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Telefónica-UPC Chair on the Evolution and Future Trends of the Information Society

Director
Lluís Jofre Roca
Location
UPCmaps
Phone
93 401 68 19 / 56 31
E-mail
romeu@tsc.upc.edu
Website
http://catedratelefonica.upc.edu
The Telefónica-UPC Chair was set up in 2003, and was originally known as the Telefónica Chair on the Evolution and Future Trends of the Information Society. In 2009 it changed its name to reflect its current concern with analyzing the emerging model of the knowledge society, in which the use of ICTs contributes to the development of a knowledge-driven economy. The Chair comprises a group of experts on topics related to its goals. Its director is professor Jordi Romeu Robert, its associate director is professor Francesc Solé Parellada, and its coordinator is lecturer Ferran Sabaté Garriga. Professor Luis Jofre Roca has been Chair until its incorporation in the Government of Catalonia as General Manager of University on 18 January 2011.

The Chair’s principal goals are to study and carry out research on new communication technologies and to identify the new professional profiles that will be needed in the information and knowledge society. In addition to analyzing and promoting the use of ICTs in sectors of the Catalan economy and industry, it aims to promote the UPC as a think tank that makes proposals designed to foster the development of the information society, with an emphasis on public administration, education, productivity and healthcare.

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