Jaume Casals takes office as the new Rector of the UPF

Jaume Casals Pons, Professor of Philosophy at the UPF, took over the position of Rector of the Pompeu Fabra University, replacing Josep Joan Moreso, during a function held on 3 June and presided over by Andreu Mas-Colell, Minister of the Economy and Knowledge of the Generalitat (Autonomous Government) of Catalonia.

The ceremony in which he took over the post, which took place in the auditorium of the Ciutadella Campus (which was filled with almost 300 people) included the presence of Nuria Basi, President of the Board of Trustees of the UPF; Antonio Castellano, Secretary for Universities and Research; Gerard Ardanuy, Councillor for Education and Universities of Barcelona City Council, the rectors of the UAB, UOC, UPC and Abat Oliva University, in addition to other academic positions, relatives, friends and members of the university community.

Josep Fargas, General Secretary of the University, opened the programme by reading Decree 168/2013 of 28 May appointing Jaume Casals as Rector of the UPF. The new Rector then signed the certificate of occupation of the position and, together with the Minister Mas-Colell, the record of occupation of the position, followed by the different speeches.

> Speech by Jaume Casals (pdf document in Catalan, 96 Kb, 6 pages.)