Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Post-doctoral position at University of Granada: Apply for an Athenea3i-2018 Research Fellowship at the Department of International and Spanish Economics

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    31/10/2018 14:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Antonio Mihi Ramirez, from the Department of International and Spanish Economics at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for an Athenea3i Research Fellowship in 2018 at this University. The information about the Fellowship conditions, how to apply, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, Evaluation Process, etc. is available in https://athenea3i.ugr.es/. Please note that applicants must comply with the Eligibility Criteria (https://athenea3i.ugr.es/?page_id=23).  

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. It serves more than 60000 students per year, including many foreign students, as UGR is the leader host institution in the Erasmus program. UGR, featuring 3650 professors and more than 2000 auxiliary personnel, offers a total of 75 degrees through its 112 departments and 28 centers.

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://www.arwu.org/), and it is also well recognized for its web presence (http://www.4icu.org/top200/).

Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of H2020, both at partner and coordination. For the duration of the Seventh Framework Programme, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 17.97 million euros, and for H2020, until 2015, more than 25 projects with total funding of more than 6 million euros. Our more than 3,000 researchers are grouped into 365 research groups covering all scientific fields and disciplines.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group

The number of published scientific papers indexed in Journal Citation Reports, JCR, in the University of Granada was near 3000 in 2016, of which more than half were in Q1 journals. In addition, it is currently the second University of Spain concerning national research projects. The European Commission has granted to the University of Granada (UGR) the 'HRS4R' (Human Resources Strategy for Researchers) seal, which recognizes the efforts of research institutions and entities that finance R & D when adopting a series of good practices in hiring researchers and technical personnel. The Faculty of Economics and Management comprised more than 300 teachers and researchers in 25 departments. The Faculty is one of the bigger of Granada University, with 7,300 students enrolled in this faculty during the last academic year. It has also a preeminent place main as center of research. According to the impact factor, Economics is the 3th field of knowledge with a higher number of research papers of Granada University. Percentage of International authorship in these papers is near 50%. Concerning the Department of International and Spanish Economics, here, the research group “Political Economy, History and Economic Institutions” is focus on international Economics and migration from 2007. It is responsible of more than 150 research papers, 10 Phd thesis, 10 research projects and so on.

Project description

This project is about aging of population and migration. Demographic aging is a widespread phenomenon in the developed countries of Europe that is becoming more and more perceptible (Ingham et al, 2009; Saraceno, 2010). Simultaneously, over time the phenomenon of foreign pensioners who emigrate will probably also become significant and this could trigger an avalanche of "new retirees" who choose to request family reunification abroad. This phenomenon is already a serious threat for many European countries with relative lower resources, such as Poland, Lithuania, Romania and Bulgaria (Saraceno, 2010), because these countries have to face the fact that pensions will probably go to another country (to the new destination and will not remain at the home country). For instance, in Poland in 2014 pension plans made pension transfers to 42,000 emigrants, mostly parents in their old age who left their countries to live with their relative’s migrants abroad. This phenomenon has widened substantially after the recent enlargements of the EU. These facts are likely to even increase in the near future, since according to official estimates at the end of the decade, retired emigrants will possibly triple the current quota (Eurostat, 2015). The rate of aging of the population can also be modified by migratory flows. Immigration usually slows down the aging of the population since immigrants tend to be younger and have more children (Gavrilov and Heuveline, 2003). Therefore, to understand migration processes in the contemporary economies of the European Union is fundamental to include the problem of the aging of societies. Based on this approach, the following research problem is posed: What is the effect of migration on the aging of population in European countries? Methodology implies the use cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis. Research plan: 1) review of the relevant literature, 2) proposal of a study model and design of measurement instruments, 3) field work, 4) information processing and 5) dissemination of results. Dissemination plan: joint actions with socio-economic agents and publication in ISI-JCR journals. The successful applicant is expected to contribute decisively to the research plan.  Also, ability to publish in English in peer-reviewed journals and excellent knowledge of statistic methodologies are of prime importance.

Research Area

  • Economic Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities (ECO-SOC)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Antonio Mihi Ramírez (amihi@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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