Jaume Casals, rector of UPF, and He Qinhui, president of the ECUPL, have signed an agreement by virtue of which three students on the bachelor's degree programme in Law and the master's degree programme in Chinese Studies at the University will spend a semester at the Chinese centre, and vice versa.
The University, which comes 164 th in the world ranking and 72 nd in Europe, is the only one in the Spanish State classified among the top 200, also the highest ranking Spanish university for the social sciences.
Inauguration of the new degree programme in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, directed by the Alliance of 4 Universities
Forty-one first year students began their classes on this pioneer degree course, the first in the Spanish State, taught between Barcelona and Madrid and who will enjoy mobility grants awarded by the "la Caixa" Foundation.
Academics and representatives of civil society met at the UPF between 2 and 7 September to discuss the rights of immigrants and minorities in Europe.
According to the new "U-Ranking" classification, produced by Fundació BBVA and the Valencian Institute of Economic Research (IVIE), which includes the 48 public Spanish universities.
UPF accounts for 10% of the financing obtained by Spanish universities in the 7th EU Framework Programme
The University is the only one with a volume of income from Europe that is comparable to its income from within Spain, and its researchers are highly competitive.
This PhD student in the Automatic Treatment of Language Group (TALN) and the Web Research Group (WRG) of DTIC is the first Spanish scientist who receives such a prestigious prize.
The University is again the best-placed Spain in this ranking Top 100, which also appear the Carlos III University of Madrid and the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Linguistics, Law and Sociology studies feature for the first time in the QS rankings by subject, and Economics and Econometrics is in 34th position internationally.
The programme is supported by the 7th EU Marie Curie Actions program COFUND Framework Programme, and consists of 24 grants aimed at postdoctoral researchers of any nationality. Online registration for the 1st call opens on June 1.