Speeches and presentations

Inauguration of the Interdisciplinary R&I Hub


Venue: UOC Poblenou campus

"The pandemic has seen us lead the way internationally in driving
the digital transformation of higher education."

Inaugural lecture academic year 2022-2023 by Professor Michael Murphy


Venue: UOC Tibidabo building

“In terms of the first component, access, the UOC has shown how it
is possible to become an inclusive university: a university for those
who are in work and a university for those who are spread
throughout the land.”

AfterUOC 2022


Venue: Can Jaumandreu

«The UOC's long and successful history is thanks to the sum of the
legs run by each and every one of you. Together we are more than
the sum of our parts, but, if any single part is missing, we are not

Opening ceremony of ISEA2022


Venue: Ajuntament de Barcelona

«The question is not being an emerging power, but being a driving
force for the economy, industry and the arts»

Book presentation: Transformar la Universitat


Venue: Cercle d'Economia

«In terms of expertise, it's just as important to share yours as it is to
take on board that of others.»

Presentation of the Digital Impulse Hub


«The digital transformation is a rising tide, capable of lifting all boats, from transatlantic vessels, i.e. the big multinationals, to the varied fleet made up of small and medium sized Catalan businesses, also including the manufacturing industry, engineering and commerce.»

Graduation ceremonies for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 courses


«Congratulations to all of you and thank you for shaping the spirit of the UOC. For being restless, for being demanding with us and with yourselves. For your critical spirit and your ethical values. For taking an active role in your education and for your drive to learn in spite of the difficulties. For being open-minded. And, in general, for shaping this university: the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.»
Honorary doctorate for Mariana Mazzucato


Venue: Saló de Cent, Barcelona City Hall
«Overcoming the reluctance to think dif erently means relying on scientific method, critically reviewing our assumptions, seeking alternative genealogies, and proposing new ideas and interpretations that can be challenged or validated by our peers.»
Inaugural lecture: Francesca Bria


Venue: Auditori Can Jaumandreu, Barcelona

«As the world's first online university, technology has been our ally for the last 25 years; an ally that will help us forge our path into the future; and, above all, an ally throughout the pandemic that allowed us to rise to the challenge of maintaining our teaching, research and administrative activities without sacrificing our levels of excellence.»

Presentation of the President Gabriel Ferraté Award


Venue: Saló de Cròniques, Barcelona City Hall.

"The Red Maze project makes a timely appearance for two reasons. Not only is it more needed than ever, but it also exemplifies the UPC and the UOC's joint commitment – with the support of Barcelona City Council and the close involvement of our incubated company BeChallenge – to tackle specific social challenges through digital transformation.