|Since its creation in 1994 as a state-of-the-art technological university with a highly innovative learning model, UOC has been one of the world’s premier online higher education universities and currently has more than 70,000 students. UOC’s core goal is to be the university of the knowledge society that promotes innovative|
education, personalised learning, technological leadership, R&D work on the information society and eLearning. Currently, its research, innovation and transfer activity is led by almost 300 researchers and technicians organised into 43 groups.
Each group belongs to one of the university’s seven departments and teaching areas or to one of its two main research centres (Internet Interdisciplinary Institute and eLearn Center).
With internationalisation at the core of its mission, UOC continuously works to bolster its international profile through initiatives that increase its research partnerships around the world and its number of international mobilities and students. Over the last six years, UOC has participated in more than 250 RDI projects and in over 50 European initiatives, including 9 in the 7th Framework Programmes, in Marie Curie, ICT, and Science in Society; 17 projects in the Lifelong Learning Programme and 12 Erasmus+, 3 COST Actions, and leadership so far in various Horizon 2020 projects, as well as participation in 14 more as partners. Among them are: ERC Starting Grant Social Networks of the Past: Mapping Hispanic and Lusophone Literary Modernity, 1898-1959 (MapModern); PERFORM: Participatory Engagement with Scientific and Technological Research through Performance– H2020- Science with and for Society. UOC coordinated.
GENPORT: Generating Synergies among Gender and Science Communities- FP7- Science in Society Programme. UOC coordinated. ACT: Communities of PrACTice for Accelerating Gender Equality and Institutional Change in Research and Innovation across Europe. H2020- Science with and for Society. UOC coordinated. UOC’s Science and Knowledge map can be found at: transfer.rdi.uoc.edu/en/knowledgemap. UOC is responsible for over 150 international agreements for joint research, mobility initiatives and training, including an ever-growing number of qualified EHEA master degree programmes. UOC promotes knowledge exchange, has more than 1,000 agreements for this and is a member of 35 international networks, including
the European University Association, International Council for Open and Distance Education and IMS Global Learning Consortium.