Carla Padrel de Oliveira

Carla Oliveira is currently the rector of the Universidade Aberta de Portugal, where she has been for more than two decades, during which she carried out other management roles. Carla holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London, UK, and her main areas of research interest has been in the field of experimental thermodynamics. For the past decade, she has also been involved in funded research projects concerning distance learning methodologies and practices.

Throughout her career, Carla has been involved and coordinated distance education and training programs aligned with sustainable development goals, namely the doctoral program on social sustainability and development.