Pastora Martínez-Samper

Vice President for Globalization and Cooperation at UOC University

CV summary

Martínez-Samper is Vice President for Globalization and Cooperation at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC, Open University of Catalonia, Spain) since February 2016. She is also President of the UOC Equality Unit since September 2016. She is responsible for the UOC’s strategic planning dealing with the contribution of the University to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the implementation of the Open Knowledge Action Plan. She is also contributing to the involvement of both Catalan and Spanish Universities in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.   

She holds a PhD in Physics from the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain, 2003), a Master in Leadership and Management of Science from the University Pompeu Fabra, the University of Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain, 2008) and an executive Master in Business Administration from EADA Business School (Spain, 2014).

She has more than 15 years of experience in the management of science including management of research centers. She has been invited to participate in several workshops and courses focused on the contribution of the Universities to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Responsible Research and Innovation, and Open Science.


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government