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Internationalisation is a strategic objective for IRB, being a key element through which the Institute can increase its scientific excellence and boost its economic potential. International leadership is achieved through simultaneous actions of diverse natures, such as increasing international funding, enhancing visibility among international research institutions and entities, fostering international partnerships and alliances, increasing international recruitment, etc. IRB Barcelona has since its outset devoted efforts and resources to internationalisation.

International agreements

Scientific institutes need to be tightly linked to the wider research community and IRB Barcelona has numerous initiatives to ensure that our researchers establish fruitful collaborations with other scientists, research facilities and hospitals. Our collaborations go beyond borders, with formal links to institutes with similar areas of activity and interests worldwide. These partnerships allow for the exchange of knowledge and expertise, and provide an important chance for research from each institute to spend periods of time at other centres.

Other initiatives and partnerships

The groundbreaking science performed at IRB Barcelona drives its participation in large international consortia. IRB Barcelona researchers participate in several large-scale scientific endeavours, namely: