The ICREA Academia programme was launched in 2008 to foster and nurture excellence in research done by professors of Catalan public universities. The programme provides a research intensification to selected university professors who are in a fully active and expansive phase of their research careers.

The grant provides funds for teaching discharge for a period of five years. The 9th edition of the programme was launched in December 2016.

The total number of ICREA Academia grants to date is 229.

Selection process

Selection focuses on the scientific performance of each candidate, along these three main lines:

  • Scientific excellence
  • Leadership
  • Potential for growth

Five international committees are set up to evaluate candidates. Each committee is responsible for one the following areas: Engineering sciences; Experimental sciences & mathematics; Humanities; Life & medical sciences; and Social & behavioural sciences. Committee members are of high international standing and always come from outside the Catalan research system. The key features of the selection process are:

  • Selection by independent, external experts
  • Independent on-line evaluation of each candidate by each committee member
  • Meeting of committee members, exchange of information, discussion, and consensus.

ICREA Academia at a Glance

116

Currently 116 university professors hold the grant

DISTRIBUTION BY AREA OF RESEARCH

Social and Behavioural Sciences

Humanities

Experimental Sciences and Mathematics

Engineering Sciences

Life and Medical Sciences

DISTRIBUTION BY GENDER

Women

Men

DISTRIBUTION BY AGE

Age under 40 - 3 ICREA Academia

3%

Age 40-44 - 15 ICREA Academia

13%

Age 45-49 - 27 ICREA Academia

23%

Age 50-54 - 38 ICREA Academia

33%

Age 55-59 - 21 ICREA Academia

18%

Age 60 and over - 12 ICREA Academia

10%

The 2016 ICREA Academia Ceremony

The ceremony of the ICREA Acadèmia awards took place at the Palau de la Generalitat on Monday 24th of July 2017. It was chaired by our Hble. conseller d’Empresa i Coneixemen, Dr. Santi Vila. Dr. Arcadi Navarro, Secretari d’Universitats i Recerca, and Dr. Antonio Huerta, Director d’ICREA, completed the Board of Authorities.

Among the considerable audience, several rectors and vicerectors of all universities attended the ceremony, and of course, the families, friends and relatives of the 15 awardees of 2016.

After a introduction by the Director of ICREA, the awards were handed out and two presentations ensued, given by two awardees: Dr. Noemí Pereda (UB) and Dr. David Comas (UPF).

Our Hble. conseller Dr. Santi Vila then addressed the audience, highlighting the importance of research to improve the quality of our universities, and its role in creating a true knowledge economy for our country.

Profiles

These are the profile of the 116 ICREA Academia who currently hold the grant.

Universitat de Barcelona (UB) - 30 ICREA Academia

Araus Ortega, Josep Lluís - Life & Medical Sciences - 2013
Aromí, Guillem - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2008 & 2013
Boguñá Espinal, Marián - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2010 & 2015
Cacho Lascorz, Isabel - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2012
Campo Güerri, Elías - Life & Medical Sciences - 2012
Cascante Serratosa, Marta - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2010 & 2015
Chaqués Bonafont, Laura - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2014
Corominas Guiu, Montserrat - Life & Medical Sciences - 2015
Da Riva, Rocío - Humanities - 2008 & 2014
Escera, Carles - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2010 & 2015
Estévez, Raúl - Life & Medical Sciences - 2009 & 2014
Fernández Pérez, Paloma - Humanities - 2008 & 2013
Franzese, Giancarlo - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2016
García-Carpintero, Manuel - Humanities - 2008 & 2013
Ginès Gibert, Pere - Life & Medical Sciences - 2014
Gomila Lluch, Gabriel - Engineering Sciences - 2014
Illas Riera, Francesc - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2009 & 2015
Luque Garriga, F. Javier - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2012
Moreno Serrano, Rosina - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2014
Munné-Bosch, Sergi - Life & Medical Sciences - 2008 & 2014
Narotzky Molleda, Susana - Humanities - 2010 & 2016
Pagonabarraga Mora, Ignacio - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2013
Pereda Beltran, Noemí - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2016
Radeva, Petia I. - Engineering Sciences - 2014
Ritort, Felix - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2008 & 2013
Ruiz Sabín, Eliseo - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2013
Soriano García, Eduardo - Life & Medical Sciences - 2014
Torres, Antonio - Life & Medical Sciences - 2013
Villarroya, Francesc - Life & Medical Sciences - 2014
Zorzano, Antonio - Life & Medical Sciences - 2013

