Minister for Universities

Manuel Castells Oliván

Academic training

  • PhD in Arts and Human Sciences from Paris University
  • PhD in Sociology from Sorbonne and Complutense University of Madrid
  • Master's Degree in Sociology. Paris Practical School of Higher Studies
  • Diploma in Social Sciences of Work
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law (Paris) (1964)

Political and professional career

  • Minister for Universities (2020-present)
  • Director of Internet Interdisciplinary Institute of Open University of Catalonia (UOC) until his ministerial appointment
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor at Cambridge University (2012-2014), at Santa Clara University (2008-2010), at Oxford University (2007-2010) and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2004-2009)
  • Research Professor at Open University of Catalonia from 2001 and at Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) in Barcelona (1996-1997)
  • Director of European Studies Centre at University of California (Berkeley) (1994-1998)
  • Professor at University of California (Berkeley) (1979-1998)
  • Academic of Spanish Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Science, of the British Academy, of the Academy of Political and Social Sciences of the United States, of the Mexican Academy for Science and of the European Academy

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