Research awards

Eulalio Ferrer Prize
2014 - Eulalio Ferrer Prize

The academic career of Professor Manuel Castells was recognized with the Eulalio Ferrer International Prize. The prize, awarded by the University of Cantabria (UC), the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), the University of Guanajuato and the Fundación Cervantina de México, recognizes the academic and research work of public figures in the fields of humanism, literature and social sciences.

European Association for the Study of Science and Technology
2014 - Amsterdamska Award

Israel Rodríguez-Giralt, professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences and IN3 researcher, received the Amsterdamska Award from the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) for his book Disasters and Politics: Materials, Experiments and Preparedness (Wiley-Blackwell 2014), which he co-edited with Manuel Tironi and Michael Guggenheim.

The Honda Foundation
2013 - The Honda Foundation Prize "Your project, our project"

The project Participative project for the advancement of research on rare diseases, launched by a UOC research group, Sant Joan de Déu – Barcelona Children’s Hospital and the CIBERER Biomedical Research Centre, was awarded the solidarity prize by the Honda Foundation.

International Balzan Foundation
2013 - International Balzan Foundation Prize

Professor Manuel Castells was one of those awarded with the prestigious International Balzan Foundation Prize, which recognizes scientists from around the world for their contribution to science and the arts.

Hinnovar Award
2013 - Hinnovar Award for Innovation in Hospital Management

The project on rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism developed by Sant Joan de Déu - Barcelona Children’s Hospital, the UOC and the Biomedical Research Networking Centre (CIBERER) received the Hinnovar Award for the platform Metabolic Commons. The award was presented by Novartis laboratories, in collaboration with ESADE and the Spanish Society of Healthcare Executives (SEDISA).

European Society for Biomaterials
2013 - George Winter Award from the European Society for Biomaterials

Josep A. Planell, President of the UOC, received the award given by the Society for Biomaterials, “for his excellence in the research, vision and diffusion of the science of biomaterials, widely recognized among the scientific community”. 

Serra d'Or
2013 - Crítica Serra d'Or prize for research

Professor Teresa Iribarren received the Crítica Serra d’Or prize in the category of Humanities Research for her book Literatura catalana i cinema mut (Catalan literature and silent film). 

Ramon Trias Fargas Political Essay Award
2012 - Ramon Trias Fargas Political Essay Award

Ivan Serrano, researcher in the GADE research group of IN3, was awarded the 16th Ramon Trias Fargas Political Essay Award.

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.”

EDEN (European Distance and E-learning Network)
2012 - Best Research Paper

The article Students' Attitude towards ICT Learning Uses: A Comparison between Digital Learners in Blended and Virtual Universities co-authored by Iolanda Garcia, professor in the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, received the Best Research Paper award from the European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN).