ISASS stands for International School of Applied Social Sciences. We are an international educational institution duly registered in Barcelona, Spain. We offer Diploma and Degree courses in partnership with different educational institutions in Europe and Asia. We bring our courses wherever our learners are and we work with them based on their learning curves and work phase.

Our curriculum is problem-based and we offer blended learning strategy. Our main objective is to identify and address current or projected problems in the community where our learners are located. We empower our learners to create sound solutions addressing those concerns. In the process, we are enhacing their critical thinking skills, strengthen their self –confidence and develop team work. We also ask our learners what they want to improve in their lives or in their profession. By knowing this, we allign our curriculum and course delivery to the practical needs of our learners.

Our blended learning approach enables the learners to work at their own phase as well as be part of an international community through real-life interactions. Our blended approach to education directly translates to the delivery of classes 60% online and 40% face-to-face. This means that every 4-6 weeks, a Professor will come to where the learners are to process the information previously sent and discussed online. An educator monitors the online learning progress per student making our approach highly personalized. ISASS is guided by the philosophy of bringing education to the learner when it is impossible for the learner to attend traditional school.

ISASS is building an inclusive community of learners. We welcome all types of learners without any reservation against age, race, educational background and stage in career. We believe that what we are offering is for lifelong learners who are working to be the best versions of themselves and this concept knows no boundaries.

Mission & Vision

ISASS aims to provide platform for non-tradional students to hone their talent and showcase their skills.  Through our innovative and bold approach to education, ISASS aims to be the “go to” learning institution for lifelong learners.  ISASS aspires to be the premier international school that inspire visionaries and prepare future leaders in their feilds who will shape our world for a better tomorrow.

Partner Institutions

ISASS aims to provide platform for non-tradional students to hone their talent and showcase their skills.  Through our innovative and bold approach to education, ISASS aims to be the “go to” learning institution for lifelong learners.  ISASS aspires to be the premier international school that inspire visionaries and prepare future leaders in their feilds who will shape our world for a better tomorrow.

Academic Support Group

Elizabeth Soliday-Naui, PhD.

President

Dr. Elizabeth Soliday-Naui earns her Doctorate degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Information and Communication from University de Nice Sophia Antipolis in Nice, France. She is an Educator and Academic Manager and currently serving as the President and Academic Director of Barcelona Center for Applied Sciences (BCAS). She has years of experience as a professor and she prides herself for being a perpetual student. She teaches Communication, Marketing and Sociology courses; a perfect trifecta that prepares her to be the Preident of the International School of Applied Social Sciences (ISASS). Her pioneering effort in bringing education to the underprivileged members of the Barcelona community and now internationally, paved the way to the formal creation of BCAS and ISASS. A true Filipino pride making waves in the international stage.

Ms. Fernanda Maria Bonini

Academic Director

Ms. Bonini is both an Academician and Marketing and Advertising Practicioner specialized is Digital Marketing.

 

Mr. Sidney Wuo

Lead Faculty, International Business Management

Sidney is a creative and passionate professional with more than 15 years of experience in research, strategy, entrepreneurship, development and training for the private sector and none-profit organisations. His main skills are related to business design, business strategy, creative thinking, marketing and digital transformation. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), a Master in High Management in Policy and Strategy and a certificate on Global Entrepreneurship (MITx).

 

Ms. Paula Navarro

Lead Faculty, Languages
Paula is an enthusiastic and dedicated Spanish Language Teacher with excellent communication and IT skills, effective teaching strategies demonstrated by years of experience training international B.A, M.B.A, PhD students, and business managers of different schools and companies. She earned her M.A in Intercultural Mediation through Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree in Spain, France and Italy. She’s an expert in Proofreading, Interpreting, and Translation, being a holder of B.A in Translation and Interpreting, and a B.A in European Studies. She has extensive trainings, volunteering activities, collaboration and partnerships, and travel study across Europe, Canada, Great Britain and Africa. She’s a native speaker of Spanish and with a high degree of fluency in English and French, plus a sufficient knowledge of Italian and Arabic.

