The following bodies are to administrate and govern the Chair (extracted from UdG Rule of Chairs, approved in Government Council, session 2/04 2004).


Mr. Joaquim Meléndez (UdG)

Responsible for the activities of the Chair and the permanent connection between the University and the sponsor/s. The Director reports annually on the scientific activity and economic management of the Chair to the Joint Committee. The Chair Director is nominated by the Rector and must be a full-time permanent professor at UdG.

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Joint Committee

Dr. Jordi Ferrer (Secretary-General of the UdG)
Mr. Narcís Sastre (Girona City Council)
Mr. Carles Mulero (Girona City Council)

The Joint Committee is integrated by the Chair Director, plus one UdG representative nominated by the Rector and one representative for each of the sponsor entities. In the specific case of the Girona Smart City Chair the Joint Committee is equally constituted, having two representatives from the Girona Municipality.

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Advisory Board

Dr. Peter Nijkamp (VU University of Amsterdam)
Dr. Guang-Jie Ren (IBM Almaden Research Center, USA)
Mr. Jordi Puigneró (Secretary-General of Telecommunications, Catalan Government)
Mr. Manel Sanromà (Barcelona City Protocol, Municipality of Barcelona)

The Girona Smart City Chair will be assisted by an Advisory Board with, at least, four members. The members can be physical or jurisdictional and should have a recognized prestige in the subject of the Chair. The Advisory Board members will be nominated by the Rector at the initiative of the Joint Committee. The Board will advise the Director and will hold an annual meeting to assess the Annual Plan of Activities and the Budget.

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