone (Wittgenstein Centre, Austria) is currently being considered to be included in the edited book of the AAI Seminar, edited by Asghar Zaidi (the lead editor), Sarah Harper, Bjarne Hastrup, Kenneth Howse, Giovanni Lamura, and Jolanta Perek-Bialas.
Siresa López Berengueres (GRITIM-UPF PhD Candidate) gets a Marie-Curie Early Stage Researcher Fellowship in the framework of the INTEGRIM Research Training Programme and will spend a one year stay at Université de Liège, Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) to carry out her research.
15.04.2015Job Offer for the Johns Hopkins University - Universitat Pompeu Fabra (JHU-UPF) Public Policy Center
The Johns Hopkins University - Universitat Pompeu Fabra (JHU-UPF) offers a position as a program and research manager. For more information you could consult here.
Title: "Determinants of Redistributive and Economic Preferences: Evidence from Panel Data"
Room: 40.144 (Edifici Roger de Llúria)
Speaker: Anja Neundorf (University of Nottingham)
12.03.2015Two research projects in the Department of Political and Social Sciences have managed support from RecerCaixa
Joan Benach is director of The Health Inequalities Research Group - Employment Conditions Network (GREDS-EMCONET) Department of Political and Social Sciences and carry out the project: " Quin és l'impacte de la inestabilitat laboral sobre les desigualtats en salut?".
María José López González, a researcher in the Department of Political and Social Sciences, developed the study: " Estereotips, prejudicis i discriminació: tres estudis sobre trajectòries laborals de dones amb fills petits".
Title:"Who Becomes a Citizen and What Happens Next? Naturalization Attainment and Economic Consequences of Naturalization in Denmark, Norway and Sweden".
Room: 40.004 (Edifici Roger de Llúria)
Speaker: Pieter Bevelander (Malmö University)
17.02.2015Research Forum - Department of Political and Social Sciences (Session cancelled because of an indisposition)
(We regret to inform you that this session is cancelled by indisposition of the speaker Prof. Caroline Gray)
Títle: "A Fiscal Path to Sovereignty? The Basque Economic Agreement and Nationalist Politics in Domestic and European Contexts"
Room: 40.004 (Edifici Roger de Llúria)
Speaker: Caroline Gray (University of Liverpool)
The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity, by professors Veronica Benet-Martinez and Ying-yi Hong, has been selected as the winner of APA* Division 52's (International Psychology) 2015 Global Psychology Book Award.
Title: :" The Psychology of Radicalization and Deradicalization".
Room: 40.004 - Building: Roger de Llúria.
Speaker: Arie Kruglanski (University of Maryland)
19.01.2015Apply for a two-year visiting lectureship in the Political Science section at the Department of Political and Social Sciences (UPF)
The Department of Political and Social Science at the Pompeu Fabra University invites applications for a two-year visiting lectureship in "International Political Economy" starting in September of 2015.
Title: Designing, Conducting and Analyzing Field Experiments
Dates: 05/03/2015 & 06/03/2015
Venue: Universidad Pompeu Fabra
Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
Title: "Do Schools Discriminate Homosexual Parents? Evidence from an Internet Field Experiment"
Room: 40.004 - Building: Roger de Llúria.
Speaker: Luis Díaz, Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Johns Hopkins University Center offers a position as a Head of program management. For more information you consult here.
Johns Hopkins University, one of the most important universities in the United States, and UPF, with which it has traditionally worked in the field of public policy, have opened the Johns Hopkins University - Pompeu Fabra University Public Policy Center, located in UPF's new research building on the Ciutadella campus.
Today 7th November 2014, we are calling elections to renew the student group (undergraduate and graduate students) within the Council of the Department of Political and Socials Sciences. All the information about these elections can be found on the department's notice board (next to our office - room 20.117).
Please find attached a copy of the resolution copy of the resolution of the Head of the Department with all the terms and conditions of the electoral process.
If you are interested in presenting your candidacy, you can do so by filling out an application form at the Department's Office between 14th and 18th November 2014.
Department of Political and Social Sciences
A welcome cocktail for new Master and PhD students will be thrown on 15th October at 1pm in room 24.S18, in the new building Mercè Rodoreda 24. It will be attended by all the members of our department: faculty, students and administrative staff.
03.10.2014Workshop organised by the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) and the JHU/UPF Public Policy Center
Workshop organised by the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) and the UPF Public Policy Center
Location: Room 20.287, Campus de la Ciutadella, Jaume I building, Universitat
Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
26.09.2014Extraordinary Period for preregistration to the PhD Programme in Political and Social Sciences 2014-2015It is for a few places, deadline 13/10/2014 (inclusive), if you are interested click in the new to see the steps to follow.
