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CEO-UAB is a university research centre promoted by the UAB in 1989, with an interdepartmental nature within the UAB, with an interuniversity projection, and integrated into the UAB Research Park.

The Centre is governed by the Catalan government (regional level), the Barcelona City Council (local level), the Spanish Olympic Committee and the UAB. Since 1995, CEO-UAB also maintains a stable collaboration agreement with the IOC through the International Chair in Olympism (IOC-UAB).

2017 Board members

Margarita Arboix, Rector, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Representative, Generalitat de Catalunya
Antoni Reig, Director, Consell Català de l’Esport

Representative, Ajuntament de Barcelona
Marta Carranza, Commissioner for Sports

Representative, Comité Olímpico Español
Pau Pérez, Merit member

Representatives, CEO-UAB
Emilio Fernández Peña, Director
Miquel Gómez Benosa, General coordinator

Campus of International Excellence UABThe Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona was founded in 1968. Today, the UAB is one of the Spanish universities recognised as International Excellence Campus. The UAB is the third-ranked university in Spain according to the QS World University Rankings 2018. The UAB is located at position 195 in the world ranking (and 89 in Europe) of the 500 World’s Best universities by QS.