UOC Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Introduction

Mission

The UOC is an innovative university that is rooted in Catalonia and open to the world. It offers people lifelong learning to help them and society advance, while carrying out research into the knowledge society.

Its educational model is based on personalization and accompanying students using e-learning.

Vision

The UOC wants to be a university that, by being connected to the network of the world’s universities, drives the creation of a global knowledge space and cutting-edge research in the knowledge society.

The UOC has an innovative educational model that focuses on the student. The University offers them a top quality and personalized education that helps them to be more competitive and contributes to the progress of society.

Values

The five values that guide the UOC’s activities are:

Commitment to students, graduates and society; to service quality, and to constant innovation within the organization.

Respect for people, ideas, cultures and the world.

Transparency in information, data and processes.

Professionalism, to empower the people who form part of the organization, to recognize our successes and to learn from our mistakes.

Sustainability, whether economic, social or environmental, of the activities undertaken by the organization.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Postgraduate Diploma

Postgraduate Diploma - Armed Conflicts and Crisis Management

Online Part time March 2017 Spain Spain Online

Conflicts are everyday occurrences in people's lives, social groups and international relations. In all historic times, in all cultures, groups and countries, the quest for peace has been ongoing. Costs incurred because of conflicts are very high: human suffering, economic losses and moral degradation. [+]

Conflicts are everyday occurrences in people's lives, social groups and international relations. In all historic times, in all cultures, groups and countries, the quest for peace has been ongoing. Costs incurred because of conflicts are very high: human suffering, economic losses and moral degradation. The efforts made by humankind to live in peace give us insight to accomplish real results, eliminate war, transform conflicts and manage them positively. This master course in conflictology draws from this insight, systematises knowledge and presents it in an advanced and efficient educational manner. Conflict resolution, transformation, mediation and management, studies and culture of peace are synonyms and they describe the scientific and multi-disciplinary approach of conflictology. Practitioners and academics from prestigious universities and peace research institutes from different countries around the world get together in this virtual course that makes it possible, with the UOC's years' experience, for anyone, no matter where they live, to access this international master course and prepare for professional practice. This programme trains students in all applications of conflictology (family, trade, social, political, international, armed conflicts), facilitates internships, preparation of research programmes and the development of your own professional projects giving you access to the largest network of people working to promote peace. Degrees Once the overall assessment process has been completed successfully, the UOC will issue a Master Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma/Specialization Certificate to those participants with an accredited university qualification that is valid in Spain. Should you not have such a qualification, a Certificate will be issued. [-]

Certificate

Specialization Certificate - Armed Conflicts

Online Part time March 2017 Spain Spain Online

The efforts made by humankind to live in peace give us insight to accomplish real results, eliminate war, transform conflicts and manage them positively. This master course in conflictology draws from this insight, systematises knowledge and presents it in an advanced and efficient educational manner. [+]

The efforts made by humankind to live in peace give us insight to accomplish real results, eliminate war, transform conflicts and manage them positively. This master course in conflictology draws from this insight, systematises knowledge and presents it in an advanced and efficient educational manner. The efforts made by humankind to live in peace give us insight to accomplish real results, eliminate war, transform conflicts and manage them positively. This master course in conflictology draws from this insight, systematises knowledge and presents it in an advanced and efficient educational manner. Conflict resolution, transformation, mediation and management, studies and culture of peace are synonyms and they describe the scientific and multi-disciplinary approach of conflictology. Practitioners and academics from prestigious universities and peace research institutes from different countries around the world get together in this virtual course that makes it possible, with the UOC's years' experience, for anyone, no matter where they live, to access this international master course and prepare for professional practice. This programme trains students in all applications of conflictology (family, trade, social, political, international, armed conflicts), facilitates internships, preparation of research programmes and the development of your own professional projects giving you access to the largest network of people working to promote peace. Degrees Once the overall assessment process has been completed successfully, the UOC will issue a Master Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma/Specialization Certificate to those participants with an accredited university qualification that is valid in Spain. Should you not have such a qualification, a Certificate will be issued. [-]

Specialization Certificate - Geographic Indications

Online Full time March 2017 Spain Barcelona

In this course we consider the socio, cultural and political implications of geographic indication. Geographic indication (GI) protects local products and provides interesting marketing strategies, but they also run the risk of restricting and limiting change [+]

