The University of Granada, through its Vice-Rectorate for Internationalization, is pleased to announce that its 10th International Staff Training Week, an Erasmus+ Programme initiative, will take place from the 15 to 19 January 2018. The five-day programme includes plenary sessions, round tables, workshops, guided tours and social events. Over 50 higher education professionals from non-EU Partner Countries will attend this term’s Staff Training Week, including staff members from Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Guatemala, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Moldova, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
The main objective of the Staff Training Week is to exchange know-how and skills, enabling visiting staff to gain insights into the working procedures at the UGR, and exchange experiences and good practices with professionals from diverse institutions. They will thereby acquire highly relevant practical skills, furthering their professional development in the higher education sector.
International staff training programmes are pivotal in shaping the path towards more effective higher education systems in Europe and beyond. In our view, such initiatives are a great way for all of us to get involved in building and strengthening international mobility and cooperation networks.
The 10th International Staff Training Week programme
The 10th Staff Training Week will be officially inaugurated by Artur Schmitt, Director for International Strategy, Projects and Networks at the UGR’s Vice-Rectorate for Internationalization.
Over the course of the week, talks and workshops will be held on strategies and management practices related to the international mobility of students and staff, and professionals involved in Erasmus+ International Dimension cooperation projects. Likewise, sessions exploring the management of international research projects and the internationalization of postgraduate studies will also be held. Moreover, a number of Vice-Deans for International Relations will explain how the UGR’s internationalization strategies are implemented at our faculties and schools.
Participants will also have the opportunity to go on guided tours of the UGR’s most emblematic buildings and monuments, such as the “Parque de las Ciencias” Science Museum and the Hospital Real — the XVI century building that now houses the Rectorate of the University of Granada and serves as its headquarters. An engaging workshop titled “Spanish Surival Kit” will also provide participants with basic Spanish language resources so that they can get the most out of their stay in Granada.
Staff from the Vice-Rectorate for Internationalization will also hold strategic meetings with representatives from diverse universities, with a view to fostering closer ties with our partner institutions. The Staff Training Week will be brought to an end on Friday 19 January with a closing ceremony delivered by Artur Schmitt, and a brass quintet concert by the Orchestra of the University of Granada.
The leading European university in international mobility figures
The University of Granada continues to receive more international students, and send more abroad, than any other European University. The International Staff Training Week is just one of the many activities reflecting the UGR’s ever-expanding international outlook, alongside events such as the Induction Days for international students — an initiative designed to enable the 2,000+ incoming mobility students attending the UGR every year to find their bearings before each academic term begins. The International Staff Training Week also enables the UGR to strengthen and expand upon its 700+ international mobility agreements with its partner universities.
Click on the following interactive map to explore the UGR’s extensive network of international relations with our partner institutions from across the globe.
José Martínez Aroza