Compostela Group of Universities
The Compostela Group of Universities is an international non-profit association that promotes and executes collaboration projects between institutions of higher education. It has 67 full members, 2 associate members and 9 mutual membership agreements with institutions from 27 different countries. In 1993, the University of Santiago de Compostela began initiating contact with other institutions in higher education situated along the Way of St. James, to establish a university- network for collaboration and to help helped to preserve the cultural and historical heritage that emerged along the ancient pilgrim route. Following these initial developments, 57 European universities met in Santiago from 2–4 September 1993, they established the objectives of the group. These included the following three, which are still the objectives of today's CGU: Strengthening the channels of communication between the member universities. Organizing events to study and discuss subjects related to Europe. Promoting mobility as the basis to increase the knowledge of European languages and cultures.
A commission consisting of representatives from the universities of Valladolid, Liège, Nantes, Göttingen, JaumeI and Santiago de Compostela drew up the Statutes of the Compostela Group of Universities. These were adopted at the first Constituent Assembly, held at the University of Santiago de Compostela from 2–3 September 1994; the Compostela Group of Universities is headquartered in Santiago de Compostela and has a regional office in Brussels, Belgium. The organizations current president is Marek Kręglewski. In 1996, the CGU and the Regional Ministry of Culture, Social Communication and Tourism signed an agreement to establish the Compostela Prize; the prize is awarded annually and seeks to reward " any individual or institution that have contributed to the promotion of the European dimension in education, either in teaching and research or in the cultural and political fields." Nominations can be made by CGU member universities, members of the Xunta de Galicia and other official European institutions until the 1st of March each year.
The jury consists of the President of the Galician Government, who chairs the meetings, the Regional Minister of Culture, the Regional Minister of Education and Universities and the Galician Director of Universities. The Compostela Group is represented by its President and three rectors of member universities, chosen annually by the General Council; the prize is awarded at the end of the General Assembly of the Compostela Group of Universities, with the successful candidate receiving prize money and a commemorative gold medal in the shape of a shell. Recent recipients are: 2018: María Pilar Alonso Abad, Art history professor at the University of Burgos, for her academic work and unique research on the Jacobean cultural heritage 2017: Marcelino Oreja Aguirre, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, for his efforts in designating the Saint James Way as the Council of Europe's first cultural route. 2016: CIRCOM Regional, European Association of Regional Television, for the networks support in promoting European diversity and regional development.
The Compostela Group of Universities has the following members: Associated members: Uniplaces AMC Metropolitan College CHE Consult-Centre for Higher Education Development Consult, Going GlobalMutual members: CONAHEC - Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration FAUBAI - Brazilian Association for International Education ANUIES - National Association of Universities and HEIs QS Asia Quacquarelly Symonds Pte. Ltd. HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Erasmus Compostela EEUA - Eastern European University Association Scholars at Risk EMUNI Compostela Group of Universities portal Compostela Group of Universities
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań is one of the major Polish universities, located in the city of Poznań, Greater Poland, in the west of the country. It traces its origins to 1611 and opened on May 7, 1919. Since 1955, it has carried the name of the Polish Romantic poet Adam Mickiewicz; the university has been listed as a top three university in the country. In 2018, the Academic Ranking of World Universities placed the university within the 701-800 band globally. On October 28, 1611, under the Royal Charter granted by King Sigismund III Vasa, the Jesuit College became the first university in Poznań; these edics were affirmed with charters issued by King John II Casimir in 1650 and King John III Sobieski in 1678. Based on these charters, the university granted scholar degrees to its members; the inauguration ceremony of the newly founded took place on May 7, 1919, 308 years after it was formally established by the Polish king and 400th anniversary of the foundation of the Lubrański Academy, considered its spiritual predecessor.
Its original name was Wszechnica Piastowska, which in 1920 was renamed Uniwersytet Poznański. In 1920 famous sociologist Florian Znaniecki founded the first Polish department of sociology at the university, one of the first such departments in Europe. In the same period of the university's history, botanist Józef Paczoski founded the world's first institute of phytosociology. After the invasion of Poland, Poznań was annexed by Germany and the University was closed by the Nazis in 1939, it was reopened as a German university in 1941, which operated until 1944. Staff and students of the Polish university, some of them expelled by Germans to Warsaw, opened an underground Polish "University of the Western Territories", whose classes met in private apartments. Many of the professors and staff were imprisoned and executed in Fort VII in Poznań, including professor Stanisław Pawłowski; the Polish university reopened, in much smaller form, after the end of World War II. In 1950, the Medical Faculty, including the Dentistry section and the Faculty of Pharmacy, were split off to form a separate institution, now the Poznań University of Medical Sciences.
