Alberto Cairo teaches Information Graphics and Visualization at the University of Miami’s School of Communication and is a consultant for the Master’s course in Technology and Communication at the University of North Carolina (UNC)-Chapel Hill.

He is the author of the book “The Functional Art. Information Graphics and Visualization”, published by Pearson. In 2000 he directed the creation of the Interactive Infographics Department at El Mundo, the second largest newspaper in hard copy format and the first digital newspaper in Spain.   

Between 2001 and 2005, Cairo’s team won more Malofiej International Awards from the Society for News Design (SND) than any other publishing group in the world.

He has taught in the United States, Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Portugal, France, Switzerland, Ukraine, Singapore and South Korea. He has been a contract lecturer at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya since 2006, the first state university in Spain to offer online courses.

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Alberto Cairo