Open University of Catalonia

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The Open University of Catalonia (Template:Lang-ca; Template:IPA-ca) is a public<ref>Template:Cite web</ref> Internet-centered open university based in Barcelona, Spain.

The UOC offers graduate and postgraduate programs in Catalan, Spanish and English in fields such as Psychology, Computer Science, Sciences of Education, Information and Knowledge Society and Economics. Also, an Information and Knowledge Society Doctoral Program is available that explores research fields such as e-law, e-learning, network society, education, and online communities. It has "support centres and points" in a number of cities in Spain, Andorra, Mexico and the traditionally Catalan-speaking city of Alghero in Sardinia.<ref>Template:Cite web</ref>

The Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) and the eLearn Center (eLC) are the research bodies of the UOC.

Educational offer<ref name="courses">Template:Cite web</ref>

  • Postgraduate courses
    • Societal and Business Conflicts
    • Armed conflicts and crisis management
    • Conflictology
    • Crisis management
    • Social and Family Conflicts
    • Workplace and Commercial Conflicts
    • Armed conflicts
    • Food Security Programme Management
    • Food Security Management and The Right to Food
    • Food, culture and locality
    • Food, society and international food governance
    • Food, culture and territory
    • International agri-food policy
    • Geographic indications
    • Food systems analysis
    • Food Security: Assessment and Action
    • Impact Assessment on Food Security Programs
    • Right to food
    • Food and Society
    • E-Learning Design and Development. UOC-UNM (University of New Mexico, USA) - Joint Certificate
    • E-learning course design and teaching - European certificate


22@ institutional office, in Barcelona (Rambla del Poblenou).

The UOC's course offering is divided into theses Departments:<ref>Template:Cite web</ref>

  • Arts and Humanities Department
  • Economics and Business Studies Department
  • Health Sciences Department
  • Information and Communication
  • Sciences Department
  • IT, Multimedia and Telecommunications
  • Department
  • Law and Political Science Department
  • Psychology and Educational Sciences Department


  • 2000 - 118
  • 2001 - 142
  • 2002 - 431
  • 2003 - 954
  • 2004 - 2.185
  • 2005 - 2.956
  • 2006 - 3.248
  • 2007 - 4.242
  • 2008 - 5.890
  • 2009 - 6.138
  • 2010 - 5.926
  • 2011 - 6.547<ref name="numbers" />

Academic journals

Media-TIC institutional office, in Barcelona (Roc Boronat St).

These are the digital journals promoted by the Departments of the UOC:


Institutional repository

The UOC makes O2, their institutional repository, available to provide open access to digital publications produced by the UOC community in the course of its research, teaching and management activities.

External links




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