The José Luis Massó Private Foundation will also collaborate with the orientation and employability activities organised by the Faculty of Chemistry by facilitating internships in companies and training workshops for the students.
The rector of the UB, Joan Guàrdia, congratulated the Faculty of Chemistry for this initiative: "We are capable of changing people's lives in a positive way. In this case, by promoting socio-occupational integration. I thank the Foundation for having joined us in this path".
Then, the director of the Chair and vice-dean for Mobility and External Relations of the Faculty of Chemistry, Carme González, thanked the José Luis Massó Private Foundation for its willingness to "help the most disadvantaged students or those at risk of vulnerability" to continue their studies.
The dean of the Faculty of Chemistry, Miquel Vidal, said that "this chair is one more step" that the centre has taken in its commitment to inclusion. "The Foundation will help us to achieve human and academic success for our students," he concluded.
Finally, the president of the board of trustees of the José Luis Massó Private Foundation, Isidro Massó, noted that one of the essential aspects is the selection of people: "We created this chair to support students who want to continue their studies, but who, due to economic difficulties, would not be able to do so".
The José Luis Massó Private Foundation is a non-profit organisation with the aim of promoting the integration into the labour market of young university students without economic resources, with special consideration for those with physical, mental or sensory disabilities.