Doctoral School Management

Dr David Masip Rodó

PhD in Computer Science from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

Program direction

Dr. Iolanda García González

PhD in Pedagogy from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB).

Academic Commision

Thesis directors team


Thesis direction

The UOC will assign each doctoral student a thesis supervisor. The supervisor, the doctoral student, the tutor and the programme coordinator must sign a doctoral candidate agreement covering the student's doctoral studies. The thesis supervisor must be a OUC faculty member or researcher who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience.

The doctoral thesis may be co-supervised by two doctors with documented research experience. If co-supervision is proposed, the two doctors involved must issue the reports required for the Academic Committee to assess and monitor the doctoral student's progress.

The following members of faculty and thesis supervisors are involved in the programme:


García, Iolanda
Creus, Amàlia
Duart, Josep M.
Ortoll, Eva
Pérez Navarro, Antoni


Aguilar, Alícia
Appel, Christine
Badia, Toni
Barberà, Elena
Batista, Enrique E.
Baujard, Corinne
Bautista, Guillermo
Caballé, Santi
Cabrera, Nati
Castellanos, Patricia
Creus, Amàlia
Daradoumis, Atanasi
Dooly, Melinda Ann
Duart, Josep M.
Espasa, Anna
Forés, Anna
García, Iolanda
Gómez Zermeño, Marcela Georgina
Gómez, Beni
González, Carles
Gros, Begoña
Guardia, Lourdes
Guasch, Teresa 
Guitert, Montse
Hampel, Regine
Ion, Georgeta 
Juan, Angel Alejandro
Maina, Marcelo
Mayordomo, Rosa M.
Medina, Francesc Xavier
Minguillón, Julià
Monzo Sánchez, Carles
Morán, José Antonio
Munilla, Glòria 
Ornellas, Adriana
Pérez Navarro, Antoni
Prieto, Josep
Romero, Marc
Romero, Margarida
Romeu, Teresa
Saigí, Francesc 
Sancho, Teresa
Sangrà, Albert
Sanz, Sandra
Torrent, Joan
Vall-llovera, Montse

Letter of commitment

The doctoral student, thesis supervisor(s), tutor and programme coordinator will sign a doctoral candidate agreement covering the student's doctoral studies. In this agreement they will undertake to work together on the writing of the research plan and the doctoral thesis, and the defence of the thesis.

Doctoral students must also agree not to disclose any data or confidential information provided to them in relation to their doctoral thesis. Doctoral students have the right to be recognized as the holders of any intellectual or industrial property rights to which they are entitled, and to be listed as co-authors of any papers they have played a significant role in preparing.

Students must consider the ethical implications of their research activity and take due care to avoid any ethical breaches.

Quality guarantee system

Several systems are in place to ensure the quality of the doctoral programme in Education and ICT (e-learning).

First, the UOC's Scientific Committee for Research and Doctoral Studies ¿ an independent body set up in 2002 and composed of international experts ¿ assesses the University's academic performance, oversees the quality of the doctoral programme, and advises the president on research strategy.

Second, the period of study undertaken prior to the research phase of the doctoral programme, carried out within the framework of the university master's degree programmes offered by the Psychology and Educational Sciences Department, participated in the 2011 edition of the Audit programme, which was conducted jointly by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain (ANECA), the Galician University Quality Assurance Agency (ACSUG), and the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (AQU) with the aim of developing and implementing internal systems for quality assurance in university education.

Finally, the programme, like the other degrees offered by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, participates in the UOC's internal quality assurance system, which was approved by the University's Governing Council on 19 June 2009.

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