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Post-doctoral position at University of Granada: Apply for an Athenea3i-2018 Research Fellowship at the Department of Criminal law

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    30/10/2018 14:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Javier Valls Prieto, from the Department of Criminal law 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

Criminal Law Department is based in the Law Faculty of the University of Granada. The 23 members of the Department teach in undergraduate studies in Law and Criminology as well as in the different Postgraduate studies. As a research center, the department has two research groups, Professors de Derecho Penal de la UGR y Aproximación práctica a los problemas del Derecho Penal. Both take part in many of research projects. Right now it’s taking part in European Commission H2020 Framework Program projects:

  • COPKIT Technology, training for Early-Warning/Early-Action led policing in fighting Organised Crime and Terrorism
  • SIENNA Stakeholder-informed ethics for new technologies with high socio-economic and human rights impact

The currently national projects are:

  • El Derecho ante las formas contemporáneas de esclavitud
  • La responsabilidad penal de los entes colectivos. La responsabilidad criminal de las personas jurídicas y de los entes sin personalidad en el Derecho penal español
  • Variables para una moderna política criminal, superadora de la contradicción expansionista/reduccionista de la pena de prisión
  • Tratamiento jurídico del fraude en el deporte

The transfer of knowledge of the Department is focused on lawmakers and law enforcement, as well as the society.

Project description


The use of artificial intelligent combating crime

European criminal law

Research Area

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

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)


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