17.09.2014The World Association for Public Opinion Research and the American Association for Public Opinion Research, recognizes and honors Diana Zavala-Rojas with Honorable Mention of the 2014 Student paper competition
The World Association for Public Opinion Research and the American Association for Public Opinion Research, recognizes and honors Diana Zavala-Rojas with Honorable Mention of the 2014 Student paper competition in memory of Janet A. Harkness for her paper "Improving translations in cross-cultural research: a new approach using Survey Quality Prediction (SQP) program". [ Link]
15.09.2014See in the call next pdf
02.09.201422nd. Annual Workshop de la red europea de investigación 'Transitions-in-Youth', 3-6 de septiembre 2014. Campus Ciutadella Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Hosted by the SOCIODEMOGRAPHY group and coordinated by Daniella Bellani, Queralt Capsada and Luis Ortiz, the 22nd Annual Workshop of the European Research Network ' Transitions in Youth ' will be held at the Ciutadella Campus of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra on September 3-6. The workshop will focus its attentions on the effects of the current crisis over the dynamics and results of the school-to-work transition, and over its consequences for inequality by gender, ethnic or social origin.
The 'Transitions-in-Youth' European Research Network has been discussing annually the results of the latest research on the field of transition from education to work, a transition that has become more and more complex with the advent of post-industrial societies, and whose consequences over fertility or future labour-market contingencies are clearer and clearer. The network is constituted by some of the leading scholars in the field, coming from MZES (Mannheim, Germany), Radboud University (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) or ESRI (Dublin, Ireland), among others.
01.09.2014Call predoctoral grants of the Catalan Agency for the Management of Research and University Funds, AGAURSee the call in the next pdf
22.07.2014Resolution of two teaching assistantship type 2 grants for the PhD Programme in Political and Social Sciences 2014-2015
See the resolution in the next pdf document
05.06.2014Three of our official master's programmes have been awarded with the special mention "International Master's Programmes"This distinction is awarded by the university agency of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Catalan Government, to those master programmes with a strong international dimension and an excellently qualified faculty. The awarded programmes are: Master in Political Philosophy, Research Master in Political Science and Research Master in Sociology and Demography.
02.06.2014Willem E. Saris and Daniel Oberski, both founding members of RECSM, were recently awarded the prestigious Association for Public Opinion Research AAPOR's Warren J. Mitofsky
Willem E. Saris and Daniel Oberski, both founding members of RECSM, were recently awarded the prestigious Association for Public Opinion Research AAPOR's Warren J. Mitofsky Innovators Award for the Survey Quality Predictor (SQP 2.0) and its Contribution to the Improving Questionnaire Design.
"Through their work on the Survey Quality Predictor (SQP 2.0), Saris and Oberski have made an important contribution to the advancement of questionnaire design, evaluation and analysis. SQP is a publicly available computer program that provides users with predictions of the validity and reliability of survey questions. This technology is of enormous utility to survey researchers who can use SQP to assess the quality of their survey questions before going into the field, receive suggestions for improving their questions and correct their statistical analyses for measurement error. SQP is based on findings from an impressive, large-scale meta-analysis of Multitrait-Multimethod Matrix experiments conducted over a 20-year period encompassing more than 3,000 survey questions and 80 design characteristics. AAPOR honors Saris and Oberski for their highly influential contribution to questionnaire design and to our understanding of the link between question design and measurement error." (AAPOR)
Presented in the context of the subject Public Safety and Urban Development from the Degree in Criminology and Public Prevention Policies of the University Pompeu Fabra, Wednesday 21 May between 9.00 and 10.15 h in the room 20.027 (Jaume I Building).
Dr. Zaida Muixí is Professor of Urban Planning at the School of Architecture of Barcelona. She is an expert in gender and urban and member of Col·lectiu Punt 6. And member of the Safety Committee of the Barcelona City Council. You can find the conference poster here.
We are seeking to fill a full-time post doctoral position within an ERC-funded project on stratified family dynamics, directed by Professor Gøsta Esping-Andersen.
We are looking for candidates with a strong background in advanced quantitative analyses and research experience in the fields of family demography-sociology and social stratification.
Speaker: Marco Hauptmeier (Cardiff Business School)
Title: Constructivist Institutionalism in the Social Sciences
Place: room 40.012 (Roger de Llúria Building)
11.03.2014Friday, 11th April 2014, 9.30h. Interdisciplinary workshop co-organized at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra by Camil Ungureanu, Xavier Pérez and Amador Vega. Room 55.309 (Campus de la Comunicació). Program of the workshop.
Linked to an ERC-funded project on stratified family dynamics, we can offer two full-time PhD scholarships for 3-years, starting in September 2014.