In 1955 Uniwersytet Poznański adopted a new patron, the 19th-century Polish Romantic poet Adam Mickiewicz, changed to its current name. The university's central administrative building is Collegium Minus, on the west side of Adam Mickiewicz Square at the western end of the street Święty Marcin. Adjoining this is the Aula, used for ceremonies and for classical music concerts, Collegium Iuridicum; some teaching takes place in Collegium Maius, another of the aforementioned group of buildings, although this is used by the medical university. Other buildings in the city centre include former communist party headquarters on Święty Marcin, Collegium Novum on Al. Niepodległości, the university library on ul. Ratajczaka; the university uses a number of other buildings in southern and western districts of Poznań. However it is developing its site at Morasko in the north of the city; as of 2006, the faculties of physics and computer science, biology and geological science had moved to the new location. In 2015 they were joined by the faculty of history.
The university has external branches in other towns of western Poland, including Kalisz, Ostrów Wielkopolski and Słubice. At the start of the 2008/2009 academic year, the university had 46,817 undergraduates, 1308 doctoral students, 2247 other post-graduate students; the number of undergraduates declined between 2005 and 2008. At the end of 2008, the university had a total of 2892 teaching staff, including 257 full professors and 490 associate/assistant professors, it had 2120 other employees. Like most Polish universities, Adam Mickiewicz University awards the following degrees: licencjat a three-year course, sometimes considered equivalent to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree magister a two-year course following the licencjat, considered equivalent to a Master of Arts or Master of Science degree doctorates habilitationsThe university has the following faculties: Faculty of English Faculty of Biology Faculty of Chemistry Faculty of Educational Studies Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences Faculty of History Faculty of Law and Administration Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science Faculty of Modern Languages and Literature Faculty of Physics Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology Faculty of Political Science and Journalism Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy Faculty of Theology Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts, in Kalisz Among the University's most famous graduates are: Stanisław Barańczak and translator, Nike Award laureate Bogumił Brzezinski, chemist Franciszek Gągor, Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces Krzysztof Grabowski and singer Maciej Henneberg, Polish-Australian anatomist and communist-era dissident Kazimiera Iłłakowiczówna, prose writer and translator Anna Jantar, singer Tomasz Jasiński
University of Regensburg
The University of Regensburg is a public research university located in the medieval city of Regensburg, Bavaria, a city, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The university was founded on July 18, 1962 by the Landtag of Bavaria as the fourth full-fledged university in Bavaria. Following groundbreaking in 1965, the university opened to students during the 1967–1968 winter semester housing faculties in Law and Business Sciences and Philosophy. During the summer semester of 1968 the faculty of Theology was created; the University of Regensburg houses eleven faculties. The university participates in the European Union's SOCRATES programme as well as several TEMPUS programmes, its most famous academic, the previous Pope Benedict XVI, served as a professor there until 1977 and formally retains his chair in theology. Attempts to establish a university in Regensburg had been advocated since the late 15th century. In 1487, Duke Albrecht IV of Bavaria and the Regensburg city council sent a petition to Pope Innocent VIII to establish a university within the city.
The idea was rejected. In 1562, Croatian Protestant reformer Matthias Flacius again advocated the creation of a university in the city, arguing that a university in Regensburg would spread the ideas of the Protestant Reformation to Slavic lands. Protestant intellectuals again tried to establish a university in 1633, though their attempts were blocked by the arrival of imperial troops from orders of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II. Following the end of the Second World War, a group of concerned intellectuals and academics in Eastern Bavaria established the Association of the Friends of the University in 1948, advocating the creation of a university for Regensburg and the Upper Palatinate region; the association's advocacy proved successful in 1962 when the Bavarian Landtag authorized the creation of the university. Construction began with the official groundbreaking ceremony on November 20, 1965; the first lectures began during the 1967 winter semester, with the faculties of Law and Business Sciences and Philosophy as the first schools for students.
The following year, the faculty of Catholic Theology opened to students. Since 1967, the university has expanded to twelve faculties, including medicine, biology and chemistry; the German Research Association has supported a number of research projects in the university, including the fields of biochemistry and microbiology. The university's most famous faculty member is Pope Benedict XVI, who taught from 1969 until he was appointed Cardinal and Archbishop of Munich in 1977. In 2006, one year following his election to the papacy, Benedict XVI returned to the University of Regensburg to make a controversial lecture that garnered the university international attention; the Pope is still listed as a Professor of the university. Another famous former faculty member, Karl Stetter, worked as head of the Archaea Center and the Department of Microbiology between 1980 and 2002. Among his discoveries were Pyrococcus furiosus in 1986, Aquifex aeolicus, Aquifex pyrophilus, Nanoarchaeum equitans, discovered in 2002.
Situated on one central campus, the university is located south of Regensburg's inner city on a small incline south of the Danube River, directly adjacent to the Regensburg University of Applied Sciences and the A 3 autobahn. The university itself consists of 150 hectares of land. Including the affiliated university hospital, the University of Regensburg has 4,200 employees including 312 professors, teaches more than 20,000 students; the university's reputation and attractiveness is enhanced by the 2,000-year-old town of Regensburg, its scenic countryside, the Donautal, a high density of bars and the nearby heights of the Bavarian Forest. Brisk cultural life both in the city and on campus provide great recreational opportunities, enhanced by a number of nearby lakes; the university is structured into eleven faculties: Faculty of Catholic Theology Faculty of Law Faculty of Business and Management Information Systems Faculty of Medicine Faculty of Philosophy, Art History and Humanities Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science Faculty of Languages and Cultures Faculty of Mathematics Faculty of Physics Faculty of Biology and Pre-Clinical Medicine Faculty of Chemistry and PharmacyOn March 31, 2010, the mayor of Regensburg made an official application to the Bavarian government that an additional Technical University suggested by the government should go to Regensburg.
Moreover: preceding to the necessary measures the existing university could get an additional Technical Faculty as some universities in Bavaria have, e.g. the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. In any case, the addition of such a faculty would make sense for the Regensburg university, since in the city and its surroundings there exists a lot of engineering industry. With its eleven faculties, the university employs a wide variety of traditional programmes of study; the university was one of the first German universities to introduce modularized study programs following the Bologna model. Since 2000, most study programs have introduced bachelor's as well as master's degrees in recent years. Doctoral degrees can be obtained in most subjects as well. Cross-disciplinary co-operation, the strengthening of key competences, project orientation, a flexible study programme are the hallmarks of these new degree programmes, preparing students for many modern career options. For international students of law, the university offers an LL.
M. Course in German Law. All students, irrespective of their specialisation, are
Mario Bellatin is a Peruvian-Mexican novelist. Mario Bellatin was born in Mexico City to Peruvian parents. Soon after Mario was born, his parents returned to Lima, he spent two years studying theology at the seminary Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo and graduated from the University of Lima. In 1987, Bellatin moved to Cuba, where he studied screenplay writing at the International Film School Latinoamericana. On his return to Mexico in 1995, he became the director of the area of Literature and Humanities at the University of the Cloister of Sor Juana and became a member of the National System of Creators of Art from 1999 to 2005, he is the director of the Dynamic School of Writers in Mexico City. Mario Bellatin is celebrated as a leading voice in Spanish fiction for his experimental and fragmented writing, which artfully intertwines reality and creation, his work is known in many parts of the world, with translations into English, German and Malayalam. However, while he has participated in writing workshops around the United States, his work is underrepresented in the English-speaking world.
As a result of a birth defect that left him missing much of his right arm, a good portion of his fiction concerns characters that are deformed or diseased or with an uncertain sexual identity. Bellatin was quoted in The New York Times as saying, "To me literature is a game, a search for ways to break through borders, but in my work the rules of the game are always obvious, the guts are exposed, you can see what is being cooked up.” Bellatin is seen as a renewer in Peruvian literature. Alonso Cueto wrote of him: "There is a new generation of writers in Peru that wishes to break with the usual form of writing realistic novels. Iván Thays and Mario Bellatin are the masters of this group of young writers." He has received positive reviews from other writers. For instance Mario Vargas Llosa described him as "one of the most interesting writers that have arisen in Latin America in recent years." Premio Xavier Villaurrutia for his novel Flores, 2000 Guggenheim Fellowship, Latin American and Caribbean Fellow, 2002 Premio Nacional de Literatura for El gran vidrio, Instituto Municipal de Cultura, Turismo y Arte de Mazatlán, 2008 Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award Honor for Beauty Salon, American Library Association, 2010 Flores The Great Glass Chinese Checkers, trans.
Cooper Renner ISBN 978-0-9776162-9-9 beauty parlor, trans. Ratheesh ISBN 9788126429738 Beauty Salon, trans. Kurt Hollander ISBN 978-0-87286-473-3 Shiki Nagaoka: A Nose for Fiction, trans. David Shook ISBN 978-1-939419-02-6 Jacob the Mutant, trans. Jacob Steinberg ISBN 978-1939419101 The Uruguayan Book of trans. David Shook ISBN 978-1944700119 Bellatin in Molossus Review of Beauty Salon Review of Chinese Checkers Larry Rohter. A Mischievous Novelist With an Eye and an Ear for the Unusual, New York Times, 2009-08-09.
A campus is traditionally the land on which a college or university and related institutional buildings are situated. A college campus includes libraries, lecture halls, residence halls, student centers or dining halls, park-like settings. A modern campus is a collection of buildings and grounds that belong to a given institution, either academic or non-academic. Examples include the Apple Campus; the word derives from a Latin word for "field" and was first used to describe the large field adjacent Nassau Hall of the College of New Jersey in 1774. The field separated Princeton from the small nearby town; some other American colleges adopted the word to describe individual fields at their own institutions, but "campus" did not yet describe the whole university property. A school might have one space called a campus, one called a field, another called a yard; the tradition of a campus began with the medieval European universities where the students and teachers lived and worked together in a cloistered environment.
The notion of the importance of the setting to academic life migrated to America, early colonial educational institutions were based on the Scottish and English collegiate system. The campus evolved from the cloistered model in Europe to a diverse set of independent styles in the United States. Early colonial colleges were all built in proprietary styles, with some contained in single buildings, such as the campus of Princeton University or arranged in a version of the cloister reflecting American values, such as Harvard's. Both the campus designs and the architecture of colleges throughout the country have evolved in response to trends in the broader world, with most representing several different contemporary and historical styles and arrangements; the meaning expanded to include the whole institutional property during the 20th century, with the old meaning persisting into the 1950s in some places. Sometimes the lands on which company office buildings sit, along with the buildings, are called campuses.
The Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Washington is a good example. Hospitals, airports sometimes use the term to describe the territory of their facilities; the word "campus" has been applied to European universities, although most such institutions are characterized by ownership of individual buildings in urban settings rather than park-like lawns in which buildings are placed. Campus novel Campus university Satellite campus History of college campuses and architecture in the United States The dictionary definition of campus at Wiktionary Media related to Campuses at Wikimedia Commons
University of Lisbon
The University of Lisbon is a public research university in Lisbon, the largest university in Portugal. It was founded in 2013, from the merger of two previous public universities located in Lisbon, the former Classical University of Lisbon and the Technical University of Lisbon; the history of a university in Lisbon dates back to the 13th century. The first Portuguese university was established in Lisbon between 1288 and 1290, when Dinis I promulgated the letter Scientiae thesaurus mirabili, granting several privileges to the students of the studium generale in Lisbon, proving that it was founded on that date. There was an active participation in this educational activity by the Portuguese Crown and its king, through its commitment of part of the subsidy of the same, as by the fixed incomes of the Church; the current University of Lisbon is the result of the merger of two former public universities of Lisbon, the former Classical University of Lisbon, founded in 1911 and the Technical University of Lisbon, founded in 1930.
The merger process was initiated in 2011 and was made into law on December 31, 2012. As stated on the decree-law No. 266-E/2012, the new University of Lisbon began its legal existence on the day the newly elected rector took office, on July 25, 2013. Classical University of Lisbon Technical University of Lisbon As of 2013, the University of Lisbon comprises eighteen schools and its research institutes: Faculdade de Arquitetura - School of Architecture Faculdade de Belas-Artes - School of Fine Arts Faculdade de Ciências - School of Sciences Faculdade de Direito - School of Law Faculdade de Farmácia - School of Pharmacy Faculdade de Letras - School of Letters Faculdade de Medicina - School of Medicine Faculdade de Medicina Dentária - School of Dental Medicine Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária - School of Veterinary Medicine Faculdade de Motricidade Humana - School of Human Motricity Faculdade de Psicologia - School of Psychology Instituto de Ciências Sociais - Institute of Social Sciences Instituto de Educação - Institute of Education Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território - Institute of Geography and Territorial Planning Instituto Superior de Agronomia - School of Agronomy Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas - School of Social and Political Sciences Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão - School of Economy and Management Instituto Superior Técnico - School of EngineeringIt comprises six specialized units and shared services, the Lisbon University Stadium.
According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 known as Shanghai Ranking, the University of Lisbon is ranked first in Portugal and 151-200 in the world. In the broad subject field of Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences the university is ranked 51-75 worldwide, while in the disciplines of Mathematics and Computer Science it is ranked 101-150, 151-200 and 151-200, respectively. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017 the University of Lisbon is regarded as the largest university in Portugal and is ranked 401-500, while in the QS World University Rankings 2018 it is ranked 305. List of universities in Portugal Higher education in Portugal Official website Official website
Ilia State University
Ilia State University, located in Tbilisi, Georgia, is a higher education institution, established in 2006 as a merger of six different educational and research institutions. In its activities, Ilia State University follows the model of a research triangle; this justifies the existence of three interdisciplinary directions at the University: Georgian studies. The university was the first university in Georgia to introduce principles of liberal education. In 2012, a new standard for teaching called RESULT was implemented, which means that students and professors are communicating about a specific research issue and carry out research together; the important part of teaching was planned according to this new format by faculty professors. RESULT allows students to learn by "doing". There are four Schools in the university, each offering undergraduate and post-graduate programs: School of Arts and Sciences, the professors of the school are united in more than 20 research institutes; the research programs of institutes at the same time serves as MA, MSc and PhD.
Programs’ axis. The philosophy of the faculty is to involve students from the first year of undergraduate education in the research process. Iliauni Business School founded in 2008 as the faculty of Law. T he Economic Research and Consulting Center of Iliauni Business School leads research and consulting activities involving students. School of Law, 2012 School of Law became a member of the International Association of Law Schools and International Lawyers Association. School of Natural Sciences and Engineering, offers programs in: Architecture, Building Constructions and Computer Science. Includes: Institute of Earth Science. Institute of Applied Physics Institute of Applied Psychology Institute of Earth Sciences Institute of Zoology Institute of Ecology Institute of Theoretical Physics International School for Caucasus Studies Center of Linguistic Research Institute for Modernity Studies Language Didactics Research Centre Dimitri Uznadze Institute of Psychology Research Centre for Semiotics Laboratory of Social Studies Institute for Fundamental and Interdisciplinary Mathematics Research Institute of Chemical Biology Institute of Comparative Literature Tengiz Oniani laboratory of Sleep-Wakefulness Institute of Medical Research Art Research Institute G. Tsereteli Institute of Oriental Studies Institute of Politology Savle Tsereteli Institute of Philosophy Institute of Biophysics 4D Research Institute Ilia State University is a member of the following networks and organizations: Association “Rondine Cittadella della Pace” International Association of Universities – IAU Association “Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch ”- ÖSD European Cooperation in the Field of Science and Technology - COST European Universities Association - EUA European Network of Occupational Therapy Francophone Universities Agency The University has established partnership relations with different education institutions abroad, some at university others at faculty or individual level.
The list includes: University of Cambridge, Berkley Laboratory, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Michigan, Montpellier University, Pedagogical University of Italy, Suleiman Demirely University, University of Austria, University of Bonn, University of Fribourg, Harvard University, Four field « European » shield. On the first azure field, six silver open books signify the first six schools and schools of the Ilia State University while establishing. Books bear inscriptions of the three freedoms that lie at the heart of the University: academic freedom, freedom of conscience and freedom of choice; the second field bears a large purple cross forming four parts with Bolnuri-Katskhuri crosses within. The Georgian National Flag signifies the State status of the University; the third field with two half silver and half purple crossed keys of Andrew signify that the University holds the methods of educations. On fourth azure field three polecat fur welted purple academic caps signify the past of the two higher education institutions, their merger and the future of the newly formed University.
Beneath the shield of the coat of arms, the motto ribbon bears the Latin inscription « LIGAMUS», signifying «We Unite» i.e. the University's aspiration to unite research and education, bring together existing knowledge, creating new understanding and passing it on to students and society Official website