On 6 November, sculptor Jaume Plensa will be awarded an honorary doctorate by the UAB. The event will take place at 12 noon at the auditorium of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. This is first of five exceptional honorary doctorates to be awarded this year in commemoration of the UAB's 50th annivarsary. Read more
The Gegants return to the UAB in celebration of its 50th anniversary
The cultural group Colla gegantera de Molins de Rei recently restored the UAB's Gegants, which were created by artists Esperanša Cases, Montserrat Torres and Pepa Sintes in 1988. The gegants are one of the oldest folkloric figures of the festivals held in many towns of Catalonia.
The UAB Gegants have been restored in celebration of the university's 50th anniversary and once again formed part of the festivities of the Festa Major, held on 9 November. Jaume Coma, Gerard Pouget, Victor Llangostera, Joan Parellada, Miquel Burgès and other members of the cultural group “Colla gegantera de Molins de Rei” were in charge of restoring the giant figures. They were also the ones to parade and make the giants dance at the Festa Major.