On the first stop of his 3-university tour, our international coordinator of the Facultad de Comunicación USJ, Joe McMahon, visited Hogeschool Utrecht where he talked to lecturers in the academic programs: International Communication and Media, Journalism and Visual Design. Plans are being made to increase our Erasmus+ agreement and develop some virtual classroom activities and lecturer exchanges with the university.


Lecturer and researcher Sharon Forbes from Lincoln University in New Zealand has this week been at San Jorge where she has been visiting fellow researcher and USJ Faculty of Communication lecturer Rosana Fuentes. Sharon is Senior Lecturer in Marketing in the Faculty of Agribusiness & Commerce at the university and is currently on sabbatical leave, carrying out research work into philanthropy within the wine sector with research colleagues in different countries.


In line with the University’s internationalisation strategy and to strengthen its application for re-accreditation, our PhD programme in Communication is currently developing alliances with overseas universities.


As well as visiting the University of Greenwich last week, Be_international also had the opportunity to visit two more partner universities in the UK, Cardiff Metropolitan University based in the capital of Wales and the University of Central Lancashire whose main campus is based in Preston in the north of England.
In both institutions we explored new projects and joint activities, especially lecture visits, double degree programmes and the organisation of short exchange programmes for groups of students.


Be_international last week visited the University of Greenwich in London, one of our Erasmus+ partner institutions in the UK. Andy Tunnicliffe, Director of Internationalisation and Quality Assurance held meetings with the Faculty of Business, Faculty of Education and Health, Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities and the Educational Development Unit to explore possible collaborative activities on top of the student mobility programme which is already in place.


Staff members from the International Relations Unit, International Coordinators and our Vice Chancellor Carlos Pérez last week took part in a training workshop on Internationalisation at Home led by colleague and expert on the subject, Sisa Sierra.


The application process for the Erasmus+ programme for the 2016-2017 academic year is now open which means that San Jorge students enrolled on undergraduate and postgraduate (Masters and PhD) programmes can now apply for a scholarship for a three month exchange period at one of the university’s partner institutions in countries included in the programme.

Applications can be submitted until 16th March.

Further information:


'Building a healthier organisation ' was the theme of last week’s Business Lab, the series of sessions and workshops aimed at our Business Administration students and led by guest speakers from business.

This session had an international theme thanks to the participation of guests Ian Licence and Beth Douse, both from London. Ian is an internationally experienced Human Resources Development and Organisational Development Manager while Beth is currently Human Resources Integration Leader for General Electric’s shared services across Europe.


The application process is now open for the Santander Iberoamerica mobility scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year.
San Jorge undergraduate students have the chance to spend a semester at one of our 17 partner universities in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Portugal and Puerto Rico and will receive financial support of 3000€ from the Santander Universities programme.
You have until 16th March to submit your application. Further information:


Marta Uriel, lecturer and researcher in our Faculty of Health Sciences is currently carrying out research at the quality control laboratory of the Buenos Aires Province Pharmaceutical College in Argentina, thanks to a Santander Universidades scholarship for young researchers and a USJ mobility scholarship.

The laboratory has spent the last 25 years undertaking research into quality enhancement in pharmaceutical formulation and was used as a model by San Jorge in setting up its own Quality Assurance Programme for Individual Medicines.