During the telematic meeting chaired by the rector Amparo Navarro, intervened the vice-rector for Research, Juan Mora, to highlight that this new regulation is absolutely necessary to promote the internationalization of the research carried out at the University of Alicante (UA). Mora described different aspects of the new regulation that he considers “key” to improve the institution’s capacity to attract international research talent. The vice-rector highlighted, among them, that “it allows to meet the criteria of maximum mobility of research staff established in the Science Law and enables the implementation of the EU seal of excellence in the recruitment of research staff (HRS4R), which recently has obtained the University of Alicante ». The Vice-Rector for Research considers that thanks to the regulation that is implemented, the development of projects financed with international resources is facilitated, in which the University presents a success rate twice the European average.
The Governing Council approves the abolition of the B1 requirement in a European language in 7 science majors
Mora also remarked that the new regulations, which will enter into force after its publication in the Official Gazette of the University of Alicante, establishes an improvement in the salary conditions of pre-doctoral contracts. Likewise, it regulates the working conditions of part-time contracts and the possibility of carrying out teaching collaborations; eliminates exclusivity in contracts for works and services and allows the use of telematic means during the selection process, among other modifications that are very well received by both the teaching and research staff, a group that exceeds 2,200 people on Campus, and by the students who have a scientific vocation, point out from the University.
On the other hand, the Governing Council has approved the abolition of the linguistic requirement of level B1 of a language from the European Framework of Reference for Languages in undergraduate degrees in Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Marine Sciences, Optics, Geology, and Gastronomy and Culinary Arts. These seven careers, undergraduate degrees in the Faculty of Sciences, are added to another 19 in which the B1 was already abolished as a requirement in March. On that occasion, the faculties of Philosophy and Letters, Law, Education and Health Sciences were the first to request this exemption. The University decided to abolish the linguistic requirement of level B1 in a European language that was required in order to graduate as there was a pool of hundreds of students who, because they did not have a certificate in a language among Europeans, could not obtain the title despite have passed all the subjects of the degree, including the final degree project.
On the other hand, the council adheres to the international charter «Protect high seas biodiversity» (protection of high seas biodiversity) led by some twenty researchers from the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Denmark, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Kenya, Palau and Spain. The authors of this campaign, including César Bordehore, professor in the Department of Ecology and researcher at the Ramón Margalef Institute, come together to demand greater protection of biodiversity in international waters, which are subject to unsustainable exploitation in a large majority of its extension.
38 of the best MIRs choose hospitals in the province
Thirty-eight of the students with the 2,000 best marks on the Internal Resident Physician (MIR) exam have chosen hospitals in the province of Alicante to develop as doctors. The figure rises to 219 in the entire Valencian Community, 10.95% of the total of those first two thousand who chose a place. The process will continue until the 7,615 places available among 10,805 applicants are offered, which means that 3,190 will be left without it. 175 of the best MIRs will go to hospitals in the province of Valencia.
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