Universidad Europea de Madrid held the eighth edition of its Awards for Innovation in Teaching, which aims to promote innovation in the classroom and recognize the work of professors who are committed to adapting their programs to the new context of the European Higher Education Area.
The awards were delivered by UEM's Vice Rector of Quality and Academic Innovation, Dr. Pedro Lara. The winning entries were:
- First prize - Beyond education: The creation of a student-centered pedagogy. By Professors Andrés Perea and Nieves Mestre, from the Department of Architectural Design at the School of Architecture at the University Europea de Madrid.
- Second prize – Teaching first-year engineering students and recognizing people with disabilities. By Professors Maria José Terrón and Juan José Escribano from Universidad Europea de Madrid.
- Third prize - Learning to communicate. A multidisciplinary project in scientific communication skills. By a collective of professors from the Universidad de Sevilla, Universidad de Huelva and the Peruvian University A. Heredia.
The 8th Awards for Innovation in Teaching were delivered during the International Conference on University Innovation, which this year was organized around the central theme of "Challenges and opportunities for the development of new programs in higher education." This conference, organized by Universidad Europea de Madrid and open to all university teachers, has become a benchmark for innovation in higher education in Spain and around the world. In this latest edition, more than 300 academic leaders from 36 different universities (national and international) participated, presenting more than 180 papers.