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  • Vicerector: Helena Ramalhinho Dias Lourenço

Postal address

Universitat Pompeu Fabra 
Edifici Mercè 
Carrer de la Mercè 12
08002 Barcelona


Phone number: 93 542 20 00
E-Mail: vr.[email protected]


The vice-rector for Internationalization shall, under the guidance of the rector, coordinate and oversee the following matters:

  • The University’s internationalization strategy
  • Participation in international consortia, and especially in EUTOPIA and the projects generated around it
  • Participation in international networks, particularly in The Guild
  • Educational exchange and cooperation and mobility programmes with universities and educational institutions


Helena Ramalhinho Lourenço Helena Ramalhinho Lourenço is a professor with the Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain. She has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Statistics and Operations Research from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and a PhD in Operations Research from Cornell University, New York. She has been involved in different research and consultancy projects in the fields of operations and logistics research.

She has published many articles in prestigious international scientific journals and she has presented her work at international conferences. She teaches on various undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programmes at UPF, the Barcelona School of Management (UPF) and at several European universities. She is currently the director of the Business Analytics Research Group (UPF).

Her research interests include operations research, business analytics, combinatorial optimization, metaheuristics, scheduling, supply chain management, logistics, and operations management. Her more recent projects concern analytics for social good, with applications in the social services and health care.

Prior to being UPF vice-rector for Internationalization, she was the delegate for Knowledge Transfer in Social Sciences and Humanities, vice-dean of Economics and Institutional Relations at the Faculty of Economics and Business, president of the Research Committee of the Economics and Business Department, and a member of several research and teaching committees.

She was appointed by the rector on 6 March 2023.