Universitat Rovira i Virgili, URV (Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain)

The URV was created in 1991 and it has a studentship of almost 15,000. From the very first day its aim has been very clear: to place knowledge at the service of society so as to contribute to the social and economic development of its environment.

Social and cultural changes have opened the doors to a new framework in which our students and future workers are obliged to interact in Europe. At the URV we train professionals under the precepts of European harmonization, a key factor for opening the doors to a world of work without frontiers. And we do so by providing a full range of educational possibilities with more than 40 undergraduate courses and 50 master’s degrees (many of which are interuniversity) and an extensive doctoral program.

Various rankings and reports show that the URV is not only one of the leading universities in Catalonia but also one of the leading universities in the European area for the quality of its teaching, its commitment to continuous training and the excellence of its research, development and innovation.

The Faculty of Business and Economics and the research group FHOM

The Faculty of Business and Economics’ expertise is key in the topic of social entrepreneurship, in terms of research, teaching and outreach. In terms of research, the group FHOM (Human Factors, Organisations and Markets) is made up of members that study various aspects of ethics in business. In terms of teaching, business students are encouraged to choose social oriented topics for their final year projects or masters projects. These projects are linked to our outreach program “Market for Social Projects”, where different local social institutions present their needs and initiatives for students to be interested and involved in. This is part of the “Learning and service” strategic line of the URV. The FEE is conscious that social entrepreneurship involves the social but also the business aspect. In this regard, the faculty has a specific Chair on Entrepreneurship to provide the technical tools related to undertaking entrepreneurship projects.

Contact Person
Dr. Gerard Ryan
Head of Research Group FHOM
Department of Business Management, URV
Tel: +34 977 75 98 42