More than 250 students from the Polytechnic School participated yesterday in the presentations of the mobility programs of the different foreign universities, which were held during morning and afternoon sessions, as part of the first World Wide EPS Meeting (WWEPS), organized by the Polytechnic School and ending today, May 15th.
Likewise, during yesterday conference, Francisco Saenz, Nacho Acín , Àgueda Gasión, Ricard Garra i Miquel Latorre, current and former Polytechnic School students who enjoyed at some point of a international mobility experience, explained to current students how this fact affected the course of their studies and, in some cases, their lives.
The Polytechnic School of the University of Lleida considers the process of internationalization of the center a key aspect. On the one hand, for its own establishment and strengthening as a reference center. On the other hand, for the professional future of its students. This process allows us to face the future with optimism and a global and open vision of the world. The director of the Polytechnic School, Francesc Giné, defense that "the future professionals who have arised from the Polytechnic School must be able to face their future job challenges with the maximum guarantees of success, understand and visualize in a global way the authentic and excellent job opportunities that are offered on a European and global scale". With this sentence, Giné also wants to promote the internships in companies abroad.
The deputy director of international relationships of the Polytechnic School, Cristian Solé, explains that "a double degree is currently being taught at VIA University College in Denmark and, a joint master's degree in Computer Engineering and Computer Science with the ITB Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences ITB in Bandung is expected to take effect next year (Indonesia).
The aim of this event is not only to have an impact within the scope of the University of Lleida, but also to have a more global scope within the city.
The objective is to show that the city of Lleida is attractive as a destination for international students and, furthermore, that it has enough potential at university, business and industrial level to establish relationships with other university institutions around the world. That is why, in addition to strictly academic activities, visiting professors were also able to enjoy a guided tour around the city, with special emphasis on the Seu Vella of Lleida, and also the Parc Científic of Lleida, with the objective of showing Lleida and the University of Lledia as a quality international mobility destination.
The participating universities in this first edition of World Wide EPS Meeting were:
Novia University of Applied Sciences. Vaasa (Finland)
Hochschule - Esslingen. Esslingen (Germany)
University of Maribor. Kungota (Slovenia)
FACENS-Faculdade de Engenharia. Sorocaba (Brazil)
University Politehnica of Bucharest. Bucharest (Romania)
Silesian University of Technology. Gliwice (Poland)
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciencies ITB. Bandung (Indonesia)
VIA University College. Horsens (Denmark)
University Dzemal Bijedic. Mostar (Bosnia-Hercegobina)
Fontys University ICT. Eindhoven (Netherlands)
WEDNESDAY 14th, May 2014
08:30 -10:00 Welcome by authorities. Videoconference room CCCT
10:00-11:30 Visit to the Campus. Campus Cappont
11:30 -12:00 Coffee break. Videoconference room CCCT
12:00 -14:00 Experiences by previous mobility students. Auditorium CCCTPresentation by institutions. Videoconference room CCCT
14:00 -15:00 Lunch.
15:00 -17:00 Experiences by current mobility students. Auditorium CCCT Presentation by institutions. Auditorium CCCT
18:00 -20:00 Tour around the city
20:00 Reception in La Paeria (City Hall)
21:00 Official dinner
THURSDAY 15th, May 2014
08:30 -11:00 Visit to the PCiTAL
11:30 -17:00 International fair. Hall EPS. Stands from institutions for the studentsLunch will be served during the fair
18:30 -20:00 Visit to La Seu Vella