In this course we consider the socio, cultural and political implications of geographic indication. Geographic indication (GI) protects local products and provides interesting marketing strategies, but they also run the risk of restricting and limiting change. This specialisation consists of three modules: Social, Cultural and Political Considerations of GI; Tourism and GIs; and, Legal Considerations: Laws, Treaties and Agreements. We review the history of GIs and use case studies to consider the benefits and limitations of this type of certification. We then turn our attention of tourism and GIs, focusing on the importance of geographic indicators for tourist destinations and vice versa. Here students will examine specific cases, including Wine tourism in Napa Valley (California), the Oleoturism Olive Oil Route (JaƩn, Spain), Scotland's Whiskey Trail and Les cuines of Vendrell (El Vendrell, Spain). Finally, we consider the legal considerations of geographical indicators including definitions, GIs as a form of intellectual property and a review of legal frameworks that govern GIs. We pay particular attention to GI laws in the European Union, the USA, Russia, China, Vietnam, India and Thailand. This specialisation is taught by an interdisciplinary and international group of experts. With this training, students will understand different systems of geographic indication, how to apply for GI for a specific product and what the benefits and limitations of such a process could be for the producers, the community and the consumer. This Specialisation in Geographic Indication can be taken as a stand-alone certificate, but it is also a mandatory part of the Master's in Food, Culture and Territory and the Postgraduate Programme in Food, Culture and Locality. Degrees Once the overall assessment process has been completed successfully, the UOC will issue a Master Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma/Specialization Certificate to those participants with an accredited university qualification that is valid in Spain. Should you not have such a qualification, a Certificate will be issued. [-]

Specialization Certificate - International Agri-Food Policy

Online Full time March 2017 Spain Spain Online

Agriculture and food regulation is no longer primarily the responsibility of states, but implies common rules, common principles and common regulators extended to the world scale. In addition, it is multidimensional, implying a balanced protection of several interests and values. These two aspects raise several problems of a legal, cultural and political nature. [+]

Agriculture and food regulation is no longer primarily the responsibility of states, but implies common rules, common principles and common regulators extended to the world scale. In addition, it is multidimensional, implying a balanced protection of several interests and values. These two aspects raise several problems of a legal, cultural and political nature. Through a vertical comparison of different food safety regulatory systems students will study the main issues of food safety regulation and different strategies and approaches for analysing them. Students will learn about institutions and agreements such as the World Health Organization, Codex Alimentarius, International Organization for Standards, International Plant Protection Convention and the World Organization for Animal Health, so as to understand their role in international agri-food policy, especially food safety policy. This Specialisation also defines food safety law and regulation in the international legal space focusing on linkages to World Trade Organization (WTO) law. This Specialisation in International Agri-Food Policy is a mandatory component of the Master's in International Agri-Food Governance and the Postgraduate Diploma in Food Systems and Governance. Qualification Students accrediting a recognized official university qualification are awarded, depending on the course completed, a master's degree diploma or postgraduate diploma. Students not accrediting a recognized official university qualification are awarded a university extension diploma. Students successfully completing a specialization course (specialization certificate), regardless of their prior studies, are awarded a specialization certificate. The course materials and teaching language is English. A strong grasp of English is required for this programme. [-]

Specialization Certificate - International Business

Online Part time 2 years March 2017 Spain Spain Online

Content related to competitive intelligence, management of multicultural teams and international strategy is defined, while management skills, such as emotional intelligence, creativity and change management, are developed. [+]

Content related to competitive intelligence, management of multicultural teams and international strategy is defined, while management skills, such as emotional intelligence, creativity and change management, are developed. Objectives The main objective is to understand in detail how to act on the markets, how to become global competitors and how to maximise the strategic potential of multicultural teams. Other objectives: Acquiring criteria to understand and take advantage of market trends and improve the ability to function effectively in a diverse global business environment. Understanding and leveraging the potential of cultural diversity applied to the creation and management of multicultural teams. Understanding the strategic elements of international business. Profiles The programme is aimed at professionals who want further training in the world of management and business management. Specifically, it is aimed at: members of business management boards; management staff of business units; members of line management; functional management staff; management professionals; and technical professionals with general management vision. Competencies The specialisation programme in International Business enables professionals to strategically manage new business projects from three basic elements: identification and planning of international business strategy, development of multicultural teams and knowledge of competitive intelligence tools to identify and track the competitors in a global environment. Organisational and planning skills for international business Knowledge of other cultures and customs Recognition of diversity and multiculturalism Interdisciplinary and multicultural teamwork Working in an international context. [-]