UMH joins the Grupo Tordesillas academic cooperation network

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Vicente Micol, Vice Rector for International Relations, attended the Seventeenth Meeting of Rectors held at the Federal University of Pernambuco (Recife, Brazil) to pitch UMH membership into the Grupo Tordesillas, an academic network created in 2000 and made up of universities in Brazil, Portugal, and Spain that aims to foster collaboration between universities in these three countries in the field of science and technology.

During the general assembly held last week in Recife and presided over by the Federal University of Pernambuco Rector, the UMH was admitted as a member of this network. Participation will facilitate cooperation between the UMH and more than 50 universities belonging to the group, as well as opting to participating in and formulate initiatives by the very group such as the Colegios Doctorales Tordesillas (Tordesillas Doctoral Colleges).

These structures were conceived to further academic and scientific collaboration between research groups and departments at the institutions belonging to the group, as well as facilitate mobility between their students and faculty. Currently, the UMH maintains collaboration agreements with 17 Brazilian universities that make bilateral movement of our students and faculty possible.

November 29th, 2016 and

Promotion of the UMH study abroad program at universities in the United States

Mediterranean Cultural Studies, a Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) study abroad program, has been presented at various American universities by Vicente Micol, Vice Rector for International Relations. To accomplish this, Micol met with representatives from Spanish language departments at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle, Central Washington University (CWU), and California State University Northridge (CSUN).

Vicente Micol with Antonio Sanchez at Central Washington University.

Vicente Micol with Antonio Sanchez at Central Washington University.

At the University of Washington, the Vice Rector was received by María Gillman, with whom he talked about the UMH study abroad program. In the case of Central Washington University, Micol met with Dr. Antonio Sanchez to examine the potential of the UMH program and to identify programs of interest for CWU students with Spanish language skills.

The visit concluded at California State University Northridge in Los Angeles, where Micol met with officials from the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies with the same objectives in mind. In this sense, Micol assures that “the faculty showed significant interest in the program, as well as in the recently created Area of US Hispanic Studies of the Miguel Hernández Chair.” Moreover, in this final meeting, the foundations were laid for a symposium to be held at the UMH in 2017, organized by the Miguel Hernández Chair, with the main theme being the influence of Spanish literature on US Hispanic literature throughout history, analyzed through journalism, and where both American and Spanish faculty from the areas of journalism and literature will participate as speakers.

Vicente Micol with CSUN Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies Chair, Gabriel Gutierrez, and faculty members Ana Sánchez and Rodolfo Acuña.

Vicente Micol with CSUN Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies Chair, Gabriel Gutierrez, and faculty members Ana Sánchez and Rodolfo Acuña.

These visits are part of the plan for promoting the Mediterranean Cultural Studies study abroad program, which is directed at North American students and implemented by the UMH Vice Rectorate for International Relations, in collaboration with the Academic Language Institute (ALI) of Alicante.

November 24th, 2016 and

(Español) EL VICERRECTORADO DE RELACIONES INTERNACIONALES PUBLICA LA CONVOCATORIA ERASMUS+ 2017/2018

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November 22nd, 2016

(Español) ABIERTA LA 2ª CONVOCATORIA ERASMUS+ PRÁCTICAS PARA EL CURSO 2016/2017

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November 21st, 2016

(Español) LA UMH ESTRECHA RELACIONES CON UNIVERSIDADES NORTEAMERICANAS PARA FOMENTAR LA COOPERACIÓN ACADÉMICA

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November 20th, 2016

(Español) PUBLICADO EL LISTADO PROVISIONAL DE SOLICITUDES ADMITIDAS EN ERASMUS+ STT/STA PARA PDI O PAS DE LA UMH

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November 18th, 2016

(Español) PRUEBA DE NIVEL PARA ESTUDIANTES QUE DESEEN REALIZAR UNA ESTANCIA ERASMUS

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November 16th, 2016

THE UMH STRENGTHENS ITS INTERNATIONAL PROJECTION IN MEXICO THROUGH AGREEMENTS WITH THE AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF SAN LUIS POTOSÍ

As part of the UMH internationalization strategy, a framework agreement with the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí, (UASLP, Mexico) has been renewed, in addition to new agreements signed for faculty and student mobility. The ceremony presenting the agreements took place in the assembly hall at that university’s Faculty of Communication, and its participants included the UASLP Registrar, Anuar Abraham Kasis, and the director of said faculty, Jorge Héctor Ávila; representing the UMH was Associate Professor of Journalism and Deputy Vice Rector for International Relations, José Luis González.

The UMH-UASLP agreement.

The UMH-UASLP agreement.

