My name is Vicenc Fernandez, Associate Professor at the Department of Management (732-DOE) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Barcelona Tech (UPC), and main link to the School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT).

I was born on May 6, 1978 in Barcelona (Spain) where I also grew up and studied. Since childhood I wanted to study Telecommunications Engineering, I guess because of my father’s profession: individual and collective aerials installation engineer, as well as intercoms. Since childhood, the subjects of science and technology were always easier to learn and assimilate the social and humanities ones as much in the primary as in the secondary schools where I studied (Maristas Sants and Maristas Les Corts), reinforcing my intentions to study engineering. After completing the secondary education, I enrolled to Telecommunications Engineering Degree at Ingeniería La Salle (Universitat Ramon Llull), and then in the Second Cycle Degree of Electronics Engineering (equivalent to Master Degree), also in Engineering La Salle. There, and for 5 years, combine my studies with the goal of a football team of university football league. I also began to take seriously the learning of English by my great love of science fiction and the lack of alternatives in Spanish and Catalan. During the final year of the degree, I enrolled to various courses in the field of management and business administration. At that time I was not aware of the importance of these courses would have on my life. After completing engineering, I had the opportunity to teach as a part-time lecturer at the Department of Management of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). At the same time, I decided to start my PhD studies in Business Administration and Management in the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. In less than a year I become full-time lecturer, and in about three years I presented my dissertation. Since then, I have participated in various courses as a coordinator and / or lecturer, in various educational and research projects (getting recognition inside and outside the university), and in the management of my department and school. Externally, I have participated in the organization of several international conferences and the creation of a scientific journal, which it takes me a long time (and cost), but it also gives me great joy. All these activities have allowed me to meet many interesting people and many amazing places, with any other job would have been almost impossible. Many of these projects would not have been possible without the cooperation and help of my two closest colleagues: Jose M. Sallan and Pep Simo. Currently, we are starting new educational and research projects with universities around the world from America to Asia. I keep on…

Finally, I would like to finish this section with a quote that I love and I learned as a child.

Life is wonderful as long as we are aware that we are sometimes up and we are sometimes down but never too long in any of them.

Soria (Spain)
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