About the UOC

Reinventing the university

We believe that higher education must be more than just a process that ends with an official qualification. It has to help individuals, businesses, institutions and society at large to develop. We need to provide people with skills and knowledge so they can bring value to society. We've been reinventing the university since 1995, when the UOC was created as the world's first online university. 

A global university with a social impact  

A global university with a social impact

Report on the academic year 2018/2019

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Mission, vision and values

Mission, vision and values

As part of a network with other universities around the world, the UOC aims to drive the creation of a global knowledge space and frontier research in the knowledge society.

The UOC innovates with its own educational model, focusing on the student and providing high-quality personalized training to boost competitiveness and contribute to the progress of society.

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Educational model

A unique model

You will learn actively, constantly accompanied by the teaching team, in collaboration with your classmates, with support from tools and resources, and with competency-based assessment.


«The people here really support you»

Amna Qureshi, doctoral programme in Network and Information Technology

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Endorsed by students

93% would choose the UOC again.

77% would recommend the UOC.

Recognized by companies

93% employment rate

International awards

Two gold awards, one silver, one bronze and one for leadership at the Learning Impact Awards.

Focused on the future

A model that prepares you to be a global citizen.

Get to know the UOC



staff, faculty members and research staff

course instructors and tutors


Inclusive and socially responsible

We are committed to social responsibility and integrate it in our values. Our goal is to transform students into responsible, professional citizens who generate value for a fairer, more inclusive and more sustainable economy and society.