Borned in Cartagena (Murcia) in 1953, he resides in Alicante.
Degree in economic and business sciences from the University of Valencia (1978)
Award national best scholarship of the Ministry of education and Science (1978)
Special award of Bachelor’s degree from the University of Valencia (1980)
Doctor in Economics (1983) from the University of Alicante
Extraordinary prize of doctorate by the University of Alicante (1984)
Professor of applied economics (1989)
Previously Professor (1985) Eisenhower fellow for the Eisenhower Foundation
Fellowships: Unemployment and labor market.
Academic and University-related charges:
Rector of the University of Alicante (1993-2000
Previously Vice President for Economic Affairs and planning CEO
Universia (2000-2004) founder and life member of the Board of Trustees of the Virtual Library of Miguel Cervantes
Promoter of digital entrepreneurship University.
Promoter of the first MOOC in Spain through the UNIMOOC platform.
Professor of Economics of globalization research digital economy and economics of education.
Books and non-digital publications.
Director of the higher statistical Council (2004-2009)
Advisory Board of electronic administration of the Ministry of public administrations (2005-2009)
Member of the International Committee in the International Science Foundation
Member of the Royal Academy of moral and political sciences in Spain
Member of the American Academy of language in the United States.
Doctor honoris causa by the Nottingham Trent University (United Kingdom)
Gold Medal of the University of Alicante (2008) in response to the exceptional merits incurred in the service of the institution.