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Governing bodies

Pursuant to the Foundation’s Statutes, the Scientific Council is responsible for all academic matters pertaining to IBEI’s activity, including its detailed teaching programme, the necessary regulations or the launching of new programmes. This is why only the patron universities are represented in the Scientific Council. 

The members of the Scientific Council are: 


Jacint Jordana,
Director, IBEI
Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra


Esther Barbé,
Senior Research Associate, IBEI
Professor, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Ana Sofia Cardenal,
Professor, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya 

Laura Chaqués Bonafont,
Senior Research Associate, IBEI
Professor, Universitat de Barcelona

Juan Díez Medrano,
Senior Research Fellow,
Universidad Carlos III Madrid

Caterina Garcia,
Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Jean Grugel,
Research Professor, IBEI
Professor, University of York

Matthias vom Hau,
Research Coordinator & Associate Professor,

Robert Kissack,
Head of Studies & Associate Professor,

Xavier Pons Rafols,
Dean of the Faculty of Law, Universitat de Barcelona

Lourdes Reig Puig,
Vice-Rector for International Policy, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Martin Shaw,
Research Professor, IBEI
Emeritus Professor, University of Sussex