Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-IF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Architectural Constructions.

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    01/07/2020 11:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor ROSER MARTINEZ RAMOS E IRUELA, from the Department of Architectural Constructions at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in 2020 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information: http://sl.ugr.es/0aNV).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. The UGR has been awarded with the "Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)", which reflects the UGR’s commitment to continuously improve its human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top 5/10 of Spanish universities by a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, or international funding.

UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking (http://sl.ugr.es/0aw0). The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) places the UGR in 268th position in the world and as the 4th highest ranked University in Spain, reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research. From the perspective of specialist areas in the ARWU rankings, the UGR is outstanding in Documentation (ranked in the 36th in the world) or Food science technology (ranked 37th in the world), Mathematics and Computer Science (ranked among the top 76-100 in the world).

The UGR has 4 researchers at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list in the Computer Science area. With regard to broader subject fields, the UGR is ranked in 45th position in the universities worldwide in the discipline of Engineering. It is also well recognized for its web presence (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i) taking 36th place in the top 200 Universities in Europe. Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of the Framework Programme of the European Union. For the duration of the last two Framework Programmes, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 18.02 million euros, and for H2020, 80 projects with total funding around 20.6 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group

The HUM 813 group, to which I belong, was created in December 2004 with the aim of promoting research in Architecture around the relations between Architecture and other areas of contemporary culture. It consists of researchers from five university centers: the three public architecture E.T.S. of Andalusia (Granada, Seville and Malaga) and the E.T.S. of Engineering Roads, Canals and Ports and Building Engineering of the University of Granada. In addition, it maintains close relations with numerous European and American Architecture Schools, as well as research centers in other countries and develops the following lines of research: Contemporary reflections on the architectural project; Architecture and heritage; the image of architecture and the city in contemporary culture, 19th-20th centuries; Other lines of research of the group are developed in the field of urban and architectural history of Granada.

Project description

Since construction is one of the sectors with the highest environmental impact and high percentage of waste generation, the application of the circular economy is key to the transformation of the new construction industry. "Produce, consume and throw away" will be replaced by "reduce, reuse and recycle". A new production model must be protocolized to extend the life of materials and resources as much as possible, minimizing waste generation. In this context, it is intended to undertake the evaluation of the built heritage corresponding to historic centres identifying in them those main conservation values that enhance building rehabilitation and urban regeneration and renewal under the objectives of efficiency and waste management and recycling. All this is part of a global reflection on what makes a historic center habitable, which happens when the "revival" changes the whole social character of a neighborhood. and how sharing can transform the way it operates so that it can become more sustainable, resilient, inclusive, and, of course, smarter with a people-focused approach.

Research Area

Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC) and Information Science and Engineering (ENG)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor ROSER MARTINEZ RAMOS E IRUELA (rosermartinez@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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