8 credits ECTS
In recent years, studies have corroborated the importance of the cultural and creative sectors as a factor in economic and social development. economic and social development. However, technological progress and digitalisation mean that the dynamism of these sectors depends on trained and competent professionals in an ever-increasing range of areas. These sectors depend on professionals trained and competent in an ever-increasing range of areas. Among them, data analysis is one of the greatest deficiencies currently detected. For this reason, this course was created to enable tomorrow’s cultural professionals to make up for these shortcomings, respond to the challenges that lie ahead and provide optimal responses in the field of cultural management.
In the period between 2011 and 2014, the unit was attached to the Inter-University Institute for Local Development, but since 1 January 2015 it has once again been part of the Department of Applied Economics. Econcult is a heterogeneous network of researchers from different universities and external collaborators, coordinated by Professor Pau Rausell. Since 2007, Professor Raül Abeledo has been responsible for the development of European projects and in 2014 Ramón Marrades joined as a contract researcher, until 2017 when he was hired as strategic director of La Marina de València. But in different projects and processes have participated as researchers and collaborators such as Salvador Carrasco, Vicente Coll, Luís Vila, Josep Sorribles, Rafael Boix, Julio Montagut, Francisco Marco-Serrano, Carolina Asuaga, Leandro Valiati, Reyes Marzal, collaborators such as Julia Sorribes, Adolf Boluda, Antonio Ramos Murphy, Antonio Martinez, Francesc Cabañes or doctoral students such as Chwan Li, Sigrid Yanara, Amparo Civera, Vicent Arastey, Oscar Blanco. The research unit also frequently receives researchers from various European, Asian and Latin American universities.