Annual Report 2011-2012

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Josep Vilarasau

Josep Vilarasau Josep Vilarasau Chairman of the FUOC Council

Since its founding in 1995, the UOC has emerged as a highly regarded leader through the intensive use of cutting-edge e-learning technology.

The UOC has successfully created and developed a unique and innovative educational model able to adapt quickly to the latest technological advances. Since 1995, it has incorporated all manner of digital innovations in order to offer top-quality online education to more than 60,000 students.

E-learning at the UOC is currently compatible with a wide range of technology (iPods, iPads, mobile phones, e-books and software) and enables considerable online collaboration between students and teaching staff.

With more than 260 lecturers and 3,000 consultants and tutors, by the end of the 2011/2012 academic year, the UOC had awarded degrees to more than 30,000 students, of which more than 80% said they would enrol in the same programme were they to do it again.

With students from 87 countries and a committed international approach, the UOC has created a Multilingual Global Campus and undertaken some 900 projects with companies, institutions and universities around the world in order to keep its finger on the pulse of global industry.

Created by initiative of the Catalan government in 1995, the UOC currently operates under private management and has a strong capacity for self-financing through its tuition revenue.

The challenge for the future for the UOC is thus to maintain its current level of excellence and to seek new international partnerships to enable its further development.


 

Sr. Josep Vilarasau
Chairman of the FUOC Council