Cooperation and social involvement

Cooperació en el desenvolupament i implicació social

The UOC promotes university development cooperation to contribute, as a university, towards the human development of societies through teaching and research.

The University fosters the activities that provide a response to the needs of the third sector and that are aimed at involving the whole of the university community in providing a solution to the major global and collective challenges facing society.  

Although the expansion of the Internet and ICT have opened up new opportunities, inequalities in access to education and knowledge persist throughout the world. The UOC's globalization and cooperation strategy focuses its efforts on pursuing actions and projects that reduce the educational and social divide.

In light of the new challenges posed by the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the University's mission is to provide access to higher education for everyone, working and cooperating to break the vicious circle of inequality and favour transformational changes in society.

The institutional stance follows the lines of cooperation, which ensure that these values are conveyed to the university community and to society, offering a critical and transformational vision.

The UOC's commitments with regard to cooperation are:

  • Favour the accessibility of knowledge.
  • Promote cooperation as a cross-disciplinary skill on education programmes.
  • Foster social practices and volunteering.
  • Stimulate relations and collaborations with agencies, institutions and NGOs that comprise the social fabric of the environment.
  • Align social involvement actions with the University's Social Responsibility Master Plan.
  • Monitor the social impact of research.
  • Provide support in securing funding for university development cooperation projects.

Social projects promoted

  • Grant programme for refugees
  • UOC Scratch project
  • Right to Food Week