The Fundació per a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) was funded in 1994 to foster Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) opportunities for higher education. It is a worldwide pioneer in virtual universities whose main goal is that every person satisfies their training and education needs, making their effort as profitable as possible, regardless of where they are and optimising their time. The UOC is a cross-cutting Catalan university with a worldwide presence, aware of the diversity of its environment and committed to the capacity of education and culture to effect social change. The UOC has a top quality team of professionals that provide all the necessary higher education services to more than 60,000 students. The UOC fosters cooperation and exchange within its university community and with other universities, institutions, the business community and civil society, whilst at the same time forging international alliances to enable sharing and learning. The UOC is committed to advancing in the values of diversity, participation, quality, innovation, sustainability and cooperation.