01 Education

Continuing education is still an essential element of competitiveness. The current economic situation and globalisation make companies, professionals and students invest in education in order to grow, enter or progress in a borderless labour market marked by the new information technologies. “The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay”. This is the categorical statement made by Henry Ford at the beginning of the last century. One hundred years later, his declaration is still fully valid. [...]

The voices

The voice of an academic director of Banking and Finance programmes

Xavier Puig

In what way are the railway, Terra and online education alike?Xavier Puig

Director of Banking and Finance programmes, Barcelona School of Management

The world’s first stock market index, created in 1884 by Charles Dow and Edward Jones, founders of the Wall Street Journal, consisted of eleven shares, of which nine were in [...]

The voice of the academic director of the Continuing Education Institute Private Foundation

Daniel Serra

The R&D Funding Crisis in SpainDaniel Serra

Academic Manager, Continuing Education Institute Private Foundation. Director of the MSc in Management, Barcelona School of Management

Research in Spain has also been greatly affected by the crisis. The austerity measures and the widespread cuts to public spending, both by the central Government and by regional authorities, [...]

The voice of an academic director of video game creation

Dani Sánchez-Crespo

Is it worth going to university?Dani Sánchez-Crespo

Director, Master in Creation of Video Games, IDEC-UPF. CEO and co-founder, Novarama

No, seriously… Is it worth going to university? And, while we’re at it, is it worth going to school? The answer is obviously “yes”. Without school, without university, we would [...]

The voice of a director of a program of a multinational group

Pablo Furnari

Business training: such an intangible added value?Pablo Furnari

Executive Director, Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation (Argentina), First Export Programme

“What’s worse than training your staff and then losing them? Not training them and keeping them!” Some time ago, at a conference where I was speaking about the importance of [...]

The voice of the Rector of the Pompeu Fabra University

Jaume Casals

The importance of university education and its impactJaume Casals

Rector of the Pompeu Fabra University

The latest report of the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP, December 2012) “Research and Innovation Indicators of Catalan Public Universities” reveals the repercussion of the Catalan university system on [...]

The voice of an academic director of making documentaries

Jordi Balló

Focus on the projectJordi Balló

Director of the Master in Making Documentaries, IDEC-UPF

The work methodology of the Master in Making Documentaries starts from a central idea. Each participant contributes their own project, which they develop during the master’s degree programme. The theoretical [...]

The voice of a ex-student form Peru

Silvia Becerra

Internet, a complement to my educationSilvia Becerra

Talent Scholarship-holder, Master in Sports Management and Direction 2013, Barcelona School of Management

No one doubts that the internet and the other “virtual” social networks occupy an important space in our daily life. It is easy to see that they are almost indispensable [...]