The Universitat de València will pay homage to Carmen Alborch on February 20th


The homage to Carmen Alborch, organised by the Universitat de València, will involve the participation of the Right Honourable President of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig, the Principal of the Universitat, MªVicenta Mestre, the former Minister Rosa Conde and Isabel Morant, Medal of the UV, as well as members of the Faculty of Law, Carmen Alborch's co-workers. Relatives of Carmen Alborch will also attend the tribute.

The homage will take place at the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Philosophy and Education Sciencies, which used to be the Faculty of Law of the Universitat de València. Carmen Alborch was one of the deans of this Faculty.

The Universitat de València expressed its condolences for the passing of this leading figure of huge academic and cultural relevance. 

Carmen Alborch

Carmen Alborch Bataller (Castelló de Rugat, 1947) was a professor of Law and honoree of a doctoral extraordinary award. She was a full-time trainee, pre-tenured and tenured lecturer in the Department of Business Law ‘Manual Broseta Pont’ of the Universitat de València. Alborch was the first woman who obtained the position of dean of the Faculty of Law, one of the oldest faculties of the Universitat de València, founded in 1499.

Carmen Alborch was also a public adviser. She was also the culture general manager and director of the cultural institutes of the Generalitat Valenciana, chairwoman of the Insitut Valencià d’Arts Escèniques, Cinematografia and Música and of the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM) until her appointment as Minister of Culture.

Later, she became the spokesperson for the municipal socialist group at the Valencia City Council, as well as deputy and senator for Valencia. She also chaired the Comittee of Control of RTVE and the Commission on Women's Rights and Equal Opportunities.

Carmen Alborch was the supporter of Montemadrid and Bancaixa foundations, honoured supporter of the Teatro Real, member of the board for the bicentennial of the creation of the Museo del Prado and president of the PSPV-PSOE’s National Board of Equality.


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