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). 

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.

University of Valencia
2011 - Extraordinary doctoral award

Beatriz Sora, professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, received the extraordinary doctoral award from the University of Valencia. 

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.