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MSCA-PF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Criminal Law.

International Research Projects Office
29/03/2022

Hosting Information

Offer Deadline
EU Research Framework Programme
HE / MSCA
Country
Spain
City
Granada

Organisation/Institute

Organisation / Company
International Research Projects Office
Department
Promotion and Advisory Unit
Laboratory
NA
Is the Hosting related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Contact Information

Organisation / Company Type
Higher Education Institute
Website
Email
promofpi@ugr.es
jvalls@ugr.es
State/Province
Granada
Postal Code
18071
Street
Gran Vía de Colón, 48, 2nd floor
Phone

Description

Professor Javier Valls Prieto, from the Department of Criminal Law at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA-PF) in 2022 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (for more information about the 2022 call, please consult: http://sl.ugr.es/0cmA).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR) was founded in 1531 and is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. With over 60,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 6,000 members of staff, the UGR offers over 70 undergraduate degrees, 100 master’s degrees (9 of which are international double degrees) and 28 doctoral programmes via its 127 departments and 22 centers. Accordingly, the UGR offers one of the most extensive and diverse ranges of higher education programmes in Spain.

The UGR has been awarded with the "Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)", which reflects the institution’s commitment to continuously improving 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 internationally renowned for its excellence in diverse research fields and ranked among the top Spanish universities in a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, and international funding.

The UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking - Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). The 2021 edition of the ARWU places the UGR in 201-300th position in the world and as the second highest ranked university in Spain (http://sl.ugr.es/0cmF), reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research. The UGR stands out in the specialties of Library & Information Science (position 36); Food Science & Technology (39) and Hospitality & Tourism Management (51-75), according to the latest edition of this prestigious ranking by specialties (http://sl.ugr.es/0bSp). A little lower in the ranking, the UGR also stands out in Mathematics (76-100) and Mining & Mineral Engineering (76-100).

Additionally, the UGR has 7 researchers who are at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list (http://sl.ugr.es/0cmD), most of these related to the area of Computer Science. It is also well recognized for its web presence (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i), being positioned at 54th place in the top 200 Universities in Europe.

Internationally, the University of Granada is firmly committed to its 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, 119 projects with a total funding of around 29.233 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group:

The unit of excellence "Digital Society: Human Rights and Security" focuses on the study of technology from a legal point of view, understanding not only the internal analysis of the standard, but also the external analysis of the same, using mixed methodologies.

Project description:

The researcher will be able to join two main lines of research: Artificial Intelligence governance systems and the use of intelligent systems in crime and security issues.

Governance focuses on two main aspects, the ethical principles and the regulatory framework of artificial intelligence.

The use by law enforcement focuses on cybercrime, use of crime prevention with predictive systems and the use of the technology by society.

Research Area:

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

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Javier Valls Prieto (jvalls@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)