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UMH participates in the 19th Meeting of Rectors of the Tordesillas Group

The UMH attended the 19th Meeting of Rectors of the Tordesillas Group, recently held in Granada, Spain, under the slogan of “Inclusive Universities to Progress in the 2030 Agenda.” The main objective of this event is to design innovative and joint actions that foster research and education in the areas of inclusion and diversity, which are part of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

A substantial number of Brazilian, Portuguese, and Spanish universities were present at this meeting, and represented by their corresponding rectors and vice rectors for internationalization and research. As part of the meeting’s framework, the Tordesillas Doctoral Colleges presented their results during the General Assembly of Rectors.

Vicente Micol, UMH Vice Rector for International Relations, and María Pastor, a faculty member in the Public Health, History of Science and Gynaecology Department at the same institution, attended the event to present results from the first year of operations of the Tordesillas Doctoral College of Public Health and History of Science, which is comprised by the universities of São Paulo and Porto and coordinated by the Miguel Hernández University of Elche. Some of its notable results include the training mobility of doctoral students between its member institutions, the academic and scientific results deriving from the First International Seminar, held in February 2018 at the University of São Paulo, and future actions, which include the first call for Tordesillas mobility grants and the celebration of the “Science and Medicine in Dictatorial Contexts: the Cases of Brazil, Spain, and Portugal during the 20th Century” Seminar, to be held in 2019.

22 November 2018 and Comments off


The Tordesillas Doctoral College of Public Health and History of Science, coordinated by the Miguel Hernández University of Elche, is organizing the International Seminar on Public Health and History of Science along with the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Porto University (Portugal) to be held in Sao Paulo on February 19-20.

Event programming includes discussions on epidemiology, gender violence, reproductive rights and assisted reproduction, gynecology, infectious diseases, eugenics, health reforms, in addition to other social and historical issues concerning health. This seminar’s main objective is to identify common research and teaching interests in addition to promoting mobility of students, faculty, and university staff between the group’s universities.

This meeting is part of the academic and scientific cooperation actions by the Tordesillas Doctoral College for promoting international academic and scientific collaboration. Professors Ildefonso Hernández, Enrique Perdiguero, Sergio Padilla, and María Pastor from the UMH Faculty of Medicine, and Professor Henrique Barros from Porto University are traveling to Sao Paulo to participate in this seminar. Moreover, the event will hold video conferences with participation by faculty and investigators from the UMH, Porto University, and University of Sao Paulo. UMH community members may participate in the debates that will be held during the seminar in an online manner from the Meeting Room and/or Classroom 1 in the Balmis Building. (Consult the program schedule here.)

13 February 2018 and Comments off


The Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), which last year joined the Tordesillas Group network of academic cooperation (comprised of academic entities from Brazil, Portugal, and Spain), has gained approval by the Coordination Committee of said entity for the Tordesillas Doctoral School (CDT) of Public Health and History of Science. Participating in this new doctoral college, coordinated by the UMH, will be the universities of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Porto (Portugal), and it has been endowed with 18,000 € for a period of two years.

The Tordesillas Group has the mission of advancing, through the founding of these colleges, academic and scientific collaboration between research groups or departments of the institutions that are network members, as well as facilitating student and faculty mobility. The creation of this CDT will undoubtedly increase the mobility and internationalization of our doctoral program, parameters that are lately gaining influence in national regulation and accreditation of graduate education.

19 September 2017 and Comments off