ACTINN, the Innovation and New Technologies Cluster of Andorra, and the European University – IMF (eUniv) are organizing the first digital transformation executive program to be carried out in Andorra in person. It is aimed at managers, middle managers, professionals and freelancers who want to make their businesses more competitive.
According to the latest digital maturity report of the Chamber of Commerce (CCIS), MoraBanc and the consultancy Iniced, Andorran companies continue to have digital transformation as a pending subject. The 2023 grade is 3.55 out of 10, with a tiny improvement of four tenths over the 2020 grade.
ACTINN and Andorra Esports Cluster members can register, and it is also open to other companies in the country that want to train in this area of new technologies and the digital transformation of businesses, whatever their sector of business. activity
The program lasts for 12 sessions, Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, and starts on April 5. If you want to register, you must send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. and we will contact you.
In the session of Wednesday, February 7, 2024, the Council of Ministers approved the study plan for the Bachelor in Industrial Organization Engineering of the IMF European University.
This Bachelor will be implemented in the next academic year 2024-25 at the Institute of Applied Technology of the eUniv in the virtual modality. The degree corresponds to level 6A of the Marc Andorrà de Qualificaciones (MAQ) and can be accessed from secondary education and from the other complementary pathways.
The duration of the studies – which have a workload of 180 European credits – is three full-time academic courses divided into six semesters, however, these studies can also be taken part-time, adjusting the duration.
People qualified in this will obtain the skills to increase the competitiveness and sustainability of industrial and service activities; promote continuous improvement and product innovation; and apply the organizational models, services and technological processes most appropriate to each company, within the framework of the new industrial model.
The students of this bachelor’s degree will study subjects on thermodynamics, sustainability and the environment, statistics, physics and chemistry, electrical and electronic technology, management and company finance, sustainable energy, IT, and design and innovation, among others.
On Saturday, January 13, 2024, the work of Dr. Josep Serrano, coordinator of the Doctoral Program of the eUniv, on Fra Pere Màrtir Sans i Jordà, a Dominican native of Ascó (Ribera d’Ebre), who was bishop of the Chinese diocese of Mauricastro, where he died a victim of religious persecution against the Catholics in 1747.
Professor Serrano’s work is the result of two decades of continuous research, including visits to the sites of historical events, and has been published in three volumes by the Ascó City Council, and presented in the municipal assembly hall of same municipality by its authorities. The event was attended by Dr. Josep M. Sans, eUniv senator, Dr. Marc Escolà, Academic Prothonotary of the eUniv, and Dr. Xavier Baró, professor at the Faculty of Humanities at the International University of Catalonia.
The books contextualize the biography of Bishop Sans, beatified by Leo XIII (1893) and canonized by John Paul II (2000), within the missionary action of the Order of Preachers in Asia, organized from his Province of the Rosary , based in Manila.
The event will be held in the Aula Rector Noguero and will discuss the steps to follow to study in the United States
The informative session “5 Steps to U.S. Study” will take place next Friday, January 19 at 5 p.m. in the Rector Noguero Classroom of the eUniv. This event will be organized by the Institute of North American Studies together with the FUERP and will deal with the search process, how to finance the studies and the elements of the application.
EducationUSA is an official program of the US State Department; the office in Barcelona at the Institute of North American Studies offers the service for students, schools and families in Andorra. At this face-to-face session, you will be offered the opportunity to answer all questions with the academic adviser of EducationUSA Barcelona.
The new enlarged headquarters of the university that will host the information session was inaugurated last December 1 in an institutional ceremony attended by the Consul General of Sant Julià, the Secretary of State for Education and the Director General of AQUA, among others.
The university will have more than 700 square meters dedicated to different spaces and services
The eUniv inaugurated this Friday its new expanded headquarters in Sant Julià de Lòria. The new space will have four large, differentiated spaces: Aula Rector Noguero, Layret Seminar, IUTA/IUR NextG and Academic Services. The event, which had around sixty attendees, brought together personalities from the political, academic and economic spheres. Among the attendees were the Consul Major of Sant Julià, Josep Majoral, the Consul Minor, Mireia Codina, the Secretary of State for Education, Josep Antoni Bardina, the Director General of Universities, Xavier Campuzano, and the director of the AQUA, Isaac Galobardes, among others.
Bardina has pointed out, in his parliament, the importance of attracting talent to keep moving forward as a country. Then, the Consul General commented that “I only have words of thanks for the work done by the European University”. Mayoral also said that “the university has always been by the corporation’s side and its success has made the path of those who have come later easier.” Finally, the rector of the eUniv, Dr. Antoni Noguero, closed the event by saying “the university is taking shape step by step, thanks to continuous and committed dedication”.
Today, eUniv has more than 300 Bachelor’s and Master’s students and another 300 in its own programs. In addition, throughout the four years of the university’s existence, it has been possible to build a wide academic offer, with 4 centersand almost twenty university degrees, which have 4 faculties that already host more than 70 professors. To all this, we must add the University’s Foreign Office in the capital of Ecuador, from where relations with South American universities are managed.
