INTERVIEW WITH Jan Eeckhout: "We won't be better by having more students but because the students coming to our University are the best prepared"
We are talking to Jan Eeckhout, ICREA researcher and lecturer at the Department of Economics and Business. The Department has become a leader in the fields of Economics and Econometrics, ranked 23 rd in the world for this discipline, according to the latest edition of QS Ranking by subject, published last May.
INTERVIEW WITH Ana Delgado: "The frontiers we have invented between knowledge disciplines are too rigid"
Ana Delgado Hervás, senior lecturer of the Department of Humanities, is the coordinator of the new UPF Open Bachelor's Degree, a programme on offer at the University next academic year 2015-2016.
UPF incorporates the new figure of study centre to bring actions carried out around a specific subject matter together under one roof
The first study centres to come into operation will be the Science, Communication and Society Studies Centre, the Eugenio Trías Centre for Philosophical Studies and the UPF Sports Lab Study Centre.
Oriol Pueyo is a student on the third year of the bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Management at UPF. He is also the president of the UPF Entrepreneurship Society student association.
UPF, with the Toulouse 1 University (Capitole), signs its first international double degree agreement
The agreement will allow the students, on the basis of a four-year programme, to obtain the qualification of bachelor's degree in Economics by UPF and licence and maîtrise (both with the mention of "Economics") by the French institution.
Studies in Economics and Econometrics remain first in the State and rise to sixth position in Europe and 23 rd in the world.
Miquel Tolosa is a student of the bachelor's degree in Computer Science at UPF. Years ago he came up with the idea of creating the first platform from which to download music free and legally, but it is only now that his project, MonkingMe, has finally seen the light.
The University will host the 2016 Times Higher Education Young Universities Summit, as part of its 25th anniversary activities.