The event, which took place at Universidad Europea’s Villaviciosa de Odón campus, brought together professionals and academic experts to identify and share best practices among higher education institutions in Spain. The particular emphasis was on quality assurance, enhancing efficiency and aiming for academic excellence.
The session included a round table that was moderated by Antonio Castillejo, from the Club for Excellence in Management, and included the participation of Francesc Arbiol, Country Manager of LinkedIn; Ignacio Martín, Director of Quality and Customer Satisfaction from Santander Spain; and Félix Gómez, Sub-Director of Quality and Innovation from CLH.
The event was also attended by specialists like Esther Balboa, Chief of Quality and Strategic Planning from the National Agency for Quality Assurance from the Ministry of Education (ANECA), who delivered a speech on certification of quality systems; María Ripollés, Sub-Director of INCREA and professor at Universidad Jaume I, who shared a book titled The Myths and Realities of University Rankings; and Javier Llinás, Academic Director of the UNESCO Catédra at Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya, who spoke about best practices in strategic planning for universities.
The day ended with the delivery of the 7th Universidad Europea Quality Awards. This year the awards were delivered to Universitat Rovira i Virgili for their “Plan to Improve University Management” and to the Escuela Politécnica at the Universidad Europea for their work that focused on building an academic school based on integrated projects. The award for the best Master's Program was delivered to the Master in Applied Health Science Research, which is led by Bernat Soria Escoms and José Luis Rodríguez Martín.
This article has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.