The UASLP is synonymous with San Luis Potosí, a colonial city whose historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city, located in the center of Mexico, gives its name to the state wherein it belongs, and has more than 2.5 million inhabitants. It is one of the most historic institutions of higher education throughout Mexico, founded in 1923, and currently with some 30,000 students enrolled.

During his brief stay at the UASLP, Dr. González had the opportunity to visit the installations of the new and modern Audiovisual Communications building, the avant-garde Bicentenario Cultural University Center, in addition to the colonial building with significant artistic value housing the Rectorate of this prestigious Mexican university. Moreover, Dr. González participated in a conference entitled “Journalistic Commitment, Research and Context” that was part of the Forum of Communication, Culture and Society.”

November 14th, 2016 and

JOSÉ LUIS GONZÁLEZ PRESENTS THE UMH STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM AT UNIVERSITIES IN NORTH CAROLINA

Associate Professor of Journalism and Deputy Vice Rector for International Relations at the UMH, José Luis González, visited universities in North Carolina to present the UMH Mediterranean Cultural Studies Study Abroad program at the prestigious American universities of Duke and NC State.

At NC State, Dr. González met with its International Programs Coordinator, Aimee Call. There, they discussed the Mediterranean Cultural Studies program that is directed at American students and faculty. This five-week program focuses on Mediterranean culture and its economy, and takes place around the various UMH campuses.

José Luis González with Aimee Call, International Programs Coordinator at NC State University.

During his visit to these universities, Dr. González also presented the academics the UMH has to offer as well as the objectives of the Area of US Hispanic Studies, which is part of the Miguel Hernández Chair. Moreover, he also participated in conferences on journalism and political communication: at Duke, he spoke about “Media, Citizenship, and Freedoms during the Spanish Transition,” while at NC State, the discussion and subsequent debate revolved around “Long-tail Journalism, Human Rights, and Social Commitment.”

November 11th, 2016 and

UMH STRENGTHENS TIES WITH AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES TO PROMOTE STUDENT AND FACULTY MOBILITY

Deputy Vice Rector for International Relations – International Projection, Associate Professor José Luis González, presented the UMH at various American university campuses, including Texas State University (San Marcos), University of Texas at San Antonio, Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas), University of California San Diego, Duke University (Durham, North Carolina), and North Carolina State University (NCSU; Raleigh, North Carolina). The main objective of these visits was to introduce the UMH and its academics and foster mobility of students and faculty in the United States. More specifically, José Luis presented the UMH’s Area of US Hispanic Studies and the new Mediterranean Cultural Studies Study Abroad program. Both initiatives were warmly received at the American universities.

José Luis González at UC San Diego with Dan Hallin and Carmen López.

José Luis González at UC San Diego with Dan Hallin and Carmen López.

Dr. Ryan Buck hosted Dr. González at Texas State University, and the UMH deputy vice rector also had the opportunity to visit with Professor Marcus Felson, a recipient of an honorary doctorate from the UMH. Activities on this campus consisted in a presentation of the UMH, the Area of US Hispanic Studies, and the study abroad program with Dr. Buck, Assistant Vice President for International Affairs; Isis de la O, Associate Director, Study Abroad Office; Dr. Lucy Harney, Departmental Chair, Department of Modern Languages, in addition to other faculty from this department. Subsequent to this, an interesting meeting was held with representatives from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, directed by Dr. Judy Oskam, and they were informed about the evolution of the Master’s in Innovation in Journalism program at the UMH. The Texas State University meetings concluded with a visit to the Center for the Study of the Southwest, wherein its director, historian Dr. Jesús F. de la Teja, was especially interested in the actions of the Area of US Hispanic Studies framework, such as joint seminars to address border problems in Europe and the United States. The visit to this Texas University concluded with a guided visit to its library, where the legacy of Chicano poet and Professor Emeritus Tino Villanueva was shown.

The UMH was also presented to prestigious Trinity University, and here Associate Professor González had the opportunity to meet with his counterparts, Dr. Nanette C. Le Coat and Dr. Katsuo A. Nishikawa, who positively assessed the UMH internationalization strategy and expressed their interest in visiting our university in the spring of 2017.

The University of Texas at San Antonio was one of the universities interest most in the UMH Mediterranean Cultural Studies study abroad program, and with this university, a framework agreement has already been signed. Associate Professor Margarita Machado-Casas, responsible for international programs at the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies highlighted real possibilities for collaboration between both institutions.

UTSA meeting with Margarita Machado-Casas.

UTSA meeting with Margarita Machado-Casas.

The meetings with American universities in this UMH internationalization process concluded at the University of California San Diego and in the state of North Carolina. In the former, José Luis González met with Professor Daniel C. Hallin; in the latter, presentations took place at Duke University and NC State.

November 8th, 2016 and