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UMH LAUNCHES A WEBPAGE IN CHINESE TO EXPAND ACCESSIBILITY TO ASIAN STUDENTS


The Vice Rectorate for International Relations at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) and the Service of Communication, which works under the UMH Vice Rectorate for Institutional Relations, have launched a new UMH website in Chinese as a part of its projection and expansion activities in Asia. Also collaborating in the promotion of this action was the Service of Innovation and Technical Support for Education and Research (SIATDI), which is part of the Vice Rectorate for Information Technology.

This new webpage features UMH teaching, academic, and organizational contents, in addition to a university presentation, representative figures and data, rankings, undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and research institutes and centers. Throughout 2018, the UMH has made significant internationalization and projection efforts in Asia. Specifically, UMH representatives have attended various meeting and have signed agreements with the universities of Shenzhen (Guangdong), Anhui Normal (Wuhu), Zhengzhou (Henan), Guangzhou Polytechnic of Sports (Guangdong), as well as with different centers, clubs, and athletic associations in those cities.

The UMH is cooperating in promoting areas such as fine arts, engineering, the humanities and athletics, but it is the latter of these where efforts are being focused, given the interest shown by these Asian universities toward UMH education and research in this area. With respect to these activities, the UMH received a delegation from the University of Shenzhen in late June, and is set to receive another group from the Guangzhou Polytechnic of Sports in mid-October, a visit in which the Elche City Hall, through its Sports Council, will also be participating.  

In line with this strategy, the UMH is also going to carry out activities that publicize it on Chinese social networks, such as Weibo, by uploading significant audiovisual material that is already available on social networks about the UMH.


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18 September 2018 and Comments off

UMH PARTICIPATES AT THE EAIE CONFERENCE ON HIGHER EDUCATION IN GENEVA


The Service of International Relations at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) traveled to Geneva (Switzerland) to participate in the Annual Conference and Exhibition of the EAIE (European Association for International Education), which is the largest higher education event held in Europe. This year’s edition reunited more than 5,500 professionals.

Representing the UMH included Deputy Vice Rector for International Relations – Internationalization, Ausias Garrigós; Director of the Service of International Relations, Development Cooperation and Volunteerism, Inma Blaya; and Úrsula Kress, a technician from the same UMH service.    

During the conference, held September 11-14, the UMH representatives met with 24 European, Asian, and American universities in order to expand the number of agreements the UMH maintains for student and faculty exchanges through the ERASMUS and Destino programs. Furthermore, these meetings permitted starting new projects with universities with which agreements already exist, in addition to publicizing the academic opportunities of UMH degree programs, its study abroad programs, and the internships programs offered by the UMH.

UMH participation at international events like these demonstrates the commitment this institution has made to internationalize and promote itself well beyond Spanish borders.


18 September 2018 and Comments off

UMH SIGNS A COLLABORATION AGREEMENT WITH TWO MULTINATIONAL SPORTS COMPANIES


The Vice Rector for International Relations at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Vicente Micol, recently signed a cooperation agreement with the sports companies of Sport Mate Marketing and Sockatyes. This agreement’s objective, among others, is to strengthen development of sports devices and techniques and research in the area of sports.

Objectives common to the signatory parties have resulted in the proposal of various actions. Included among the agreed-upon activities are academic exchanges and cooperation in education and scientific research; the organization of conferences, seminars, workshops, and other events between academics and experts; the search of routes for exchanges with graduate students and professionals, and collaboration in sporting events.

Present at the signing ceremony were Vicente Micol, UMH Vice Rector for International Relations; Francisco Moreno, UMH Vice Rector for Student Affairs and Athletics; Manuel Alejandro Sola, international collaborating agent for the UMH in China; and Russel Pointon, the founder of Sockatyes.

Sport Mate Marketing is a sports marketing and advertising company that helps businesses gain global visibility through international sports sponsorships, sporting activities, and presence in global social networks. Furthermore, Sport Mate Marketing develops, along with universities including the UMH, innovative training projects directed at professionals from the sports sector. Sockatyes, for its part, has become an internationally recognized platform for sports equipment, marketing, and advertising that serves the markets of professional sports, fans, student athletes, and youth sports.


3 August 2018 and Comments off

REPRESENTATIVES FROM SHENZHEN UNIVERSITY (CHINA) VISIT THE UMH


A delegation from Shenzhen University, located in Guangdong Sheng, China, visited the Miguel Hernández University of Elche yesterday in an action organized by the Vice Rectorate for International Relations, and in which officials from the UMH deans’ offices of Fine Arts, Health and Social Sciences, and Engineering participated due to significant interest shown by the Chinese representatives for cooperation in these areas between both universities. Likewise, the Shenzhen University representatives also met with UMH Rector, Jesús Pastor Ciurana.

During the meeting, both universities showed presentations of their respective institutions, and different options for cooperation and mobility between them were discussed. The Chinese delegation toured athletic installations on the Elche Campus along with the Scientific Park, where its Director of Funding and Business Development, Sergio Román, explained the work going on there in terms of business development. Furthermore, the Chinese visitors were able to gain some insight into various business and research ventures at the park, such as those led by AntalGenics, Simplicity Works, and Emxys.

In attendance at the meeting of the universities included the Vice Rector for International Relations, Vicente Micol, Deputy Vice Rector for International Relations – Internationalization, Ausias Garrigós, Deputy Vice Rector for International Relations – Mobility Activities, África Martínez, and the Director of the Service of International Relations, Development Cooperation and Volunteerism, Inmaculada Blaya. Representing Shenzhen University were Vice President Du Hongbiao, Deputy Director of the International Office, Peng Xiaogang, Dean of Normal College, Zhong Xi, and the Director of Collaboration Projects at that faculty, Tang Zhenhua. Moreover, UMH faculties were represented by the Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, José Vicente Marín, Deputy Director of International Relations for the School of Engineering of Elche (EPSE), Alberto Rodríguez, and the Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Francisco José Vera.


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26 June 2018 and Comments off

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