University of Barcelona
The Universitat de Barcelona was founded in the XVth century
and is considered as one of the leading institutions in Biomedical
Sciences in Spain at present. The university includes other
scientific and humanistic areas such as Life Sciences, Social
Sciences, Law and Economy (http://www.ub.edu). In the postgraduate
programmes, the Universitat de Barcelona offers 115 master
programmes and a number of Ph.D. Programmes. More than 50.000
students are enrolled in degree courses and up to 10.000
in postgraduate and master courses.
Research institutes associated with the University of Barcelona
include (among others):
Institute for Research
in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), an
international centre of excellence in basic and applied biomedical
research developing research programs relevant to the field
of interest (Cell and Developmental Biology, Structural and
Computational Biology, Molecular Medicine, Chemistry and
Molecular Pharmacology, Oncology).
Institute for Bioengineering
of Catalonia (IBEC), an international
centre promoting the development of multidisciplinary research
of excellence, focused on six research programmes including
Cellular Biotechnology, Nanobioengineering, Biomechanics
and cellular biophysics and Biomaterials, implants and tissue
The International Master in Cell and Stem cell Biology at
the Universitat de Barcelona
At the academic level, the department of Cell Biology will
open parts of a dedicated master programme to students from
UPMC and Erasmus Medical Center.
The Master of Neuroscience coordinated by the Universitat
de Barcelona started in 2005. This is a 90 ECTS master programme.
It collects -in a single master- various branches including
Neurobiology, Cell Biology, Biomedical Sciences and Psychology,
considering both basic and applied features.
The teaching board of this master includes over 100 staff
members (lecturers and researchers).
The master programme in Neuroscience consists of 4 modules,
plus laboratory training. The teaching modules are: Techniques
in Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, Physiopathology
and Neural Diseases, and Cognitive Neuroscience.
This Master aims to provide future researchers in basic and
clinical fields with the knowledge to tackle problems by
adopting a cross-disciplinary approach and to become skilled
members of laboratories in public and private institutions.
At the research level, leading research groups will provide
numerous opportunities for research training.