Holberg Prize
2012 - Holberg Prize

Professor Manuel Castells was awarded the 2012 International Holberg Prize. This accolade recognizes his work that “has shaped our understanding of the political dynamics of urban and global economies in the network society.”

 
Catalan Association of Sociology (ACS)
2011 - Concurs de Joves Sociòlegs prize for young sociologists

The prize organized by Catalan Association of Sociology (ACS) of the Institute of Catalan Studies (IEC) was awarded to Lídia Arroyo, a UOC research assistant. She received the prize for her work Joven para plegar y mayor para buscar trabajo (Too young to quit and too old to look for work), an analysis of long-term unemployment in women aged 45 and over.

 
Joan Sardà Dexeus Award
2011 - Joan Sardà Dexeus Award

The collective work La indústria catalana després de la crisi (Catalan industry after the economic crisis), co-written by Joan Torrent-Sellens, professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business, received the Joan Sardà Dexeus Award, which recognizes the book’s influence on the economy and business.

 
Library Congress
2010 - Scholars Council of the Library of Congress of the United States

Professor Manuel Castells was appointed member of the Scholars Council of the Library of Congress of the United States.

 
CIS - Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas
2009 - National Sociology and Political Science Prize

Professor Manuel Castells received the National Sociology and Political Science Prize in recognition for his outstanding professional and academic career in the field of sociology and political science.

 
Consell de Treball, Econòmic i Social de Catalunya (CTESC)
2009 - Mercè Sala Award for doctoral theses

Mireia Fernández, UOC researcher, received the Mercè Sala Award for her doctoral thesis Determinants de la competitivitat de les petites i micro empreses en un entorn d’innovació (Determinants of competitiveness of small and micro enterprises in an innovation environment).

 
Catalan Association of Sociology (ACS)
2009 - Catalonia Sociology Prize

Professor Manuel Castells received the Catalonia Sociology Prize, awarded by the Catalan Association of Sociology (ACS) of the Institute of Catalan Studies (IEC).

 
2007 - Injuve doctoral dissertation award

The researcher Milagros Sáinz Ibáñez, member of the Gender and ICT research group, has received the Injuve prize for doctoral dissertations, awarded by the Youth Institute of the Ministry for Health, Social Policy and Equality.

 
Creu de Sant Jordi
2006 - Creu de Sant Jordi (St George's Cross)

Professor Manuel Castells received the Creu de Sant Jordi awarded by the Government of Catalonia.