Econcult: Area of Research in Economics of Culture and Tourism

About

University of Valencia

The University of Valencia (UVEG) stands out as one of the main public research organisations in Spain, with more than 3 000 researchers integrated in 86 departments, 19 institutes and other research units belonging to social, biomedical, human, experimental and formal sciences. Along with human resources, UVEG state-of-art premises and facilities, together with its instrumental equipment, both guarantee the quality of a vast scientific and technological offer available to the service of society.

The University of Valencia is a leading academic organisation at national level, with a remarkable international dimension, which ranks among the top 300 in Europe as per university ranks, such as ARWU “Shanghai” Ranking (top 200 in Europe), THE (Times Higher Education) Ranking and QS World University Ranking. Shanghai 2017 ranks Universitat de València among the top 500 universities in the world, and 8 th best university in Spain. As per URAP 2017, the University of Valencia ranks third among all Spanish universities and 210th in the world.

UVEG counts on a network of research institutes (of its own or joint centres with other organisms), an office for European research projects (OPER), an office for the transference of technology (OTRI) and several central services within the reach of the scientific community, the institutions and the industry. In fact, the UVEG is participating in several European projects under the subsequent RTD European Framework Programmes (I to VIII) and other European programmes: Erasmus, Leonardo, Life+, Cost, Third Health Programme, EEA Grants, Daphne III, Creative Europe, having experience in the development and management of more than 300 European projects as a whole.

The University of Valencia is consolidated as a prolific centre of scientific production. Its contribution to international impact of research represents 2,894 research papers published in the Web of Science Index. The University of Valencia counts on a network of research institutes (of its own or joint centres with other organisms), a unit for European and International research projects within its Research and Innovation Service, and several central services within the reach of the scientific community, the institutions and the industry. In fact, the University of Valencia is participating in several European projects under the subsequent RTD European Framework Programmes (I to VIII) and other European programmes: Erasmus, Leonardo, Life+, Cost, Third Health Programme, EEA Grants, Daphne III, Creative Europe… acting as several roles (coordinator, contractor, associated contractor, member, host institution…) having experience in the development and management of 468 European and international projects as a whole. The University of Valencia participated in 78 community actions financed under the VII Framework Programme (Coordination and Support Actions, Collaborative Projects, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, ERC Advanced and Starting grants, etc.) amounting to 23.844.145 euros, with the role of coordinator in 29 of them. So far we have been awarded with 51 projects under Horizon 2020, with the role of coordinator in 25 of them. Currently, we are taking part in 41 projects under European framework programmes and in 25 projects under several European Programmes other than framework ones, which makes up a total of 66 ongoing community actions.

 

Econcult.

The unit, established in 1999 and directed by professor Pau Rausell Köster, is part of the Applied Economics Department of the University of Valencia. Econcult conducts high level research on the relationships between culture and development. In the last few years, the unit has participated in several international projects that have allowed its researchers to become part of growing European and global networks. Econcult is a diverse network that brings together more than a dozen researchers from several universities and external partners. Econcult attracts also predoc students from Latin America (Colombia, Ecuador, México) and Asia.

Main areas of specialization focus on:

–    Analysis of the relationships between culture and development;

–    Cultural Statistics

–    Design and evaluation of local and regional cultural policies;

–    Economic impact studies and design of cultural indicators systems;

–    Cultural tourism planning and development;

–    Studies for the promotion of cultural industries;

–    Viability and management analysis of cultural facilities;

–    Heritage valuation and museum economics.

The expertise objectively shown in our CVs with several of impact scientific publications related to the health & quality of life promotion supports the viability of the proposal. Additionally, the competences for this project are reinforced, the trust placed both by the Regional Government of Valencia and the government of the city of Valencia, with letters of support, as they know well the excellence of our work.

Universitat de València. School of Economics

Department of Applied Economics

Office 2P05 (2nd floor)

Avinguda Tarongers s/n 46022 València