On Wednesday 17 October the University of Granada launched its new Laboratory for Manufacturing and Prototyping (MakerSpaceUGR), a pioneering and collaborative work space that will enable students, staff and the public to design and produce products and pieces of architecture.

The University of Granada will run its VIII Japan in Granada Conference on 5 and 6 of October 2018, giving the UGR community and the public a unique opportunity to gain insights into the rich cultural and historical heritage of Japan.

For the seventh year running the UGR will hold its International Days, which will take place on 27 and 28 September, with a view to boosting student awareness of the wealth of opportunities available to them through our international mobility programmes.

The University of Granada, through its General Coordination for Entrepreneurship (UGRemprendedora), will participate in the Erasmus+ BIO-ALL (BIOHEALTH Gear Box Alliance) project, developing a wide range of activities designed to promote and consolidate entrepreneurial initiatives in the biotechnological and health spheres over the next three years.

This academic year, more than 2000 new international students from over 70 countries will complete studies at the University of Granada, thanks to the diverse range of mobility programmes available at our institution. The Vice-Rectorate for Internationalization will run Induction Days for these new students from 10 to 11 September 2018, and again in January and February 2019.

Within the framework of the “traditional” inter-European KA103 programme, the University of Granada has been allocated more mobility places than any other European higher education institution in 2018. The UGR is also the leading university in the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Programme (KA107).

On Monday 17 July, at a ceremony held at the Hospital Real, the seat of the Rectorate, the University of Granada presented its prestigious Awards for Excellence in International Mobility and "Federico Mayor Zaragoza" Award for University Development Cooperation. The annual ceremony is held with a view to rewarding the outstanding contributions of UGR students to international mobility programmes and development cooperation initiatives.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) proposal ‘Mediating Islam in the Digital Age’ (MIDA) has been awarded a research grant from the Department for Research and Innovation of the European Commission.

The 12th International Staff Training Week was officially inaugurated at the Faculty of Law on Monday 2 July by Artur Schmitt, Director for International Strategy, Projects and Networks at the UGR’s Vice-Rectorate for Internationalization.

The University of Granada will fly the rainbow flag for Pride Month and run a wide range of activities from 28 June to 6 July to support inclusion and diversity.