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Universitat Pompeu Fabra Open House

10/23/2014 09:00

Room 40.002-Campus de la Ciutadella

Contact phone: 0034 93 542 2982

Schedule Event local time

Oct 2014
  • 07:00 - 08:00
    Welcome to UPF. Presentation of the UPF International Programs and Projects

    Dr. Josep Ferrer, Vicerector for International Relations will welcome all delegates to the University and present UPF’s internationalization strategy. Following, participants will be introduced to the UPF current international projects:

    • UPF international projects  presented by Sara López, Director of International Relations
    • Study Abroad at UPF presented by Lucía Conte, Director of Education Abroad Program
    • A new degree in Global Studies, presented by Alberto Nodar, Head of Studies of the Faculty of Humanities
    • UPF Services for International Students, presented by Meritxell Cama, Coordinator of the Mobility and Welcome Office
  • 08:00 - 09:00
    Barcelona: Study Abroad and the City: Round table about Barcelona as a study abroad destination: where do we come from and where are we going?

    Barcelona is a global hub of creativity, design, business and development; but it is also a place with a number of highly ranked universities offering good quality academic opportunities for international students. Around 15 years ago, Barcelona erupted in the European study abroad context and grew dramatically as one of the most popular destinations to study. As a result, new programs, services challenges and opportunities emerged, impacting not only host campuses, but also the city as a whole. The interest of US universities, students and providers for studying in the city coincided with the efforts of local institutions to internationalize their campuses through the presence of students from abroad.

    After framing the context of the last year’s study abroad history in Barcelona, panelists will debate around topics such as: What are the challenges faced by international educators to develop high quality academic programs in such a popular destination? How can a city like Barcelona brand herself to stand out as an excellent destination to study? What is the social and economic impact of a growing number of international students in the city and its citizens?  How can we, international educators, design programs that respect and reflect the depth and breadth of a multicultural and multilingual host society? How can home institutions balance their student’s demand with their own choices for partnerships in Europe?

    • Gerard Ardanuy, Councilor for Universities and Education, Barcelona City Council
    • Lluís Quintana, Vicerector for International Relations, Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona
    • Kendall Brostuen, Director of International Programs, Brown University
    • John Lucas, Provost, SIT Study Abroad
    • Facilitator: Lucía Conte, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • 09:00 - 11:00
    Get to know our campuses!

    Led by students, these tours will offer participants an insider’s look into the UPF student experience.

  • 11:00 - 11:45
    Cava toast at Campus del Mar offered by UPF and APUNE

    Join colleagues from around the globe to share innovative ideas and best practices. An opportunity to connect with other members of the UPF community and of the Association of North American Programs in Spain (APUNE). See you in Barcelona!

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