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UMH SIGNS AGREEMENTS WITH THE MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC


The Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MESCyT) of the Dominican Republic have signed a specific agreement that will enable academic cooperation between both institutions. Through this agreement, established by the UMH Vice Rectorate for International Relations, the MESCyT will offer scholarships to train Dominican professionals in master’s and doctoral programs offered at the Elche university.

Signatories to the agreement included Alejandrina Germán, MESCyt minister, and Vicente Micol, the UMH Vice Rector for International Relations. In assessing the significance of the agreement, Minister Germán stated that this action represents part of the commitment by the ministry to collaborate in improving training levels for Dominican professionals, and thus contribute to development within that country. The agreement prioritizes specialization in the areas of science and engineering, education, health, agro-food, biotechnology, and research.

The parties agreed to offer a maximum of twenty scholarships in classroom, blended, and online graduate programs. As the corresponding programs are recognized by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain (ANECA), the qualifications conferred therein to their graduates will be official, and possess the necessary recognition and validity.

Another aspect the agreement contemplates includes the MESCyT covering expenses for room and board in cases of classroom and blended academic programs.

During its visit to the Dominican Republic, The UMH delegation also signed framework agreements with the Dominican Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Research (IDIAF) and the Institute of Innovation in Biotechnology and Industry (IIBI). While there, the delegation also visited with Miguel Mejía, Minister of Regional Integration Policies of the Dominican Republic. In addition to Vicente Micol, the UMH representation was comprised of Joaquín Pastor, Ibero-America Espejo Program Director; Fernando Borrás, Academic Director of the Virtual Environment of Nanocourse Education; and Tonia Salinas, Director of the Scientific Park.

The agreement with the IDIAF aims to further collaboration activities in the areas of research, transfer of technology and innovation, and in promoting Dominican agricultural and forestry research. The agreement opens the door for the UMH and IDIAF to undertake joint research projects, in addition to joint programs to transfer technology and innovation, investigator and administrative exchanges, and training & continuing education programs. Both institutions have defined work on the handling, conservation, and rational use of plant genetic resources, food security, animal production, and biotechnology as priority items.

Furthermore, the agreement with the IIBI will facilitate cooperation for investigator mobility along with collaboration in research projects of relevance in the area of biotechnology.

The stay by the UMH representatives in the Latin American country also allowed promoting the language platform of the Language Center in addition to the nanocourse virtual learning environment at various governmental and university institutions within the Dominican Republic.


25 November 2019 and Comments off

UMH REPRESENTATIVES PARTICIPATE IN THE SECOND TRAINING WORKSHOP ON INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION OF THE SPANISH UNIVERSITY SYSTEM


Senior representatives on international promotion have completed the Second Training Workshop on International Promotion of the Spanish University System, which was held at the University of A Coruña. This meeting built upon the successes attained at the first such workshop, which took place at the University of Málaga.

Included among workshop participants were Inma Blaya, Director of the Service of International Relations, Development Cooperation and Volunteerism at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), and José Luis González, UMH Deputy Vice Rector for International Relations & International Projection. 

The workshop aim was to improve coordination in the design and execution of international promotion actions of the Spanish university system, as well as enhance possibilities for the universities themselves to take advantage of such actions and tools. To accomplish these, workshop participants proposed three objectives:

  • First, advance improvements in the transfer of communication and information between universities and national promotion stakeholders.
  • Second, further joint design actions of promotional strategies.
  • Third, analyze potential training paths in matters of promotion that might be useful for internationalization offices and vice rectorates.

In the meeting’s inauguration, Julio E. Abalde Alonso, Rector of the University of A Coruña and President of the Commission of CRUE Managers – Spanish Universities, highlighted how “universities must work on consolidating an international Spanish university system in order to increase the international presence of [Spanish] universities and increasingly attract more foreign students.” For her part, Coral Martínez Íscar, Director of SEPIE (Spanish Service for the Internationalization of Education), pointed out “the hard work that the teams of international relations at each university do in terms of consolidating the Spanish university system and for that matter, Spain.” Finally, Sebastián Bruque Cámara, Vice Rector for Internationalization at the University of Jaen and President of the Internationalization Work Group of CRUE – Internationalization and Cooperation, emphasized “the firm commitment by universities to continue working together to promote the Spanish university system via CRUE – Internationalization and Cooperation.”

