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UMH REPRESENTATIVES ATTEND NAFSA IN THE USA TO PROMOTE UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONALIZATION


The Vice Rector for International Relations at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Vicente Micol, along with the director of the Service of International Relations, Development Cooperation and Volunteerism, Inmaculada Blaya, participated at the 2018 NAFSA Conference held last week in Philadelphia (USA). The UMH objective for attending this event, which annually attracts more than 3,500 institutions from 100 different countries, was to enhance UMH internationalization efforts.

The UMH participated in this event in coordination with the Patronato Provincial of Costa Blanca Tourism and the University of Alicante. During the event, the UMH delegation met with 25 universities from 13 countries, 15 of which already maintain some kind of agreements for mobility for university students, staff, and faculty. Some other results of their meetings include new agreements with 8 institutions and an additional 4 agreements with partner universities. Of these 12, four are located in Latin America, two in the Asia-Pacific region, four in the United States, and two are in Europe.

Educational institutions the world over expressed their interest in UMH educational programs and in the possibilities for future collaboration. Among others, 9 requested proposals for Study Abroad programs, 8 did so for internships, and 4 asked to collaborate at the UMH in Erasmus+ KA107 projects. As for options concerning mobility for both students and graduates, the interest by American universities in requesting training stays at the UMH is noteworthy.

Furthermore, several Latin American institutions showed interest in implementing UMH master’s programs at their universities or in developing joint graduate-level programs with this university.

 


7 June 2018 and Comments off

MACEDONIAN BUSINESSES AND INSTITUTIONS VISIT THE UMH


The Deputy Vice Rector for International Relations – Internationalization at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Ausias Garrigós Sirvent, welcomed an international delegation of businesses and institutions from the Republic of Macedonia. This visit saw the delegation, led by the mayors of Strumica, Kavadarci, and Gostivar, tour UMH facilities and its Scientific Park.

The visit was organized the UMH Vice Rectorate for International Relations, through its Service of International Relations, Development Cooperation and Volunteerism, along with collaboration by the Finnova Foundation in Brussels (http://finnova.eu). Both institutions have established links so that students from the undergraduate programs of Law, Political Science & Public Administration, Business Administration & Management (ADE), Journalism, in addition to various engineering programs can carry out training internships at its Belgian headquarters, in direct contact with several European Union institutions.

Further information is available through the UMH Service of Communication here.


6 June 2018 and Comments off

LOMELÍ SPEAKS AT THE UMH ON THE POWER OF CHICANO LITERATURE IN THE UNITED STATES


Francisco Lomelí, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language, has given a seminar on Chicano literature and culture. This academic activity was organized by the Department of Social and Human Sciences in collaboration with the Area of US Hispanic Studies of the Miguel Hernández Chair and Vice Rectorate for International Relations.

Professor Lomelí being introduced by José Luis Ferris, a writer and UMH associate professor of Journalism.

The session was directed at UMH teaching and investigative personnel. Professor Lomelí, who received his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico and whose investigative interest has focused on literary history, and Chicano and Latin American Literature, addressed these issues and resolved doubts raised by those in attendance, in addition to stressing the implications of Chicano culture and the strength of the Spanish language within the United States of America.

This event was one part of a series of actions promoted by the Area of US Hispanic Studies, coordinated by the Vice Rectorate for International Relations that strives to strengthen academic and cultural links and promote mobility with American universities, like in this case with the UCSB. Another similar action will be its support for the upcoming investiture of Tino Villanueva as UMH Doctor Honoris Causa, another of the great references of Chicano literature and culture.


4 June 2018 and Comments off

FACULTY FROM THE ARMENIAN NATIONAL AGRARIAN UNIVERSITY TRAIN EPSO STUDENTS


Last week, professors Naira Aloyan, Ara Amiryan, and Aghavard Khachatryan, three faculty from the Armenian National Agrarian University visited the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH).

During their stay, professors Aloyan and Amiryan held different seminars at the School of Engineering of Orihuela (EPSO), while professor Khachatryan undertook a training stay along with UMH faculty. These actions are part of the Erasmus+ KA107 program, managed by the Vice Rectorate for International Relations.

