Results about: education

Greater use of the scientific method to enhance learning

The Montserrat School, IRB Barcelona, and the Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera take stock of their 3-year joint project that has brought about a change in the teaching method at this primary school.

The Montserrat School in Cornellà opens the 'Joan Guinovart' laboratory in the framework of the Tandem Schools project

The new school lab has come about from the Escuelas Tándem (Tandem Schools) project, which is supported by IRB Barcelona and the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation.

The Montserrat School and IRB Barcelona have just brought the Tandem Schools Project to a close. This educational initiative has applied science as a core theme to enhance the innovative activities, academic results, prestige, and social cohesion of the school.

Run and financed by the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation, the project is one of the first tandems between a primary school and a scientific institute.

“The people who generously donated to the ‘Futur’ campaign are an example of altruism to be followed,” says Elena Meléndez

The academic year began with the arrival of 11 new students to IRB Barcelona’s International PhD Programme—among them Elena Meléndez Esteban (b. Barcelona, 1993), the recipient of the first "IRB Barcelona Futur” PhD fellowship. This fellowship has come about from the campaign with the same name launched by the institute in December 2016 to increase public awareness of the importance of biomedical research and PhD training. “So many people have shown such generosity in supporting the PhD training of a young researcher whom they have never met,” says Elena. 

IRB Barcelona’s outreach endeavours receive financial backing

During 2017, five activities programmed by the Institute to promote scientific culture will be supported by the FECYT.

Donations give rise to a new IRB Barcelona PhD fellowship

The positive public response to the "Futur" fund-raising campaign launched by IRB Barcelona towards the end of 2016 sets the stage for a new "IRB Barcelona Futur PhD Fellowship".

The fellowship will allow a young researcher to join an IRB Barcelona lab to do a 4-year doctoral thesis.

IRB Barcelona launches a campaign entitled "Future" to increase public awareness of biomedical research

The initiative aims to raise 25,000 euros to fund the first year of a PhD student at IRB Barcelona.

The campaign is part of "Giving Tuesday", a day devoted to charitable donations, which this year falls on Tuesday 29 November.