Joaquim Nadal i Farreras (Girona, 1948) is a professor of Contemporary History. He has lectured at the Universities of Liverpool (1970-1972), the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1972-1992) and the University of Girona (1992-2018) and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Perpignan. He was also director of the Catalan Institute for Cultural Heritage Research, a CERCA centre, between 2013 and 2022.
He was Minister for Territorial Policy and Public Works from 2003 to 2010, Minister of the Presidency in 2006 and government spokesman from 2003 to 2006. He was previously the mayor of Girona, from 1979 to 2002, and president of the Federation of Municipalities of Catalonia (FMC) from 1981 to 1995. He was also a member of the Catalan Parliament, where he was president of the parliamentary group and spokesman at various times.
Appointment of the Minister for Research and Universities (DOGC 8769A of 10.10.2022)