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Victòria Girona, new director-general for universities

Victòria Girona.

Victòria Girona.

17/01/2019

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Victòria Girona, professor of Physical Chemistry has been appointed director-general of Universities by the Catalan Government. Girona replaces Josep Pallarès, who has held this position since February 2016.

Victòria Girona (Barcelona, 1954) graduated and holds a doctorate in Pharmacy at the UB, where she teaches since 1954. Professor since 2011, she was vice-dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences (1995-2000), dean of the same Faculty (2000-2005) and vice-rector for teaching staff at the University of Barcelona (2005-2008). She had been member of the Board of Trustees of the UB during two periods (2001-2004 and 2005-2008), president of the Conferència de Degans i Directors de Centre que imparteixen Ciència i Tecnologia dels Aliments (Conference of Deans and Diretors of Centers teaching Food Science and Technology, 2002-2005), evaluator of the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain (ANECA), and of the first and second National Plan of Evaluation of the Universities’ Quality (1996-2003), and collaborator in the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency.

Over the course of her teaching career, Victòria Girona launched the Group of Pedagogical Dynamization and the Unit of Teaching Laboratories at the Faculty of Pharmacy, and received an honourable mention by the National Plan of Evaluation of Universities’ Quality (2000) and two honourable mentions Jaume Vicens Vives by the Generalitat de Catalunya to university teaching quality (2006 and 2008).

She is member of the Research Group on Peptides and Proteins: Physical and Chemical Studies, and her priority research lines are chemical kinetics, drug stability and interaction of peptides with membrane models.

 

 

 

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