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.  

The 1st Training Workshop “Introduction to Sustainable Tourism” of the TOURIST Project has been taking place from 2nd to 5th October, hosted by Hue University in Hue City, Vietnam. The training workshop is being delivered by the European Partners (FH JOANNEUM Gesellschaft mbH, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and the University of Alicante) and is being attended by representative from three Vietnamese Universities, four Thai Universities and The Thailand Community Based Tourism Institute.

Hosted by Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities (HCM-USSH), the ENHANCE Final Conference "Challenges and Strengths of Research and Innovation Management and Implementation in Vietnam" took place on the 19th and 20th of September 2018, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, organised by International Project Management Office of the University of Alicante. 

The conference was inaugurated by Dr. Manuel Palomar, Rector University of Alicante who thanked Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ngo Thi Phuong Lan, president of HCM-USSH and her team for hosting this final event and for acting as national coordinator of the ENHANCE project. 

CIPnet group photo visiting University of AlicanteCIPnet project partners have conducted a study visit to the University of Alicante. This is the second project event, following the Kick-off meeting and study visit to Jagiellonian University in Kraków last March.

The welcome to the Study Visit was given by Prof. Dr. Juan Llopis, Vice-President for International Relations of the University of Alicante. The Study Visit has been attended by Professors of Law, Directors of Research Offices and Directors of Technology Transfer Offices from seven Chinese Universities and also by two representatives from Jagiellonian University, project coordinator.

The 2nd International Conference of the Latinamerican Social Innovation Network took place in Colombia last September. Organized by the Erasmus+ funded project LASIN, of which the University of Alicante is a partner, the International Conference was hosted by the Fundación Universitaria del Área Andina in Bogotá on September 26th, and by the Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín from September 27th to 29th.


A Focus Group in the framework of LikeHome project took place on September 14th at the premises of the University of Alicante. The main objective of the meeting was to test the recently developed tool meant to help newly arrived migrants and refugees to find an education opportunity in their new host countries. The group was compounded of the participants originating from Ukraine, Colombia and Russia, as well as professors of the University of Alicante.

Earlier this month the University of Alicante participated in a dynamic social innovation event that took place on September 6th and 7th at Scotland House in Brussels. The event was organized by our colleagues from Glasgow Caledonian University, with the support of the European Commission, in particular the International Capacity Building Unit. They wanted to bring together participants from various points around the globe in order to envisage, propose and, subsequently, to establish a worldwide network that explores and demonstrates how universities can support social innovation more effectively. 

This aspiration evolved through the experience, in particular, of three projects funded under the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education programme, and of which the University of Alicante is a partner: Latin American Social Innovation Network, Southeast Asian Social Innovation Network, and Common Good First in South Africa.

The MOOC created within the framework of the Erasmus + programme - ALDIA Project http://( has been selected in the grant call for innovation projects to promote the blended and online teaching of the Vice-Rector for Quality and Educational Innovation of the University of Alicante (PENSEM-ONLINE PROGRAM).

MOOC Aldia, along with 20 other MOOCs, is part of the MOOC set http://( in this program in order to offer online courses coming from the university perspective on current and diverse scientific issues. In the case of MOOC Aldia, it is intended to guide the teacher/trainer on how to support accessibility and bolster the academic success of students with sensory disabilities in the university and non-formal educational settings (especially in vocational training).