GUNi Executive Director
Cristina Escrigas is Social Psychologist (Autonomous University of Barcelona, UAB) and holds a Master in Business Administration (Technical University of Catalonia UPC), a Master in Training of Trainers, Methodology and Management (Technical University of Catalonia UPC), and a Master in Organization Development (GR Institute, Israel).
Her specialization is organization development and strategic management. She was working on strategic management and institutional change at the UPC for several years and was Director of the Seminar on Strategic University Management for five years. She was also Director of the UNESCO Chair of Higher Education Management. She has been working on strategic planning for several universities in Spain.
She has worked in the Universal Forum of Cultures, as Director of Participation, encouraging civil organizations to become involved in promoting the Forum and its program related to intercultural understanding, sustainability and peace at global scale. She also worked in the creation and development of the knowledge bank where the Forum’s main ideas and contents have been published.
She was Deputy Executive Director of the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI) and directed its Observatory of Good Practices. She is currently the Executive Director of GUNI.