Mr Josep M VILALTA

Director of the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi)

Executive Secretary of the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP), Spain

Member of ARC8 Expert Group on Inclusive International Mobility of People and Knowledge

Josep M. Vilalta (Barcelona, 1965) is Director of the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi) and Executive Secretary of the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP).

Specialist in public management and public policies and in higher education and research management. He holds an experience of thirty years on different leading positions on public sector organizations as well as on different higher education institutions. He has promoted and participated in various projects and groups of experts of the Government of Catalonia and the Government of Spain, the European Commission, the OECD, UNESCO, and several countries in education and universities, political science and public policy management.

He has published nearly a hundred papers for journals and publications, book chapters and books on public administration, public policy, education, universities and scientific research policy. He is member of the group of experts of the Spanish university policy think tank Studia XXI, member of the Advisory Boards of Fundació iSocial and ‘El Diari de l’Educació’. He is a regular contributor to different national and international publications and to the newspapers ARA, Nació.

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