Student Community

The Barcelona GSE's rigorous master's programs are geared towards students who are bright, curious, and motivated to excel. But between study sessions, our students benefit from all the essentials typically associated with student life: informal lectures and outside learning opportunities, sports and social events, a vibrant city to explore, and most of all: lasting relationships with classmates. 


Social Events

Events such as our fideuà cookouts gave master students, faculty, and staff a chance to relax. The whole community is invited to participate in delicious dinners and other events like this in the garden at Ciutadella Campus and other locations around town.

Were you there? Join the Barcelona GSE Facebook and Flickr groups and share your photos. Or tag your Instagram photos with #barcelonagse

Email your activity suggestions, questions, or photos to:

Sports and Activities

In 2017, we held the second annual "Futsal" (indoor football) tournament. Teams matched programs against alumni and faculty. Then, paella for everybody! See photos on Flickr

Other sports and activities:

  • Annual intra-university soccer league with other local universities
  • Barcelona half-marathon
  • Ski trips to Andorra

For more information, email the Programs Office.

Student & Alumni Blog

The Barcelona GSE Voice is a collection of blog posts by master's program students and alumni. Some of the most-read posts last year included:

Visit the Barcelona GSE Voice

PhD Jamboree

The Barcelona GSE PhD Jamboree is an opportunity for students in both PhD programs in the Barcelona GSE community to show off their research, exchange ideas, and receive feedback on work in progress. The Jamboree is organized and led by GPEFM and IDEA students. 

The Jamboree's 2018 program included 22 papers by current students and two invited alumni speakers:  Maria Emilia Garcia-Appendini (UPF-GPEFM '07, University of Zurich) and Luca Paolo Merlino (UAB-IDEA '09, University of Antwerp).

Highlights from past editions:
201820172016 | 2015 | 2014