All photos have been done and given by the Comú de Sant Julià de Lòria.
The Academic Senate connects the institution with society and the productive fabric
The European University (eUniv), promoted by the Layret Foundation and established in Andorra in 2019, will hold the graduation ceremony of the first two promotions at the end of this year. A total of 220 students, including bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral students, 30 of whom are Andorrans, study there with online training that is adapted to the students’ needs.
If technology is one of the legs of a unique teaching methodology, it also plays a fundamental role in the academic offer. In the 2024-2025 academic year, the bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science, Data Science and Industrial Organization Engineering will be launched, as well as the master’s degree in Computer Engineering, courses that are in the approval phase. The bet goes beyond the university level, however. With the desire to connect studies and society, it has created the Academic Senate, the highest consultative body of the eUniv, made up of fifteen renowned professionals from various fields.
“It allows knowledge to be transferred from the academic world to society and business”, points out the entrepreneur Ferran Martínez, the senator specializing in innovation and new technologies. The flow also works in reverse. The director of the Institut Universitari de Tecnologia Aplicada (IUTA)Joaquim Vallès, emphasizes how the senators “bring us a lot of information about the concerns or needs of the social and productive fabric of the country”, to the point that some of their proposals “a bachelor has come out of it”.
Martínez is convinced that eUniv can play an important role in the economic diversification of the country. “It’s a model similar to the American one, in which the economic fabric, companies and the university go hand in hand”. To promote debate and reflection on scientific research and digital transformation, eUniv convenes and participates in conferences, conferences, debates, seminars and expert meetings.
A ‘TechLab’ for applied research in new technologies and innovation
eUniv is fully aware that universities cannot undertake research alone. With the aim of promoting research in various fields, it has set up four institutes: Alma Mater, NextG, Laurentia and IURNAT. The NextG university institute is a TechLab for applied research in the field of artificial intelligence, big data, algorithms, Machine Learning, Blockchain, robotics, Internet of Things (IoT) and biotechnology. The combination of all these elements makes it possible to create applications that were difficult to imagine a few years ago, but which are already present among us. The institute wants to become a Think Tank, generator of debate, reflection and dissemination on the challenges posed by scientific and technological research, as well as on the practical application of the results.
Projects in mobility, drones and ‘E-health’
The NextG Institute promotes its own research and technological innovation projects. There are currently specific drone, e-Health and mobility initiatives. It also participates – with agreements with entities and companies – in networks that allow it to connect directly with international experts.
In this edition of the Conference, we wanted to address the role of new professional roles and skills in the organization and management of IT services, and we also wanted to deal with the management of the IT project portfolio, which must allow the university to achieve its strategic objectives. This portfolio of projects should facilitate the alignment of the IT strategy with the overall strategy of the university.
The European Digital Competence Framework provides a reference of 41 competences, as they are required and applied in an IT work environment, using a common language for competences, skills, knowledge and levels, which can be used, among others , in the provision of IT services and IT professional development by public and private organizations, IT professionals, HR managers and departments, higher education…
The Chancellor of the eUniv, Dr. Antoni Noguero, and the director general of the Escola Institució Camps (ISC), Mrs. Magda Camps, they signed a collaboration and academic cooperation agreement last November 8, 2023. This alliance establishes the basic rules for promoting eUniv studies among ISC students.
Dr. Antoni Noguero emphasized that this “is an important agreement to continue with the territorial implementation strategy of the eUniv” and that “the collaboration with the ISC demonstrates the potential of the eUniv methodology in training development of the youngest students”. For her part, Ms. Magda Camps has pointed out that “this collaboration will allow the ISC to expand the trips they offer to their students once they finish their studies”.
In addition, the agreement between the two entities envisages that teachers and members of both communities participate jointly in institutional events and collaborate in research initiatives.
The eUniv School of Classical Languages collaborates in the organization of the Pedagogical Day on classical and biblical traditions in contemporary Catalonia, which took place last Saturday, November 4, 2023, at the headquarters of the Conciliar seminary Barcelona.
The bibliographic fund of the School of Classical Languages of the eUniv has both the three complete collections of Bernat Metge’s bilingual texts (Greek, Latin and Christian), as well as the Catalan Bible, and is currently in the processing phase before the Andorran Quality Agency its study plan for the Bachelor in Classical Languages, a state university degree created by the Government of Andorra at the behest of the eUniv.
On Thursday, October 12, 2023, the annual day of Catalan professionals dedicated to the conservation and restoration of museum and archival pieces was held, organized by the Arnau Mir de Tost Foundation in the town of Àger, in the region of La Noguera. This year the theme focused on archives and graphic documents, and Dr. J. M. Sans i Travé, eUniv senator, presented a paper on the institutional structure of the National Archives of Catalonia, of which he was director. Likewise, Dr. M. B. Escolà, academic prothonotary of the eUniv, explained the historical and current problems of university archives.
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