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No. 20 - October/November, 2017

URV International

The URV collaborates in the internationalisation project of Széchenyi István University in Hungary


The Hungarian university has chosen the URV as a model of university internationalisation.| » More

European universities lay the groundwork for improving doctoral training


The heads of the universities’ doctoral schools meet at the URV to exchange good practices.| » More

The National Universities Council of Nicaragua will collaborate with the URV in Tourism 


Telémaco Talavera, president of the National Universities Council of Nicaragua, visited the URV to initiate contacts.| » More

The URV and the Yunnan University of Finance and Economics collaborate together in Tourism


The institutions are working on a Study Abroad programme involving innovation in cultural tourism and mobility stays in the framework of the Master’s Degree in Management of Tourism Destinations. | » More

The URV promotes its bachelor’s degrees in the United Arab Emirates


From 25 to 27 October the URV participated in the NAJAH Abu Dhabi education fair, where it also promoted its Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry taught entirely in English.| » More

The social responsibility of universities, theme of the SGroup annual meeting


Once more the URV has attended the network’s Liaison Officer’s Meeting and the General Assembly .| » More

Elkin Moreno: “Learning alongside students from different places gives you new perspectives on things”


This semester the URV will receive 780 international students onto its bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and mobility programmes, a figure that has continued to grow in recent years. | » More

Student mobility applications on the rise


During October and November, URV students have had the opportunity to apply for outgoing international mobility programmes for the 2018/19 academic year, and nominations have been received for incoming mobility students for the second semester of the current academic year. | » More

Various campuses of the URV receive a visit from the Fachhochschüle Münster 


Kulkänti Barboza, from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the German university, met three representatives from the URV. | » More

The Universidad de la Frontera in Chile and the URV sign a new collaboration agreement


The Department of Communication Studies of the URV and the Universidad de la Frontera establish a specific agreement for staff mobility. | » More

CIC 10th anniversary celebrations


Speakers and attendees from the URV were present at the event to discuss the topics of internationalisation, alumni, international promotion and market research. | » More

A URV team is awarded a prize in a global competition to design vehicles powered by chemical reactions

The student Ahlam Oulad Ali wins a prize in the 2017 European Youth Debating Competition 

International researchers debate the transformation of tourism destinations at the URV

Seminar on the exile of Republicans to Mexico after the Spanish Civil War

The URV co-organises the most important international conference on ocean, offshore and arctic engineering

Manu Grao, URV student: “Experiencing daily life in China is very enriching”

News in brief

Dear all,

I would like to start this newsletter with some excellent news: the number of international students on URV postgraduate courses has increased; last year there were 678 international students at the URV and this year (2017-18) there are 730.

On the Master’s Programmes, we have students from Georgia, Yemen, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Equator, USA, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Venezuela, Chile, Belarus, Bosnia, Moldavia, Russia, Switzerland, Serbia, Ukraine, Slovakia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, the UK, Romania, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Bangladesh, the West Bank, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Jerusalem, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Vietnam, China and India. A total of 63 different nationalities.

I don’t know how you feel about this, but I am very proud of this figure and really believe that it is great news for our university community. For this reason, I would like to thank all of you for all the good work that you are doing, including Masters’ coordinators, mobility coordinators, university staff, professors, and everybody who works in one way or another with all these international students.

This year we have also increased the number of destination on our Erasmus programme and have thus sent PDI, PAS and students to institutions in New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Moldavia and Morocco, as well as receiving visitors from these countries too.

I am sure that many of you have visited foreign universities or are going to do so during the current academic year. Don’t forget to send us your news! It is always very interesting to see where the members of the university community are traveling and with whom they are working.

I wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy and International New Year!!  

Mar Gutiérrez-Colón Plana
—Vice-Rector for Internationalisation
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