The UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) promotes the temporary incorporation of foreign lecturers and research staff in order to provide and exchange of experiences, ideas and views with experts in a particular area of knowledge. In this sence, the UOC's aim is to attract lecturers with recognised prestige for their teaching and/or research activity who have made outstanding contributions, who provide a new way of approaching specific knowledge and who stand out for their innovative spirit.

Receiving visiting lecturers leads to multiple enrichment. It enriches the lecturer who joins our institution because they have the chance to form part of a different university for a time, and it enriches us because we have the opportunity to learn and share experiences, to create new lines of research and also to consolidate and expand existing subject networks.