The University of Andorra and the Open University of Catalonia (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) agreed to launch a joint master’s program. The corresponding agreement was signed by the rectors of both universities Miquel Nicolau and Josep Planell. Thus the universities confirmed their intention to continue cooperation, which began in 1996. In particular it provides the expansion of the program of obtaining of double diplomas and exchange of students within training courses.
According to the document, now the students of the University of Andorra will be able to get a master’s degree at the University of Catalonia and Vice versa. According to this agreement two master’s programs are available now: MBA and computer science and engineering. The agreement also expands the range of elective courses.
The cooperation between the two universities will allow Spanish students to gain a formal bachelor’s degree of Andorran University after training in the amount of 180 credits. Andorran students will be able to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Spanish University after completion of study with additional 60 credits (180 + 60).
Andorra and Spain use different parameters of study. In particular, the first cycle of training at the University of Andorra (bàtxelors) is equal to 180 European credits (three years of study with a full working day). In Spain the first cycle of training equal to 240 European credits (four years of study with a full working day).
The universities of Andorra and Catalonia are ready to encourage the maximum mobility of students between educational institutions of the two countries, which meets the requirements of the European higher education area (EHEA).