by EuroFUE-UJI | 19 Jul 2022 | Uncategorized
The Universitat Jaume I has successfully completed the first Study Abroad UJI course in which a group of postgraduate students of Psychology of Work and Organisations from the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) in Mexico have participated. The course “Healthy and resilient organisations” is one of the nine courses included in the Study Abroad UJI programme, promoted by the Vice-Rector’s Office for International Relations with the aim of fostering academic training through short-term stays and multidisciplinary courses.
The Vice-Rector for International Relations, Eva Camacho, closed the course and thanked the team of Professor of Social Psychology Marisa Salanova, head of the WANT-UJI research group and academic coordinator of the course together with Professor Valeria Cruz, for their work. Eva Camacho also extended his congratulations to the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) and its students for their interest and conveyed the Jaume I’s intention to continue with future courses.
After a month of training and cultural sessions, the course “Healthy and resilient organisations” has trained UPAEP students in work psychology, healthy organisations and organisational wellbeing, with the help of professors and leading researchers in each discipline. The Study Abroad UJI courses also include an immersive experience in the province of Castellón, from a touristic, cultural and gastronomic perspective through different workshops. For this reason, the Castellón Tourist Board presented the UPAEP students with the tourist attractions that characterise this territory and the Voramar group gave them a brief introduction to the most typical gastronomy of the Castellón area with a culinary workshop on paella and sustainable gastronomy.
The format of the Study Abroad UJI courses allows to combine a theoretical curriculum with the presentation and analysis of practical cases of companies in the Valencian Community. In this course, the UJI has counted with the collaboration of the companies Vygon and Ford, which have transferred to the students their policies on work psychology and welfare of the organisation. The Universitat Jaume I-Business Foundation (FUE-UJI) has been in charge of the coordination and monitoring of these academic and cultural activities, within the framework of the implementation of the Study Abroad UJI programme.
The Study Abroad UJI programme offers multidisciplinary training through a range of nine different courses and short-term stays that contribute to the personal and professional development of young people from all over the world. Each training programme has an up-to-date theoretical curriculum combined with practical case studies from the region. The learning experience is enhanced by the international training environment and immersion in the social and cultural life of Castelló.
by EuroFUE-UJI | 27 Jun 2022 | Uncategorized
The Universitat Jaume I starts the Study Abroad UJI programme with a group of graduate students in Work and Organizational Psychology from the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP), in Mexico. These international students have enrolled in the course Healthy and Resilient Organizations, one of the nine courses included in the Study Abroad UJI programme, promoted by the Vice-rectorate for International Relations with the aim of fostering academic training through short-term stays and multidisciplinary courses.
At the opening session, the Vice-Rector for International Relations, Eva Camacho, highlighted that the Study Abroad UJI programme “is not only born as an opportunity to enhance the academic training of students, but as an experience of knowledge for life”.
The course Healthy and Resilient Organisations combines a theoretical curriculum with the presentation and analysis of case studies of companies in the Valencian Community. The course is under the academic direction of Marisa Salanova, professor of Social Psychology and director of the WANT-UJI research group, and the academic coordination of professor Valeria Cruz.
On this occasion the format is online, but the essence of Study Abroad lies in offering an educational and cultural experience through short-term stays at the Universitat Jaume I. For this reason, the group of students from the University of Puebla will also participate in tourist, cultural and gastronomic workshops in the province of Castellón through all the current digital tools. The FUE-UJI is in charge of the coordination and monitoring of these academic and cultural activities, in the framework of the implementation of the Study Abroad UJI programme through the Universitat Jaume I management commission.
The Study Abroad UJI programme offers multidisciplinary training through nine different courses and short stays that contribute to the personal and professional development of young people from all over the world. The courses are taught by leading professors and researchers in each field and each training programme has an up-to-date theoretical curriculum combined with practical case studies from the region. The learning experience is enhanced by the international training environment and immersion in the social and cultural life of Castelló.
by EuroFUE-UJI | 2 May 2022 | DYNAMO EN, Uncategorized
The Horizon Europe Dynamo project, coordinated by the Optics Research Group of the Universitat Jaume I of Castelló (GROC), has started its activity with the first meeting of the international consortium, formed by fourteen partners and associated entities, which have met this week at the public university of Castellón.
The Dynamo project, approved by the European Commission within the framework of the European Union’s research and innovation programme, Horizon Europe-EIC PATHFINDER, has a total budget of nearly three million euros over four years.
Nowadays, we are surrounded by screens and imaging technologies are ubiquitous: they help us to monitor our health, to explore our environment and our telecommunications. However, there are a large number of processes in nature that are too fast to be recorded with conventional cameras, but the technology to be developed in the Dynamo project will contribute to a quantum leap in that direction. To do so, it will create new spatial light modulators based on opto-acoustic coupling that will overcome the current limitation of the refresh rate of devices.
The idea is based on sending all possible device patterns simultaneously, encoded in a pulse of a few nanoseconds, thus changing the modulation of the light beam from sequential to parallel. In this way, Dynamo would achieve in four years an innovation equivalent to the progress made in half a century in computer data processing, but transferred to the field of images. The data processing of the first electronic computers had a clock frequency of 100 kHz in 1945 and reached 1 GHz in 2000.
The partners and collaborators also had the opportunity to get to know each other personally during the meeting and also took advantage of their stay in Castellón to participate in the Congress on Emerging Topics in Acoustic and Mechanical Metamaterials organised by the European Society of Mechanics (Euromech).
