Louise McNally is a professor of linguistics in the Department of Translation and
Language Sciences at UPF and a member of the Formal Linguistics Research Group (GLIF). She
coordinated the local organization of the 27th edition of the European Summer School in Logic,
Language and Information (ESSLLI), held at the university in August.
In addition, the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics renews its "Severo Ochoa" and there are now
four (with the CEXS and the CRG) centres attached to UPF that receive these important distinctions
awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
Josep Maria Palau is a lecturer of communication and director of UPF RÓdio, which this year
launched a new website for the University radio.
The rector of Pompeu Fabra University participated in a panel where he debated with prestigious
experts on how to combine the international profile of a university with its ties to the local
Times Higher Education (THE) has just presented the 2015-2016 edition of the World University
Rankings, one of the most prestigious and most internationally acclaimed. In this edition, UPF has
risen one place with respect to last year (from 165th to 164th).
The University ranks 295
th in the world, three slots higher than in the previous edition, and has made
clear improvements on two of the indicators used to calculate the ranking: international faculty
and citations per faculty.
ad personam Jean Monnet chair in the area of European Constitutional Law and head of the
Department of Law at UPF, will hold the position for a term of five years. He was appointed by the
Spanish government, at the joint proposal of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Justice.
The 2015 edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has positioned Pompeu
Fabra University in the 201-300 segment, a result that improves on its performance in previous
edition and consolidates its upwards movement in the ranking.
UPF has gone from 337 to 1,059 publications and from an index of 1.13 publications per lecturer to
3.39, as reflected in the IUNE Observatory 2015 Report of the Alliance 4 Universities (A4U),
focused on R&D&i and the Spanish University System.
The director of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences at UPF collected the distinction
last week from the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness accompanied by Jaume Casals, rector of