||Universitat Oberta de Catalunya is a state-of-the art technological university with a highly innovative learning model, providing a benchmark for quality in both teaching and R&D. Created in 1994 as one of the world’s very first completely online higher education establishments, the UOC currently has more than 50,000 students. Its core goal is to be the university of the knowledge society, promoting innovative education, personalised learning, technological leadership, R&D work on the information society and e-learning and the dissemination of knowledge. The UOC promotes R&D activities via 45 groups linked to a subject or to one of its two centres: the eLearn Center, which studies e-learning, and the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), specialising in the study of the networked society and the knowledge economy, network technologies and specific software areas. In total, more than 400 people work in research at the UOC. The UOC forms part of more than 30 international networks, including the European University Association (EUA), the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) and the IMS Global Learning Consortium.