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The UA Summer Courses bet for internationalization and current issues


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Footnote. From left to right: Enrique Durán Boyero, Police Chief Inspector of the National Police Corps in Alicante, Josefina Bueno, Vice President for Extracurricular Activities. Ignacio Jiménez Raneda, UA President, Gabriel Fillol, Vice Dean of Icali. Juan Antonio Gómez-Rico, Area Director of Colebega, Cocacola Group.


Alicante, 25th April 2012

The UA presents 45 Summer Courses for the 2012 Edition

• The Campus hosts 18 courses of the Rafael Altamira Summer University

• UA Venues will hold 27 courses in Cocentaina, La Marina (Benissa), La Nucia, Orihuela and Villena

• Alcoi participates for the fIrst time in the courses

• Present time, professionalization and internationalization, axes of the summer courses

Currently, the professionalism and commitment to internationalization are some key features of the 2012 edition of the Summer Courses that the University of Alicante organizes, through the Vice President for Extracurricular Activities.

The presentation of the courses to the media has been attended by the University of Alicante's President, Ignacio Jimenez Raneda, and the Vice President for Extracurricular Activities, Josefina Bueno, as well as the Director of the Secretariat for Extracurricular Activities and responsible for the courses taught at the venues and cities, Rosario Navalón, and the Academic Director of the Rafael Altamira Summer University, Ramón Jose Belda.

They have also been attended by the Directors and Secretaries of the courses to be taught, the municipal representatives of Villena, Cocentaina, Alcoy and La Nucia, Police Chief Inspector of the National Police Corps in Alicante, Enrique Duran, the Vice Dean of the Alicante Bar Association (ICALI), Gabriel Fillol, along with the ICALI Training Manager, Ignacio Gally, and the Director of Colebega S.A –Coca-Cola Group - Juan Antonio Gomez-Rico, representing the sponsors of the summer courses.

A total of 45 courses have been organized, of which 18 will be held on the UA Campus, in the case of the Rafael Altamira Summer University, and the other 27, at the University Venues in Cocentaina, La Marina (Benissa) La Nucia, Orihuela and Villena, to which a Venue in Alcoi has been added this time, thanks to the recent signing of a specific agreement intended for a joint long professional project on issues related to extracurricular activities.

The Rafael Altamira Summer University will hold in 2012 its eleventh edition and continues to promote the internationalization of the courses. Within this commitment, the most notable feature is the ongoing evolution of the Summer Business Programme, one of the most consolidated programmes, organized jointly with the University of Missouri-Colombia (USA). This University has been joined gradually by others, like the Paris Business School EDHEC, University of Graz, Austria, Scotland Caledonian University and the University of Nottingham in England.

Also, for the third consecutive year, the international course in English co-organized by the University of Memphis (USA) and the UA, Teaching English and Spanish as a Foreign Language.

This year, two new international courses will be also added: Sports, Leisure and Recreation in Spain and the USA, in collaboration with the Western Illinois University (USA), and the International Economy Programme, jointly organized with the Rutgers University, New Jersey (USA).

Agreements have also been renewed with the Bar Association of Alicante (ICALI) and the National Police, which provide more than 200 professionals from both groups to courses organized by these institutions, as among those officially recognized by both institutions.

The courses will keep the format of 60, 40, 30, 20 and 15 hours in response to the demand that students made in the evaluation surveys of previous editions.

In 2011, the UA hosted 2,000 students from 30 countries in Europe, America and Asia. Also, Alicante received students from 26 Spanish provinces, which continued the trend of recent years and there was a significant professional presence, since 60 percent of students were university student, while the remaining 40 percent were professionals.



The offer of the Office of the Vice President for Extracurricular Activities, through the University Venues Coordinating Centre, offers a wide range of 27 courses in five different locations: Cocentaina, La Marina (Benissa), La Nucia, Orihuela and Villena. Also this year, the Alcoi venue joins for the first time.

The central theme of most of these courses is intended to address issues concerning the current society in these times of crisis and change.

Thus, the proposed topics are: innovative management planning, sustainability and education at various levels as key tools for the future. Similarly, the orientation applied and the instrumental of the contents and the use of technologies are present in many of them, not to mention the promotion of the reading culture in its different facets and the educational strategies within and outside the university scope at different levels.

Similarly, the traditional courses offered in previous editions is mantained, which attracts more and more students every year from all over Spain and abroad, as the course for Music Band Conductors; other devoted to the reflection on the recent changes in the Islamic world; several proposals aimed at the handling of specific software to enhance employability; strategies for new entrepreneurs, among many others.

Over 800 students gathered at the summer courses of the University of Alicante's Venues Coordinating Centre and similar success is expected this year, given the quality and variety of the proposal. In some of the venues accommodation is provided for the duration of the courses for registered students, thus, fostering a holistic experience.

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