The Fundació per a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Foundation for the Open University of Catalonia, FUOC) is a private, not-for-profit foundation created on 6 October 1994 with the support of the Government of Catalonia to develop a distance university education offering.
The main purpose of the FUOC is the creation and recognition of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). It also carries out the following tasks:
The FUOC is governed by the Board of Trustees, whose members are highly respected entities that have a broad presence in Catalan society. The trustees include the Government of Catalonia, the Barcelona Tech City association, the Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Shipping of Barcelona, the Institute of Catalan Studies and independent trustees.
The University's governing bodies fall into two categories: collegiate and single-person bodies. For the moment, the UOC has the following bodies.
Collegiate governing bodies:
Single-person governing bodies: