Category Archives: Media

Enrol in the free online courses for university teachers developed by the MOCAT project with a modern and up-to-date methodology

Logroño, La Rioja, Spain. 23 September 2021 The project MOCAT (Modern competences of academic teachers), coordinated by the WSB University Read more
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Contribute to quality education participating in “Call for code. Education Innovation case competition”

Logroño, La Rioja, Spain. 16 September 2021 Call for Code. Education Innovation case competition goes under the slogan “Bringing students Read more
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Participate in the Ethics by Design course and receive the same training as Horizon 2020 ethics reviewers

Logroño, La Rioja, Spain, 10 September 2021. SHERPA (Shaping the ethical dimensions of smart information systems– a European perspective) is Read more
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ENCORE+ project launches collaborative approach to enhancing the European OER ecosystem

In the frame of the ENCORE+ Project, we are excited to be launching our collaborative approach to enhancing the European Read more
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Radical Solutions for Education in Africa book published

La Rioja, Logroño, Spain. 05 August 2021 The book Radical Solutions for Education in Africa. Open Education and Self-directed Leaning Read more
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A research led by SLI and UNIR iTED has been referenced by UNESCO

Logroño, La Rioja, Spain. 04 August 2021. The article “The evolution of sustainability models for Open Educational Resources: insights from Read more
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Radical Solutions for Digital Transformation in Latin American Universities book published

Logroño, La Rioja, Spain. 28 July 2021 The book Radical Solutions for Digital Transformation in Latin American Universities. Artificial Intelligence Read more
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UNESCO Webinar on OER policies development

Logroño, La Rioja, Spain. July 27th, 2021 The Unit for Technology and AI in Education organises a webinar on the Read more
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Encore+ launches survey focused in the perceived value of OER in European higher education and businesses

Logroño, La Rioja, Spain. June 2021. The Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR) is a partner in the Encore+ project, Read more
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UNESCO world virtual conference on education for sustainable development

Logroño, La Rioja, Spain. 11 May 2021 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is organising the World Read more
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Crue, CSIC and Elsevier join forces to promote the publication of open access articles by Spanish researchers

14 April 2021. The Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (Crue), of which the International University of La Rioja (UNIR) Read more
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Crue, CSIC and Wiley join forces to boost open access to publications for researchers in Spain

14 April 2021. The Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (Crue, by its acronym in Spanish), of which the International University Read more
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Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE), 2021-2027

Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR) has been granted with the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) valid from 2021 until 2027. The Read more
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EdDico Project publishes the competence metamodel for digital education

EdDico project, started in 2019, publishes its first results related to digital competences, obtained from the analysis developed during the Read more
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OpenGame Project makes progress

OpenGame Project, started in 2019 and coordinated by UNIR iTed, promotes the adoption of Open Education Resources by high education Read more
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COMPETE! Project makes progress in the game development addressed to recent graduates

COMPETE! Project starts in October 2019, aiming to foster the transversal competences of university students, and therefore their employability, through Read more
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Encouraging UNIR doctoral candidates: Creation of the Doctoral Support Office (DSO)

The Doctoral Support Office is created in December 2020 under the Vice-rectorate for International Research. The Office’s main objective is Read more
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Talentum 2021 Grants

Are you a student and would you like to join Telefónica? Next Tuesday, 16 March 2021, at 13:15, the Talentum Read more
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HELMeTO 2021

The third edition of the international HELMeTO event will be held on 9-10 September, 2021. At the moment, this edition Read more
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I Virtual Debate Tournament LEDU STEM Cátedras Telefónica

The I LEDU (Liga Española de Debate Universitario by its acronym in Spanish; Spanish University Debate League) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Read more
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MEDICI project: final online conference

The online ‘Digital Inclusion For All Conference’ took place from January 26 to January 28, 2021. An estimated 58 million Read more
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Resonate: sustainable water management webinar

On January, 22nd, 2021, the webinar “Sustainable water management and circular economy: strategies for reuse” took place. Its objective was Read more
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#Hack4edu

The first virtual hackaton dedicated to digital education arrives   #Hack4edu is the first virtual hackaton aimed at raising and Read more
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EduHack course, promoted by the European Commission

The EduHack course, designed by UNIR iTED in the frame of the European Project EduHack, has been selected by the European Read more
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UNIR iTED supports the fight against coronavirus

UNIR iTED will be contributing to the webinar ‘How to Keep Students Learning during Schools Disruption in COVID-19 Situation’, hosted Read more
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Final Conference of Comanity project in Brussels

