Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Center

We hope all members of the Barcelona GSE community are healthy and safe.

Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones, and follow all government health and safety recommendations.

We are all concerned about the evolution of the coronavirus and how it is impacting academic life. The Barcelona GSE leadership team meets at least once per week to evaluate the evolving situation and adjust policies and safety measures where needed. 

Below you can find the latest information about how we are adapting programs and services for the Barcelona GSE community.

The Barcelona GSE team is here for you.

Barcelona GSE offices are open during regular office hours. Our team is also available to assist you remotely. 

Office directory

 

Master's programs in progress are being conducted face-to-face to the extent possible.

While regulations and the health situation hold steady or improve, all Master’s programs in the current edition (2020-21) are able to hold a substantial part of their courses face-to-face.

Depending on how campus safety regulations and government mobility restrictions evolve, some courses may need to be held online. We will notify students in advance if that is the case for a course they are taking.

The Barcelona GSE will adjust Term 3 course delivery policies in line with any new guidance forthcoming from government and university authorities.

Exams will be conducted online.

 

We are ready to welcome the Class of 2022 in September!

The Barcelona GSE Admissions team has created a page where candidates and incoming students for the 2021-22 edition of the Master's programs can check information related to coronavirus for the next academic year.

Visit the Admissions FAQ on coronavirus

 

Please respect UAB and UPF safety protocols whenever you are on campus.

Both UAB and UPF university campuses have adopted coronavirus health and safety measures which all members of the Barcelona GSE community must respect when using these spaces.

Please follow all the guidelines posted in campus buildings and grounds (face mask requirements, classroom capacity limitations, etc) and make frequent use of hand sanitizing stations.

 

Our commitment to rigorous education and research remains unchanged.

The Barcelona GSE will continue to deliver high-quality education programs and support frontier research in the best possible conditions considering the circumstances. Please refer to the list of below for information on contingencies for specific programs and groups.

Master's programs

  • Support for distance learning is provided where needed
  • Tools to facilitate online communication between students and professors
  • Full suite of Career Services training and tools and one-on-one career counseling available online
  • Expanded resources to support mental health

Summer School and professional courses

Research programs

 

As always, the Barcelona GSE community is rising to the challenge.

We are so proud of the ways that students and alumni, professors and researchers are working together to get through this challenging period. We thank you all for your collaboration, flexibility, and patience!

Community resources

Covid Economics research collection

Since the first outbreaks of coronavirus and throughout the evolution of the pandemic, researchers across the Barcelona GSE community have been working to understand its economic and social impact. Their findings can contribute to the design of policies aimed at mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on individuals and society.

Visit the Covid Economics research collection

The job search during COVID-19 crisis

"Despite a general crisis and decrease in job offers, there are still many companies hiring. The job market for economics, finance, and data science positions is not as badly affected as some other professions."

Magda Grucza, Barcelona GSE Career Consultant

Webinar and white paper

Tools and support for students, faculty, and alumni

  • Distance learning
  • Career guidance and job search
  • Research initiatives
  • Keeping alumni connected
Tools and support for the Barcelona GSE community