"Industrial doctorates have given me a unique opportunity for personal and professional development"

Jordi Alba Granados is technical director of the Industrial Doctorates Plan of the Government of Catalonia and head of Development of Academic Programmes and Projects at the Department of Research and Universities. He is also a tutor and course instructor on the final project (TFM) of the University Master's Degree in Business Management (MUDE) at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Due to the growing demand for industrial doctorates, the university has talked to him to explain in more detail what these research projects consist of.

The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya has interviewed Jordi Alba Granados, technical director of the Government of Catalonia's Industrial Doctorates Plan and head of Development of Academic Programmes and Projects at the Department of Research and Universities.

In the interview, he explains that industrial doctorates are strategic, collaborative and applied research projects that have an impact on the company or institution, as well as on society.

This type of doctorate, which encourages collaboration between companies and universities, has resulted in more than 900 projects and the participation of hundreds of companies and researchers. Alba Granados also talks about her experience at the UOC, where she collaborates as a tutor and professor, highlighting the value of lifelong learning and the importance of personalized guidance for students. The interview reflects his passion for education and research, as well as his contribution in the field of industrial doctorates.