13.01.2014The Department of Political and Social Science at the Pompeu Fabra University invites applications for a two-year visiting lectureship
The Department of Political and Social Science at the Pompeu Fabra University invites applications for a two-year visiting lectureship in the area of sociology (http://www.upf.edu/demosoc/) starting in September of 2014. There is the possibility of conversion into a tenure-track contract.
In the first meeting of the ESS ERIC General Assembly that took place on the 9 th December 2013 in London, the Department's Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM) was elected as one of the institutions of the Core Scientific Team for the next four years. These are good news because this election provides the necessary funding for the research undertaken by that the members of the centre.
François Rocher is visiting scholar from October 2013 to April 2014. He is professor of Political Science at the University of Ottawa since 2006. He served has Director of the School of Political Studies from 2008 to 2013. From 1990 to 2006, he was member of the Department of Political Science and has been Director of the School of Canadian Studies (2002-2005) at Carleton University (Ottawa). He has been President of the Société québécoise de science politique (2001-2002). He is one of the founding members of the Groupe de recherche sur les sociétés plurinationales (Grup de Recerca en les societats multinacionals) and researcher associated with the Chaire de recherche en immigration, ethnicité et citoyenneté (Càtedra d'Investigació en Immigració, minories ètniques i Ciutadania), both based at the Université du Québec à Montréal. His research focuses on Canadian federalism, nationalism, issues related to citizenship and immigration policies and management of ethnocultural diversity
11.10.2013A welcome cocktail party for the Department in Political and Social Sciences' new Master and PhD students was held last Wednesday, 9 October, at 1pm. Click on the headline to read more.
07.10.2013The Doctor by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra Irene Lapuerta Méndez winner of the Knowledge Transfer Award, Call 2013The Doctor by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra Irene Lapuerta Méndez winner of the Knowledge Transfer Award, Call 2013 given by the Social Council of the University.
Field: Social Sciences and Humanities
Title: Employment, Motherhood and Parental Leaves in Spain
03.10.2013Juan Linz has died in the 1st of October 2013, professor at Yale University and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Juan Linz has died in the 1st of October 2013, professor at Yale University and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, President of the World Association for the Study of Public Opinion and the Committee of Politic Sociology of the International Sociological Association, member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the British Academy. He received awards including the Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences and Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science.
22.07.2013The University Master in Public and Social Policies directed by the Professor Vicenç Navarro has achieved the second position in the category Politics and Administration in the 10th Edition Ranking of El Mundo
Category Master in Politics and Administration:
1. Democracy and Government. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
3. International Affairs. Universidad Pontifícia de Comillas
4. Government and Public Administration. Instituto Ortega i Gasset
5. Government and Public Administration. Universidad Complutense de Madrid
20.06.2013Professor Vicenç Navarro of the Department has been awarded the 2013 Fortune Pozu, granted by the City of Mieres (Asturias), which will be delivered the next day, October the 5th
The award recognizes individuals, organizations or agencies who have distinguished themselves by performing actions and works that highlight the values of humanity, freedom, solidarity, peace and human rights.
11.06.2013Marc Guinjoan, Toni Rodón & Marc Sanjaume awarded by the "Premi d'Assaig" 2013 from the Josep Irla Foundation
The awarded work 'A la cruïlla. Catalunya fa un pas endavant', largely based on publications in their blog "El Pati Descobert", making it a recognition of its rigorous political analysis in the last five years.
31.05.2013The UPF has an agreement with the ICPSR at the University of Michigan that allows members of the department participate in summer courses with the same treatment as members of the Consortium. That is, paying half the price of fees
If there is anyone interested in attending the Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research 2013, should contact Dieter Burrrell in: email@example.com and he will help them to apply for the discount, on the other hand you can request from our secretary office at the University Pompeu Fabra an english certificate evidencing membership in the University.
See link of the Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research 2013:
The Rector of the Universitat de Barcelona, Mr. Dídac Ramírez, and the president of the Executive Committee of the Institut d'Estudis Regionals i Metropolitans de Barcelona, Ms. Pilar Diaz invite you to the presentation of the 56th Papers dedicated to: L'impacte social de la crisi a l'àrea metropolitana de Barcelona i a Catalunya: Primers resultats de l'Enquesta de condicions de vida i hàbits de la població a Catalunya, 2011 Link for more Information
Starting September 2013, we seek to fill two PhD fellowships within an ERC-financed research project on changing family dynamics in advanced societies. The project is directed by Professor Gøsta Esping-Andersen. The fellowships are open to candidates with a background in economics, demography and sociology. Candidates must have a solid background in quantitative analyses.