Atty. Daniel Vacarro Pérez

Daniel earned his Bachelor of Business Administration at Universitat de Barcelona, a Degree in Law at UNED, a Master in Taxation, and is currently working his PhD at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya on business legal compliance issues. He is a successful lawyer who has established his own firm, VCCRCONSULTORES, along with other lawyers and partners which offer full legal services for business.
 
As a teacher, he has been teaching International Law and Trade for different universities and trade associations mainly in Barcelona, and across Europe, and also giving in-company programs for directive and juridical departments of different multinational companies.
 
In addition, he had worked for the government as a Tax Officer for Revenue Services, conducting tax audits and inspections to hundreds of companies and entrepreneurs.
 
Spanish and Catalan are his native languages, fluent in English and Portuguese.

Paz H. Diaz, PhD.

Academic Consultant

Paz H. Diaz, PhD. has worked for over 40 years in the field of communication and small business entrepreneurship in the Philippines and abroad. She worked as a consultant with the UN-International Labour Organisation in Africa and Asia, World Vision, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (German Technical Cooperation Agency GTZ), TECHNONET ASIA, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), Children’s International Summer Villages (CISV), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (ICRC), and the World Bank. She served in various countries, including Bangladesh, Botswana, Fiji, the Gambia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kenya, Korea, Lesotho, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. She received training on entrepreneurship in India, the UK, and Switzerland while she trained to be a trainer in Ireland. She co-edited four volumes containing 15 case studies per volume on Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) published in 2008 and 2009 by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). She participated as Knowledge Management Specialist in the World Bank Project: Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, City-to-City Sharing Initiative for Developing Countries, in Quito, Kathmandu, and Makati, from 2010 – 2013.

 
Dr. Diaz is a communications consultant, researcher, case writer, media literacy expert, trainer, and training materials developer. Her research work spans both quantitative and qualitative research studies for organizations, among which are the UNESCO, UNICEF, and the Small Enterprises Research and Development Foundation. From 2000 – 2003, she wrote the scripts for video documentaries submitted to the Occupation Safety and Health Center of the Department of Labor and the ILO on the following topics: Child Laborers in Small-Scale Gold Mining Sites, Hidden Child Laborers in Marikina’s Shoe Factories, Steven Johnson’s Syndrome and Other Diseases Acquired by Women in the Workplace, Safety and Health in the Small-Scale Industry Sector, and Saving Children from Exploitation in Biñan.
 
She participated in the writing and development of a Handbook for the Reintegration of Overseas Filipino Workers (2018); and two publications on teaching entrepreneurship, which include Windows to Entrepreneurship: A Teaching Guide (2014) for trainers or faculty members, and a partner textbook for learners, Entrepreneurship Study and Practice (2016).

Dr. Marie Nathalie Jauffret

Academic Consultant

Dr. Jauffret is an expert in Communication and Cognitive Sciences. French and Italian, she is Professor at the International University of Monaco. She previously earns her PhD degree at the University Nice Sophia Antipolis. Her research leads her from non verbal communication to art and semiotics. She works specifically on the biodigital and her researches are published in international famous journals such as CNRS, Qualitative Market research: an international journal, Journal of Business research.

 

Ms. Christina Rosell

Academics
Christina Rossell is a Human Resource Manager. She owns her own Human Resource business called Source EQ (https://sourceeq.com/#solutions) based in Santa Monica California, USA. She finished her Master’s Degree in Business in one of the most prestigious business schools in the South of France. Ms. Rosell is one of the Consultants collaborating with ISASS
 

Mr. Greg Radzki

Greg Radzki is actively involved in the academic and corporate environment. He blends communication experience using training and coaching techniques to ensure talented professionals achieve their full potential. He has been working in the world of communication for the past 15 years, creating and designing programs that exceed client expectations.
 
He is very passionate about human communication. His work in multi-cultural communication brought him to Poland, England, Colombia, and Spain. He is a passionate and dedicated mentor and coach.

Mr. Cosme Marin

Cosme Marin is an Industrial Engineer by profession and a restaurateur at heart. He is currently the CEO of CM Integral Engineering. He has work in several well respected companies in his field like Lymet SA, Sun May SL, Todo Balear Sl and many more.

