The University of Barcelona (UB) was founded in 1450. Today it boasts a student body of 63,020 and a research staff of 5,312 members. Degrees are offered in 73 different areas of teaching with numerous postgraduate and doctorate programs as well as continuing education courses. The University of Barcelona (UB) is the largest of the six universities of Barcelona and of the ten in Catalonia. The UB is ranked as first among the Spanish universities, and the twenty third European institution in scientific quality and productivity.

The UB manages on average 150 European projects per year, for an amount of about 8,6 million euro per year. The University of Barcelona develops all its activities related to the research in Europe through its European Research Projects Office, a unit in charge of the promotion of EC programmes, technical assistance to the elaboration of proposals and management of projects with participation of researchers of the UB. Since January 2010, the UB is part of the prestigious League of European Universities Research (LERU).

12_ub_gilabertDr Roger Gilabert | Associate professor/Serra Hunter Fellow and researcher
Roger is currently an associate professor/Serra Hunter Fellow and researcher at the University of Barcelona. His research interests include second and foreign language production and acquisition, task design and task complexity, and individual differences in L2 production and acquisition.
He is involved in a project within the language acquisition research group (GRAL) led and coordinated by Dr. Carme Muñoz that investigates the effects of subtitling in series and film on second language learning. He has published extensively in the areas of task design, task complexity, and CAF. His most recent publications include research on writing and its potential for second language learning.


Dr Sara Feijoo | Full Time Researcher
Sara is currently a full-time lecturer and a researcher at the University of Barcelona, where she obtained her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics. Her research interests include topics such as first and second language acquisition, bilingualism, linguistic impairments and the relationship between language and cognition. In particular, she has been working on child language and on the role of input in linguistic development. As a member of the GRAL group (Grup de Recerca en Adquisició de Llengües) she has been involved in different research projects on second language learning funded by the Spanish Government.