Meeting of CEI CamBio partners at the UPO

The member institutions within CEI CamBio have shown their commitment with the continuation and strengthening of their strategy
Last Friday, all member institutions within Campus de Excelencia Internacional de Medio Ambiente, Biodiversidad y Cambio Global (CEI CamBio), celebrated a meeting aimed at assessing the current position of the project. This event was organised by the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, coordinator of the project, with the participation of the chancellors of the Universities of Almería, Córdoba and Internacional de Andalucía, and representatives of the Universities of Cádiz, Huelva and Jaén.
The meeting took place a few days after CEI CamBio was granted 650,000 € by the Consejería de Economía, Innovación, Ciencia y Empleo, Junta de Andalucía, following the decision reached by the Consejo Andaluz de Universidades to allocate extra funding to the campuses of international excellence.
In the words of UPO chancellor Vicente Guzmán, ‘the aim of this meeting has been to re-launch CEI CamBio, understood as a project aimed towards the advancement of seven public universities and the CSIC. The project includes very real and fruitful development avenues which will ultimately result in the benefit of society at large’.
Specifically, the outcomes of the meeting included the adoption of specific commitments towards the creation of the project’s management consortium, the prompting of the activities connected with the Escuela Internacional de Doctorado en Estudios Medioambientales (EID-EMA) in early 2013, and the strengthening of the different areas into which the project is divided: Excellence and Academic Coordination (UPO-CSIC), Creativity and Innovation (UHU), Internationalisation (UNIA-UCO), Entrepreneurship and Employment (UJA-UCA), and Sustainability (UAL).
CEI CamBio is a project aimed at the promotion of research concerning global change and its socioeconomic and environmental repercussions, with the participation of the Universities of Almería, Cádiz, Córdoba, Huelva, Internacional de Andalucía, Jaén and the CSIC, under the coordination of Universidad Pablo de Olavide. This agreement aims at becoming an international reference in environment, bio-diversity and global-change related studies from Andalusia, a frontier region with ideal conditions for the study of natural environments and a prestigious scientific community.

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