Our undergraduate classes start next week but this week around 80 French students who will be soon studying in the Faculty of Health Sciences are taking an intensive Spanish course in order to improve their language skills before the start of the academic year.

Free Spanish courses will also be available throughout the year for those students who need to continue working on their Spanish. More information:


Physiotherapy lecturer Marta San Miguel spent a week in July in Belgium on an Erasmus+ visit to Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc in Brussels. During her visit Marta participated in the development of a project based around the exchange of best practice in inhalation therapy techniques coordinated by the Nuclear Medicine Service, led by Gregory Reychler who visited San Jorge earlier in the academic year.


Following the visit of Austin Hanley, Dean of Faculty of Engineering & Informatics, Athlone Institute of Technology, earlier in the month, we are pleased to announce that we have signed an Erasmus+ agreement with the Irish institution.
Students and staff from our Computer Engineering and Design and Development of Videogames programmes will now be able to participate in exchange programmes between San Jorge and Athlone. Other joint projects both within the area of Computing and other areas will be proposed and developed by both institutions.


The Institute of Modern Languages at USJ had the pleasure of inviting Dr. Emma Dafouz Milne, Professor at Madrid Complutense University, Vice Dean for language planning and a distinguished expert in Bilingual Education, to a specialized Train-the-Trainer Seminar on CLIL in Higher Education.


Austin Hanley, Dean of Faculty of Engineering & Informatics of Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT), Ireland has visited our Polytechnic School today in order to discuss possible collaborative activities with our Bachelor in Video Games Design and Development programme.

Athlone Institute of Technology has a similar four-year programme and is keen to develop international links so that its students get the chance to spend some time abroad and are also happy to host USJ students in Athlone, both to study and to undertake work placements in local IT companies.


Today we had the pleasure of talking to Suzanne Dixon, head of the School of Communications and Writing, and professor of Creative Enterprise at Southampton Solent University - Official.


This week San Jorge has welcomed Jason Williams, Head of Department, Information Systems at Cardiff Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. Although the University is one of our most recent Erasmus+ partners, links go back a long way as the institution was once a partner of Fundación San Valero in the validation of Bachelor programmes.


San Jorge has been running an MBA programme for the last five years and from the 2015-2016 academic year will offer an English taught programme alongside the Spanish programme, starting on September 28th.


On Sunday we had the opportunity to discuss possible ways of collaborating through research and student exchange programs with St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida.
Dr. Gloria Ruíz stopped by Zaragoza on her trip around Spain and was very impressed with the city and the "warm reception."
We are looking forward to possibly creating a student exchange with St. Thomas U. as well as studying the possibility of setting up a summer course in 2016.


Physiotherapy student James Tyrell has spent the second semester on an Erasmus+ clinical placement at the University Rehabilitation Institute in Ljubljana, Republic of Slovenia. During his internship James was working with the children’s physiotherapy team and also had the opportunity to participate in innovative activities using dogs as companions in therapy.

Whilst in Ljubljana James also took part in the Annual Students’ Race, although he hasn’t told us yet how he finished!