Who We Are

Who We Are

Photo: Archive image of part of ISGlobal's team

The Barcelona Institute for Global Health, ISGlobal, is the fruit of an innovative alliance between the "la Caixa" Foundation, academic institutions and government bodies to contribute to the efforts undertaken by the international community to address the challenges in global health

ISGlobal is a consolidated hub of excellence in research that has grown out of work first started in the world of health care by the Hospital Clínic and the Parc de Salut MAR and in the academic sphere by the University of Barcelona and Pompeu Fabra University. Its working model is based on the generation of scientific knowledge through Research Programmes and Groups, and its translation through the areas of Education and Training and Analysis and Global Development.

Its ultimate goal is to help close the gaps in health disparities between and within different regions of the world.






Our vision is to be a world class research and translation centre in Global Health working towards a world in which all people can enjoy health


ISGlobal's mission is to improve global health and promote health equity through excellence in research and the translation and application of knowledge

Our Values


Respect for diversity

Fairness, accountability and transparency


Commitment to public health

Highest ethical standards

Creativity in a friendly work environment