Graduation of the fifteenth promotion of IDEC-Universitat Pompeu Fabra

On 3rd November IDEC-Universitat Pompeu Fabra celebrated the graduation ceremony for its 2008 promotion, the fifteenth since its creation in 1993. The event was held in the Auditorium and was presided over by UPF rector Josep Joan Moreso, who was accompanied by Núria Basi, president of UPF\'s Social Council; Jaume Guillamet, vice-president of IDEC and vice-rector of the UPF; María Morrás, president of IDEC\'s Study Council and vice-rector of the UPF, and Pau Verrié, director general of IDEC.

Thos attending the event, together with their relatives and guests, were offered a talk entitled \"Business of Search\", given by Ricardo Baeza-Yates, vice-president of Research for Europe and Latin America for Yahoo!, and lecturer in the Department of Information Technology and Communications at UPF. During the event there was a showing of the IDEC institutional video, which can be viewed on the IDEC webpage and on YouTube at

Over 1,400 students have completed the masters and postgraduate programmes which IDEC has offered during the 2007-2008 academic year. Speeches by Carlos Briceño, president of the IDEC-UPF Alumni Association, and rector, Josep Joan Moreso brought the act to a close.