Awards and accolades

2018-David Edge Prize

Israel Rodríguez-Giralt, coordinator of the Care and Preparedness in the Network Society (CARENET) research group, was awarded the prestigious David Edge Prize for the article Healing, Knowing, Enduring: Care and Politics in Damaged Worlds published in The Sociological Review in 2017.

2017- Luis Azcárraga Award

Àngel A. Juan, director of the ICSO research group wins the 2017 Luis Azcarraga Award of the Fundación ENAIRE for the the article “A multi-start randomized heuristic for real-life crew rostering problems in airlines with work-balancing goals”, co-written with Jésica de Armas Adrián, from Pompeu Fabra University and an external member of the ICSO group, Luis Cadarso Morga, from Rey Juan Carlos University, and Francisco Javier Faulín Fajardo from the Public University of Navarre.

2017- IND+I Science Prize

Carlos Cámara Menoyo, researcher of the Urban Transformation and Global Change Laboratory (TURBA Lab) IN3 research group and Doctoral student at the UOC, has been awarded with the IND+I Science Prize in the metropolitan innovation policies category, given by Pla Estratègic Metropolità de Barcelona (PEMB).

2016- Dona TIC Award 2016

Montserrat Batet, researcher of the IN3 research group in K-riptography and Information Security for Open Networks (KISON), has received the Dona TIC 2016 Award in the category of  Academic/ Research given at the 12x12 Congress, organized by Tertúlia Digital and SmartCAT of the Generalitat de Catalunya, in collaboration with the Observatori Dona Empresa i Economia. 

Network of Scientific Culture and Innovation Units (UCC+i)
2015 - Network of Scientific Culture and Innovation Units (UCC+i)

The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) approved the UOC’s adhesion to the Network of Scientific Culture and Innovation Units. The UOC thus becomes part of an initiative made up of universities, foundations and other organizations that share the common goal of improving and increasing training, culture and knowledge related to science in society. 

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.

Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers
2014 - Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers

The UOC’s IN3 joined the network of NoC research centres (Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers). The NoC encompasses different interdisciplinary research centres that focus on researching the Internet and the knowledge society.

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.

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.