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 Curriculum Vitae
Faculty of Information and Communication
Josep Cobars Morales
 Director, Information Science Programme
Rambla del Poblenou, 156
08018 Barcelona (Spain)
93 326 36 00
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Academic degrees

Josep Cobars is a Telecommunication Engineer, Universitat Politcnica de Catalunya (1994). Ph.D. in Business Management, Universitat de Girona (2005), dissertation: Campus information systems for students in Spanish universities: characterisation and analysis.


Lecturer at UOC since 2000. He is director of Documentation programme since 2007, and teaching staff in Ph.D. in Information and Knowledge Society. He is academic director of Master in Information and Knowledge Management in Organizations.


He is a researcher in group Knowledge and Information Management in Organizations (KIMO). Research interests: information resources management, campus information systems, knowledge networks, information and disasters.

Professional experience and associations

During 1995-2000 he worked as an IT librarian in Universitat de Girona. During 1999 he took part, as part-time faculty, in UOC Documentation's degree launching semester. Collaborates with Universitat de Girona and with Infonomia. Associations he belongs to: Collegi Oficial de Bibliotecaris i Documentalistes de Catalunya, Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Telecomunicacin, Asociacin Espaola de Documentacin e Informacin, European Group of Organizational Studies, International Network of Social Network Analysis.

Recent publications and conferences

  • COBARS, J. (2011). Els sistemes d'Informaci a l'empresa. Barcelona: UOC Collecci Vullsaber.
  • COBARS, J. (2011). Sistemas de informacin en la empresa. Barcelona: UOC Coleccin El profesional de la Informacin.
  • COBARS, J.; BERNARDO, M.; COENDERS, G. (2008). "Campus information system for students: classification in Spain". Campus-Wide Information Systems. 25 (1): 50-64.
  • CANALS, A.; COBARS, J.; ORTOLL, E. (2007). "Students Social Networks and Academic Performance in Online Universities". European Group Of Organizational Studies Conference, Vienna.
  • COBARS, J. (2006). Pequeos y grandes desastres de la informacin. Barcelona: Infonomia.
  • COBARS, J. (2007). "Campus Information Systems: a Framework for Networked Universities". A: Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations. Idea Group.
  • COBARS, J. (2007). "A Virtual University - The Open University of Catalonia". A: Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations. Idea Group.
  • COBARS, J. (2007). "Information Disasters in Networked Organizations". A: Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations. Idea Group.
  • CANALS, A.; COBARS, J. (2006). "The e-mail social network of an online university". International Network of Social Network Analysis Conference, Vancouver.
  • COBARS, J.; BERNARDO, M. (2006). "Campus Information Systems for Undergraduate Students in Spain: a Country-Wide Cluster Classification". European and Mediterranian Conference on Information Systems.
  • COBARS, J. (2006). "Information disasters in organizations: a multicase based selection of risk factors". European Group Of Organizational Studies Conference, Bergen.