The University of Alicante, through the International Project Management Office (OGPI) and the Department of Prehistory, Archeology, Ancient History, Greek Philology and Latin Philology participates in the CUDIMHA project -Curriculum Development: An Innovative Master in History and Archeology , financed by the European Union under Erasmus + Program. This project will address in the next three years the design of a master's degree related to the dissemination and management of historical and archaeological heritage in Tunisia. This project involves different Tunisian universities (Cartago, SFAX, Gabès and Monastir) in which the master will be implemented during the academic year 2020/2021, as well as universities and European institutions (University of Molisse, International University of Rome, FORMIT-Italy -, Masaryk University -Czech Republic- and University of Alicante -Spain-). This international cooperation project arises from the interest and need of Tunisia to train professionals capable of valuing and spreading the rich heritage resources that the country has.

The University of Alicante participates as a partner in the European Digital Humanist project. This European project, which lasts two years, aims to develop and provide students of careers related to the humanities a set of digital skills and entrepreneurship to innovate and create new products and services for the promotion and access to cultural assets in digital key. The students will have access to the most advanced technologies to generate highly immersive environments, with the aim of supporting the evolution of digital services and their full integration in the cultural heritage sector.

The University of Alicante, a pioneer university in the offer of higher education related to the digital humanities, brings to the project its experience in this field, both at the level of intervention projects (applied in museums and archaeological sites), as well as in teaching.

El próximo 30 de Enero se va a llevar a cabo en la Universidad de Alicante un curso de formación sobre Herramientas para la capacitación con personas migradas y refugiadas.

Esta formación está reconocida para la Acreditación como Mediador Intercultural ante la Generalitat Valenciana y se realiza en el contexto del Proyecto Likehome, que intregra a nueve organizaciones de siete países europeos (España, Grecia, Bélgica, Alemania, Suecia, Italia y Austria) y busca fomentar la inclusión de migrantes y refugiados recién llegados a los sistemas de educación del país anfitrión, a la economía local y a la sociedad en general.

On December 20th and 21st, 2018, took place in Beijing (China) the first Training of Trainers developed within the scope of CIPnet, the China Intellectual Property Management Network. CIPnet is the product of an Erasmus project aiming to promote the modernisation and harmonisation of Intellectual Property Management practices in the higher education system, with a view to enhance university-industry collaborations and contribute to economic and social development in China.

The topic of this first Training was “Regulations and Institutional Policies for a Successful Technology Transfer at HEIs”, and was organized and hosted by Law School of Renmin University of China.

The Horizon2020 research project FotoH2, is reaching the end of its first year, and the partners met on December 13 & 14, 2018, in the installations of partner CNR-ITAE in Messina to evaluate the work done in this year, and plan for the next months.

 

The discussions centered on the results of computational electrode material studies and the physical simulation of the photo-electrochemical reaction and planned the completion of the computational work package and the utilisation of gained knowledge for the prototyping work.

The consortium concluded that the project work is progressing according to the plan, and good results should be expected in time for the mid-term review next summer.

The FREE Network National Conference “The challenges of public policy to promote entrepreneurship and innovation based on knowledge generated in universities” took place in San José, Costa Rica on 5th December 2018 and over 150 participants came together from Central America.

Organized by the Erasmus+ funded project FREE Network - Fostering Research-based Entrepreneurship and the development of spin-off companies in Central America, of which the University of Alicante is coordinator, the conference was hosted by Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología (ULACIT) and was jointly organized with Tecnológico de Costa Rica (TEC).

The main objective of the conference was to promote the project visibility and present the project results, specifically the Innovation Support Offices (ISOs) Network that will be established in the framework of the project.  Also, the aim of the conference was to raise awareness of the key role of the ISOs for supporting spin-off creation in Costa Rica  and Central America. In this sense, the recently established ISOs from ULACIT (The Nest – Innovation Centre)  and TEC (Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre) were presented by Alejandra Quirós, Associate Director of External Affairs of ULACIT and Juan Carlos Carvajal, Director of the TEC Innovation Centre. 

Thirty representatives of four Indonesian universities have visited the University of Alicante to work in the INSPIRE project, an erasmus+ project that aims to boost social entrepreneurship in Indonesian higher education institutions. Juan Llopis, Vice Chancellor of International Relations of the UA, welcomed the representatives from the Indonesian Universities involved in this project, which was launched in October 2017 and will end in 2020, aims to promote business mentality and innovation in higher education institutions in Indonesia, strengthening cooperation between the university and the company for a better employability of social entrepreneurs, and increase their relevance to the labor market and society.

The V2WORK project, coordinated by the University of Alicante, held its second training of trainers module at the Industrial University of Vinh, in Vinh City, Vietnam. The module, for Career Centre staff from eight universities in Vietnam, was delivered by staff from the University of Alicante and the University of Coimbra from October 16th to 18th.

 

Centred on the Labour Market and the global economy, and the identification of trends on employability for graduates, the training module aimed at:

  • Offering knowledge on methodologies and tools for the analysis of labour markets.
  • Identifying different strategies for university observatories to improve the career centres’ ability to prepare students and graduates for the labour market.
  • Identifying ways to use the labour observatories’ outputs to assess the universities in terms of employability of their students and graduates.

La nueva convocatoria del programa Eramus+ KA2 (Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education) está prevista para octubre de 2018, con fecha límite de febrero 2019.

Si quieres saber las claves para redactar una propuesta con éxito para el programa Erasmus+ tienes la oportunidad de matricularte en el Curso de Formación en Captación y Gestión de Proyectos Internacionales, organizado por la Oficina de Gestión de Proyectos de la Universidad de Alicante.

La III edición de este curso tendrá lugar la semana del 12 al 16 de noviembre del 2018, y tiene como objetivo darte todas las claves para desarrollar una propuesta de proyecto exitosa dentro del programa Erasmus+, específicamente en este nuevo call KA2 (Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education).

Este curso, impartido en castellano y orientado a profesionales, académicos y gestores de proyectos, tiene como objetivo principal dotar a los participantes de las habilidades, conocimientos necesarios para diseñar proyectos europeos competitivos y facilitar herramientas y recursos para gestionar proyectos de manera exitosa.

Finding solutions to some of the biggest challenges on how migrants and refugees can access the labour market is the main area of work of the Like Home project. This project has developed several online tools to help migrants and refuges to assess their level of competences in key areas such as literary skills, IT skills and cultural awareness.

The Babelia NGO, Pangea project (local council offices of information to migrant’ people) and the Alicante City Council organized the first workshop on “Learn to evaluate your competences” for migrants and refugees of the city of Alicante. The workshop was successfully implemented in 3 languages Spanish, Russian and Arabic on Friday 5th October at Pangea.