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No. 15 - October/November, 2016

URV International

Hans Georg van Liempd: “You can be very proud of your institution”


The ex-president of the European Association of International Education (EAIE) and head of the internationalisation project of the University of Tilburg (Netherlands), Hans Georg van Liempd, gave a lecture at the University and met with the URV’s Internationalisation Committee. We took advantage of his visit to interview him. | » More

The URV hosts the 3rd ISEP Iberia Meeting


The event brought together representatives of Spanish and Portuguese universities who are members of the International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP) with the United States. | » More

The 2017/18 call for international student mobility applications gets off to a flying start


On 24 October an information session for students interested in mobility visits was transmitted to all URV campuses. Students can take advantage of the URV’s more than 700 international mobility agreements. | » More

The President of the University of Changzhou heads a delegation to visit the URV


The University of Changzhou visited the URV in order to expand areas of study and collaboration between the two universities. | » More

The International University of Rabat makes a return visit to the URV


The URV’s Vice-Rector for Internationalisation had already visited the Moroccan university several months ago. | » More

Alejandro Gariglio: "Travelling is synonymous with learning and teaching, and this is raison d’être of a university"


As part of the Staff Shadowing programme of the International Network of Universities (INU), last October we were visited by Alejandro Gariglio, the Design and Image Coordinator of the Directorate of Institutional Communication of the National University of the Litoral (Argentina) and lecturer on the degree in Design of Visual Communication. | » More

The URV and the University Centre for Biological Sciences (CUCBA) of the University of Guadalajara to collaborate in a doctorate


The University and the CUCBA of the University of Guadalajara (UdeG) will work together to train Mexican doctoral students. During the autumn the rector of the CUCBA, Carlos Beas, visited the URV and the TecnATox research centre to work on the project for 2017. | » More

First environmental activity for URV exchange students


International students participated in an environmental workshop and visited the URV’s charity vegetable allotments. | » More

Meet the Unit for the Promotion of Research, Innovation and Regional Development

The URV and the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt consolidate the Wiener project

The UNESCO Chair for Intercultural Dialogue in the Mediterranean visits Baku

A delegation from the Guilin Tourism University in China visits the URV


News in brief

  • The Universitat Rovira i Virgili held a welcome meeting for international students on 4 October. Mar Gutiérrez-Colón, Vice-rector for Internationalisation, Marina Casals Sala, Director of the International Center, John Bates from the Language Service and Arnau Robert, from AEGEE were interviewed by Helle Kettner, PhD student at the URV and former mobility student. After that, the attendants enjoyed a concert by the group Faktoria Folk, took photos and had snacks. Welcome to the URV!
  • November has seen the announcement of a new call for applications for the I-Networks grant, which is designed to encourage the whole university community to participate in the internationalisation activities offered by the various international educational networks of which the URV is a member. There are three application periods: November 2016 and January and April 2017. Eighteen students and two members of the teaching and research staff answered the November call for applications, and places have been awarded to the two teachers and ten of the students.

Dear all,

It seems like the autumn has flown by and that the holiday season is already upon us, which makes this is the last International newsletter of the year.

However, we still have time to tell you about many recent and upcoming international events.

Before I talk about the various international visits and activities at our university, I would just like to say a quick word on the new (revised) URV regulations governing double international degrees.

These regulations were passed by the Governing Council in October and offer both our own students and international students from partner universities the chance to obtain a double degree.

This is clearly a highly positive development and we know that some courses have already started to offer this possibility.

There have been many international visits this autumn, including visits from Mexico, Australia, Argentina, China and Morocco.

Each one brought interesting opportunities for the URV. We were also lucky enough to attend a wonderful presentation on how to internationalise our university by an expert who visited us from the Netherlands.

He also participated in a very fruitful working session with the URV’s Internationalisation Committee.

During the same period the URV also hosted a meeting of Spanish and Portuguese Universities that are members of the ISEP network. The ISEP network allows us to send and receive students from the USA.

All of these visits and events have been very successful, but there will be no let-up, as we are already working on implementing the mobility programme with countries outside of Europe (Erasmus + KA107), which will bring its own issues and challenges with it.

Also, we have already announced the call for outward mobility applications for our own students, and the call for the I-Networks grant, which will allow 10 of our students to attend an International Student conference on Global Citizenship organized by our partner UNPAR in Bali next January, to mention just a few of our ongoing projects.

Finally, I know it is still early but please allow me to wish you a very merry festive season, whatever your faith, and I hope that you enjoy the end of what has been a very intense 2016 before we meet up again at the beginning of yet another exciting and very international 2017!  

Mar Gutiérrez-Colón Plana
—Vice-Rector for Internationalisation
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