Our second Fulbright visiting lecturer of the 2015-2016 academic year has been with our Computing students this week. Professor Martin Margala, Chair and Professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts has taken time out from his Distinguished Chair scholarship at the Czech Technical University in Prague to visit San Jorge.


Last week USJ Director of Internationalisation and Quality Assurance, Andy Tunnicliffe, visited the Romanian-American University in Bucharest, Romania, where he has participated in a workshop organised by the European Association for International Education (EAIE) within the framework of the EAIE Academy programme.


Our Pharmacy students now have the opportunity to go to the United Kingdom through the Erasmus+ programme thanks to the bilateral Exchange agreement San Jorge has just signed with Liverpool John Moores University.

The selection process for 2016-2017 Erasmus+ exchanges is now underway so let’s hope our first Pharmacy student will be on their way to Liverpool in September.


Last Friday 20 candidates took the DELE A2 exam at San Jorge, the largest number of candidates we have so far welcomed since the university became an official examining centre.

The DELE diplomas, awarded by Instituto Cervantes, certify the level of the four different skills of users of Spanish as a foreign language: reading, writing, listening and speaking and are internationally recognized.


Sarah Sheikh and Jess Swan, representatives from the Business School Employability Office of the University of Greenwich have been visiting us this week to find out how we do things here and to continue working on some of the collaborative projects proposed between Greenwich and San Jorge.

Sarah and Jess were hosted by colleagues in the School of Governance and Leadership where they gave a workshop on employability skills to our Business Administration students, focusing on the need to acquire different experiences that together can build a good CV.


The establishment of new alliances and the development of joint projects were the main objectives of Monsignor Dario Gómez Zuloaga, Vice Chancellor of the Oriente Catholic University, Columbia, during his visit to the four San Valero institutions in Zaragoza this week.


‘Leadership in the International Business Context’ was the theme chosen by guest lecturer Chris Barwood for the workshop he gave to students of the Faculty of Communication within their Intercultural Communication subject in collaboration with USJ lecturer Sisa Sierra. Chris is lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), one of San Jorge’s partner institutions in the UK, where he teaches on International Business Communication programmes both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


As part of an ongoing collaborative alliance with Southampton Solent University in the United Kingdom, a group of 27 students from our Faculty of Communication recently took part in a mini-exchange experience with The School of Communications and Marketing at the British university, together with USJ lecturers Joe McMahon and Fernando Carcavilla.


Polytechnic School lecturer and researcher Lorena Arcega travelled to Japan last week where she took part in SANER 2016: 23rd IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering that was held in Osaka.

Lorena presented a paper on the research she is currently undertaking as part of her PhD studies and as well as having the opportunity to share her experience with other researchers also had time to see Japan and learn a bit about Japanese culture.


Pablo Herrero, Vice Dean of our Physiotherapy undergraduate programme has this weekend been taking part in an international conference on Myofascial Trigger Points in Rockland, Maryland in the United States where he led a workshop on the use of Dry Needling Spasticity. Pablo is a leading international expert on this area, being the first specialist to publish on his work back in 2007.