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2 IGSOC is based in Barcelona

3 Mission To select world-class PhD and Master’s programs offered by Catalan Universities To support associate programs with IGSOC international fellowships and Highly Qualified Visiting Professors To stimulate new forward-thinking programs with international commitment as an integral feature.

4 Partners Government

5 Partners Academic and Research

6 Partners International AgenciesCorporate

7 Organization

8 Board of Trustees Rectors of UAB, UPC, UPF, URV President of Board of Trustees of UB Director General of Universities - Ministry of Universities Director General of Research - Ministry of Universities Director of the Agency for Quality Assurance in the Catalan University System Director of the Catalan Research Foundation Executive Director of Patronat Català pro Europa Director General of Casa Asia Director of the European Institute of the Mediterranean Head of Corporate Finance at Caixa Catalunya savings bank Academic Director Prof. Rolf Tarrach Executive Director Mr. Abelard Vilardell

9 A quality choice of programs IGSOC associate programs are among the most reputed on offer in Catalonia. IGSOC selects its associate programs on the basis of compliance with internationally accepted standards for PhD education and further academic achievement, together with international orientation requirements. All programs are taught in English and supported with IGSOC Fellowships for international students

10 PhD programs Discipline areas Management and Economics Information Technologies Medical and Life Sciences Sciences and Engineering Physical Sciences Social Sciences

11 PhD programs UABEntrepreneurship & Small Business Management UABEconomic Analysis (IDEA) UPFEconomics and Management ESADE Management Sciences IESEManagement Management and Economics

12 PhD programs UPCComputer Architecture and Technology UPCSignal Theory and Communications UPCSoftware UdGInformation Technologies UPFComputer Science and Digital Communication Information Technologies

13 PhD programs UBBiomedicine UBBiotechnology UBGenetics UABFood Science UPFBasic Biomedical Research Medical and Life Sciences

14 PhD programs UABEnvironmental Sciences UPCCivil Engineering UPCTechnical and Computer Applications of Statistics, Operational Research and Optimization UdGEnvironmental Sciences URV Chemical and Process Engineering URVChemistry in Industrial Processes and Products Sciences and Engineering

15 PhD programs UBOrganic Chemistry UBAdvanced Physics UABMathematics UPCApplied Physics and Scientific Simulation Physical Sciences

16 PhD programs UB Cognitive Science and Language UPF Political and Social Sciences Social Sciences

17 Common Features PhD concept - PhD programs consist of a course period and a research period lasting at least 2 academic years, followed by the writing and presentation of a dissertation, which normally takes 1 to 2 additional years (typically 4 years in total). Quality Learning Conditions - Lecture groups, are no larger than 10 students on average. Access to the latest technology is provided as required.

18 Common Features Language - All programs are taught in English. Location - 23 programs are run in Barcelona and the metropolitan area, 2 in Tarragona (90 km south of Barcelona) and 2 in Girona (95 km north of Barcelona) Tuition Fees - Most programs are highly subsidized by the Catalan Government and fees for the program course are on average EUR 2,300 (for the minimum number of credits required).

19 Common Features Entrance requirements - All programs welcome talented graduates of any nationality with a recognized University degree in a relevant subject and outstanding academic records. International atmosphere - The number of resident students varies from 30 to 160 depending on the program, and is 75 students on average. 47% of enrolled students are foreign (62 different nationalities).

20 A large IGSOC international community

21 Master’s Programs Most European countries are presently shifting from the traditional four to five-year first university degree system to an internationally accepted Bachelor-Master structure. IGSOC is closely involved in this process, supporting curricula adaptations and totally new International Master's programs. This process will lead to a first round selection of Master's programs to be announced in mid-2004 for the academic year

22 IGSOC Fellowships All associate PhD programs have IGSOC Fellowships at their disposal and directly decide on their assignment. Assignment is made on a merit basis and only very well qualified graduates have a chance of obtaining an IGSOC Fellowship. Graduates of any nationality other than Spanish may apply for an IGSOC Fellowship. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin and/or physical impairment.

23 IGSOC Fellowships Fellowships are assigned for 1 academic year (12 months) and may be extended up to 3 additional academic years (48 months in total). Extensions are decided annually and are subject to satisfactory academic achievement. Fellowships cover: Tuition fees An after-tax monthly stipend of approximately EUR 800. (years 1 and 2). An after-tax monthly stipend of approximately EUR 950. (years 3 and 4). Estimated living costs: EUR , per month Applications are made using the on-line IGSOC Fellowship Application system.

24 IGSOC Fellowships

25 Accommodation 6 RESA Residence halls in Barcelona An on-line flat rental service for students 1 RESA Residence hall in Tarragona1 RESA Residence hall in Girona Accommodation Offices at each University also provide information on shared flats and host families

26 About Catalonia Catalonia benefits from a privileged geographical location, modern infrastructure and a quality urban environment. Cultural and leisure facilities are extensively developed. Europe's Sun Belt, which includes Catalonia, southern France and Northern Italy, offers optimum prospects for economic growth. A Welcome Society Catalonia is accustomed to receiving people from different cultural and socio- economic backgrounds and has a reputation for being a diverse and tolerant society. The Catalans are a hard-working and innovative people with work ethics whereby endeavor and initiative are rewarded.

27 About Catalonia A Dynamic Economy Catalonia has traditionally been the powerhouse of Spain. Current leading sectors are: motor industry, food, logistics, chemicals, electronics, IT and petroleum by-products. Design, R&D, new technologies, international conferences, and high added value business services are also highly competitive. As a result, the service industry sector now accounts for 62% of GVA.

28 About Catalonia A Platform for Knowledge There is an extensive network of private and public research units that consists of universities, research centers funded by the Catalan and Spanish Governments, private company RDI departments The private sector accounts for 65% of total RDI expenditure.

29 About Catalonia A Platform for Knowledge The Catalan Science and Technology System

30 About Catalonia A Platform for Knowledge Catalonia has a large, modern university network made up of 7 public universities, 4 private universities, 1 distance learning university. Universities are distributed in 27 cities and towns throughout Catalonia.

31 About Catalonia The Catalan University Network

32 About Catalonia A Strong Cultural Environment Catalonia has a rich and varied culture, which is internationally recognized. Some notable ambassadors of its culture are Antoni Gaudí, Montserrat Caballé, Josep Carrerras and Pau Casals. When we think of great universally renowned painters, we might think of Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Antoni Tàpies and Salvador Dalí, all of which are Catalan painters or have been closely linked to our country.

33 Location of Programs 23 programs run in: Barcelona Catalonia's capital has a lively street life, an extensive nightlife and an international audience. A varied range of art, music and dance can be found in the many museums, galleries, and theatres and on the streets themselves. Barcelona has been referred to as one of the Design Capitals of Europe. Design can be seen everywhere in a wide spectrum of areas, from architecture to fashion.

34 Location of Programs Barcelona

35 Location of Programs 2 programs run in: Tarragona Under roman rule Tarraco (Latin name of Tarragona) was a most important capital in Southern Europe and preserves outstanding monuments of that era, included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. The region is one of the leading tourist sites in Europe.

36 Location of Programs Tarragona

37 Location of Programs 2 programs run in: Girona Girona has, according to surveys, the highest standard of living in both Catalonia and the whole of Spain. The old part of the city is a continuous monument in a urban setting of temples, belfries, houses and palaces, including one of the best-preserved Medieval Jewries in Europe.

38 Location of Programs Girona

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