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MSCA-PF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Building Engineering and Engineering Projects

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    31/08/2021 12:30 - Europe/Brussels
    HE / MSCA
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Germán Martínez Montes from the Department of Building Engineering and Engineering Projects at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) in 2021 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information about the 2020 call: http://sl.ugr.es/0aNV, the 2021 call is not yet open).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. With over 60.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 6.000 staff. UGR offers a total of 89 degrees, 110 master’s degrees and 28 doctoral programmes through its 123 departments and 27 centers. Consequently, the UGR offers one of the most extensive and diverse ranges of higher education programmes in Spain.

The UGR has 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. UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top 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 - Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) (http://sl.ugr.es/0bsW). The UGR is amongst the 201-300 first universities of the world, between 2nd-5th position of Spanish universities and number 1 in the Andalusian Region in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking. Specialties at UGR that stand out are Library & Information Science (position 32) and Food Science & Technology (position 36). Moreover, the UGR is also situated amongst the first 100 universities in Mining & Mineral Engineering between (76th-100th position), in Mathematics (between 76th-100th position) and in Hospitality & Tourism Management (between 76th-100th position). The edition of the ARWU places the UGR in 201-300th 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.

Additionally, the UGR has 8 researchers at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list in Computer Sciences & Engineering (position 101-150). It is also well recognized for its web presence (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i), being positioned at 43th 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 67 projects, with total funding of 18.029 million euros, and for H2020, 118 projects with total funding around 29.115 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group:

The LabIC.UGR research group (Construction Engineering Laboratory of the University of Granada) is integrated by professors, researchers, laboratory technicians and administration and services staff, linked to the Department of Construction Engineering and Engineering Projects, who since 2007 have been carrying out R&D&I work to respond to the technological needs and challenges in the field of civil engineering. www.labic.ugr.es

Project description:


Jean Monnet Chair PM2 by European Commission. Open, free and common project management framework for all European institutions, companies and citizens. – PM2EU+. Grant decision number 619648-EPP-1-2020-1-ES-EPPJMO-CHAIR

Jean Monnet Chairs are university chairs conferred by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Programme. Their aim is to strengthen teaching and research on European integration in universities, EU member states, and other countries.

Because of the project based approach improves management of any activity, the European Commission has been aware of this for many years and has developed its own project management methodology that meets the needs of the European Union (PM2). Open PM2, an open and free version, was launched in 2016 by de European Commission on the need to put into value most of EC documents and methodologies. To date, PM2 Methodology has not been sufficiently disseminated in the European Union.

The main objective of this Chair is to enhance the value of the Open PM2 methodology and ensure that as many potential users as possible (students, young researches, civil servants and practitioners), use it. This project want to play a crucial role in enabling the sharing of knowledge and experiences and fostering appreciation of PM² as a common, open and free language and methodology for Europe – and beyond.

The research line to be developed will include the international analysis of project management methodologies, trends and challenges, OpenPM2 improvement opportunities, the possibility of systematising its use through software applications and carrying out improvement proposals in all areas (governance model, processes, roles and responsibilities and artefacts).

As well as literature review, surveys and interviews will be conducted with stakeholders (project managers and other practitioners).

For the research a mixed methodological approach to comprehend the project management complexity will be carried out. The three most pertinent purposes to our research are exploration, triangulation and complementarity and this is the reason why we will use quantitative (surveys) and qualitative (interviews) methods. All information and data will be systematically and formally analysed in order to provide meaningful results.

A continuous collaboration will also be established with the PM2 Alliance, the Official Chamber of Commerce, Professional Associations and with the European Commission in order to analyse the evolution of the PM2.

The results of the research should provide:

  • A better knowledge of the methodology.
  • Possibilities of improvement of the methodology.
  • To systematise the use of the methodology through software applications.

More information on this project (Jean Monnet Chair PM2 by European Commission) can be found on the following website: https://catedras.ugr.es/openPM2/en

Research Area:

  • Economic Sciences (ECO)
  • Information Science and Engineering (ENG)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Germán Martínez Montes (gmmontes@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • etter of recommendation (optional)


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