Josep Laporte i Salas. Honorary Doctor
The President of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC), Josep Laporte i Salas (Reus, 1922), and honorary doctorates from the University of Catalonia (UOC) died in 2005 when he was 82 years old. The Rector Gabriel Ferrate, on the spot where he invested Doctor Honoris Causa, March 2003, recalled the first contact with Laporte during the transition period and the time when asked Laporte first stand in the front of a then project called Open University. "It is fair to claim that the UOC exists Laporte determination and openness to new ideas."