CAMPUS DE LA UAB BELLATERRA
Fundation year: 2009 ✱ Type of entity: High Education Institution (3rd level) ✱ Field of action: Interdisciplinary research centre focused on the study of international migrations ✱ National: Catalonia
The Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) is a public university which hosts a total of 42,840 students (2015-16) in grade, master and Phd programs. UAB plays a global leadership role in scientific research in a wide range of disciplines, in which education is included.
UAB occupies a leading position in the most prestigious and influential international university rankings and, in recent years, its impact on research and constantly improving the quality of education have increased, amounting to the following positions of leadership: UAB is the second best Spanish University according to the ranking QS 2016 / 2'017 and ranks 203 of the 500 best universities in the world ranking(89 in Europe).
The University, according to its internationalization strategy, recently created the Office of International Projects that provides specialized support for researchers in the preparation, implementation and economic justification of projects. Regarding to Erasmus +, the UAB coordinates a Masters Erasmus Mundus (Globed), a project of capacity building in the field of higher education (ORACLE) jointly with 5 strategic partners. During the reporting period 2014-2016 has participated as a partner in 30 projects Erasmus +.
With Regard to the Center for Migration Studies (CER-M), created in 2009, is one of the most prestigious centers in Spain in relation to this subject. Its activity is based on the study of migration from a sociological, antropolótgical, legal, political and educational perspective. .It research work is based on quality and excellence, emphasizing the creation of new theoretical and empirical knowledge in order to apply them in the academic world and in the field of migration policy management. CER-M consists of three research groups with the common goal of contributing to migration studies in the field of Social Sciences. The center hosts multidisciplinary research groups with expertise in migration, asylum and refugees, human rights, minorities, xenophobia and racism, issues of citizenship, public policy impacts, analysis of media, education , and ethnographic research.
The three research groups are
The research group in Anthropology of Education, Migration and Children (EMIGRA) was founded in 2004 and since then, it has been the first producer of anthropological theses focused on educational inequalities and public policies in Spain. The group is specialized in ethnographic and comparative studies of the educational and social processes of immigration, minority groups of children, as well as public policies. Its members belong to the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology or the Department of Systematic and Social Pedagogy.
Dr. Silvia Carrasco Pons is an academic expert in cultural and educational experiences of children of immigrant families, minority and working class, as well as public policies that affect them. Currently she is involved in the following esearch projects:
Meanwhile the researcher Rosario Reyes has a degree in classical philology and anthropology. She has an extensive experience in teaching Spanish as a foreign language and is finishing her Phd in social and cultural anthropology entitled "Mobility of students RMB : types, processes and trends " awarded by the MINECO program.
“ Her research focuses on educational inequalities, immigration and linguistic capital. She was visiting scholar in the Centre of Language, Culture and Education, Goldsmiths College, London and in the Social Work and Social Policy Department, the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Currently she is an independent researcher, member of EMIGRA and CER-M. She has conducted research in several national and international projects.” — Dr. Charo Reyes Izquierdo
PhD in Social Anthropology
“ She is a lecturer at UAB, Dep. of Social and Cultural Anthropology. PhD in Social Anthropology, Master on International Migrations (2012) and Postgraduate on Migrations and Intercultural studies (2009), her research focuses on school trajectories, citizenship and belonging and on racism analysis from a gender perspective. She was visiting scholar in the Social Policy Research Center at Middlesex University, London. Member of EMIGRA since 2008 and CER-M since its foundation, she has conducted research in national and international projects and carried on field work in Gambia, Senegal and Catalonia.” — Dr. Laia Narciso Pedro
Anthopologist and social worker expert in migrations, educational inequality and processes of racialization
“ Her work focuses on comparative research on school trajectories and experiences of social integration of children and youth with a migrant background and on policy analysis and advice about public policies in these fields. she has been visiting scholar in several European and American universities and has conducted research in Europe and the US in national and international projects. Founder of EMIGRA and CER Migraciones, she currently works on early school leaving and the risk of social exclusion, school and family socialization of girls from Muslim families, education and social rights of migrant and refugee minors in the MENAT region (Middle East, Northern Africa and Turkey) and in the EU with ACT.NOW-DESC, Erasmus+ and Save The Children. ” — Dr. Sílvia Carrasco Pons
Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology (UAB)
“Research assistant and EU project coordinator at CER-Migracions. She is currently working in two Erasmus+ projects (BAS - Beyond Apparent Stereotypes and ORALPHA). At the same time, she is a project officer at RECI, the Spanish Network of Intercultural Cities (Council of Europe). She has worked as a consultant and evaluator of EU projects on the topics of migration, asylum and integration. She delivers training and workshops about migration and international protection. Marta has a degree in Economics, with a Master of Arts in International Relations (IBEI) and a Postgraduate in Contemporary Migrations (UAB-UB).” — Sra. Marta Pérez Ramírez
Research assistant and EU project coordinator at CER-Migracions