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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

UMH SIGNS A COLLABORATION AGREEMENT WITH A JAPANESE UNIVERSITY


The rector of the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Jesús Pastor Ciurana, and the vice president of the International Pacific University (IPU) of Japan, Tomohiko Jano, have signed a collaboration framework agreement. This agreement’s objective is to strengthen links for working on tasks of cooperation and exchange on teaching and research levels alike. This signing marks the first agreement between the UMH and a Japanese university.

The IPU is one of the world’s most prestigious universities in research related to judo–it is home to one of Japan’s most important teams, and it trains the Japanese national team. The agreement will also enable further examination of scientific and academic issues through the Center for Research in Sports Science, in addition to those of transfer, given the experience of UMH assistant professor from the Area of Physical and Sports Education, Carlos Montero, a national coach of this discipline.

Also in attendance during the signing was Eduardo Cervelló, director of the Center for Research in Sports Sciences, along with Carlos Montero, who traveled to Japan a few months ago to boost relations with the Japanese university thanks to assistance from the Destino Program, promoted by the Vice Rectorate for International Relations.


2 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

UMH STRENGTHENS TIES WITH THE FLUMINENSE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF RIO DE JANEIRO


The Bachelor’s in Audiovisual Communication and the Cinematography Studies at the Fluminense Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) have laid the foundations for future joint collaboration projects to facilitate exchanges of students and faculty between both institutions, both academic and in the field of research.

The program coordinator for the Bachelor’s in Audiovisual Communication, Begoña Ivars Nicolás, along with that program’s area coordinator, Montserrat Jurado Martín, visited various Brazilian universities during the month of December to formalize exchange agreements to facilitate joint projects and study stays for both Brazilian and Spanish students.

Begoña and Montserrat presented the results of the International Student Film Project (ISFP) for the shooting of short fiction and documentary films in an environment of international coproduction, wherein students from at least three universities from different countries collaborate during the month of July on various productions. In particular, the Fluminense Federal University expressed strong interest in joining the ISFP project for upcoming editions.

Moreover, the two academics presented the undergraduate programs of Audiovisual Communication and Journalism, the Master’s in Innovation in Journalism program, the Study Abroad program by the Vice Rectorate for International Relations, and the Miguel Hernández Communication Journal (MHCJ) that is published by the Department of Social and Human Sciences. Their stay was funded by the Support for the Internationalization of Schools, Faculties, and Research Institutes program (AIEFI) organized by the UMH Vice Rectorate for International Relations in collaboration with the Audiovisual Communication and Journalism programs.

 


21 December 2017 Comments off

THREE NEW PROGRAMS ADDED TO THE UMH STUDY ABROAD OFFER


The Miguel Hernández University of Elche has added three new programs to its Study Abroad package, two specializing in communications engineering (Electronics for Satellite Communications and Wireless Sensor Networks) and one on regional food and the knowhow behind it (Mediterranean Diet and Landscapes). They provide specific training to international students while they integrate themselves into our Mediterranean surroundings.  

These new courses expand the learning possibilities by UMH Study Abroad, which also includes the Mediterranean Cultural Studies program, and offers university students and instructors a wide range of possibilities for advancing their knowledge within the province of Alicante over various weeks. These three specific courses were recently presented at international events, including NAFSA and EAIE, in addition to during successive visits by the International Relations team to American universities. The programs in UMH Study Abroad are part of the initiatives to promote the internationalization and projection of the university.


13 September 2017 and Comments off

UMH PARTICIPATES IN A PROJECT TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE


Students and graduates from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) are participating in the Erasmus+ project Travel Transformation, whose objective is to improve communication capabilities on raising awareness about climate change and sustainability. The project participants included young people from various fields of knowledge from six countries, including Chile, Mexico, Ecuador, Greece, Germany, and Spain.

During the final two weeks of August, the group stayed in the small town of Karnitz, Germany, a locale that offers a summer school every year that addresses sustainability and shows how to publicize it. For this, the participants took part in different workshops on spots, animation, online TV, radio, painting, and transmedia. Each workshop concluded with at least one product focused on raising awareness about climate change.

These products will be made available on a web platform, and the participants will attend a second meeting in Chile in January 2018. The UMH also participated in a project about raising awareness on climate change last year under the alias of C4CC: Capacities for Climate Change. The current activity is part of Erasmus+ KA2.


5 September 2017 and Comments off

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM PROJECT UNDER WAY AT THE UMH


The UMH has held the first masterclass in the International Student Film Project, which will permit some twenty students to participate in the coproduction of short films, and that will continue throughout the month of July. Participating in this initiative are students from three universities:  the Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Universidad de las Californias Internacional (Mexico), and the University of Beira Interior (Portugal).

Pablo Mas, lecturer at the UMH and member of the Spanish Academy of Film, opened the International Student Film Project. Also participating in the workshop was Ramón San Juan, who delved into the importance of music in film, as well as Fran Mateu, who will advise students on scripts.

Pablo Mas giving the first master class in the International Student Film Project.

Pablo Mas giving the first master class in the International Student Film Project.

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Over the next four weeks, each participant will produce a short film under the tutelage of different professionals, but with full autonomy to develop each’s own work. The participants may exchange work routines and experiences with the objective of enriching and consolidating personal theoretical and practical knowledge they have acquired during the academic year. For this edition, they are being supervised by lecturer Francisco Martínez and under the UMH Audiovisual undergraduate program. The short films will then be broadcast by the three universities at film festivals and contests within their areas of influence.

The International Student Film Project is being organized by the Audiovisual Communication program, and supported by the Vice Rectorate for International Relations, Vice Rectorate for Culture and University Extension, Vice Rectorate for Students Affairs and Athletics, the Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Elche, FICIE, and the UMH Faculty of Social and Legal Sciences of Elche.


7 July 2017 and Comments off

REPRESENTATIVES FROM GOMEL STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY VISIT THE UMH


Part of the management team and faculty from Gomel State Medical University in Belarus visited the Miguel Hernández University of Elche last week to examine routes of collaboration in terms of internationalization for students and faculty from the health sciences and related fields.

UMH and Gomel State Medical University signing a framework agreement.

UMH and Gomel State Medical University signing a framework agreement.

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Belarusian university faculty toured the faculties of Experimental Sciences and Medicine, the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology (IBMC), Institute of Neurosciences (IN), and the Center for Research in Sports Sciences (CID), where UMH authorities presented the various units, methodologies, and resources employed. The Belarusians also visited two businesses at the UMH Scientific and Business Park: EMXYS, which specializes in electronic instrumentation and systems, and AntalGenics, which examines bioactive molecules.

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Furthermore, Vice Rector for International Relations, Vicente Micol, signed a framework agreement with Gomel State Medical University as a starting point for the plans made during the visit by the Belarusian university.


6 July 2017 and Comments off