13 May UIMP joins Helsinki España, TU Delft and the Technological Institute of Monterrey in the search for ways to eradicate poverty
Universities for Poverty Alleviation’ arrives in Magdalena to present an academic platform that innovates against poverty
The meeting takes place from the 26th to 27th of September within the program of advanced summer courses
The University TU Delft (University of Technology, Holland) and the Technological Institute of Monterrey (Mexico) have joined forces to bring a unique academic offer: Universities for Poverty Alleviation (UPA): innovation against poverty, which takes place on the 26th and 27th of September as part of the Advanced Summer Courses at the International University Menéndez Pelayo.
The meeting stems from the global economic mobilization Universities for Poverty Alleviation (UPA), promoted by the NGO Helsinki España who aims to promote a global network of academic institutions interested in working to reduce poverty and whose objective is to display the actions that have been put in the this area, both in the area the knowledge and investigation as well as the real impact.
Ana Nieto, the president of Helsinki España and the director of UPA, has stressed the importance of this type of meetings, designed to “promote capable, responsible, and decisive university leadership, to provide each person within the university knowledge of the reality of the world we live in.”
The curse, directed by the professor of Languages and Computing Systems at the University Carlos III Román López, will be taught in Spanish and English. Thus, on the first day, the director of Sentido Humano of Technological Institute of Monterrey (ITM), Pablo Ayala, will speak to the experience of his focus by introducing issues related to poverty alleviation in the academic curriculum and the second day, Ibo van de Poel, the professor of Ethics and Technology at TU Delft, will speak about new developments in ethics and technology.
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