This April, the latest changes in the organization of the Rector’s and Manager’s offices have been made official. Four more people have been added to the team: the new manager, to date the director of the Legal Services of the UB, Gl˛ria MatalÝ; the vice-rector for Institutional Relations, Communication and Language Policy, the professor of Political Sciences Jordi Matas; the head of the Rector’s Office, the lecturer of Political Sciences Ander Errasti, and the assistant head of bureau, Eva Perellˇ. These incorporations complete the organization chart of the Rector’s team, resulting from the elections to Rector’s Office from last December.
Gl˛ria MatalÝ, general manager of the UB
Gl˛ria MatalÝ replaces Oriol EscardÝbul, who held this position for the last three years in the mandate of the rector Elias.
Attorney of the University of Barcelona since 1996, Gl˛ria MatalÝ graduated in Law at the University of Barcelona and with a master’s degree on on Criminal Law and Criminal Science at the UB and Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). She led the Legal Services of the UB from 2008 to 2010 and from July 2017 to current date, as part of the team in the Manager’s Office.á
MatalÝ has been member of the Manager’s Office of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) during the period of 2011-2017, where she led the legal services, and has been head of the Free Justice Service at the Department of Justice of the Catalan Government (2010).áá
With a professional experience linked to legal advice in the public sector, especially in the university field, MatalÝ has taken part in projects on transparency, development of online administration, and creation of university and research centers. She has also given lessons to staff related to her field of expertise.á
Jordi Matas, vice-rector for Institutional Relations, Communication and Language Policy
Jordi Matas, professor of Political Sciences at the UB, joins the team of the rector Joan GuÓrdia to manage institutional relations, communication, corporate image, edition and language policy of the institution.
Matas graduated in Law at the UB and in Political Sciences and Sociology at the UAB, and got his doctorate in Political and Administration Sciences at the University of Barcelona. He was vice-rector (2001-2008) and secretary-general (2002-2004) of the UB. He took part as researcher in the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Montreal. His studies focused on the coalition governments and the political system in Catalonia. He presides the Governing Council of the Study Opinion Center of the Catalan Government and is member of the Academic Committee of the Institute of Political and Social Sciences of Barcelona and the Governing Council of the School of Public Administration of Catalonia. He is the author of the books Opiniˇn polÝtica. ArtÝculos en tiempos convulsos (Editions and Publications of the UB, 2017) and Let’s govern together! (Tirant Lo Blanch and Editions and Publications of the UB, 2020), among others. He leads the Observatory of Coalition Governments of the UB.
Ander Errasti, head of Bureau at the Rector’s Office
Ander Errasti graduated in Philosophy at the University of Barcelona, with a master’s degree on Political Philosophy at the UPF, and a doctorate in Humanities at the same university. He is now adjunct lecturer at the Department of Political Sciences, Constitutional Law and Philosophy of Law of the UB, and collaborator lecturer at the Open University of Catalonia.
He has been a researcher in the Institute for Self-government Studies at the Catalan Government and the Institute of Democratic Governance of the Basque Country. Since 2010, he has been member of the Interdisciplinary Reflection Group and Math Solutions for Entities (GISME) of the UB, where he organizes several activities on knowledge transfer. As part of the group, he is coordinator of the CCentre project (A narrative approach to improve citizens ageing and well-being), funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology on Health (EIT Health, 2016-2020).
Eva Perellˇ, adjunct manager of Rector’s Office
Graduated on Industrial Relations (former diplomatura on Graduado Social) at the University of Barcelona, Eva Perellˇ graduated in Labour Relations and Employment at the Open University of Catalonia. She studied the master’s degree on Advanced Public Management at the UB. She has been working at the University of Barcelona since June 1987, and for the last twelve years she has been the administrator of the Faculty of Economics and Business.