We no longer see borders. Maybe that is why we have become the most international university in the Valencia region and one of the most international in Spain. After all, there are very few universities in Spain in which you can share a campus with students from more than 70 countries. At some of the faculties at the CEU Cardenal Herrera University, more than 40% of students come from abroad. The future we see is borderless. What about you?
On 5 February 2014, the International Advisory Board of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University was officially created.
The establishment of this board of experts represents a step forward in the internationalization strategy of our University. It is another example of how we do things differently here, enabling us to tackle new projects and develop new high-value partnerships of great benefit to our students.
The International Advisory Board is a body which aims to simulate strategic reflection, being made up of figures of international standing from a wide range of disciplines. They work with us to strengthen the international profile of CEU UCH.
The mission of the International Advisory Board is to assist the CEU Cardenal Herrera University in its strategy, projects and teaching practices, as an academic institution undertaking pioneering research in the field of internationalization.
This mission can be broken down into the following objectives:
The International Advisory Board and the senior management team of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University meet periodically to discuss key issues regarding student education and the future development of the University.
The outcomes of these meetings are recorded in the following documents:
As part of our strategic development activities, we are currently working to strengthen the internationalization of our institution. This progress can only be consolidated with the participation of the whole university community.
Students, academic staff and support staff are all invited to participate in and lead new projects and initiatives.
Any member of the academic staff (PAS) or the support staff (PDI) at any of the campuses of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University may submit a project for consideration.
In order for projects to be eligible, they must concern one of the following objectives:
To be eligible for a grant, a written application must be made with the following characteristics:
All the necessary documentation must be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
A maximum of two grants will be awarded, of up to €1500 euros in accordance with the needs of the project. The grant commission may, at its discretion, make additional recommendations with regard to the amount to be awarded, if an exceptional project is submitted.
Award decision notification
Notification of award decisions will take place on 15th November 2016. INTERNATIONAL BOOT CAMP
Obligations of award holders
Successful grant applicants will be asked to produce a report containing the following information:
Award holders may also be asked to participate in events or best practices sessions, or to provide an interview or article to promote their projects.
Undergraduate and postgraduate students from any study program at the three CEU Cardenal Herrera campuses can present, individually or as a group, a project to the Grant Board. Applicants must be registered as full-time students.
Membership of the WASB (World Ambassadors Students Board) and participation in the Global Citizen program will be an advantage.
Project applications must be written in Spanish, English or French.
Each application must include the following documentation:
The projects must be carried out during this academic year, up to August 2017, and in accordance with the operational regulations of the Student Project Desk.
Send all the required documentation by email to email@example.com before 24th October.
Two grants of a maximum of €1500 will be awarded, in accordance with the needs of the project. The Grant Board reserves the right, at its discretion, to make additional recommendations with regard to the quantity of the Grant if an application for an exceptional project is made.
Those awarded a Grant will be asked to prepare a statement containing:
Those receiving a Grant may also be asked to participate in events or conferences concerning best practices and provide a testimonial promoting their projects.
Successful applicants will be notified of their award of a Grant on 15th November 2016.
The projects submitted will be exhibited at the International Boot Camp to be held on 15th November and related workshops or competitions may be held at this event.
The aim of the international program for visiting scholars is to increase contact between our university community and professionals, lecturers and researchers of high standing who normally work abroad. The program seeks to stimulate the process of internationalization at the CEU-UCH and to encourage the incorporation of teaching and research staff into our campuses. To this end, there are different modes of participation in the program, which will depend on the duration of the candidate’s stay here, his or her profile and the reciprocity of the arrangement.
The guest scholars can undertake exchanges with the CEU-UCH academic staff for the teaching of lectures. A prior agreement must be put in place for this exchange and this must be recorded in the POD (the Teaching Organization Plan). The exchange must be as balanced as possible with regard to time requirements and the demands placed on the two lecturers.
These reciprocal exchanges can only take place if the Faculty or Institute to which the CEU-UCH candidate belongs makes a prior, and successful, application to this effect to the Assessment Board (Comisión de Evaluación).
A). Presentation of the candidate and/or post by the Faculty or School.
B). Application by the candidate to an open application process or for a predefined post.
Requirements specific to each profile or mode
An award of up to €15,000, in accordance with the level of contribution to teaching, institutional and research internationalization strategy.
