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Presentation of the UB's Learning and Research Resources Centre (CRAI)

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Presentation of the UB's Learning and Research Resources Centre (CRAI)

Judit Casals UB's CRAI DirectorThe Learning and Research Resources Centre (CRAI) was founded in 2004 in an effort to adapt the existing University of Barcelona library structures to the demands of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and the European Research Area (ERA). In adherence to new European guidelines, the CRAI focuses on learning, research, lifelong learning and comprehensive training, facilitates access to information resources and offers quality services to aid the creation and dissemination of knowledge and the comprehensive training of future professionals.


The CRAI offers the University community and wider society sixteen CRAI librairies, the Plant Biodiversity Resource Centre (CeDocBiv), the Digitization Centre (CEDI) and a series of cross units that provide learning, teaching and research support to all members of the UB community.


The CRAI manages a vast selection of information resources in different formats pertaining specifically to the programmes taught at the University. It also holds one of the most remarkable heritage collections in Spain and maintains the institutional repositories through which scientific production at UB is published and disseminated.


The CRAI staff work cooperatively and with a desire to serve, responding positively to change and innovation and committing to the highest standards in our dealings with individual users and the UB as a whole.


The CRAI of the UB received in 2018 the European Seal of Excellence EFQM 500+, recognition granted by the Club Excellence in Management (CEG), an entity that represents the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), and by the Bureau Veritas, leader worldwide in certification services.


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Judit Casals Parladé


CRAI Director





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