Open University of Catalonia

The Open University of Catalonia (Catalan: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, UOC; IPA: [uniβəɾsiˈtat uˈβɛɾtə ðə kətəˈluɲə]) is a private[3] open university[4] based in Barcelona, Spain.

Open University of Catalonia
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Logotipo UOC.svg
Established6 october 1994
Budget114,271,000 € (2018)
RectorJosep A. Planell i Estany[1]
Academic staff
4,048
Administrative staff
502
Students70,274[2]
Location, ,
Spain

41°24′53.29″N 2°8′0.8″E / 41.4148028°N 2.133556°E / 41.4148028; 2.133556
CampusVirtual
AffiliationsXarxa Vives d'Universitats
Associació Catalana d'Universitats Públiques (ACUP)
European University Association
Websitewww.uoc.edu

The UOC offers graduate and postgraduate programs in Catalan, Spanish and English in fields such as Psychology, Computer Science, Sciences of Education, Information and Knowledge Society, and Economics. Also, an Information and Knowledge Society Doctoral Program is available that explores research fields such as e-law, e-learning, network society, education, and online communities. It has support centers in a number of cities in Spain, Andorra, Mexico and Colombia.[5]

The UOC is also a parent institution of Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI).

Organization and administrationEdit

ChairsEdit

  • UNESCO Chair in Education and Technology for Social Change
  • UNESCO Chair on Food, Culture and Development
  • Miró Chair
  • UOC-Telefónica Chair in Design and Multimedia Creation
  • UOC- BSA Chair in Applied Research and Data Analysis in Health
  • IBM-UOC Chair in Cybersecurity [6]

AcademicsEdit

 
22@ institutional office, in Barcelona (Rambla del Poblenou).

The Open University of Catalonia offers 25 bachelor's programs, 54 master's programs and 8 doctoral degrees.[7]

FacultiesEdit

The UOC's course offering is divided into these Faculties:[8]

  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty of Economics and Business
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Information and Communication Sciences
  • Faculty of Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications
  • Faculty of Law and Political Science
  • Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences

Affiliated schools:

Institutional repositoryEdit

The UOC makes O2, their institutional repository, available to provide open access to digital publications produced by the UOC community in the course of its research, teaching and management activities.

Research publicationsEdit

The UOC studies promote the following publications:

  • Artnodes. A journal about art, science and technology
  • BiD. University text on library and information science (co-published with the University of Barcelona)
  • Dictatorships & democracies. Journal of History and Culture (co-published with the Fundacio Carles Pi i Sunyer)
  • COMeIN.Journal of the Faculty of Information and Communication Sciences
  • Digithum. A relational perspective of culture, individual and society in late modernity (co-published with the University of Antioquia - Colombia)
  • ETHE. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education (co-published with the University of Los Andes - Colombia)
  • IDP. A journal about Internet, Law and Politics
  • Mosaic. A journal about multimedia technologies and communication sponsored by the Faculty of Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications
  • Internet Policy Review. Journal of internet regulation (coedited with the Alexander Von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society - HIIG)
  • UOC R&I Working Papers
  • Oikonomics. A journal about economics, business and society sponsored by the Faculty of Economics and Business

AlumniEdit

The Open University of Catalonia had total cumulative graduates of 85,700 as of academic year 2019-2020.[7]

Honorary degree recipientsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ivanna Vallespín. "El patronato de la Universitat Oberta nombra Josep Anton Planell nuevo rector". El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Facts & figures-Universitat Oberta de Catalunya". Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Consideració jurídica - La Universitat - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)". www.uoc.edu. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  4. ^ "FAQs. About the UOC". Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Archived from the original on 4 May 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Where we are. Contact and offices". Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Chairs - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya".
  7. ^ a b "Facts & figures - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya".
  8. ^ "Departments and schools". Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Honoris Causa - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya".

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 41°24′53.29″N 2°8′0.8″E / 41.4148028°N 2.133556°E / 41.4148028; 2.133556