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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 of the IBEI                                          


Pere Vilanova,
Professor, Universitat de Barcelona

Caterina Garcia,
Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra 

Juan Jesús Pérez,
Professor, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya    

Ana Sofia Cardenal,
Professor, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya 

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

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

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

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

Robert Kissack,
Head of Studies & Associate Professor, IBEI

Matthias vom Hau,
Research Coordinator & Associate Professor, IBEI