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2019 edition | Barcelona Summer School in Global Politics, Development and Security


The summer school is taking place in June 19-28, 2019.

Delivery of Courses 

Each 10 hour course will take place in two hour sessions per day during one week. Each 6 hour course will take in two hour sessions per day during three days. Besides this schedule, there will be time planned for personal interactions with professor where you can take the opportunity to comment your research or project with one of these prime academic figures of the International Relations field.


At the conclusion of the Summer School, participants will receive a certificate for the number of hours attended. All IBEI courses require an average of twice the lecture hours for readings, pre-readings and class preparation. Upon previous request, IBEI faculty can provide an assessment of the courses, and the grade obtained can be included into the certificate, in case students aim to transfer them into ECTS credits.

ECTS Credits

Participants have the opportunity to gain ECTS credits if they are recognized by their universities.

  • 10 hour course:  2 credits = Complete the course + daily assignments / project work
  • 6 hour course: 1 credit = Complete the course + daily assignments / project work

Social Activities

Social events will be detailed more in advance.


A wide range of short-term accommodation is available near Ciutadella Campus for IBEI Summer School participants. Students and participants can take advantage of discounted offers by booking accommodation with one of our housing partners. These partners will be able to provide various affordable accommodation options tailored to suit different needs, including: flats, hostels and hotels, shared apartments, and student halls.

More information

For more information please contact Carles Sanchez (csanchez@ibei.org), IBEI research coordinator.


The Barcelona Summer School on International Security will be held at IBEI, Mercè Rodoreda Building (24), Campus Ciutadella (UPF), Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27, Barcelona (Spain).

Mercè Rodoreda Building - UPF Ciutadella Campus (click here to expand)