Throughout the course of the workshop, there was debate and work on, among other issues, good practices and trends at international universities on international promotion, focusing especially on the German, French, and Anglo-Saxon models, the use of digital tools as a method for enhancing Spanish international presence, and the lessons that can be learned in terms of promoting the Spanish university system in relation to the Brexit process of the United Kingdom as it leaves the European Union.

Moreover, work was also done on the role of Spanish diplomatic representatives to catalyze international promotion of the system, and an analysis of and improvement proposals were made regarding the presence of the Spanish university system at international promotion events.

Also participating at the workshop were representatives from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, SEPIE, foreign educational entities, and organisms such as Campus France, the British Council, the German Academic Exchange Service, in addition to private businesses.


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21 November 2019 and Comments off

(Español) LA UMH RENUEVA ACUERDOS CON UNIVERSIDADES PERUANAS


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17 November 2019 Comments off

DEPUTY MINISTER FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC VISITS UMH


The Deputy Minister for Science and Technology of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology of the Dominican Republic, Plácido Gómez, visited the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) to consolidate the alliance between the Dominican government and the UMH.

During his visit, Gómez met with UMH Rector, Juan José Ruiz; Vice Rector for International Relations, Vicente Micol; in addition to a UMH delegation formed by Vice Rector for Research, Domingo Orozco; Vice Rector for Knowledge Transfer and Exchange, María José López; Deputy Vice Rector for International Relations, José Luis Esteban; Ibero-America Espejo Program Director, Joaquín Pastor; Director of the Scientific Park, Tonia Salinas; and with the Academic Director of the Virtual Environment of Nanocourse Education, Fernando Borrás. These meetings helped define the possibilities for implementing within the Dominican Republic’s university system, which is home to 49 universities, the graduate-level programs that have been established in the Ibero-America Espejo Program that is supported by the Vice Rectorate for International Relations. The meetings also served to advance discussions on grants by the Dominican Republic government for future Dominican students at the UMH.

This institutional visit also enabled the Deputy Minister to tour the UMH Scientific Park, research group facilities at the institutes of Bioengineering (IB); Research, Development and Innovation in Sanitary Biotechnology of Elche (IDiBE); Neurosciences (IN), and at the Cyborg Center. At these centers, Gómez met with the directors at the IB (Ángela Sastre) and IDiBE (Antonio Ferrer), the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Antonio Compañ, and with the Director of the Institute of Neurosciences, Salvador Martínez.


14 November 2019 and Comments off

(Español) LA REDES SANITARIAS SOLIDARIAS PRESENTAN LA MUESTRA DE CINE Y SALUD GLOBAL CON EL LEMA “SALUD Y MUJER, NECESIDADES Y DESAFÍOS”


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25 October 2019 Comments off

NEW ACADEMIC AGREEMENT WITH THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF THE ALTIPLANO, OF PUNO, PERU


The Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) has signed a framework agreement with the National University of the Altiplano (UNA), located in Puno, Peru. This agreement will enable rolling out research projects between both institutions in addition to permitting mobility of personnel and students alike.

This agreement is part of the internationalization strategy at the School of Engineering of Elche (EPSE), especially in south Peru. The international relationship with the UNA began in early 2019 with a stay there by the EPSE Deputy Director of Business Relations, Ernesto Ávila, and by Mónica Candela, a technician in the Service of International Relations, Development Cooperation and Volunteerism.

Following the agreement signing, the UMH is preparing to welcome visits by two groups of UNA faculty in upcoming weeks, who will tour EPSE facilities and laboratories while they are in Elche. This event will also contribute to improve relationships with other similar research groups in order to better future joint collaboration and research efforts.


21 October 2019 and Comments off