PARTNER & VENUE

Our Partner, the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), is an innovative online university rooted in Catalonia and open to the world, sensitive to the diversity of the global environment and committed to empowering development and social change through education. The mission of the Faculty of Psychology and Education at UOC is to provide university-level, initial and lifelong e-learning, and to promote the creation and dissemination of knowledge in the fields of Psychology and Education. It is a referent on e-learning with more than 13.000 students on bachelor and master degrees. It also has the International master on Education and ICT (e-learning) with a large trajectory (14 years). The Faculty also has a UNESCO Chair in Education and Technology for Social Change.

The conference venue is the Cosmocaixa Museum, which offers its visitors a greater insight into the world of science. The museum building is just as fascinating as its contents. Cosmocaixa is a beautiful example of modernista architecture, designed and built between 1904 and 1909 by Josep Domènech i Estapà. The modern extension carried out in 2004 highlighted the value of the century-old building while placing it in a new context. The building is just a few steps walk from the UOC main building, where the Welcome Party will be held.

Barcelona, “the city of Marvels” and the passionate capital of Catalonia in Spain, situated between the sea and the mountains, offers a unique balance between the traditional and the avant-garde. Its history is one of the oldests in Europe, its present is full of life: the city has character and charm and one of the liveliest and most beautiful beaches in La Costa Brava. Barcelona harbours an abundant variety of artistic treasures, including Romanesque churches and the works of some of the greatest painters and architects: Dali, Gaudi, Miro and Picasso.

Details

Cosmocaixa

Address: Isaac Newton, 26.

Town: 08022 Barcelona.

How to get there: Bus 60, 73, 123 and 196.| Trains FGC: stop Av. Tibidabo + Tramvia Blau or bus 196.

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Hotel Silken Sant Gervasi ***

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