With the aim of improving the fulfilment of its goals, the UOC has decided to commit to a series of values, principles and standards that should inspire the conduct of the members of our University.
The code of ethics is a valuable point of reference for the whole of the university community and its mandatory natures is established on the basis of the moral reasons justifying it. Its strength lies exclusively in the commitment undertaken by all the members of the community to respect a series of common values and principles.
In this sense, the code of ethics is not a legal regulation but a collection of moral standards and principles that should guide the coexistence between the different people and groups in the University.
The aim of this code is to compile a series of ethical commitments and publicise them with a view to both the working of the University and its relationship with society, so that:
- It acts as a charter of the University's general values, principles and commitments to society.
- It aids the sharing of guidelines for the various agents in our university community.
- It offers a general guide for the ethical principles and values that form the basis of the different rules and regulations applied at the University.
Scope of application
The code of ethics is aimed at all the people and groups that comprise the UOC university community. Similarly, the code will also guide the relations of the University and its staff with the external agencies and companies that provide services to or collaborate with the UOC.
The UOC is an innovative university, with its roots in Catalonia and open to the world, a leader in lifelong e-learning and in research into the information and knowledge society.
Its educational and administrative model, led by a highly qualified team, based on the personalisation and constant accompaniment of the student through networking and the intensive use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), enables it to overcome the barriers of time and space and, in this way, universally share the knowledge it generates in favour of personal development and the improvement of society.