Irastorza, Rafael

Rafael Irastorza Vaca

General Manager


Economics and Business Administration. University Autónoma of Madrid. Spain

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He holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He has extensive experience in university management and coordination of programs of university studies.

He was the Managing Director of the Quality, Accreditation and Planning Agency of the Madrid Universities (2003-2009), where he carried out the design direction and development of the “System of evaluation of the university professorship for his contracting for the Universities of Madrid” and the launching of several studies in the field of University Quality Evaluation, the convergence to the European Higher Education, the training demands and the professional insertion.

Previously he was the Manager of the Centre for Advanced Studies Felipe II of Aranjuez and its Foundation, and before he worked in the Comillas Pontifical University since 1985 as Deputy Director of the Institute for Postgraduate and Continuing Education ICAI-ICADE, as the Secretary of its Academic Board and as the Deputy Director of the Institute of Business Administration ICADE.