The Catholic University of Murcia was one of the 18 Spanish universities representing at NAFSA, and it was the only university from the Region of Murcia, that participated in the event, where more than 1000 universities from all over the world were present
The Catholic University of Murcia has once again strengthened the support towards internationalization with the fifth time participating at NAFSA, the most important university fair of the world. This year the fair took place in Washington, United States. The trip was lead by five staff members from international area of the university, as Pablo Blesa, Vice-Rector of International Relations of UCAM, where the goal was to represent the University in the fair.
Miguel Ángel Martí, director of Institutional Partners of the Catholic University, who formed a part of the expedition, commented that “to be present in this event allows us to establish contacts with universities from all over the world regarding cooperative agreements”. Furthermore, this way the student, when they get formation in two different universities, has the possibility to obtain a diploma from each of those universities once they finish their studies. During the fair, the expedition from the Catholic University of Murcia did more than 100 interviews with representatives from universities from five continents.
“This allows UCAM to position itself internationally, placing the Region as a destination of higher education”, declared Martí.
One of the benefits that UCAM has when participating in these kinds of events is that it is one of the few Spanish universities, that has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English. “This fact makes us more attractive for cooperation between universities and against other universities that only have degrees in Spanish”, explained Martí. Furthermore, he highlighted, that this annual encounter doesn’t serve only for making new contacts, but also for “securing relations, that have been established the previous years with other universities”.