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AQU Catalunya (Agency for University Quality in Catalonia)

Martí CASADESÚS FA is a Professor in the Department of Business Management and Product Development at the University of Girona in Spain. He studied Industrial Engineering (UPC) and holds a Doctorate in Industrial Engineering (UdG). He is currently co-director of the research group GREP (Research Group in Product, process and production) at the University of Girona, and director of the consolidated group GITASP (Research Group in technological innovations in the productive process). Both these groups are devoted to the design of new planning and management of production systems, as well as quality management.

His research is focused on quality management. Several publications in research journal as: Total Quality Management, Journal of Cleaner Production, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, The TQM Magazine, International Journal of Operations & Management, etc. His h-index on Web of Science is 18 (November 2016).

He has been also one of the Spanish experts on the Technical Committee 176 of ISO (International Organisation for Standardization), which is dedicated to the creation of new management standards. He has been Vice-Dean at the Polytechnic School, Vice-Rector for Quality Teaching and Vice-Rector for Planning & Quality at the University of Girona.

Since 2013, he is the director of the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency, AQU Catalunya, the main instrument for the promotion and assurance of quality in the Catalan higher education system; and is also a Board Member and the Secretariat of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).