The Consortium

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the 4th oldest university in the UK and one of the largest with 16,500 undergraduates, 5,000 postgraduates and 5,000 adults in continuing education. The University of Glasgow is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of major research-led universities and a founder member of Universitas 21, an international grouping of universities dedicated to setting worldwide standards for higher education. It has over 5,000 staff and an annual turnover of £290M. Its staff make valued contributions to collaborative work with some 200 institutions around the world. It has students from over 120 different countries.

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The University of Glasgow hosts the largest group of economic and social historians in Scotland.

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Teaching staff and research areas

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The University of Barcelona is the most formidable public institution of higher education in Catalonia, catering to the needs of the greatest number of students and delivering the broadest and most comprehensive offering in higher educational courses. The UB is also the principal centre of university research in Spain and has become a European benchmark for research activity, both in terms of the number of research programmes it conducts and the excellence these have achieved.

Its own history closely tied to the history of Barcelona and of Catalonia, our university combines the values of tradition with its position as an institution dedicated to innovation and teaching excellence: a university that is as outward-looking and cosmopolitan as the city from which it takes its name.

The Faculty of Economics and Business is a centre of reference in the training of Economics, Business, Sociology and Statistics. It is the oldest Catalan faculty of economics and business and it formed the first class of economists that obtained the degree in Economics in Catalonia (1954-1959). In 2008 it merged with the School of Business Studies (founded in 1850) to create the current Faculty of Economics and Business. Internationalisation is one of the Faculty’s priorities; we offer degrees in English at undergraduate and postgraduate level and have signed more than 200 exchange mobility agreements. Our focus is on entrepreneurship as we offer students on all programmes the opportunity to complete internships in firms and public institutions.

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Founded in 1913, Erasmus University Rotterdam is currently one the biggest universities of the Netherlands with a student population of 23,000 and a research community of circa 1,400. Scholars and students in seven faculties and two institutions work on global social challenges in the areas of:

  • health

  • wealth

  • governance

  • culture

As part of a large global network of academic partnerships, in strategic alliance with Leiden University and Delft University of Technology and in a unique collaboration with city and port, the dynamic city of Rotterdam serves as our laboratory.

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) is a dynamic School of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, which offers five bachelor programmes, eight masters programmes, a research masters programme and a variety of courses in the fields of History, Arts and Culture Studies, and Media & Communication.

Further information on Erasmus University Rotterdam

Campus facilities at Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC)

ESHCC’s History Department

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Established in the age of the Enlightenment (1737) and committed to its critical spirit, the “Georgia Augusta” is today one of Germany’s leading universities. Göttingen is a research university of international renown with a strong focus on research-led teaching. At the Institute for Economic and Social History teaching and research focus primarily on business history, the history of consumption and the history of globalisation in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. We offer students two degree programs in Economic and Social History, one for undergraduates and one for graduate students.

Overall, the University is distinguished by the rich diversity of its subject spectrum particularly in the humanities, its excellent facilities for the pursuit of scientific research, and the outstanding quality of the areas that define its profile. Its Faculty of Economic Sciences is one of the largest in Germany, with over 4,300 enrolled students and key expertise in areas such as  “Governance“, “Marketing and Channel Management“ and “Integration and Development”.

For further information please visit the following sites:

University of Göttingen Website

Institute for Economic and Social History

Faculty of Economic Science