The final Conference of the Comanity project took place on November 13, 2019 in Brussels. The results of the project Read more
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UNIR participates in eMOOC2019

Last week I attended the eMOOC2019 conference in Naples, an international event gathering the major global MOOCs providers such as Coursera, edX Read more
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ThingLink has released free 360-degree images to UNESCO World Heritage Sites

ThingLink is a web tool and an application, which allows teachers and students to easily enhance visual media with text, voice, photos, videos and 360-degree images with a view to increasing knowledge sharing and learning engagement. News

UNIR participates in Keystone third project meeting

Last 20-21st March, the third partners meeting of Keystone: Knowledge, Enterprise and Young People – supporting youth transitions in the Read more
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Martin Wolpers’ lifetime award to excellence in research, education and significant impact in the society

Martin Wolpers was an excellent project manager that made a significant contribution to the field of Educational Technology in Europe Read more
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The paradox of too much support

13 years ago, a colleague from Utrecht University (in the Netherlands) and I wrote the article The paradox of the Read more
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A common understanding about open science, and the integration of formal and informal learning

UNIR and An-Najah National University (Nablus, Palestine) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, as of today, February, the 21st, 2019. Read more
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Workshop HELMeTO 2019

Online university courses are nowadays widespread, both at traditional and at full distance learning institutions. This phenomenon affects both European Read more
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Comanity Project. Getting to know the Greek comunity

In September 20th-21st, 2018, UNIR participated in the second meeting of the Comanity Project. The meeting was hosted by our Read more
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3rd Open Education Policy Forum: Cooperation changes everything

In terms of content, the main message I bring home from this event is that “open” is somehow entering in the mainstream education policy discourse. In more and more countries, specific policies and initiatives focussing for instance on OER or open licenses are fading away, leaving space to a more “srtructural” presence of openness instances in general education policy. This is typically the case of Scandinavian countries but also of many others who are using general policy instruments (such as the OGP network) to instill more openness in their education system OpenEducationPolicy

Final Project Partners’ Meeting of the European Project Virtual Tours for Business Culture

The project has obtained very ambitious results. The final meeting of Virtual Tours project, hosted by University of Padova, was Read more
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Daniele Di Mitri, PhD at Open University of The Netherland, has won the Martin Wolpers’ Award to the most young promising research

In the frame of the Martin Wolpers’ Award, funded by Research Institute for Innovation & Technology in Education (UNIR iTED) Read more
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The call for nominations for the Martin Wolpers’ Lifetime Award is open

The Award will be given to an outstanding member of the academic, political, social, or industrial communities, who has contributed Read more
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UNIR iTED publishes a compendium about MOOCs in developing countries

The compilation, that is now available for downloading in three formats, is an edited version of “Making Sense of MOOCs, Read more
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The call for nominations for the 2018 UNESCO-King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Prize is now open

The deadline for applications is set on 31 October 2018 The increasingly powerful capacities and lower costs of ICTs, as Read more
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UNIR iTED contributes to the Open Education Global Conference

In April 24-26 took place the Open Education Global Conference 2018, in Delft, The Netherlands, a diverse conference focused on Read more
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The attainment gap or how on Earth we fight for achieving goals and against a dramatic drop-out

A couple of weeks ago I run a workshop, at Coventry University (thanks for the invitation!), with the pompous title: Read more
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ICT in Education: the missing link in the innovation cycle

Usually, the cycle of innovation is sold as a great progress in education. However, in education, the cycle of innovation Read more
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Last week UNIR iTED participated in the second partners meeting of EduHack project at Coventry University

Daniel Burgos, director of the Research Institute for Innovation & Technology in Education (UNIR iTED), and Fabio Nascimbeni, researcher at Read more
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COMANITY kicks off: social inclusion through community animators

Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR) took part in the kick-off meeting of the newly-awarded Erasmus+ KA3 “Support for Policy Read more
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Two innovative and holistic approaches to Education win the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa Prize

The ceremony, that took place in Paris on March 7th, gathered over 500 participants –including high government representatives, private companies Read more
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The first-ever report on Open Education policies in the 28 EU Member States is available

Back in 2013, following the momentum brought by the first World OER Congress organized by UNESCO in 2012, the European Read more
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The life-vest of fuzzy learning against the binary learning wave

There are many binary things in the World. On and off, red and blue, elephant or donkey, donkey or bull, Read more
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The revolution of teachers in action through ICT

