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  • Vice-rector to the rector: David Sancho Royo

Postal address

Universitat Pompeu Fabra 
Edifici Mercè 
Carrer de la Mercè 12
08002 Barcelona


Phone number: 93 542 20 00
E-Mail: [email protected]


The vice-rector to the rector for Organization and UPF Group shall, under the guidance of the rector, coordinate and oversee the following matters:

  • The coordination of governance and cross-disciplinary projects
  • Institutional planning and administrative organization
  • Material resources, information systems and e-government
  • Quality, assessment and accreditation
  • The strategy of the UPF Group: the policy on affiliation and coordination of higher education institutions
  • Participatory processes and accountability
  • Language policy



David Sancho Royo

PhD in Political and Administration Sciences from Pompeu Fabra University (1999). He is a tenured lecturer of Political and Administration Sciences at UPF. He studied at the University of Barcelona (UB), where he graduated in Law (1989). He later joined the Administration of the Generalitat (Government) of Catalonia as a public servant of the General Administration, where he performed management tasks in the design and evaluation of programmes. He subsequently developed his studies in public administration further at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), on the master’s degree in Public Administration (1992), and at Pompeu Fabra University, where he did his doctoral degree.

In 1993 he joined University Pompeu Fabra, where he has held various academic and management positions. Among others, he has been dean of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, director of the Department of Political and Social Sciences and head of the UCA, and general coordinator of the quality assurance processes governing UPF qualifications.

His field of research is public management and the design and evaluation of public policies: institutional design, organizational analysis, innovation in the Administration, governance models and the design and evaluation of public policies, issues concerning which he has been greatly involved in transferring to different government structures, both domestically and internationally, including the scientific management of the Barcelona-UPF chair in Local Economic Policy with Barcelona City Council. He has also acted as a consultant on administrative reform and directs master’s degree and postgraduate programmes in these areas of research. 

He was appointed by the rector on may 28, 2021.