The Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) is participating in the virtual opening event for The European University of Brain and Technology (Neurotechᴱᵁ) that is taking place tomorrow, December 16, 2021, starting at 09:00 Central European Time. UMH rector, Juan José Ruiz, is attending this event, which is open to the public over the crowdcast platform. This meeting marks the official start to the borderless interuniversity campus of higher education dedicated to training future professionals who will be forced to address the challenges arising from an aging population and the brain and disability disorders associated with these elders.

Different workshops for students and faculty interested in participating in future solutions to diverse problems are planned for this event. Topics discussed include upcoming challenges related to health, education, nutrition, artificial intelligence, neurotechnology, ethics, ecology, and smart cities, among others. The opportunities that this international training population will offer are also on tap, for students, faculty, and researchers alike. Anybody interested may register and view the event through the link.

Neurotechᴱᵁ is a consortium within the Erasmus+ European Universities initiative, and this consortium is formed by Radboud University (The Netherlands), University of Oxford (United Kingdom); Karolinska Institutet (Sweden), University of Bonn (Germany), Boğaziçi University (Turkey), Iuliu Haţieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy (Romania), University of Debrecen (Hungary), and the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (Spain). The European University of Brain and Technology aims to create an interuniversity campus of higher education, a flexible space shared by the eight institutions wherein education is linked to research, innovation, and society.

During the event, each university will present the area that each is responsible for. In the case of the UMH, this entails ensuring NeurotechEU project quality. Furthermore, the UMH has also been charged with presenting and moderating the ‘Challenges of Nutrition and Cognition’ session that is part of the Neurochallenges & Neurotech2040 block.