Our colleague from the International Relations Unit, Cristina Traid, has just spent a week at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, one of our most established international partners in student exchange programmes.


Last week San Jorge participated in the seminar organized by ACPUA, the Aragonese regional quality assurance agency, to discuss the revised version of the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG), recently approved by the Ministers for Education of the member countries of the EHEA and applicable to all higher education institutions located in those countries.


USJ Polytechnic School lecturer Jorge Echeverría has recently been in Stockholm, Sweden where he participated in the 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE’15).

The themes of the conference were creativity, ability and integrity in information systems engineering, three key components for enabling information systems to move beyond traditional information management and to organically blend into the environment, appealing to large and diverse user bases.


Every two years all the teaching, management and support staff at San Jorge take an English level test in accordance with the internationalisation strategy of the University. Although the test used only assesses listening and reading skills, the results give us a fair indication of the linguistic competencies of our staff and allow the University to plan offer adequate language training for all those who need English in their work.


San Jorge University last week visited Germany to continue working on international projects with various institutions in the Bavaria region.

During a visit to Hochschule Deggendorf, various collaborative projects were discussed including student and teaching staff exchanges, summer schools, double degree programmes and research work, all within the framework of a consortium that includes other universities from Austria, Poland and the Czech Republic as well as Germany and Spain.


This week has seen the 5th edition of the CertACLES B2 exam, organized by our Institute of Modern Languages. Oral exams have taken place throughout the week whilst the written parts of the exam have been programmed for this Friday afternoon. In this edition of the exam there are 67 candidates which means that a total of 210 candidates have taken the exam since its introduction in 2013.


More international projects with Latin American universities will soon be possible thanks to the framework agreement that San Jorge has signed with the Centro Mexicano Universitario de Ciencia y Humanidades (CMUCH), located in the Mexican city of Puebla. The university school specializes in health sciences, particularly around Physiotherapy, the area in which we will initially develop collaborative activities.


Faculty of Health Sciences lecturer David Flores tells us about his Erasmus+ experience:

“For three days in mid-May, I was welcomed and hosted by the team of teachers and researchers from the Department of Social Pharmacy at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Ljubljana (Slovenia).


Five USJ students can take a FREE English course at the University of Central Lancashire this summer thanks to an agreement between the two universities.

The UCLAN English courses have a practical student-centred approach and offer the chance to work around one of three themes: Sport, Culture or Business in order to focus on specific language competences.

UCLAN student accommodation near the University, located in Preston, in the north of England near Manchester, is available to all participants in the programmes for 100 GBP/week.


Our Pharmacy programme has today welcomed guest lecturer Professor Earl Carstens who has delivered a lecture to students on "Neurobiology of sensations elicited by plant-derived chemicals" and held meetings with faculty staff in order to discuss possible joint research activities.