CEI CamBio granted 650,000 € by the Consejería de Economía, Innovación, Ciencia y Empleo

This grant will contribute to launching, strengthening, and developing new and existing projects for the promotion of internationalisation, entrepreneurship, employability, technology transfer, and sustainability.
CEI CamBio (Campus de Excelencia Internacional de Medio Ambiente, Biodiversidad y Cambio Global), with the participation of the universities of Almería (UAL), Cádiz (UCA), Córdoba (UCO), Huelva (UHU), Internacional de Andalucía (UNIA), Jaén (UJA) and the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), under the coordination of Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO), has been granted 650,000 € by the Consejería de Economía, Innovación, Ciencia y Empleo, Junta de Andalucía.
Additional funding opportunities for Campuses of International Excellence were agreed in the last meeting of the Consejo Andaluz de Universidades, celebrated in Cádiz on 23rd January 2012.
This sum of 650,000 €, which will benefit all member universities, will be managed by the following areas: Excellence and Academic Coordination (UPO-CSIC), Creativity and Innovation (UHU), Internationalisation (UNIA-UCO), Entrepreneurship and Employment (UJA-UCA), and Sustainability (UAL).
This funding will boost some projects already in progress, such as the creation of the ‘Escuela Internacional de Doctorado en Estudios Medioambientales’ and the transnational campuses, and the development of accessible IT technologies. It will also help in launching new projects, such as the ‘Doctoral Summer School in Environmental Studies’, the ‘Programa de fomento de Empresas de Base Tecnológica y de promoción de Patentes y Licencias’, the ‘Programa de prácticas en empresas’, and the ‘Planes de movilidad sostenible, eficiencia energética y huella de carbono’, among others.
Next 16th October a meeting will take place at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, with the participation of the chancellors of all member universities, to assess the project’s current station and future prospects.

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