Voting for the position of rector of the UPC will take place online, from 14 to 19 May

Election procedure

The ordinary procedure for the election of the rector is regulated in Article 69 of the UPC Statutes, the University’s Electoral Regulations and the Regulations for Online Voting approved by the University Senate on 17 December 2020 (all of them in Catalan).

The rector is elected by the university community by free, direct universal suffrage and secret ballot.


The votes for the election of rector are weighted by sectors of the university community. The weighting coefficients regulated in Article 69.4 of the UPC Statutes are the following:

a) Permanent teaching and research staff with PhDs: 0.51

b) Other teaching and research staff: 0.14

c) Bachelor’s and master’s degree students: 0.24

d) Administrative and service staff: 0.11

 The candidate who receives more than half of the validly issued weighted votes is proclaimed rector in the first round.

If no candidate obtains more than half of the votes, a second round is held between the two people who received most votes in the first round.

Francesc Torres Torres and Daniel Crespo Artiaga are the two candidates for rector of the UPC in the upcoming elections. Voting will take place online and voting will take place online between May 14 (at 10 a.m.) and May 19 (at 9:59 a.m.), on the website eleccionsrectorat2021.upc.edu, which contains all the information related to the electoral process.

May 14, 2021

Francesc Torres Torres and Daniel Crespo Artiaga are the two candidates for rector of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) in the upcoming elections. Voting will take place online on the website electionsrectorate2021.upc.edu, which contains all the information related to the electoral process.

 

The candidates and their programmes:



Upcoming dates in the election calendar:


  • 14 May 10 a.m. - 19 May 9.59 a.m.: Voting
  • 19 May: Provisional appointment of the rector
  • 19-21 May: Claims period
  • 25 May: Definitive appointment of the rector


A total of 30,876 members of the university community are called to vote: 1,309 permanent teaching and research staff with PhDs (PDI-A), 3,507 other teaching and research staff (PDI-B), 24,278 bachelor’s and master’s degree students (EGM) and 1,782 administrative and service staff (PAS).

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Further information

Documents regarding the electoral registers, the list of candidates and any other information related to the election process are available (in Catalan) on the website https://eleccionsrectorat2021.upc.edu