The International Project Office at UCAM celebrated Day of Europe, making a balance of the relation UCAM has with Europe with more than 100 approved projects, thousand students and three hundred researchers implied in international projects during the last five years
“Participating in the values and principles of European Union, searching internationalisation of our investigators, sharing knowledge and contributing to building a Europe where individuals are the cornerstone of our society”, defined Estrella Nuñez, UCAM Vice-Rector of Research, the goals behind the participation of the University in European projects. Since the beginning, the International Projects Office (OPRI) has had more than three hundred people from the university environment participating with the purpose of promoting unity, equality and scientific development in the European continent.
Contribution to improvement of social wellbeing in any territory has been the reason of being of this university, besides of transmitting knowledge directed at coming up with solutions to the technological and socio economic challenges that the collaboration university-company fosters. “OPRI is a service tool of the university community, of its investigators and students. It’s a way to build Europe through cultural expansion of the essential values, and the work of our researchers”, affirms A. Pablo Cano, director of International Projects Office.
Since OPRI began its activity in 2014, they have contributed in creating contact networks with universities and research centers in 38 countries, which allows developing synergies. This internationalisation strategy by UCAM has more than three hundred investigators implied in European projects, that allows the Catholic University to manage funds of more than three million euros, coming from projects such as Horizon 2020, LIFE, Marie Curie, COST, European Social Funds, Framework Programme 7 (FP7), Europe for Citizens, Creative Europe, EEA Grant (Island, Liechtenstein, Norway Grant), Erasmus+ Capacity Building, Erasmus+ Sport, Erasmus+ KA1, Erasmus+ KA2, Erasmus+ KA3 and Eurodisea.