Teachers are in revolution. They claim an active role in new ways of learning and teaching. Usually, through the use Read more
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Flipped meeting. No need to waste your time

Uncountable discussion meetings, all around the clock, from sunrise to sunset: this is the typical scenario in many institutions every Read more
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UNIR iTED Congress 2017: eLearning and Open Education in practice

During two days, 35 experts from 14 countries have been able to share their knowledge and their experiences. Research Institute for Read more
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Teachers, open education and the right question to ask

Not for obvious, it brings less interest. The middle maker is the key in any negotiation. Or the producer in Read more
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Enhanced students participation in armenian universities quality assurance, thank to knowledge transference, in ESPAQ project

Four years ago the ESPAQ partners were wondering how we could involve the armenian universities students in quality assurance processes, Read more
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The ESPAQ Students’ Handbook is out!

As from the publication Preface: “This handbook explores what is meant by quality, provides an overview of quality assurance and enhancement Read more
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Campaigning Armenian students’ engagement in Quality Assurance

UNIR has participated as part of the Evaluation Committe in the contest STUDENTS CREATIVE POSTER: Armenian students of partner HEIs Read more
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Last Project meeting and Advisory Board meeting

The last project meeting of the ESPAQ project took place in Brussels on October 9, 2017. All partners discussed about Read more
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2 against 200. When the minority hijacks the reason

At the 39th UNESCO Conference General, Education Commission, we have been through a bizarre situation. 2 countries were blocking the Read more
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The Martin Wolpers Award at JTEL 2017 goes to Zacharoula Papamitsiou

Last week, 9-13 October, 2017, the 13th Joint European Summer School on Technology-enhanced Learning took place in Aveiro, Portugal (JTEL). Read more
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Tomorrow starts the first of the five Webinars as part of the OpenMed course

Under the umbrella and overall coordination of the project OpenMed, the Research Institute for Innovation & Technology in Education (UNIR Read more
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Facebook toy advertisements are less sexist than TV advertisements

Christmas toy campaigns usually strengthen gender roles. Acording to an investigation by Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR), this kind of Read more
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Open Education NOW: From commitment to action. From action to accountability

In a bunch of a few months Open Education is becoming a remarkable movement. Not that it was not before, Read more
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Revolving learning. Both sides of the table

The body has many muscles. Over 600 to be specific, although when you are leading into your 50’ the 8 Read more
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Open Educators Factory participates in 2nd World OER Congress

The Congress aimed at moving from commitment to action, and resulted in the production of the Ljubljana OER Action Plan Slideshow News

UNIR iTED contributes to #HackForGood BIGDAY, the place for hackers who try to build a better world

17 teams from all over Spain have moved to Madrid to transfer their results in HackForGood Big Day Slideshow News

UNIR & ECTEL select Inge Molenaar’s team for the Martin Wolpers Award for the best eLearning paper 2017

The Award acknowledges the practical work to take research from scientific papers to the real world Slideshow News

UNIR iTED contributes to the annual appoinment of International Day of Universal Access of Information

IDUAI will gather in Maurituis, in September 27th-30th, some of the best experts on Educational Technology and Innovation, Open Education and Educational Policies Slideshow News

QAREER project is coming to an end after 2 years

The last QAREER project meeting took place in Padua last Sept 18 and 19, 2017. Partners discussed mainly about dissemination Read more
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The 2nd World Open Educational Resources Congress will be held in Ljubljana

The Congress will follow the theme «OER for Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: From Commitment to Action» Research Institute for Read more
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Just policy is not enough

We need to complement policy advocacy and well-founded good-willing concerns with specific actions and clear implementation plans In July, 10-11, Read more
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Open Education practices can improve access to and efficiency of learning experience

One of the latest buzzwords when it comes to innovative developments in Higher Education is “unbundling”, which indicates a process Read more
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Software is culture

Roberto di Cosmo, Director of Software Heritage, who I shared with a round table this morning at the World Summit Read more
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Open Education is not free. Someone has to pay

Open Education is cool, trendy, fancy, even hipster. Free and open for everyone from everyone. It is a sort of Read more
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Polysemy, Open Education and the glass ceiling

Open Education is a chameleon. While being the same on the core, it means different based on the context. We Read more
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Intervention Program reduces aggressivity and social isolation in students with ADHD

The symptomatology of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be improved through appropriate neuropsychological intervention programs focused on attention Read more
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The added value of online learning games

Social Seducement Project.– Social economy has gained new momentum nowadays as an alternative way of “doing business”, as an opportunity Read more
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10 years & 10 seconds

