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

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    31/10/2018 13:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Víctor Jesús García Morales, from the Department of Business Organization 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 University of Granada is the second oldest University of Europe(1531). It receives students and scholars from 114 countries and it is recognized for its excellence in research in many fields. Currently it is the third University of Spain according to the Shanghai international ranking (ARWU). In 2016 the number of published scientific papers indexed in Journal Citation Reports, JCR, was near 3000, of which more than half were in Q1 journals. In addition, Granada University is developing 26 research projects under FP7 and H2020programs, and 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 papersis near 50%. Concerning the Department of Business Organization the research group ISDE is a research group focused on topics related to entrepreneurship, knowledge management, innovation, sustainability, learning and is responsible of more than 250 research papers, more 50 Phd thesis, more 50 research projects and so on.

Project description

International mobility of labor factor refers to migratory flows and also involves the mobility of capital, especially because of the influence of international economics flows on migration: foreign trade, direct foreign investment and remittances. Likewise, knowledge can enhance the effects of labor and capital mobility. Advances in the level educational attainment and attracting international human capital drives the transformation of productive structure.

Literature on migration addresses this issue from different perspectives. Thus, the migration network theory explores the fundamental role of personal relationships between migrants and non-migrants, and it establishes that the migratory flow arises from the existence of certain links between countries of destination and origin.Likewise, migratory networks facilitate the transfer of knowledge and skills, as, for example, in the case of universities or expatriate workers. The neoclassical theory of migration also argues that changes in the trade balance, in foreign direct investment (FDI) and in remittances cause people to move from one country to another (Massey, 1988). In this sense, Schiff (1994) showed that the remittances received by a country are used to finance the costs of emigration, which ultimately leads to an increase in the sending of remittances. Correspondingly, the workers of this country are motivated to receive a greater education increasing the human capital of the country, and next to the monetary transferences, knowledge is also received thanks to the improvement of the communications and the information flows are fomented and improved. knowledge between the sending and receiving countries.

For all these reasons, it is relevant to conduct research on the international mobility of factors, including the analysis of the causes and consequences of migration flows, as well as their relationship with trade, foreign direct investment, remittances and knowledge.


Research Area

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

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Víctor Jesús García Morales (victorj@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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