University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia (UVic – UCC) was created in May 21th 1997, as an independent university with public sector supervision. From its very beginnings, UVic-UCC has promoted academic quality and a student-centred training approach. The university nurtures a strong commitment to Catalonia – its education system, language and culture – as well as to its regional development, by promoting technological innovation, sustainability and strong cooperation with the world of entrepreneurship.UVic-UCC is under the authority of the Fundació Universitària Balmes, where the majority of representatives on the Board of Governors are from Vic City Council and the Generalitat of Catalonia.
Faculties and schools are structural units of organisation, management and coordination of teaching, other educational activities and research. UVic – UCC currently has 6 main teaching centres: Faculty of Business and Communication Studies; Faculty of Education, Humanities and Translation; Faculty of Welfare and Health Sciences; Faculty of Sciences and Technology (U Science Tech); BAU Design School (affiliated centre); and EADA School of Management and Administration (affiliated centre). In addition, UVic-UCC has different support centres.
In RITSH, UVic-UCC will be leading the research, by members of two research groups: Research Group in Societies, Policies and Inclusive Communities and Research Group in Mental Health. UVic-UCC has a Postgraduate Program in Therapeutic Riding and another in Entrepreneurship. The coordinators of these two Programs will also be involved with the project.