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Résumé of Dr. Jorge Grünberg

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Uruguayan, born in Montevideo on January 3rd, 1958. Married with three children.

Ph.D. in Educational Studies, University of Oxford, 2000.

Master in Educational Studies, University of Oxford, 1991.

BSc in Computer Engineering, University of Uruguay, 1980.

Rector of Universidad ORT Uruguay since 1996. He was previously Dean of the School of Engineering and Professor of Information Systems.

Senior Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering of Uruguay since 2012.

Deputy Chairman of the Academic Advisory Council of World ORT since 2016.

Founder and Secretary of the Uruguayan Society of Informatics.

Founder and Secretary of the Association of Private Universities of Uruguay.

Founder and President of the Oxford University Uruguay Alumni Association.

Member of the Association of Uruguayan Engineers since 1980.

Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) since 1982.

Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) since 1989.

Silver Crei Prize, Regional Centre for informatics and Education (CREI), International Bureau of Informatics (IBI), Spain, 1984.

National Prize in Information Technology, Ministry of Education, Uruguay, 1981.

Author of over fifty academic papers. His area of academic research is the use of new information technologies in educational systems. He writes a regular column for the El País newspaper of Montevideo. His academic specialty is the integration of new technologies in education systems.

He participated in 1997 and 1998 at the international meetings of Latin-American Rectors, organized by Harvard Graduate School of Education and in 2008 UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education as representative of the private universities, nominated by the Uruguayan government.

He was Reuters Fellow at St Antony´s College - Oxford in 1986 and 1987 and British Council Fellow at Keble College - Oxford in 1990 and 1991.

Professional consultancy

  • BAGO Laboratories, Argentina
  • Hapoalim Bank
  • Discount Bank
  • Embassy of the Israel State in Uruguay
  • International Development Research Council (IDRC) of Canada
  • Ministry of Labor and Social Security
  • National Board of Education of Uruguay
  • Radisson Hotel Montevideo
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


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