In the scope of the last session of Arqus Hour, under the theme “Taking part in Arqus: opening and benefitting from opportunities”, which had as main goal to understand which benefits and opportunities the integration in this European Alliance will bring to UMinho, the Coordinator of Arqus, the Vice-Rector of the University of Granada Dorothy Kelly and the Arqus Executive Manager, Fernando Galán, visited the School of Engineering last July 6th.
The delegation was welcomed by the President of the School of Engineering, Professor Pedro Arezes, and by the head of the Internationalization Office, Sofia Barbosa, at the Engineering School Presidency. They then went on to the Production and Systems Department for a demonstration of the research lines supported by the motorcycle driving simulator (developed in partnership with Bosch), with Professor Nélson Costa, and later visited the ISISE/IB-S research center, with Professor José Sena Cruz.
The Arqus European University Alliance brings together the universities of Bergen, Granada, Graz, Leipzig, Lyon, Minho, Padua, Vilnius and Wroclaw, nine longstanding comprehensive research universities with deep regional engagement in medium-sized cities.
Arqus is a multilateral alliance of internationalized institutions who share academic, scientific and cultural objectives, a common vision of the role of higher education and research and mutual fields of interest.
The Alliance’s name stems from the Latin term arcus/arquus, for arch, representing the strong foundations the consortium is laying for building bridges toward a shared future, to respond to the grand global societal challenges and to advance towards deeper European integration.
More information about ARQUS – European University Alliance can be found here.