Montserrat Alom holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology, a Master’s Degree in International Relations, a Diploma in International Co-operation and a Post-graduate degree in Project Management. Having studied at University of Barcelona, University College London and several French universities, holder of a “La Caixa” grant, she is now completing a Ph.D. on international scientific co-operation. She worked at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg as an intern on cooperation and research around European cultural policies. In 2003 she joined the International Federation of Catholic Universities, where she currently holds the position of Project Head at its International Centre for Research and Decision-Support (CIRAD).
She coordinates and manages the whole of the Center’s international action-research projects, study groups and other scientific activities including publishing work. A trainer specialized in issues related to scientific co-operation, she ensures strategic monitoring on scientific trends, together with the implementation of the Center’s communication strategy to promote research findings and policy recommendations in a wide range of fields. Besides the creation of new units and services (evaluation network, quality assurance agency, collaborative platform), she also handles the establishment of partnerships with multiple stakeholders and the international representation of the Centre.