There is no unique view, there is no right or wrong formula, there is no failure on the way but the inactivity. Because Open Education must be proactive, no matter how long it takes. Slideshow News

Call for testers of SocialPlaNET: the social entrepreneurship learning platform

UNIR research is an active partner in the Erasmus + project Social Seducement, aimed to support the empowerment of disadvantaged categories (especially unemployed aged 18+) by training them on how to establish and manage a social cooperative. News

V-Tours conversation between university and industry focused on soft skills

16th March 2017. Putting in practice one of the main objectives of the project, V-Tours has organized a half-day seminar at Read more
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Showing to stakeholders the serious game “Social Planet” developed by Social Seducement

16th March 2017. Stakeholders had an opportunity to know deeply about the features of Social Planet, the serious game developed by Read more
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Key breakthrough issues in education that cannot wait

You never know where to find inspiration. The great master Picasso quoted that inspiration exists but it has to find Read more
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Horizon Report 2017 highlights Advancing Digital Equity and the impact of Artificial Intelligence

21st February 2017. The Horizon Report 2017: Higher Education Edition is now avalaible online and free.  It analyses the main Read more
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Off-line eLearning

Early February, I developed an invited workshop about Transgenic Learning at ODLAA 2017 Conference, the Open & Distance Learning Association Read more
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The effectiveness of serious gaming with Social Seducement

Social Seducement, EU funded project, are holding a seminar in Madrid on Wednesday, March 15th, from 4 pm to 6 Read more
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A platform makes the web accessible to people with disabilities

Researchers at the International University of La Rioja and the University of Oviedo have developed Social4All, a computing platform that detects problems Read more
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3 minutes about Open Education, an online video series from OpenMed project

The EU fund project has released a series of video interviews with Open Education experts about practices across the Mediterranean Read more
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Le bottom-up approche. La déclaration du Maroc

Durant les derniers jours, je suis allé à Marrakech, pour participer en la Marocaine conférence de l’éducation ouverte.  La signification Read more
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50 shades of openness

It hits me so often and so hard how different the same word can elicit so many assorted meanings depending Read more
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Students from Armenia to visit UNIR at Madrid

From 12 to 15 December 2016, UNIR research will host the Study visit of 6 Armenian students coming from the Read more
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Mobile Learning Week 2017: Education in emergencies and crises

UNESCO has announced that it will be partnering with UNCHR to organize Mobile Learning Week 2017 under the theme “Education Read more
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Innovative ICT in Education or ICT on innovative Education

ICT, Innovation and Education go usually hand to hand, nowadays. When politicians, teachers, policy makers, administrative staff and other facilitators Read more
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Compendium of case studies of Open Education in the Mediterranean

The Compendium presents a deep analysis of the state of the art of Open Education Practices in the South Mediterranean Read more
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ABED Congress. Post #2: Integration of the daily life with LMSs

Current Learning Management Systems (in fact, since the beginning of these tools) try to build a meeting place to provide Read more
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ABED Congress. Post #3: Is peer-review the best evaluation process?

Furthermore, if a publication is thoroughly written and honestly written, and it is accurate, the end-users will validate the usefulness Read more
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ABED Congress. Post #1: Public funding, public resources. Private funding, an agreement to make

Yesterday afternoon, and in line with the opening ceremony of the 22nd International Congress of Distance Education CIAED (ABED), organized Read more
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The impact of Knowledge Triangle: Education, Innovation and Research & Technology

16th september, Paris, OCDE. The second day of discussions at OCDE on the Knowledge Triangle has been focused on the Read more
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Smart Specialization and Innovation platforms for digital students and entrepreneurs

OCDE meeting about the Knowledge Triangle has addressed different models to transfer knowledge to the society. Smart Specialization an Innovation Read more
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The time to go ahead enhancing the Knowledge Triangle

Delegates from worldwide have highlighted the necessity to implement meassures as soon as possible to foster communication between universities and Read more
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UNIR Research R&D Management System certified by AENOR

7th September 2016.  With this certificate, one of the main missions of Vice-chancellorship for Knowledge Transfer & Technology, which is Read more
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Join the ISE Eratosthenes Experiment on 22 September

Following last March’s  great success with more than 1000  schools from around the world involved in the activity, we are Read more
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Open video lessons and aditional materials in UNIR TV

At UNIR, we have developed UNIR TV (http://tv.unir.net), which provides videocast resources. For example: lessons, lectures, insights, presentations, and open Read more
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