UOC welcome for new members of staff!


We start February by welcoming people who have recently joined the UOC with long-term or permanent contracts.

The first institutional welcome session of this year took place on 2 February, and was attended by the President, Josep A. Planell, a representation of the Executive Board, and 14 new members of staff:

  • Mònica Cerdán (Faculty of Economics and Business)
  • Patricia Gallego (UOC Corporate)
  • Iciar Garcia (Corporate Development)
  • Jordi Horta (Academic Guidance Services)
  • Clara Kirchner (Corporate Development)
  • Andrea Villegas (Transversal Services)
  • Núria Balaguer (Contact Centre)
  • Omar Hatibi (Contact Centre)
  • Izaskun Marí (Contact Centre)
  • Daniel Rodriguez (Contact Centre)
  • Silvia Rodriguez (Faculty of Economics and Business)
  • Sergi Sibina (Contact Centre)
  • Paula Timoneda (Contact Centre)
  • Casandra Vergara (Contact Centre)

At this meeting, which is held once a month, President Planell highlighted the success of the UOC’s educational model, how being a privately managed public university allows us to continue growing and hiring new talent, and how COVID-19 has forced us to reconsider many things, including a new way of working.

An explanation of the UOC’s mission, business model (prism model and quadruple helix) and its main internal collectives (faculties, research centres and administrative staff) was provided by Antoni Cahner, the General Manager.

Marta Aymerich, Vice President for Strategic Planning and Research, explained the main challenges relating to the Strategic Plan the UOC’s research ecosystem. Carles Sigalés, Vice President for Teaching and Learning, gave explanations of teaching responsibilities and the profile of our teaching team.

After that the floor was opened to for the new members of staff to pose questions, make comments and share impressions.

We welcome you all and wish you every success here at the UOC!

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