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.
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).
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).
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).
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.
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).