The University of Granada is pleased to announce that its 11th International Staff Training Week, an Erasmus+ Programme initiative, will be held from 7 to 11 May 2018. The five-day programme includes plenary sessions, round tables, workshops, guided tours and social events. Over 50 higher education professionals from 40 EU and non-EU Partner Countries will attend this semester’s Staff Training Week, including staff members from Algeria, Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malta, Holland, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and Uzbekistan.
The main objective of the International Staff Training Week is to provide a platform for the exchange of good practices and know-how between the UGR and its partner universities. Participants will acquire highly practical and transferable skills which will further 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 also a great way for all of us to get involved in building and strengthening international mobility and cooperation networks.
The 11th International Staff Training Week programme
The 11th International Staff Training Week will be officially inaugurated on Monday 7 April at the "Triunfo" Administrative Complex. Throughout the week, over thirty talks and workshops will be held on management practices and strategies related to the areas of general administration, research support services, international relations, and library and information services. Likewise, sessions exploring the management of international projects and EU funds, mobility and agreements, and the internationalization of postgraduate studies will be held, among others.
Participants will also have the opportunity to go on guided tours of the UGR’s most emblematic buildings and monuments, such as the Hospital Real— the XVI century building that now houses the Rectorate of the University of Granada and serves as its headquarters, and the “Parque de las Ciencias” Science Museum. An engaging workshop entitled “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.
The Staff Training Week will be brought to an end on Friday 11 May with a closing ceremony delivered by Francisco Buendía, Deputy University Director for Strategic Planning and Organization of Human Resources, and Wenceslao Martín, Academic Director for Internationalization. Their speeches will be followed by 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 to find their bearings before each semester begins. Furthermore, the International Staff Training Week enables the UGR to strengthen its 700+ international mobility agreements with its partner universities.
Artur Schmitt, Director for International Strategy, Projects and Networks at the UGR’s Vice-Rectorate for Internationalization.
Carolina González Madrigal, Coordinator for Information, Documentation and Promotion, International Relations Office
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