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.

 
Institute of Catalan Studies (IEC)
2010 - Prize for the best doctoral thesis in philology

Teresa Iribarren, professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, received the Nicolau d'Olwer philology prize from the Institute of Catalan Studies (IEC) for best doctoral thesis. The winning thesis was titled: La revolució silenciosa: prosa i narrativa cinematogràfiques dels silent days. (The silent revolution: cinematographic prose and narrative from the silent days). 

 
European Council for Rural Law
2009 - Prize of Honour from the European Council for Rural Law

Aura Esther Vilalta, professor at the Faculty of Law and Political Science, received the Prize of Honour from the European Council for Rural Law (CEDR) for her book El derecho de superficie: la superfície rústica (The right to land: rural land). 

 
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).

 
Expodidáctica
2008 - Innova Award

The blog Fem un museu – Jo també he estat immigrant (Let’s make a museum – I was an immigrant too) by the History of Immigration in Catalonia Museum, created by the research group OLIBA, received the 2008 Innova Award in the category of service, presented at the Expodidàctica show. 

 
Associació Catalana de Sociologia
2007 - Young Sociologist Prize

Researcher Clelia Colombo received the Young Sociologist Prize from the Institute of Catalan Studies (IEC). The winning work was titled: E-participació: la incorporació d'Internet en els processos de participació ciutadana en la presa de decisions públiques (E-participation: the incorporation of the Internet in citizen participation processes in the public decision making).

 
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.

 
Spanish National Institute of Public Administration
2005 - Fermín Abella y Blave Award

Agustí Cerrillo, professor at the Faculty of Law and Political Science, and Vicenç Aguado received this award, from the Spanish National Institute of Public Administration, for their book titled: Las condiciones de vivienda de los inmigrantes: la intervención de los entes locales (The housing conditions of immigrants: the intervention of local organizations).