Dr Josep M. VILALTA

Director of the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi);
Executive Secretary of the Catalan Assossiation of Public Universities (ACUP)
Spain
Dr Josep M. VILALTA is the Executive Secretary of the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP) and Director of the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI), formed by UNESCO and the ACUP. He is a specialist in management and public policy, education policy and university management and R&D. He has been a visiting professor in public policy and management at various universities in London (Great Britain) and Twente (Netherlands). He has been Deputy Director for Research at the Generalitat of Catalonia, Head of the Evaluation, University Studies and Cooperation of the Catalan Government, promoter and coordinator of the UNESCO Chair of Higher Education Management. Dr Vilalta has published more than sixty papers for publications, book chapters and books on public administration, public policy, education, universities and scientific policy. In ARC7, Dr Vilalta is a speaker in the Debate Session “Partnerships are crucial for achieving the SDGs: Should universities play a managerial or a participatory role?”
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