Joan Guardia


Rector, University of Barcelona; Barcelona, Spain.

Joan Guàrdia Olmos, born in Barcelona in 1958, studied Philosophy and Education Sciences (Psychology section) at the UB. He graduated in 1982 and gained a doctoral degree in 1986. He took a master’s degree in Statistical Data Analysis at the University of Essex in 1989.

He obtained the Chair in Methodology of Behavioural Sciences at the Faculty of Psychology in 2007.

His academic and research career has generated six national teaching premiums and five research premiums, as well as four teaching premiums from the Catalan government, three for research and two for university management. He has recently been awarded his first premium for transfer activities.

In November 2021, he was elected Rector of the University of Barcelona.