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10th International Seminar - UNESCO CHAIR in Education and Technology for Social Change

01/12/2014

10th International Seminar - UNESCO CHAIR in Education and Technology for Social Change

 

Barcelona Growth Centre
 

"In these last 20 years the UOC has been an active agent in pedagogical innovation."

Graduation ceremony for the 2013-2014 academic year in Madrid (closing ceremony speech)

29/11/2014

Graduation ceremony for the 2013-2014 academic year in Madrid (closing ceremony speech, in Spanish)

 

Symphonic Hall of the National Auditorium of Music, Madrid
 

“Businesspeople perceive the UOC to be a university that is on a par with traditional universities in cross-disciplinary skills and that clearly surpasses them in key skills such as organization and planning.”

+ Video of speech (in Spanish)

Graduation ceremony for the 2013-2014 academic year in Madrid (welcome speech)

29/11/2014

Graduation ceremony for the 2013-2014 academic year in Madrid (welcome speech, in Spanish)

 

Symphonic Hall of the National Auditorium of Music, Madrid
 

“Today we know that education is not limited to the first years of our life but that it’s part and parcel of life itself, it will accompany us throughout our entire professional and personal lives.”

Graduation ceremony for the 2013-2014 academic year in Barcelona (welcome speech)

15/11/2014

Graduation ceremony for the 2013-2014 academic year in Barcelona (closing ceremony speech, in Catalan)

 

L’Auditori, Barcelona
 

“Innovation and effort that would be meaningless without you: this year, there are over 5,000 graduates who will join the 50,000 alumni who have graduated since the foundation of the UOC.”

+ Video of speech (in Catalan)

Graduation ceremony for the 2013-2014 academic year in Barcelona (welcome speech)

15/11/2014

Graduation ceremony for the 2013-2014 academic year in Barcelona (welcome speech, in Catalan)

 

L’Auditori, Barcelona
 

“This ceremony aims to express sincere recognition towards our students, towards you, for having reached an important milestone in your academic training. Note that I say milestone rather than culminating point.”

Opening of the International Conference: Roles of the Past in Contemporary Catalan Culture

12/11/2014

Opening of the International Conference: Roles of the Past in Contemporary Catalan Culture (in Catalan)

 

Palau Macaya, Barcelona
 

“Because, as Montserrat Roig wrote, culture is the most revolutionary political option in the long term.

Presentation of the Executive MBA in Islamic Banking and Finance

28/10/2014

Presentation of the Executive MBA in Islamic Banking and Finance

 

World Islamic Economic Forum, Dubai
 

"Our mission to share the knowledge that our University generates for the improvement of society – intended universally – involves an explicit commitment to internationalization, a commitment which the UOC has consciously carried out by evolving from a local institution with a global reach to a globally sensitive university."