Vice-rector for International Policy

Lourdes Reig Puig


Lourdes Reig Puig

Lourdes Reig Puig has a degree in Biological Sciences from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, a doctoral degree in Marine Sciences from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and a master’s degree in Scientific, Medical and Environmental Communication from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. She has been an associate professor attached to the Department of Agri-Food Engineering and Biotechnology and affiliated with the Barcelona School of Agri-Food and Biosystems Engineering (EEABB) since 2003.

As a researcher she is part of the Centre for Agrifood Economics and Development (CREDA-UPC-IRTA). Her research field is aquaculture, in which, as the technical director of an aquaculture facility for eight years, she focused on production before starting her activity at the UPC. She has spent mobility periods at the University of Washington (Seattle, USA) and the Lower Saxony Fish Health Control Centre (Hanover, Germany). She was a visiting professor at the University of California (Davis, USA) and the Technical University of Denmark (Copenhagen). She is the author or co-author of more than 30 publications in indexed and non-indexed journals and around 100 conference papers. She has participated in numerous national and European competitive research projects and technology transfer contracts. She is currently the director of the Maritime Network of Catalonia (BlueNetCat).

In the area of management, she was the academic secretary (2005-2007), the assistant director of Promotion and International Relations (2008-2010) and the director (2011-2015) of the Barcelona School of Agricultural Engineering (ESAB, now EEABB). She coordinated the interuniversity master’s degree in Aquaculture (2006-2010) and was the vice-rector for International Relations (2015-2017).


    • International promotion of the UPC.
    • Representation in international networks.
    • International mobility (in coordination with the general manager, the vice-rector for Teaching and Research Staff Policy and the vice-rector for Teaching and Students).
    • Double and joint degrees (in coordination with the vice-rector for Academic Policy).
    • Knowledge and innovation communities (KIC) (in coordination with the vice-rector for Research).
    • International promotion of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees (in coordination with the vice-rector for Academic Policy).
    • International promotion of UPC research and transfer (in coordination with the vice-rector for Research and the vice-rector for Transfer, Innovation and Entrepreneurship).
    • Coordination of the Unite! alliance.