Courses are taught by University of Barcelona professors, scholars devoted to the highest standards of research and teaching. They create a rich academic experience drawing on the wealth of educational resources at the University of Barcelona and in the city itself.
Carolina Forns Bernhardt holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and education from the University of Barcelona. She has served as an associate professor in the department of teaching languages and literature at the University of Barcelona since 1999 and as a professor for the master of teaching Spanish as a foreign language (Master de Formación de profesores de español como Lengua Extranjera E/LE) at the University of Barcelona since 2001. She specializes in ethnographic studies on beliefs and attitudes, specifically regarding languages in contact and Hispanic language and culture in the United States. From 1995 until 1997 she was Spanish lecturer at the University of Chicago and taught Spanish as a heritage language at the Instituto Cervantes in Chicago.
Marina Díaz holds a Ph.D. in history from Tufts University and a B.A. in political science from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. At the present time, she serves as an instructor at the Institute for International Education of Students (IES) in Barcelona, where she teaches courses on the history of Barcelona, Spanish contemporary history and political science, and discrimination and religious minorities. Before coming to Barcelona, she taught at King’s College, University of London. In addition to teaching, Marina organizes visits to historical sites for university students and advises U.S. universities on study-abroad programs in Spain.
David H. Falagán holds a Ph.D. in theory and history of architecture from the Polytechnic University of Catalunya - BarcelonaTech. He has taught at the Sustainable Housing Laboratory of the 21st Century since 2007 and at the Massana School of Arts and Design since 2012. He has published books and papers on architecture and housing and specializes in contemporary Spanish architecture and construction history. David also edits the website Arquilecturas. His work as an architect has been internationally awarded.
Joan Carles Suari received his doctorate in economics from the University of Barcelona, where he teaches Foreign Trade in Practice and European Integration. He is Adviser to the Barcelona Port Authority and has worked as an international consultant in Morocco, Israel, Peru, and Uzbekistan. He was a trainee at the European Commission in 1981 and is now a member of the GroupEuro and Team Europe.