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Former football player and currently coach of the Manchester City first football team. He was awarded the Medal of Honour of the Parliament of Catalonia in 2011 for his ability to transmit the values of “sportsmanship, teamwork, effort and self-improvement”.

Former water polo player and member of Pep Guardiola’s coaching staff at Manchester City. He has been an Olympian on several occasions and was a member of the International Olympic Committee. He received the Prince of Asturias Award for Sports for his exemplary sporting career in 2001.

PhD in Psychology, international consultant, and trainer in the area of executive management and associate professor at different business schools. Co-creator of the gamified management training tool, “Management Colors”. Currently, he is the Director of International Strategy at the University Foundation of Bages (UVic-UCC Manresa campus). He has held different management positions in the health sector. He was vice-rector of the Manresa campus of the University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia, from 2014 to 2017.

PhD in Social Psychology from the UAB. Master’s Degree in Organisational Development. Master’s Degree in Education and ICT e-Learning, specialising in Management. She is currently the Director of Corporate Development at the Bages University Foundation (UVic-UCC Manresa Campus) where, in addition to her own management tasks, she carries out teaching and research activities in two different areas: Organisational Development of teams and people; and transformative innovation and simulation.

Doctor of the Spanish water polo teams, with whom he has been an Olympian eight times. Deputy Director of the Althaia Foundation and Sports Merit Medal of the Manresa City Council.

Corporate Development Project Technician of the Bages University Foundation (UVic-UCC Manresa Campus). Experience of more than 25 years of work in a university environment, in the areas of management of academic activities, protocol and institutional projection.

Degree in Information Sciences – Journalism and Humanities. Master’s degree in Writing for Television and Film. Master’s degree in Digital Marketing. Head of Communication and Marketing of the Bages University Foundation (UVic-UCC Manresa Campus). Coordinator of the Accessible and Inclusive University programme of UManresa.

Consultant in continuous education, e-learning, and organizational learning. Director of Innovation and Development at Unió Consorci Formació. Member of the board of directors of ULatam and the University Chair of Values-Based Leadership at the Manresa Campus (UManresa) of UVic-UCC. Vice President of the Network for Continuing Education in Latin America and Europe (RECLA). Co-creator of the gamified tool for executive training, Management Colors..

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Founder and director of the proactive NGO Open Arms. Recognised as European of the year 2019 by the American magazine Reader’s Digest for his humanitarian work saving the lives of refugees and migrants in Mediterranean waters. He also received the Catalan of the year award in 2015. Doctor Honoris Causa of the UVic-UCC.

Journalist and professor of Journalism. Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia. Prizes include the City of Barcelona Award for journalism in 2000; the Quim Regàs Award for Journalism in 2008; and the Manuel Vázquez Montalbán International Journalism Award in 2009.

PhD in Biology with a long history of research in stem cells and assisted reproduction. Member of the research chair in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Dexeus Institute. Member of the Board of the multinational Grífols. Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia.

Advertising expert. Founder of the Bassat & Associates agency in 1975 (currently, Ogilvy & Mather). Graduate in social sciences and business administration. Best Spanish advertising executive of the 20th century in 2000. Doctor Honoris Causa from the European University of Madrid and the University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia. Cross of Saint George of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

Philosopher and theologian. PhD in Philosophy from the University of Barcelona. PhD in Theology. PhD in Pedagogy. PhD in History, Archaeology and Christian Arts. Director of the Chair of Christian Thought of the Bishopric of Urgell. Director of the Ethos Chair of Applied Ethics at Ramon Llull University. Prolific author, with more than 1,800 articles and 100 books published.

Lawyer specialised in the field of bioethics and bio law. Director of the Víctor Grífols and Lucas Foundation and the Chair of Bioethics “Grífols Foundation” at the University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia at its Centre for Healthcare and Social Studies. Vice-president of the Bioethics Committee of Catalonia. Author of numerous publications on bioethics and law. Speaker at different national and international congresses and conferences on bioethics and bioethics health law.

Doctor in Medicine and Surgery. Degree in Medicine and Surgery and specialist in Anaesthesiology and Reanimation. Professor of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation. Jordi Gol and Gurina Award 2020 for her extensive and recognised professional life in the area of ​​Anaesthesiology. Director of the Chair of Simulation and Patient Safety at the Manresa campus of the University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia. Coordinator of the Master’s degree in Patient Safety and Health Risk Management at the Manresa Campus of the University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia. Coordinator of the Scientific Committee of the Spanish Society of Simulation and Patient Safety. Vice-president of the Catalan Society of Clinical Simulation and Teaching Innovation.

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