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Galan-Muros named Wells Fargo Advisors Visiting Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Skandalaris Center

Skandalaris Center
September 4, 2022

Victoria Galan-Muros, PhD, Chief of Research and Analysis – UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education and founder of the Innovative Futures Institute, has been named as a Wells Fargo Advisors Visiting Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship by the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 

Galan-Muros is a leading expert, researcher, and policy advisor who has worked in the interface between universities, business, and policymakers for a decade in 40+ countries and co-authored 60+ consulting/technical reports for the European Commission, OECD, UNESCO, OEI, governments and universities worldwide, particularly in Europe and Latin America.

“The Wells Fargo Advisors Visiting Professorship enables the Skandalaris Center to fully live our mission as the University-wide hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. This is a crucial time for us to bring innovative thought leaders with a global perspective around equity to campus, in alignment with the University’s Strategic Plan,” said II Luscri, Assistant Vice Provost for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Managing Director of the Skandalaris Center. “Faculty, students and alumni in all schools will have an opportunity to work with Victoria, and we look forward to this collaboration.” 

Galan-Muros will visit St. Louis from September 12 to September 16, 2022, for an initial visit with the Skandalaris and WashU community. She will lead two public talks in addition to meeting one-on-one with many innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders. 

  • “Doing Well by Doing Good: The UN’s Global Sustainable Development Goal for People, Planet, and Prosperity”
    • Monday, September 12, 2022 @ 5:30pm
    • Umrath Lounge
  • “Higher Education’s Leading Role in Tackling Global Challenges”
    • Friday, September 16, 2022 @ 3:00pm
    • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Additional information for these events, including registration, is available on the Skandalaris Center website.

Galan-Muros has two 4-year undergraduate degrees at Universidad de Granada in Business Management and also in Market Research, she holds an MSc in Social Research Methods at London School of Economics and a PhD in University-Business Cooperation at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She is a recognized researcher in higher education management and policy, university-business cooperation, employability, future skills, entrepreneurship, and innovation/knowledge ecosystems, with 50+ publications. She has been invited to lecture and/or undertake research at 12 universities in 4 continents as well as to deliver professional workshops and speak at 100+ events internationally. 

Among other positions, she has been a policy analyst at the OECD (Paris, FR), a senior consultant at Technopolis Group (London, UK), the research director at the Global Institute on Innovation Districts (New York, US), the director for Latin American Affairs and the Policy Director at the University-Industry Innovation Network (Amsterdam, NL) and the co-founder and CEO of the Innovative Futures Institute (Spain). Victoria is currently the Chief of Research and Analysis at the UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education, leading actionable research and analysis to support higher education managers and policymakers in 190+ countries.