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) - 24 ICREA Academia

Anduiza Perea, Eva - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2015
Barceló, Juan A. - Humanities - 2014
Barrantes-Vidal, Neus - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2012
Bosch i Tubert, Fàtima - Life & Medical Sciences - 2012
del Valle, Manel - Engineering Sciences - 2010 & 2015
Duñach, Mireia - Life & Medical Sciences - 2014
Espinal Farré, M. Teresa - Humanities - 2009 & 2015
Fernández-Teruel, Alberto - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2013
Gallego, Ángel J. - Humanities - 2015
Martín, Ferran - Engineering Sciences - 2008 & 2013
Martínez Vilalta, Jordi - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2014
Nadal Alemany, Roser - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2014
Pérez Castrillo, David - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2008 & 2014
Piqué Huerta, Raquel - Humanities - 2016
Planas, Núria - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2013
Pomarol, Alex - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2009 & 2014
Pons, Xavier - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2010 & 2015
Pontón, Gonzalo - Humanities - 2014
Sánchez, Àlvar - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2013
Seco-Granados, Gonzalo - Engineering Sciences - 2013
Surrallés, Jordi - Life & Medical Sciences - 2008 & 2013
Vega, María José - Humanities - 2008 & 2014
Ventura Zamora, Salvador - Life & Medical Sciences - 2009 & 2015
Villaverde, Antonio - Life & Medical Sciences - 2008 & 2013

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) - 18 ICREA Academia

Alemán Llansó, Carles - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2008 & 2015
Arias Vicente, Irene - Engineering Sciences - 2016
Arroyo, Marino - Engineering Sciences - 2008 & 2015
Badia, Santiago - Engineering Sciences - 2014
Cabellos Aparicio, Albert - Engineering Sciences - 2016
Camps Carmona, Adriano - Engineering Sciences - 2008 & 2014
Carrera, David - Engineering Sciences - 2015
Codina Rovira, Ramon - Engineering Sciences - 2011 & 2016
Ginebra Molins, Maria Pau - Engineering Sciences - 2008 & 2013
González, Antonio - Engineering Sciences - 2014
Llorca, Jordi - Engineering Sciences - 2009 & 2014
Martorell, Jordi - Engineering Sciences - 2016
Masoller, Cristina - Engineering Sciences - 2009 & 2015
Miranda, Eva - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2016
Morrill, Glyn - Humanities - 2012
Pastor-Satorras, Romualdo - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2008 & 2014
Perez Torres, Juan - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2014
Velasco Esteban, Luis - Engineering Sciences - 2015

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) - 23 ICREA Academia

Bertalmío, Marcelo - Engineering Sciences - 2012
Bosch Fusté, Elena - Life & Medical Sciences - 2015
Comas, David - Life & Medical Sciences - 2011 & 2016
Díez Antón, Juana - Life & Medical Sciences - 2016
Fradera Barceló, Josep Maria - Humanities - 2009 & 2015
García Montalvo, José - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2008 & 2013
Garcia-Ojalvo, Jordi - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - UPC 2009 & UPF 2014
Gómez Gutiérrez, Emilia - Engineering Sciences - 2015
González Luna, Libertad - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2015
Hidalgo Hernando, Elena - Life & Medical Sciences - 2010 & 2015
Lopez-Rodriguez, Cristina - Life & Medical Sciences - 2014
Lozano, Angel - Engineering Sciences - 2010 & 2015
Maldonado López, Rafael - Life & Medical Sciences - 2008 & 2015
McNally, Louise - Humanities - 2008 & 2013
Micó, José María - Humanities - 2013
Moreno Bote, Rubén - Humanities - 2016
Ozaita, Andrés - Life & Medical Sciences - 2016
Pérez-Jurado, Luis Alberto - Life & Medical Sciences - 2012
Posas, Francesc - Life & Medical Sciences - 2008 & 2013
Pujades Corbi, Cristina - Life & Medical Sciences - 2015
Sebastián Gallés, Núria - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2008 & 2013
Serra, Xavier - Engineering Sciences - 2008 & 2013
Torcal, Mariano - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2014

