• IQS Doctoral Student Huaxin Wanglu Earns SEBAP Grant

Thursday, 31 March, 2022
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IQS doctoral student Huaxin Wanglu has earned the Beca Societat Econòmica Barcelonesa d’Amics del País (Barcelona Economics Society Friends of the Country Grant) which was awarded at the Amics del País awards ceremony, held on 29 March at the Barcelona City Council's iconic Saló de Cent conference hall.

Huaxin Wanglu has been studying labour mobility and child development in China under Dr Octasiano Valerio Mendoza and Dr Flavio Comim at the IQS School of Management. She is a member of the Social Economics and Ethics (SEE) Research Group and has contributed to the projects H2020-CHINEQUALJUSTICE and EIN2019-102931 funded by the European Commission and the Ministry of Science and Innovation, respectively.

Her research provides relevant information and policy implications for understanding migration decisions based on structural changes in employment and also how parents’ values and perceptions affect their children's academic development.

The €4,200 research mobility grant will enable her to study at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, under the supervision of Dr Simiao Chen, with the aim of expanding her studies from a health perspective.

During the event, Director of the Sloan Kettering Institute Dr Joan Massagué highlighted the "economic and political capital" invested in research and knowledge in the city of Barcelona, home to an ecosystem of universities, research centres, spinoffs, and institutions with scientific synergy. He also underscored the existence of “legislative, administrative, and economic barriers” that still need to be removed.

Amics del País and the Fundación Barcelonesa de Amigos del País, in collaboration with Mr Javier Godó, the Count of Godó, and the "la Caixa" Banking Foundation, award grants aimed at teaching and research staff in Catalonia and doctoral students associated with Catalan universities and research centres to spend a minimum period of three months at foreign research centres and universities with the aim of promoting the development of research and teaching at Catalan universities.