CREA has two research groups that have meet the requirements of the scientific evaluation by the AGAUR (Agency for Management of University and Research Grants, Government of Catalonia), to become Consolidated and Funded research groups. Most of the researchers in these groups are CREA members and some of them are not. In addition, some of the CREA researchers are also part of other research groups in different universities.

The research group in Education that Overcomes Inequalities (GRESUD), led by Dr. Laura Ruiz, is a consolidated research group recognized by the Generalitat since 1999; formed by researchers from different academic disciplines and universities.
The research interests of GRESUD’s are related to the analysis of social inequalities and the identification of ways to improve society through education.
The group has a proven experience of collaborative work and scientific development in different programs and projects, some of them financed by the European Commission or the National R&D Plan of the Spanish Government; also, in the promotion of Catalan and Spanish research in the international scientific community, and the training of young researchers.


Director: Dr. Laura Ruiz Eugenio. Department of Theory and History of Education. University of Barcelona

Members Institution
Dr. Rosa Valls i Carol Dpt. Teoria i Història de l’Educació. UB
Dr. Lena de Botton Dpt. de Sociologia. UB
Dr. Iñaki Santa Cruz Ayo Dpt. D’Empresa. UAB
Dr. Maria Padrós Cuxart Dpt. Didàctica i Organització Educativa. UB
Dr. Javier Díez Palomar Dpt. Didàctica de les Ces. Experimentals i la Matemàtica. UB
Dr. Marta Campllonch Bujosa Dpt. Didàctica de l’Expressió Musical i corporal. UB
Dr. Francesc Buscà Donet Dpt. Didàctica de l’Expressió Musical i corporal. UB
Dr. Lídia Puigvert Mallart Dpt. de Sociologia. UB
Dr. Sandra Girbés Peco Dpt. Didàctica i Organització educativa. UB
Dr. Laura López Calvo Dpt. de Sociologia. UB
Dr. Tania Garcia Espinel Dpt. Didàctica i Organització educativa. UB
Marcos Castro Sandua Dpt. de Sociologia. UB
Guiomar Merodio Alonso Dpt. de Sociologia. UB
Estefania Fernández Anton Dpt. Teoria i Història de l’Educació. UB
The Research Group in Sociological Theory and Impact of Research (TSIR) aims to contribute to the development of social sciences at the service of society, deepening, on the one hand, the development of sociological theory at the international level and contributing, on the other hand, to the analysis and improvement of the social impact of research


Director: Dr. Esther Oliver Perez Department of Sociology. University of Barcelona

Miembros Institución
Dra. Marta Soler Gallart Dpt. de Sociologia. UB
Dra. Adriana Aubert Simon Dpt. de Sociologia. UB
Dr. Ramón Flecha Garcia Dpt. de Sociologia. UB
Dr. Xavier Torrens Llambrich Dpt. Dret Constitucional i ciència política. UB
Dr. Jesús Matamala Bacardit Dpt. de Sociologia. UB
Dr. Joan Cabré Olivé Dpt. de Sociologia. UB
Dra. Mar Joanpere Foraster Dpt. de Sociologia. UB
Gemma Álvarez Jimenez
Teresa Plaja Viñas Dpt. de Sociologia. UB
Nataly Buslón Valdez Dpt. de Sociologia. UB
Susana León Jimenez Dpt. de Sociologia. UB
Maria Jerusalén Amador López Dpt. Teoria i Història de l’Educació. UdG