The candidate’s application must contain the following:
Applications must be sent to the Vice-Rectorate of International Relations (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications which do not fulfil the above requirements will be automatically excluded from the assessment process.
The evaluation criteria will take the following elements into account:
The concealment of certain details, or the alteration, manipulation, vagueness or lack of rigour of the information provided may cause the application to be rejected.
Visiting scholars will benefit from the University’s welcome program (help with searching for accommodation, obtaining administrative documents, setting up a bank account, obtaining medical insurance, etc.) in order to facilitate their stay at the CEU-UCH and their swift incorporation into the University community.
The World Ambassadors Students Board is a counselor and representative organism of the University CEU Cardenal Herrera.
The WASB will be formed by ambassador students of the different nationalities (including Spanish students) present at any of the campuses of the University. The number of places is not limited, and it could be formed at least with as many seats as different nationalities are coexisting at the CEU UCH during an academic year.
The WASB functions are:
The WASB shall meet at least once a year in plenary session. The Vice rector for International Relations and the vice rector for Students and Campus Life (or the persons in which they delegate) will attend to that meeting.
The WASB may meet in working sessions as often as its members deem appropriate or as many times as needed by the issues to be treated. The minimum will be a regular meeting every semester regardless of the plenary session.
To the working sessions, at least one staff of the University (Vice-Rector, Head of International Relations, International Relations Officer or the Campus Life Officer) will assist.
The General Representative of the Students would be invited to assist to the working sessions and the plenary.
Every meeting will be registered in a formal act with the subjects treated and the conclusions. The language of the WASB will be English, despite that a brief report of the meetings will be issued in French and Spanish.
To be ambassador of a country, the student must have a passport of that country and present a formal candidature to the position.
In the event that there are no candidates for the post of ambassador of a certain nationality the Rectoral team may invite a selected student to hold the position.
In the event that there are more than 50 students of a certain nationality it may be two positions on the table (male and female Ambassador). For the Spanish representatives on the Board a maximum of three seats will be reserved.
The position of Ambassador will be hold for a period of one academic year. It could be renewed a maximum of three occasions consecutive or not.
The ambassadors who hold the position for 3 periods will receive the appointment of Honorary Ambassador at the completion of their studies, once they register as Alumni of the CEU UCH. The appointment of Honorary Ambassador will be entitled to attend the annual plenary session of WASB by invitation of the University.
The participation in the World Ambassadors Students Board will be taken into account for the Global Citizenship Program.
During the academic year the University will communicate the call for the WASB to all the students. There will be conferences and information encounters to explain the WASB program.
Any student of the University would be able to candidate for being the Ambassador of his/her country. The expression of interest of the candidates will be collected until the announced deadline data. Applicants must submit completed application model along with a photocopy of their passport (WASB application form). The selection committee will have the option to call any candidate to a personal interview in order to determine the skills of the candidate.
The Rectoral Team of the University will nominate the Ambassadors and the Executive commission of the WASB among all the candidacies received.
The nomination will be extended for a complete natural year. An Ambassador would lose the condition at any time for any inappropriate behavior.
The place and schedule of the meetings, the period of nomination and the procedures of the WASB will be contained in the WASB Regulation Document.
If you need more information about the WASB, please write email@example.com
The CEU Global Citizen Program is a diverse activity/study program that aims to approach students with the skills and the knowledge they need to be successful in a world where it is increasingly important to be internationally competent. The program allows them to see the world from many different facets, and to act accordingly. Students will be exposed to a global approach in different ways throughout the program, namely through classes, activities and an international experience, to take into account cultural differences in their contact with people from around the world. This global perspective will be of great importance once they enter the workforce, especially if they work abroad or in global companies with interests in different markets. The aim of the CEU Global Citizen Program is that its students become global citizens familiar with different cultures.
The objective of the program is to promote the students to attend to the different activities simultaneously with their regular undergraduate program, to obtain a Global Citizenship Certificate after their graduation.
The Global Citizen program will have four different modules to help the student to acquire a comprehensive formation. These areas are related with different skills and activities that fulfill a complete range of experiences and knowledge.
The modules are: Language Skills, International Formation, International Experience Activities and International Mobility.
Each module will allow the student to gain International Credits (IC), depending on the activities or objectives completed by the student.
