The University of Granada holds 14th International Staff Training Week

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 13:58
A group of about 40 people posing for a photo

The University of Granada is pleased to announce that our 14th International Staff Training Week (STW) will take place from 6 to 10 May 2019. Over 160 officers and managers from our partner universities will take part in the STW through the Erasmus+ Programme, with participants from 49 countries in four continents, including: Albania, Algeria, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Kirgizstan, Latvia, Mauritania, Montenegro, Morocco, Moldova, Myanmar, Holland, Palestine, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

The main objective of the event is to provide a platform for the exchange of good practices and know-how between the UGR and our partner universities. Participants will have the opportunity to share different experiences, ideas, and management styles, acquiring highly practical and transferable skills that will further their professional development in the higher education sector.

The 14th International Staff Training Week will be officially inaugurated on Monday 6 May at 10.00 a.m. in the “Salón de Grados” conference room of the Faculty of Health Sciences, which is located in the Health Sciences Technology Park (PTS) University Campus. More than 30 talks and workshops will be delivered over the course of the week, covering a broad range of topics which have been grouped into four different tracks: international relations, research support services, library services, and IT.

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 which is now the seat of the Rectorate of the University of Granada, as well as the fascinating “Parque de las Ciencias” Science Museum. An engaging workshop titled ‘Spanish Surival Kit’ will also equip participants with basic Spanish language resources so that they can make the most of their stay in Granada.

The International Staff Training Week will be brought to an end on Friday 10 May with a closing speech by Artur Schmitt, Director for International Strategy, Projects and Networks at the UGR’s Vice-Rectorate for Internationalization. This will be followed by a concert performed by an ensemble from the Orchestra of the University of Granada.

The full programme is available at:


Artur Schmitt, Director for International Strategy, Projects and Networks at the UGR’s Vice-Rectorate for Internationalization,, +34 958-249897

Carolina González Madrigal, Coordinator for Information, Documentation and Promotion, International Relations Office,, +34 958-249792