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Institutional Profile

The CRM was established by Prof. Manuel Castellet in 1984 as a centre of the l'Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC, the Catalan Academy), in the premises of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Presently the CRM is a consortium between the Generalitat de Catalunya (the Catalan Government), represented by its Ministry of Economy and Knowledge (MEC), the IEC and the UAB.
For further information about the CRM Consortium, see here.
The CRM belongs to the CERCA Agency of research centres sponsored by the Catalan Government and is a member of ERCOM (European Research Centres in Mathematics), a committee of the European Mathematical Society, together with other European centres of a similar nature. It is also a member of the EPDI (European Post-Doctoral Institute for the Mathematical Sciences) for the promotion of postdoctoral mobility and the International Mathematical Sciences Institute.

The CRM is the managing institution of the Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics (BGSMath) and a promoting institution of Bioinformatics Barcelona (BIB). The CRM is also a node of the Instituto Español de Matemáticas (IEMath).
Since 2009, the CRM's budget is part of the public budget of the Catalan Government. Core funding is provided by MEC through yearly contracts.
Other funding is obtained through competitive calls of the European Union, the Spanish Ministries or the Generalitat.

CRM benefits as well from the sponsorship of a number of institutions (See here)

The CRM was awarded in the year 2000 with the Narcis de Monturiol Plate Award to Scientific and Technological Merit (Picture).
Organizational chart

This PDF file shows a chart of the CRM's management structure.
The Board of Governors includes: 


The minister of Business and Knowledge of the Catalan Government, actingChair
The President of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans, acting as Vice-Chair
Three delegates from the Ministry of Economy and Knowledge:

The Secretary of Universities and Research

The Director General of Research

The Director of CERCA Agency

Two delegates from the Institut d'Estudis Catalans:

Joan Girbau, full member of the IEC

  • Joaquim Agulló, full member of the IEC and current Vicepresident

One delegate from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Vice-chancellor of Innovation and Strategic Projects