The Certificate will have two different modalities Standard Certificate and Proficiency Certificate depending on the number of International Credits obtained. To get the Standard Certificate the minimum number of IC will be 55, with at least 10 IC corresponding to each module. To get the Proficiency Certificate the minimum number of IC will be 80, with at least 15 IC corresponding to each module.
The students will have to complete a previous inscription to be part of the program, and once they have completed the required credits they will be able to present all the partial certificates of the activities to obtain the Standard or Proficiency Certificate.
To fulfill the competence related with the language skills, the students will have different possibilities, depending on their country of origin and the level of the certificate they aspire to obtain.
Language courses. The students could take classes in the foreign language of the countries where they are going to have their International Experience. Those courses can be taken previously to the departure or during the exchange.
Language certificates. The students can present their official certificates on foreign languages obtained during their formation years.
Language exams. The students can obtain the recognition of a certain level on a foreign language by passing the exam done by the language service of the University previous to their international experience.
The mother language will not be taken into consideration in order to obtain IC.
The assistance to language courses will be complemented with 3/5 IC depending on the duration and the performance of the student.
Table of conversion for International credits depending on levels
|Each language||3 IC||5 IC||10 IC||15 IC|
The international formation will consist in some different courses and lectures related with Internationalization. In this module the activities will belong to two different groups and have two different levels.
Groups. Courses on International Cultural Topics and International Specialization Courses.
Cultural courses. These courses are related to the country, or countries, where the students will go for their international experience(s). Thus, the country, or countries, where they will be living determine(s) which courses they can choose from. The student can choose between courses on general culture, history, art and literature. Those courses could be also taken as part of the activities developed at the CEU UCH.
Specialized courses. Those will be subjects or lectures specialized in any aspect related to the International Relations Formation. Those could be part of the thematic of the degree of the students or complementary and alternatively to the specific formation relation with the International Public Relations Degree.
Levels. International Lectures, International Weeks, International Credits subjects.
|Type of activity / duration||1-2 hours||2-5 hours||1-2 days||3-5 days|
|International Lectures||1 IC||2 IC||-||-|
|International Weeks||-||1 IC||2 IC||4 IC|
|International credits subjects||-||2 IC||4 IC||6 IC|
|Others||1 IC||2 IC||3 IC||-|
Faculties will have a record of activities with the related IC assignation and that record will be communicated periodically to the International Office.
This part of the program is related with all the activities developed in the University that imply to have contact with other international students. Those activities can be organized by the Vice-Rectory for International Relations, by the Vice-Rectory of Students and Campus Life, or by the International Office alone or in cooperation with any other service of the University.
The students can participate in Integration Activities, they can do an assistantship, volunteering, representatives, integration activities and they can be a Mentor or Buddy for international students. Also being part of the World Students Ambassadors Board will be specially taken into consideration for this item.
Each activity will have a number of International Credits associated, and the number will be defined in the call of the activity. The minimum will be 1 IC for participating into an activity and the maximum for a single activity will be the 10 IC obtained when being part of Executive commission of the World Students Ambassadors Board. Usually the number of IC will be related with the number of hours associated to the activity, and the typical conversion rate considered will be 1 IC per 5 hours of activity.
The program specially seeks to promote the exchange and international mobility experience by the students. The mobility can be for studies, internship or volunteering experience.
For the assignation of IC there will be taken into consideration three different categories of activities depending on the duration.
|Short term mobility (less than 1 month)||5 IC|
|Middle term mobility (4 months)||10 IC|
|Long term mobility (8 months or more)||15 IC|
Mobility will not be considered for obtaining IC if it is done at the home country of the student.
When a student applies to a middle term or long term mobility grants it will be taken into consideration to have obtained previously a minimum achievement in the other three modules:
An innovative and international educational experience
The first simulation of the General Assembly of the United Nations has been held in the television set of CEU Cardenal Herrera University. It is a practical learning exercise in which students from different countries and different degrees have participated. The activity is aimed at bringing students closer to the UN model of functioning. To create a better world, it is necessary to implant a vision of solidarity from the beginning of knowledge and in order to achieve this, there is no better place than the university. This type of activity has its roots in 1948, when it was implanted at Harvard University.
The activity was based on the debate about which were the appropriate measures to improve international security. The project has been led by students Zitan Peng and Noelia Puchol, who have had the help of students of Law, Journalism, Audiovisual Communication, Political Science and Advertising.
Ventajas de estudiar en un ambiente internacional