From July 11th to July 13th, the University of Alicante welcomed the members of the Erasmus+ Project  “Transforming Assessment Practices in Large Enrollment First Year Foundation (TAP)” group members for its third Project Coordination Meeting, an event coordinated by the An-Najah National University in Palestine and co-funded by the European Union.

The members of the TAP project met at the University of Alicante with representatives of the  International Project Management Office of the University of Alicante to discuss training implementation, review standard course templates as well as policies for first-year education level. The objective of the TAP project is to improve assessment practices on foundational first year
education by using technology options, ensuring quality and accreditation as well as implementing large enrolment modules in professional degree programs.

Tourist Focus Group at the University of Alicante. 

Yesterday a Focus Group took place at the University of Alicante organised by the International Project Management Office (OGPI), in the framework of the Erasmus+ project "Competences centres for the development of sustainable tourism and innovative financial management strategies to increase the positive impact of local tourism in Thailand and Vietnam - TOURIST".

The Study Visit participants.

Last week we were in University College Cork, Ireland during 21– 22/5 and University of Maribor, Slovenia during 24-25/5 for the Study Visit organised for partners from El Salvador and Guatemala in the framework of ERASMUS+ Project MEANING

Common Good First partners group.

Common Good First (CGF) partners from South Africa, Scotland, Iceland, Norway and Spain met at Rhodes University, in Grahamstown South Africa, for a project consortium meeting and community engagement symposium, from May 7th to 9th.

Training Workshop “Incubation Services and Management of Research-based entrepreneurship”

This week, from 22nd to 24th May, the 5th Training Workshop “Incubation Services and Management of Research-based entrepreneurship” of the FREE Network Project is taking place hosted by the Universidad de El Salvador in San Salvador, El Salvador.

Deans course participants, at the University of Alicante.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), the Universities of Saarland (Germany) and Alicante (Spain), in cooperation with the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation (AvH), are jointly organising the DIES-International Deans’ Course for Latin America.

Participants in the BizMOOC consortium meeting in Potsdam.

This week representatives from universities all over Europe met in Potsdam (Germany) for the BizMOOC consortium meeting hosted by the Hasso Plattner Institut. The main objectives of this meeting were to evaluate the BizMOOC pilot MOOCs and the common body of knowledge on MOOCs in Europe, as well as preparing the final stages of the project. UA contributed to both project outputs and is represented by OGPI senior project manager Francisco Gallego. 

Participants of the second Training of Trainers module in Kampong Cham.

The University of Alicante coordinated project REACT “Strengthening climate change REsearch And innovation CapactiTies in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam” recently held its second Training of Trainers module in Kampong Cham, Cambodia.

ENHANCE Project participants.

There were 2 events recently organised in the framework of ENHANCE project, coordinated by the University of Alicante. Both the 5th& 6th Training Workshops on “Research methodology: peer review; commercial appraisal” & “Alternative KT pathways: Work based learning; social innovation” took place on the 14-15th of March, 2018 at Thai Nguyen University, Thai Nguyen city, Vietnam. The workshops were delivered by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU, UK).

CIPnet KoM in the Jagiellonian University.

This week representatives from universities in Europe and China are meeting in Kraków, Poland, to kick-off the Erasmus+ project CIPnet - China Intellectual Property Management Network, coordinated by Jagiellonian University and in which the University of Alicante is a partner as leader of the Benchmarking and Needs Analysis Activities and the Quality Assurance work packages. The UA is represented by OGPI senior project manager Noelia López.