05/12/2017

The URV collaborates in the internationalisation project of Széchenyi István University in Hungary

The Hungarian university has chosen the URV as a model of university internationalisation

Left to right, the Hungarian Vice-Rector for Internationalisation and Rector and the URV delegation.

A delegation from the URV, consisting of the Vice-Rector for Internationalisation, Mar Gutiérrez-Colón, and  Jesús Brezmes, Roberto Giral and Luís Martínez Salamero, from the Automatic Control and Industrial Electronics Research Group, visited the Széchenyi István University (SZI) in Györ from 6 to 9 November. The meeting formed part of the project: “Internationalisation, initiatives to establish a new source of researchers and graduates and development of knowledge and technological transfer as instruments of intelligent specialisations at Széchenyi István University”, which is supported by the Hungarian government.

The SZI has chosen the URV as a model of university internationalisation and so invited the URV’s Vice-Rector for Internationalisation, Mar Gutiérrez-Colón, to participate in a series of meetings with its units and academic and administrative staff. She gave a presentation on the URV’s Strategic Internationalisation Plan, the working hours agreement, the reception of international students, the design and implementation of the Teaching in English Plan and other programmes and activities that form part of the internationalisation process at the URV. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the two universities.

The three researchers from the Automatic Control and Industrial Electronics Research Group made the trip to Hungary because this university works with the AUDI company and is therefore a leading institution in terms of relations with the automotive industry, especially electric cars. They met professors working in the same specialty as themselves and discussed future collaborations and possible alliances. The idea is to work together at master’s degree level and in engineering research. The URV delegation’s visit prompted an interview with Hungarian television.

The URV and the Széchenyi István University began collaborating last year when the former was visited by a Hungarian delegation led by the Hungarian Consulate in Barcelona, Barnabás Kóvaksi. Since then, they have signed an Erasmus mobility agreement that will be expanded to include other areas of the URV.


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