In addition to the UJI as coordinator, the consortium is made up of the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) of France, the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine of the United Kingdom, the University of Science and Technology (AGH) of Poland, and the Universitat Jaume I-Business Foundation as an affiliated entity.
The consortium has a number of associated partners: the European Association of Development Agencies (EURADA) from Belgium, the Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research of the Valencian Community (FISABIO), the Valencian Institute for Business Competitiveness (IVACE), the Finnovaregio association, the Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology of France, Holoeye Photonics AG and the Sorbonne University.
Dynamo is also supported by an international expert committee consisting of Philip Engel from HOLOEYE Photonics (Germany), PhD Sarah Benchabane from the French National Centre for Scientific Research, Prof. Krzysztof M. Abramski from the Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland), Dr. Sylvain Gigan from the Kastler-Brossel Laboratory and Sorbonne University, Prof. Alastair P. Hibbins, director of the Metamaterials Research and Innovation Centre in Exeter (UK) and Vicenta Ferrer, COO of Nayar Systems (Spain).
by EuroFUE-UJI | 23 Feb 2022 | Uncategorized
The Universitat Jaume I of Castelló has held the Virtual Conference Erasmus+ Key Action KA2: Cooperation between organisations and institutions, promoted by the Vice-rectorate for Internationalisation and Cooperation with the support of the Fundació Universitat Jaume I-Empresa (FUE-UJI) and the collaboration of SEPIE, the national agency for the management, dissemination and promotion of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union in the field of education and training.
The event was opened by Joan Antoni Martín, Vice-Rector for Internationalisation and Cooperation of the UJI, who highlighted the different actions of the programme presented at the session. Alfonso Gentil, director of SEPIE, also spoke during the opening and highlighted the success of participation in the previous edition of the programme: “Thanks to institutions like the UJI, the interest in Erasmus+ is the highest, with 58 million euros and 346 cooperation projects funded in 2021”.
The presentation on the Erasmus+ programme for the period 2021-2027 was given by Andrés Ajo, Director of the SEPIE’s School and Adult Education Unit, who reminded the audience that “different institutions can work on innovation in the school education, vocational training, higher education and adult education sectors”.
Sara Martínez Navarro, head of service of the SEPIE’s School and Adult Education Unit, then presented the call for proposals for the cooperation partnerships programme, within the framework of the KA2 action in Erasmus+ 2021-2027. Martínez highlighted in his presentation the objectives, priorities, expected results, funding of the call and also gave the attendees tips for the development of a successful proposal.
The call “Erasmus Mundus Design Measures” was also presented by Loreta Paulauskaite, SEPIE contact point for Erasmus+ International Dimension. Then, Ilija Vuckov, Senior EU Funding Consultant and CEO of EMKICE Consulting, presented all the information about the next Erasmus+ Partnerships for Innovation call.
Moreover, three projects currently in force at the UJI have been presented as success stories: H2OMap, coordinated by the FACSA Chair of Innovation in the Integral Water Cycle and presented by its coordinator Laura Menéndez; the CE-IP project, coordinated by the SOGRES-UJI research group and presented by UJI professor María Jesús Muñoz; and the SenGuide project, by Pilar Escuder, coordinator of the UJI’s University for Older Adults.
Eva Camacho, Vice-Rector for Internationalisation and Cooperation of the UJI, moderated the conference and presented the conclusions, in which she stressed that “the Erasmus+ programme for the period 2021-27 is a great commitment of the European Commission and has a very important dimension for innovation and training”.
The Erasmus+ Conference was also attended by entities, associations, administrations and companies wishing to obtain European funding. Joan Antoni Martín, Vice-Rector for Internationalisation and Cooperation of the UJI, addressed all of them during the closing ceremony, encouraging them to participate in the next calls of this programme.
After the conference, the research groups of the UJI that have requested it, have met with experts in European funding of the FUE-UJI to work on potential project proposals for the next Erasmus+ call, all this, in order to encourage their participation in this programme, as well as to give them the necessary tools to submit proposals with the best guarantees of success.
by EuroFUE-UJI | 23 Feb 2022 | Uncategorized
Nela Gómez, head of the European Projects Office of the FUE-UJI (EuroFUE-UJI) has participated in the virtual Desayuno-Debate with Cristina Lobillo, Director of Energy Policy in the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission, posing questions to the director on “The challenges of the Fit for 55 in the current energy environment”.
The conference was held on Thursday 10 February 2022, organised by the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg as part of the “Business Circle” cycle, a meeting platform between Spanish companies and representatives in European institutions. Pablo López, president of the Chamber, was in charge of opening and moderating the event, sponsored by Iberdrola. Eva Chamizo, Director of European Affairs and Iberdrola’s Brussels office, also spoke at the event.
Cristina Lobillo opened her speech with a summary of the current situation in the energy sector and the temporary pressure on energy prices. The energy transition and cooperation between countries were the main topics of her speech throughout her intervention, given the decrease in the percentage of gas storage in the European Union.
Finally, Cristina Lobillo spoke about taxonomy, the guide for moving from coal to gas and from there to renewable energies. At this point, she emphasised the three activities that the Commission had identified and which should be the subject of investment. She spoke of the efforts and security of supply of EU member states, the existing financing mechanisms for green hydrogen and blue hydrogen, and the countries that are most committed to renewable energies.
by EuroFUE-UJI | 25 Nov 2021 | Uncategorized
The fourth newsletter of the Erasmus + RESTAT project is now available. The newsletter includes information about this project that works to promote a more sustainable and accessible tourism, the activities carried out so far and the results obtained, along with the milestones that the project is pursuing.