A study by the UAB Centre for Demographic Studies published today estimates that in a country with full occupation, the dependence ratio for pensions in Spain would be 1 for every 3 taxpayers, but at the moment the ration is 4 for every 5 taxpayers. There is a disuse of the demographic potential.
UAB researchers, in collaboration with the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP), have discovered in Vallcebre (Barcelona) an impression fossil of the surface of the skin of a dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous, a period shortly before they went extinct. Its characteristics make it a unique discovery in Europe.
On 20 21 October, the UAB's Centre for Demographic Studies (CED) will play host to a seminar on the crisis currently affecting the state of welfare entitled "Ayudar y recibir ayuda: mercado laboral y seguridad social". Several experts will debate upon the relationship between demography, the current situation of young people professionally and the pensions system.
The UAB participates in a project to research the role of universities in innovation and regional development and strengthen the relation between the two. The project is part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network programme and the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) network.
This is the conclusion reached in the study “L’estigma i la discriminació en salut mental a Catalunya 2016”, conducted by the UAB and Spora Sinergies for Obertament, a platform which unites the main mental health services existing in Catalonia. This discrimination is present in almost all areas of their lives.
Close to 100 archaeologists will meet 17-19 October at the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts to start up Iber-Crono, a collective database which will contain all of the absolute dating recorded for the Iberian Peninsula, from the Palaeolithic to the Medieval periods.
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