Elena Sintes

Elena Sintes

PhD in Sociology and bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Sciences from the University of Barcelona (UB). With extensive experience as a researcher in public policies of time and education, Elena Sintes has done research at the University of Barcelona and at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), at the Municipality of Barcelona in the framework of the “Time and Quality of Life” programme, and at the Barcelona Institute of Childhood and Adolescence.

Always investigating what the public policies of time and education should be like in order to achieve a fairer society, she has written Back home at three? The social and educational impact of the continuous school day, Full-time school. Towards as shared education model, and Education by the hour. Other school timetables are possible.

She has also directed the project The University Path. Access, learning conditions, expectations and returns of university studies . Likewise, she has formed an active part of the programme Let’s open up education, which takes on the challenge of finding solutions and answers to what should be done to ensure a quality education for all children and young people.


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