Universitat de Lleida (UdL) - 4 ICREA Academia

Cabeza, Luisa F. - Engineering Sciences - 2012
Feixa Pampols, Carles - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2016
Martí Henneberg, Jordi - Humanities - 2012
Sabaté Curull, Flocel - Humanities - 2015

Universitat de Girona (UdG) - 6 ICREA Academia

Brugada i Terradellas, Ramon - Life & Medical Sciences - 2015
Congost Colomer, Rosa - Humanities - 2013
Costas Salgueiro, Miquel - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2008 & 2013
Fort, Joaquim - Humanities - 2014
Ribas, Xavi - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2010 & 2015
Solà, Miquel - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2009 & 2014

Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) - 11 ICREA Academia

Arenas, Alex - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2011 & 2016
Diéguez, Montserrat - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2009 & 2015
Domingo-Ferrer, Josep - Engineering Sciences - 2008 & 2013
Iñiguez, Benjamí - Engineering Sciences - 2008 & 2013
Llobet, Eduard - Engineering Sciences - 2012
Marsal, Lluis - Engineering Sciences - 2014
Miró, Jordi - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2013
Nasarre Aznar, Sergio - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2015
Poblet Rius, Josep Maria - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2015
Sales-Pardo, Marta - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2012
Thomàs, Joan Maria - Humanities - 2013

Social & Behavioural Sciences - 18 ICREA Academia

Anduiza Perea, Eva - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2015
Barrantes-Vidal, Neus - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2012
Chaqués Bonafont, Laura - Universitat de Barcelona - 2014
Escera, Carles - Universitat de Barcelona - 2010 & 2015
Feixa Pampols, Carles - Universitat de Lleida - 2016
Fernández-Teruel, Alberto - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2013
García Montalvo, José - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2008 & 2013
González Luna, Libertad - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2015
Miró, Jordi - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2013
Moreno Serrano, Rosina - Universitat de Barcelona - 2014
Nadal Alemany, Roser - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2014
Nasarre Aznar, Sergio - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2015
Pereda Beltran, Noemí - Universitat de Barcelona - 2016
Pérez Castrillo, David - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2008 & 2014
Planas, Núria - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2013
Pons, Xavier - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2010 & 2015
Sebastián Gallés, Núria - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2008 & 2013
Torcal, Mariano - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2014

Humanities - 20 ICREA Academia

Barceló, Juan A. - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2014
Congost Colomer, Rosa - Universitat de Girona - 2013
Da Riva, Rocío - Universitat de Barcelona - 2008 & 2014
Espinal Farré, M. Teresa - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2009 & 2015
Fernández Pérez, Paloma - Universitat de Barcelona - 2008 & 2013
Fort, Joaquim - Universitat de Girona - 2014
Fradera Barceló, Josep Maria - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2009 & 2015
Gallego, Ángel J. - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2015
García-Carpintero, Manuel - Universitat de Barcelona - 2008 & 2013
Martí Henneberg, Jordi - Universitat de Lleida - 2012
McNally, Louise - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2008 & 2013
Micó, José María - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2013
Moreno Bote, Rubén - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2016
Morrill, Glyn - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2012
Narotzky Molleda, Susana - Universitat de Barcelona - 2010 & 2016
Piqué Huerta, Raquel - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2016
Pontón, Gonzalo - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2014
Sabaté Curull, Flocel - Universitat de Lleida - 2015
Thomàs, Joan Maria - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2013
Vega, María José - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2008 & 2014

Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 25 ICREA Academia

Alemán Llansó, Carles - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2008 & 2015
Arenas, Alex - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2011 & 2016
Aromí, Guillem - Universitat de Barcelona - 2008 & 2013
Boguñá Espinal, Marián - Universitat de Barcelona - 2010 & 2015
Cacho Lascorz, Isabel - Universitat de Barcelona - 2012
Cascante Serratosa, Marta - Universitat de Barcelona - 2010 & 2015
Costas Salgueiro, Miquel - Universitat de Girona - 2008 & 2013
Diéguez, Montserrat - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2009 & 2015
Franzese, Giancarlo - Universitat de Barcelona - 2016
Garcia-Ojalvo, Jordi - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - UPC 2009 & UPF 2014
Illas Riera, Francesc - Universitat de Barcelona - 2009 & 2015
Luque Garriga, F. Javier - Universitat de Barcelona - 2012
Martínez Vilalta, Jordi - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2014
Miranda, Eva - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2016
Pagonabarraga Mora, Ignacio - Universitat de Barcelona - 2013
Pastor-Satorras, Romualdo - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2008 & 2014
Perez Torres, Juan - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2014
Poblet Rius, Josep Maria - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2015
Pomarol, Alex - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2009 & 2014
Ribas, Xavi - Universitat de Girona - 2010 & 2015
Ritort, Felix - Universitat de Barcelona - 2008 & 2013
Ruiz Sabín, Eliseo - Universitat de Barcelona - 2013
Sales-Pardo, Marta - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2012
Sánchez, Àlvar - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2013
Solà, Miquel - Universitat de Girona - 2009 & 2014

Engineering Sciences - 27 ICREA Academia

Arias Vicente, Irene - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2016
Arroyo, Marino - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2008 & 2015
Badia, Santiago - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2014
Bertalmío, Marcelo - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2012
Cabellos Aparicio, Albert - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2016
Cabeza, Luisa F. - Universitat de Lleida - 2012
Camps Carmona, Adriano - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2008 & 2014
Carrera, David - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2015
Codina Rovira, Ramon - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2011 & 2016
del Valle, Manel - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2010 & 2015
Domingo-Ferrer, Josep - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2008 & 2013
Ginebra Molins, Maria Pau - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2008 & 2013
Gómez Gutiérrez, Emilia - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2015
Gomila Lluch, Gabriel - Universitat de Barcelona - 2014
González, Antonio - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2014
Iñiguez, Benjamí - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2008 & 2013
Llobet, Eduard - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2012
Llorca, Jordi - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2009 & 2014
Lozano, Angel - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2010 & 2015
Marsal, Lluis - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2014
Martín, Ferran - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2008 & 2013
Martorell, Jordi - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2016
Masoller, Cristina - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2009 & 2015
Radeva, Petia I. - Universitat de Barcelona - 2014
Seco-Granados, Gonzalo - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2013
Serra, Xavier - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2008 & 2013
Velasco Esteban, Luis - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2015

Life & Medical Sciences - 26 ICREA Academia

Araus Ortega, Josep Lluís - Universitat de Barcelona - 2013
Bosch Fusté, Elena - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2015
Bosch i Tubert, Fàtima - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2012
Brugada i Terradellas, Ramon - Universitat de Girona - 2015
Campo Güerri, Elías - Universitat de Barcelona - 2012
Comas, David - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2011 & 2016
Corominas Guiu, Montserrat - Universitat de Barcelona - 2015
Díez Antón, Juana - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2016
Duñach, Mireia - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2014
Estévez, Raúl - Universitat de Barcelona - 2009 & 2014
Ginès Gibert, Pere - Universitat de Barcelona - 2014
Hidalgo Hernando, Elena - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2010 & 2015
Lopez-Rodriguez, Cristina - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2014
Maldonado López, Rafael - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2008 & 2015
Munné-Bosch, Sergi - Universitat de Barcelona - 2008 & 2014
Ozaita, Andrés - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2016
Pérez-Jurado, Luis Alberto - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2012
Posas, Francesc - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2008 & 2013
Pujades Corbi, Cristina - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2015
Soriano García, Eduardo - Universitat de Barcelona - 2014
Surrallés, Jordi - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2008 & 2013
Torres, Antonio - Universitat de Barcelona - 2013
Ventura Zamora, Salvador - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2009 & 2015
Villarroya, Francesc - Universitat de Barcelona - 2014
Villaverde, Antonio - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2008 & 2013
Zorzano, Antonio - Universitat de Barcelona - 2013

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