Members of the FotoH2 consortium met at the facilities of partner Broadbit Energy Technologies in Finland last June, for their first face-to-face coordination meeting after the project’s kick-off meeting last February. This meeting highlighted the excellent progress the project has made in its first six months, particularly with regards to computational modeling and lab experiments, putting it firmly on track to meet its goals and with a clear roadmap to proceed for the next months.

FotoH2 is a Horizon2020 research project, financed by the European Commission and coordinated by the University of Alicante which focuses on the design and development of a photoelectrochemical device capable of producing the direct conversion of solar energy into chemical energy contained in the bonds of hydrogen molecules. More information is available at


Member of TAP project at University of Alicante

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.

Over 30 participants actively engaged in the first V2WORK training module for university Career Centre staff which took place from July 2nd to 4th, 2018, at Nha Trang University in Vietnam. 

The module was centred on how and why Career Centres should engage with their internal and external stakeholders, and who these could be. The specific objectives included:
•    To understand the importance of engaging with stakeholders and the tools to help do so.
•    To identify how a Career Centre can build and develop networks and relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including students, graduates, academics, higher management, employers, employment agencies and associations, business angels, policy makers etc.
•    To examine the possibilities of cooperation at national and international levels

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.