The University of Malaga (UMA) will start its Summer Courses of this year 2022 in the city of Marbella, where will offer up to five seminars and a master class from June 28 to July 1, as reported this Wednesday by the vice-rector for Research and Transfer of the academic institution, Diego Vera.
Thus, the twentieth edition of the Summer Courses will take place in three locations in the city, such as the Congress Palace, the Royal Hospital of Mercy and the Cortijo Mirafloreswith an offer that includes up to “800 places” for students and “141 for teachers”.
Among the courses that will be given in Marbella, Vera has highlighted the one that will be given at the Palacio de Congresos to address “The new European geopolitics and the future international order”which aim to study the role of the European Union recent conflicts and its leadership in the world regime.
The congress space will also host a seminar focused on climate change directed by Professor Enrique Salvo Tierra, in which they will analyze heThe effects of the environmental crisis and the keys to sustainable development will be delved into, paying special attention to urban planning. Also at the Palacio de Congresos there will be a course oriented “intelligent tourist destinations” that will combine technology, governance and sustainability applied to this segment of the activity.
On the other hand, in the Hospitalillo, a course on “the keys to labor reform and pensions”, which will focus his speech around the retirement age, collective bargaining or employment contracts, among other issues. In addition, there will be a water seminar oriented to the importance of water resources within the framework of the circular economy. Lastly, the master conference will deal precisely with the “metaverse”, and that can be followed in “streaming.”
The Vice Chancellor has highlighted as characteristics of this edition that it is framed “on the 50th anniversary of the UMA”, emphasizing that in the public university “there is freedom of expression and thought”, and that therefore, in these courses there is a “striking intellectual mass”.
“Summer courses do not solve big problemsbut they do serve to focus or underline” some of them, which have even resulted in master’s degrees at the University of Malaga, according to Vera, who has highlighted “the level of excellence” of this additional training, as well as its directors to reach the level of “success” achieved in recent years.
For his part, the vice-rector of the University of Malaga, Juan Teodomiro López, highlighted the role of the General Foundation of the University of Malaga (FGUMA) and the importance of Summer Courses to take the academic institution “outside the capital” and bring it closer “to the province”, remembering that this year marks half a century of existence of the academic institution.
Therefore, it has highlighted the “fortress” of the UMA, which is currently positioned in several rankings world, emphasizing the “themes of excellence, the level of the two directors and the possibility of gathering all these courses in that city” as the “trinomial” of the secret of the success of the summer seminars.
The mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, has highlighted that the initiative is “an obligatory appointment” that provides “a great opportunity as the courses are free”, so that “the entire population can register and learn first-hand about current affairs”.
The pregistration loop will be open until next June 22 and lInterested parties can formalize their registrations for free through the FGUMA website, which once again offers housing scholarships to facilitate participation of students residing in other municipalities. The seminars have an estimated duration of 10 hours and have the recognition of ECTS credits for students taking degrees at the University of Malaga.