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Student Services

IBEI offers its students a number of services, which include:

Library Access

As an IBEI student, you are free to use to all libraries of the Consorci de Biblioteques Universitàries de Catalunya (www.csuc.cat).

At the start of the first term, you will get your student card, with which you will be identified as a student of the Master’s. By means of the card, you will be able to access the UPF library.

If the student loses the student card, must pay the amount of €3 for the new reissue. Those who file a police report shall be exempt from paying this fee.

All the members of the IBEI community can access the electronic resources – databases, journals, books and electronic dictionaries – subscribed to by the UPF library from outside the university through SARE (E-Resources Access Service). How to access the UPF e-resources from home

Library of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Made up of more than 550,000 samples of monographs and more than 15,300 collections of printed publications, as well as around 6,000 periodical subscriptions, the UPF library remains open 360 days a year from 8 to 2 a.m.

Due to the collaboration between IBEI and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, IBEI students can browse all books available at this library and also take advantage of all the electronic resources of the university. During the welcome day, there will be a meeting for all IBEI students at the UPF library in order to inform them how to access the electronic resources online.

The UPF offers interlibrary loan service to IBEI students through the Catálogo Colectivo de las Universidades de Catalunya (CCUC) and the Red de Bibliotecas Universitarias Españolas (REBIUN). IBEI students can request books on loan and copies of articles and other documents that are not available at the UPF but are available at any other Spanish university at no cost. IBEI assumes the interlibrary loan rates at the Spanish level. If the interlibrary loan is carried out through European libraries or the rest of the world, the student must assume its cost, complying with the rates established by the library services of the UPF.

How to access the UPF e-resources from home

Library of the International Catalan Institute for Peace

The library of the International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP) is an institution specialized in culture of peace, security and conflicts. Its purpose is to allow and encourage research in these areas, becoming a reference centre in its field in Catalonia. The library’s collection covers the following topics: Peace and non-violence, armed conflicts, conflict transformation and resolution, international law and legislation, political science, international relations, security, disarmament, terrorism, development cooperation, social movements and environmental policies.

This library is located in C / Tapineria 10, 1st floor, in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona and is open to the public in the mornings from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

ICIP makes available to its users the entire package of scientific journals in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities of the British publisher Taylor & Francis. This collection of online access publications includes more than 1,500 journals of high impact and visibility in the areas of interest and study of IBEI Master’s degrees.

Library of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

The library of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona consists of more than 1 million publications and almost 20,000 periodical subscriptions, 9,000 electronic newspapers, approximately 6,000 electronic books and some other sources of information.

Library of the Universitat de Barcelona

Open throughout the whole year, the Universitat de Barcelona library has more than 1,5 million of volumes, as well as more than 6,000 e-books. The number of magazines, both printed and electronic, is over 21,000 samples. In the Law Faculty, you will find the United Nations depositary library, a research reference centre.

Language Courses

IBEI students have access to the language courses offered by the three universities that offer the Master's degrees: the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, the Universitat de Barcelona and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

For each case, a specific discount policy will be applied, detailed below.

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

IBEI students will receive the discount from the collective of linked University Community: a 15% discount for courses at the UAB Campus and discounts of up to €50 (depending on the language) for courses in Barcelona. They must complete the registration in person, and present the IBEI registration certificate.

For more information: UAB Languages

Universitat de Barcelona

For Catalan and Spanish courses, IBEI students are entitled to the UB student fee. For this, they need to have the UB student identification number, NIUB, which they must request from IBEI Academic Office and Teaching Quality Assurance. Once they have the NIUB they should address the Linguistic Office of each language to make the registration:

For any other languages, IBEI students have the right to apply for the reduced fees of the UB-Postgraduate UB Collective Students. If the resigistration is done presentially, they must show the IBEI enrolment certificate. If the registration is done online, they must register as students of the UB-Postgraduate UB Collective, (in this case, the IBEI enrolment certificate may be requested once the online registration has been completed).

For more information about these languages: Instituto de Formación Continua, Escola d’Idiomes Moderns (EIM) (*all the languages except Catalan and Spanish).

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

In this case, IBEI students are considerated to be students of the UPF Group: they can enroll in the offered courses but that does not include any discount. To enroll the courses, first they have to register at the virtual secretary of the UPF language courses.

The price of the Catalan and Spanish courses is € 260 (lasting one trimester) and the tuition must be done in person. For the rest of the languages ​​(English, French or German, among others), the course has a single price of € 833 for the entire academic year and if the enrollment takes place before September 24th, there's a 10% discount.

For more information: Idiomes UPF

WiFi and printers

On the first floor of the building where IBEI is located a study room is available, exclusively for IBEI students where you can access with your card student. At the Campus you will also have WiFi connection, whose password will be provided at the beginning of the course. How to configure eduroam

Also, students can use the computer’s room in the library from Monday to Friday (8 a.m. - 1 a.m.) and weekends (10 a.m. - 9 p.m.). Also you can photocopy and print in the different photocopiers of the campus.

The library has a room equipped with photocopiers. There are also photocopiers in the IBEI building. The photocopiers operate on a self-service basis. In order to use them, a rechargeable magnetic card is required, which can be purchased and recharged at the vending machines located in the Library’s reprography room and at different points on the University campus. Printing and copying: How to print

Virtual Campus, Virtual Academic Office and email

The Virtual Campus is the tool that will allow you to access each of the courses in which you have been enrolled. Moreover, most of the coursework that will help you follow the subjects is posted onto the Virtual Campus. You will also find material related to the different courses such as exercises, practical lessons, debates, questionnaires or compulsory bibliography. You will also be able to contact other students and instructors through the Virtual Campus.

Moreover, IBEI has a Virtual Academic Office. Here you can do the autoregistration, and take different steps such as consulting your academic record and requesting some certificates, as well as checking your personalised timetable and the final grades of your courses.

At the beginning of the course, you will be given two user’s guide together with your user name and password in order to access both the Virtual Campus and the Virtual Academic Office.

On the other hand, from the start of the course you will be provided with your own IBEI email inbox provided by Gmail. The address (name'sfirstlettersurname@student.ibei.org) and password will be delivered to you at the beginning of the course.

All communications between the IBEI and the students will be done through this email address. For this reason, it is very important that you keep it and check it daily.

All the Gsuite package will be available for IBEI Students. This mainly includes Gmail, the cloud space Google Drive and the office tools which it incorpores.

Microsoft Office

As IBEI students you will have Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for Education license for free. You will be able to use the license while you are IBEI students. You will be notified in advance when your subscription will be about to expire. 

The Office 365 ProPlus Office computer package for Microsoft education can be in installed on your computer and also provides support to work with your information in the cloud. You will find the main tools of Microsoft Office 2016: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Publisher, Outlook, Enterprise Skype, InfoPath and OneDrive.

You will be given instructions on how to install Microsoft Office package at the beginning of the academic year.

Mailboxes and lockers

As an IBEI student, you will be provided with a mailbox with your name where we will leave any documents, essays and other pieces of information that you may need. IBEI will give you the keys to mailbox at the beginning of the course, after the payment of a deposit of €5.

If you lose the key you will need to ask for the original at the reception desk and leave a €30 deposit which will be given back to you whenever you have the appropriate copy.

On the other hand, in the UPF campus there are several lockers where you can store your stuff. These lockers must be emptied daily.