11th CIDUI venue is the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia – UOC), an innovative university, a benchmark in online learning, rooted in Catalonia and opened to the world. Its mission is to train people throughout life contributing to both their progress and society’s. Its educational model, based on the learning activity and the accompaniment of the student, constantly evolves thanks to the incorporation of new trends in digital education and applied research in to the knowledge society. The UOC is governed by the values of commitment to students, graduates and society, respect, transparency, professionalism and sustainability.
The 11th CIDUI will be held on the premises of La Farga Activity Center in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, the second city of Catalonia in number of inhabitants, which limits the east and south of the city of Barcelona sharing their urban networks. The building, an important foundry of the 50s, was acquired by the City Hall of Hospitalet de Llobregat in the 80s. The space was reborn with the vocation of being a backbone of the city. Currently, the building is included in the inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia. La Farga facilities combine the emblematic porches of this old foundry with contemporary design spaces that offer more than 8,500 m2. Its location is a 5-minute walk from both the metro station and the RENFE station, facilitating the movement of congressmen from other cities, the Barcelona airport or the high-speed train. At the same distance, is Carrilet Avenue, one of the busiest boulevards in the city.
We hope it will be an inspiring space for the activity of CIDUI.
Plan of the spaces of La Farga Activity Center: