Welcome to the Sociology Website at UPF
The section of Sociology is a research group which is part of the Social and Political Sciences Department at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra that counts among its researchers with full-time professors, part-time professors, associate professors and doctoral fellows.
We follow a predominantly multidisciplinary perspective incorporating demographic analysis, labour relations studies and sociological analysis with a clear leaning towards studies of a quantitative nature and comparative research in the European field, and participate in interdisciplinary teaching programmes pertaining to Political Sciences, Labour Relations and Criminology and Public Prevention Policies.
The main research areas are: social and economic inequality, the sociology of the family, studies on the labor market and working life as well as the assessment of social policies. The research being carried out is funded by several institutions including the Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología, the Comisión Europea and several private foundations.
Currently, the area of Sociology is part of the VI Program of the European Region Marc with the project entitled: "Economic change, quality of life and social cohesion" and also has important links with international prestigious institutions and collaborates with university programs in Europe and North America. The centers involved are the Max Planck Institute for Demography (Rostock), Nuffield College (Oxford), the Multidisciplinary Program in Harvard Inequality and Social Policy, the Danish Institute for Social Research (Copenhagen), the Research Institute Social and Economic (ISER), University of Essex, the London School of Economics, Department of Sociology at the University of Bamberg, the Mila Scienze del Lavoro of the University, the European University Institute (Florence), the Fundación Juan March Madrid and the University of Toronto.
Additionally, we offer a PhD Programme and a Master in Socio-demographic Research which offers unique theoretical and methodological training for understanding the socio-demographic structure and dynamics of post-industrial societies, and tools for investigating individuals and families' socio-economic conditions and life chances. We regularly organise 'DemoSoc Research Seminars' to evaluate work in progress and broadly disseminate information resulting from projects.