In these seminars, students from the Bachelor’s in Agro-Food and Agro-Environmental Engineering learned about the global situation of hydrogeology and its impact on agriculture and human activity. These sessions also examined systems for saving water and new calculation methods for efficient use and conservation of groundwater.

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Learning went both ways, as professor Aghavard received training on statistical mathematical methods along with EPSO faculty, and he was able to learn about the programs and methodologies implemented at the UMH. Furthermore, he gave a demonstration on mathematical models for the geographical spread of epidemics.

Before finishing their stay, the Armenian faculty visited the Elche campus where they toured the School of Engineering of Elche (EPSE) with Alberto Rodríguez, Deputy Director –International Relations, and Ramón Peral, Deputy Director – Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. This meeting served to broaden the interinstitutional agreement of the area of mechanical engineering and to strengthen relationships between both universities.


4 June 2018 and Comments off

INTERNATIONAL PROJECTION OF THE AREA OF US HISPANIC STUDIES WITH FACULTY FROM THE UNIVERSITIES OF DENVER (USA) AND SONORA (MEXICO)


Faculty from the University of Sonora (Hermosillo, Mexico), Fernando Tapia and Magaly González, and others from the University of Denver (Colorado, USA), Oscar Somoza and Miriam Bornstein, recently visited the Miguel Hernández University of Elche as part of activities organized by the Area of US Hispanic Studies, which is part of the Miguel Hernández Chair. The Vice Rectorate for International Relations promoted their visit.

Faculty from the universities of Sonora and Denver with the team from the Vice Rectorate for International Relations.

The visit’s main objective coincided with that of the Area of US Hispanic Studies, led by Armando Miguélez: to strengthen links with American universities and disseminate Chicano culture both inside and outside university communities, publicize the work by Miguel Hernández on American continents, as well as increase university mobility by both faculty and students. Besides meeting with the UMH Vice Rector for International Relations, Vicente Micol, the group of investigators toured the Journalism and Audiovisual Communication facilities and participated in roundtables with faculty and investigators from the Faculty of Social and Legal Sciences of Elche and the Department of Social and Human Sciences.


30 May 2018 and Comments off

REPRESENTATIVES FROM 26 EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE UMH INTERNATIONAL STAFF WEEK


Participants from the second UMH International Staff Week.

The Service of International Relations, Development Cooperation and Volunteerism is holding UMH International Staff Week III to promote the Erasmus+ program. From May 21-25, a total of 32 participants will visit the Miguel Hernández University of Elche to learn about and share knowledge about international mobility and other professional issues.

Attending this event are representatives from 26 universities in 11 countries, including Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Slovakia. UMH Vice Rector for International Relations, Vicente Micol, will welcome them on Monday, and the service director, Inma Blaya, will explain the work that goes on in said service. “Sound and Healthy UMH” is this event’s main theme, the participants will visit and participate with Radio UMH, and they will also take a field trip to the Campus of Fine Arts (Altea) to experience activities and surroundings there firsthand.

Furthermore, among the UMH services and initiatives being showcased is a session on the integration of students with disabilities and visits to different UMH units, including the Service of Communication and athletic installations. The European participants will also get to meet the mobility coordinators and persons involved in exchange programs at the UMH, with the objective of exchanging ideas and experiences and strengthening ties.

In November 2016, the UMH held this event’s second edition, and the response by those in attendance was very positive. In this manner, the projection strategy by the Vice Rectorate for International Relations is to continue fostering these types of encounters to strengthen internationalization at home and fortify synergies between European universities.


18 May 2018 and Comments off

(Español) PUBLICADO EL LISTADO DEFINITIVO DE PLAZAS ASIGNADAS EN LA 2ª CONVOCATORIA ERASMUS+ ESTUDIOS 2018/2019


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(Español) SEMINARIO GRATUITO PARA COMUNICAR EL DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE


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(Español) ERASMUS+ PAS – Estancias formativas – 1ª convocatoria


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(Español) ERASMUS para PDI UMH – 1ª Convocatoria


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