On 22 and 23 May 2013, the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra held a two-days seminar on "Mixed Methods". 14 researchers and Ph.D. students participated in this free Ph.D. seminar, which was given by Prof. Manfred Max Bergman of the University of Basel.
22.05.2013In the End's Course Ceremony of The Johns Hopkins University the Prof. Navarro received the Stebbins Medal, which is awarded each year to what is considered the best teacher at the University in these studies
In the End's Course Ceremony of The Johns Hopkins University with the academics and graduated students (master and PhD) from The Johns Hopkins University, which was held on May 21 this year in Baltimore, United States, Professor Navarro has received the Medal Stebbins, which is given each year to what is considered the best teacher at the University in these studies. The medal has been given to Professor Navarro by the dean of the school Mike Klages, the school is home of the multidisciplinary and interuniversity Public Policy Studies where teaches Professor Navarro. Professor Navarro is also Professor Emeritus of the UPF and Programme's Director of the Social and Public Policy sponsored by the UPF and The Johns Hopkins University.
17.05.2013El títol del projecte és "Desigualtat i participació de la joventut a Catalunya. Una aproximació quantitativa i qualitativa en un context de crisi", liderat per la investigadora Dra. Mònica Clua Losada (Departament de Ciències Polítiques i Socials).
16.05.2013Call for two scholarships for research in the project:"La segregació espacial de la pobresa a Catalunya: estructura i dinàmica de la desigualtat social"
The Department of Political and Social Sciences at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in collaboration with the Institut d'Estudis Regionals i Metropolitans de Barcelona (IERMB), offer two scholarships to do research. Link to the Opened Competition's Information
The Department of Political and Social Science at the Pompeu Fabra University invites applications for a two-year visiting lectureship in the area of sociology (http://www.upf.edu/demosoc/) starting in September of 2013. Given existing legal regulations, the position can be converted into a tenure-track contract, but this cannot be guaranteed. (Click to see the whole new)
08.05.2013The paper of Dr. Lorenzo Brusattin derived from his Doctoral Thesis titled: "Candidate Visual Appearance as a Shortcut for Both Sophisticated and Unsophisticated Voters: Evidence from a Spanish Online Study", winner of the WAPOR's Worcester Prize for 2012
The prize is awarded for the best article of the year published in IJPOR
03.05.2013Seminar "Governing Religious Diversity amid National Redefinition: Muslim Incorporation in Contemporary Spain"Seminar given by Avi Astor (Pompeu Fabra University). This event will take place on 14 May at 16h in room 20.287. Free entrance.
11.04.2013Four PhD students from the Department of Political and Social Sciences attended the 5th conference of European Graduate Network
The PhD Students from the Political and Social Science Department: Natalia Malancu, Juan Carlos Triviño Salazar, Maricia Fischer-Souan and Adam Holesch attended the 5 th Gradnet Conference of European Graduate Network (EGN) that took place from 25th to 27th March 2013 in the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in London, UK.
The European Graduate Network (EGN) has met together graduate students of social sciences from 8 leading european universities and it aims to provide through graduate conferences opportunities for PhD students to improve their research projects, to discuss methodological tools and to practice presenting and discussing academic work.
21.03.2013The relationship between gender and political axis of the III European Conference on Politics and Gender
Pompeu Fabra University hosts the third edition of the European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG), a biennial gestated from the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), in which nearly 500 researchers from around the world will meet to discuss about the relationship between gender and politics from the social sciences. Link to the full new
13.12.2012GRITIM-UPF has signed an agreement with TV3 for the fourth consecutive year by the advice of the program "Tot a mon" directed by Carles SolàThe "Tot a mon" is a news program produced by TV3 since 2004 which aims to disseminate the various aspects of the new immigration and cultural diversity from the personal experiences of immigrants and persons, who, contacting them, work for integration from all areas of our society.
We have already done the fieldwork study MYPLACE . A total of 1205 surveys were made to young people in Vic and Sant Cugat. On behalf of all who have participated in this initiative, we want to thank the participation of all of you and everybody. You are those who have made this project possible! Thank you for your willingness.
The Masters Degree of Research in Sociology and Demography, in its first edition, has obtained an average mark of 9 out of 10 in the student satisfaction survey conducted by the Quality Vice-Rector's Office of the UPF. This is the highest mark of all the masters programme offered by the University.
Those interested in this Masters programme are still on time to request admission during the new period of application, open from 20 July to 20 August.
29.10.2010The CHE Ranking 2010 has recognized as areas of excellence in Political Science from the UPF as follows:Govern, Gestió i Polítiques Públiques / Grup de Recerca en Teoria Política / Interdisciplinary Research Group in Immigration / sociology Group / Gup de Recerca en Comportament Polític. It can be noted that within the field of Political Science is the only prominent throughout the Spanish State.
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