Currently he is also the owner of the restaurant and tienda called Los Bellotas located in the near the famous landmark Barcelona, La Sagrada Familia.

Cosme is now channeling his inner spirit teacher by being connected with educational institutions and sharing his expertise and experience to different students and lifelong learners.

Ms. Helene Weiss

Helene Weiss is a professional of Hospitality Industry, highly specialized in Distribution. She had worked major hotel chains in France including Concorde La Fayette now Hyatt Regency Etoile as Sales (950 rooms) and Median Porte de Versailles, 128 rooms, as Director. She also worked as Deputy Director for Operations for JJW Marriot (21 hotels) for which she had redefined their distribution strategies. At the same time, she also worked for GTA as Market Manager for French Market then for Paris Market.

She is an expert in Hotel Management and now she is venturing into another side of Hospitality Management through her own hospitality business.

Ms. Carmen Gomez

Lecturer Hotel & Restaurant Management, Madrid
Ms. Gomez has a vast experience in the Hospitality industry specifically in Hotel Management. She worked in several hotels in Spain in the area of sales and reservations and international accounts handler. She also taught in EAE Business School (Ostelea) in Madrid and serve as one of the jurors for MBA students final presentation. She hold two Masters degrees plus an MBA.

Mr. Patrick Naui

Instructional Design Strategist

Patrick is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Instructional Designer of the Philippines. Through this, he was able to develop a network of instructional designers from various Philippine industries allowing their expertise to define the standards of Filipino instructional design.

He is also working as Learning Experience Designer at Habi Education Lab. He is involved in designing learning experiences and facilitating multiple workshops all over the Philippines in different learning contexts.
 

Patrick founded his own enterprise called ANIA DESIGN LAB and served as its Chief Executive Officer. With his leadership, his team designed, developed and delivered the Disaster Preparedness Simulator, a virtual reality simulator of various disaster situations and their effect. This project was funded by TUKLAS Innovations Labs.

He is currently finishing his studies in Computer Science major in Instructional Systems Technology at De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines.

Ms. Veronica Valien

Communications Officer

Mr. Janus Montplier

Social Media Handler

Karen Barranon, PhD.

Program Director for Mexico

Ms. Barranon earned her Doctorate in Entrepreneurship and Management, IDEM from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, SPA. 

She holds a double Masters Degree. One is in Applied Research in Entrepreneurship and Economics, MAREB from University of Barcelona and Master in Business Entrepreneurship and Technology MBET from University of Waterloo in Canada.

She is connected to International School of Applied Social Sciences (ISASS) and Barcelona Center for Applied Sciences (BCAS) as a lecturer and as our Official Representative to Mexico. She is encouraging learners from Mexico to join our Diploma and summer programs.

  • International Doctorate in Entrepreneurship and Management (IDEM), Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Master of Applied Research in Economics and Business (MAREB), Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Master of Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology (MBET), University of Waterloo
  • Master in Marketing (MMT), Monterrey Tech
 

Hadje C. Sadje

Hadje is a well published scholar with several Masters Degree under his belt. He traveled far and wide presenting papers, lecturing and being a lifelong learner in the area of Religion, Faith and general Sociology academic issues.

His Masters Degrees include: Master in Economical Studies, Bonn Germany, Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies Leuven, Belgium, Master of its in Cross-Cultural Studies The Netherlands, One year Post-Graduate program Migrant Pastor and Church Leader The Netherlands. He also holds a certificate in International Relations and Diplomacy from Foreign Service Institute – Department of Foreign Affairs Manila, Philippines.

Ambassadors

Ms. Merry Joy San Jose

Madrid, Spain

Ms. Cri Crisostomo Quintos

Milan, Italy

Ms. Maan Alcantara Rivera

Paris, France

Ms. Mary Genevieve Ligas

Padova, Italy

Ms. Abba Pastor Orit

Ibiza, Spain

Ms. Jocelyn Pontanares

Alicante, Spain

Mr. Hadje C. Sadje

The Netherlands and Belgium