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  • Vice-rector for Research: Cristina Pujades Corbi

Postal address

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


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


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

  • Internal and external scientific strategy, programmes and research grants
  • Research organization (research bodies) and infrastructures
  • The scientific and technical services and facilities for research
  • Scientific output, its assessment and the Open Science strategy
  • The doctorate, without prejudice to the competences of the director of the Doctoral School


Cristina PujadesCristina Pujades is a full professor at Pompeu Fabra University. After earning her PhD in Biology from the University of Barcelona (1991), she did a postdoctoral stay at the DFCI-Harvard Medical School (Boston). In 1995, she moved to Paris as a postdoc at the École Normale Supérieure, and in 1999 she achieved a permanent position at Université Pierre et Marie Curie (now Sorbonne University).

Ever since, she has been fascinated by developmental neurobiology, and the passage from DNA and genes to the generation of form. This has been the main focus of her most recent scientific career. In 2002, she joined the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (now Medicine and Life Sciences) at Pompeu Fabra University, studying how spatiotemporally coordinated cell progenitor specification and differentiation occur during morphogenesis to construct a functional brain ( She is currently an ICREA Acadèmia awardee from the Generalitat (Government) of Catalonia (2015-2020, 2021-2025).

She has held several institutional positions, first as academic secretary and as deputy director of the Department (2007-2015), as rector’s delegate for Research (2015-2017), and as vice-rector for Teaching Staff and vice-rector for Talent Recruitment and Retention Policy (2017-2021).

She was appointed by the rector on 6 March 2023.