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Miquel Nicolau-Vila

Dr Miquel Nicolau-Vila is Rector of the University of Andorra, and President of the Network of Universities of Small Countries and Territories (NUSCT).
Born in 1962, Dr. Nicolau-Vila focused his professional career primarily on higher education, contributing to the field the expertise acquired through his PhD in Electronic Engineering (Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, 1995) and his three Master’s degrees in Science in Intelligent Systems and Parallelism (Ramon Llull University), in Computer Engineering (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) and in Philosophy (University of Barcelona).
Miquel Nicolau-Vila’s 33-year career in higher education combined teaching and research (languages and computer science - University of Andorra, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Open University of Catalonia, and Ramon Llull University) with managerial positions.
Dr Nicolau-Vila’s academic experience as lecturer, full professor (up to present) and head of research groups afford him a comprehensive appreciation of the challenges facing academic practitioners which, in turn, has been an invaluable asset in executing managerial responsibilities ranging from Director’s positions (School of Engineering, and IT Department, Ramon Llull University,1995-2002 and 1994-2002, respectively), to member of Executive and Academic Councils (Ramon Llull University, 1998-2002), and Head of Research and Quality Councils (University of Andorra, 2006-2015).
Leadership roles as Rector of University of Andorra (2015-current), President of the Network of Universities of Small Countries and Territories (2018-current), Andorran representative at the Ibero-American University Council (CUIB, 2016-current) and President of the Vives Network of universities (2017), have shaped and informed Miquel Nicolau-Vila’s vision of the role and responsibilities of higher education in society and in the global community.
Dr Nicolau-Vila, who speaks more than 6 languages, is a strong advocate of international collaboration for global sustainability and mutual understanding to ensure peaceful coexistence and global prosperity. His commitment to these principles inspired him to lead the constitution of the NUSCT.

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