ICREA is an institution without walls. It works hand in hand with Catalan universities and research centres to integrate ICREA research professors in the Catalan research system.

ICREA offers permanent, tenured positions to researchers from all over the world to come and work in Catalonia. Over the years these positions have become a synonym of global academic excellence.

ICREA offers new research positions every year and continues to promote research in Catalonia. Cooperation, international openness and excellence are ICREA’s hallmarks.

ICREA employs 255 researchers in all fields of knowledge, from philosophers to astrophysicists, that perform their research in 50 different host institutions in Catalonia.


The Josep Carreras Leukaemia Foundation was born in 1988, with the wish of our President, Mr. Josep Carreras to give back to science and society all the care and affection that he received during his illness.
Our objective is to contribute to make leukemia 100% curable, always and for every patient.  The Josep Carreras Foundation concentrates its efforts in three main areas: the search of compatible donors for patients who need a transplant but do not have a compatible relative donor, the promotion and development of research through our Josep Carreras Leukemia Research Institute and the provision of social services and information to patients and their families. The Foundation shares mission and objectives with two sister organizations created and chaired by Mr. Josep Carreras in Switzerland and Germany.