Exchanging international experience with the Central European University

In the framework of the SALEACOM project, Borbala Varga visited the project coordinator at the URV, professor Aitor Gómez

Borbala Varga during her visit to the URV’s International Center
Borbala Varga (centre) during her visit to the URV’s International Center.

The URV has received international staff from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, as part of the SALEACOM project. On 27 and 28 July, the URV welcomed one of the researchers involved in the Saleacom project, while management staff from the URV’s UGAD and International Center met representatives of the CEU.

Borbala Varga currently works as a program officer at the Center for Policy Studies (CPS) of the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. She is responsible for managing projects in the social sciences and humanities which are implemented through various funding schemes, including the European Commission’s Framework Programmes, national funding structures and internal university resources.

In line with the aims of the H2020-RISE project, management staff from both universities met to promote cooperation between the two institutions and to share knowledge gained during their lengthy experience of coordinating international projects.

Dr Aitor Gómez (URV), along with partners from the CEU, UB, UAB and Drom Kotar Mestipen Association, is coordinating this project, which seeks to address the issue of educational and social exclusion in schools and learning communities. The project also involves renowned universities such as Stanford (USA), Queensland University of Technology (Australia), the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and the Federal University of Sao Carlos (Brazil).

URV will also receive two international researchers at the end of the year, Jo Lampert, from Queensland University of Technology (Australia) and Lorri Santamaria, from the University of Auckland (New Zealand), who will visit the URV in the framework of the KA107 programme and be involved in seminars with URV students and professors.

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