Ricardo Mairal, acting rector of the National University of Distance Education (UNED), opts to take up his position in an electoral telematic voting process in which he competes with the professors Victoria Marrero and Encarnación Sarriá and who decides his first round up next Wednesday. If none of the candidates obtains 50% of the votes, the two most supported will be exposed to a second round until December 4.
Mairal concurs with the aim of making the institution "take a qualitative leap towards modernization" and submits a project with 130 measures, among which it puts the accent on "a gradual plan of digitizations" or "a research policy" ambitious ", which grants researchers attached to the UNED" a favorable work environment "and a relaxation of bureaucratic demands. The project of the interim president, vice rector until June, offers a promise of intensification of the role of the associated centers of the UNED. In his opinion, it is necessary "to revitalize our great asset, blended learning, making our centers work as catalysts for the transfer of knowledge and research, as well as cultural forums" inserted in society ".