Born in 1950, he is Professor of Sociology at the Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona (UAB). Degree in Economics and PhD in Sociology. Researcher of GRET (Group of Research on Education and Work of the UAB) for 30 years, being its Principal Investigator during 22 of them. He has been a visiting professor at the universities of Toulouse 1 (FR), La Sapienza (Rome IT), CNAM (Paris FR), London (UK) and Guadalajara (MX). He has also been a European Officer in CEDEFOP (Thessaloniki GR) and Director of Research of the "Conseil National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)" French. Author of numerous publications (articles, books and book chapters) on the relationship between education, training and work in Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Italian, German and Portuguese.