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During the week from 11 to 15 June, the Research Office hosted Eva Jove from the Research Area Office of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Ms. Jove had applied to visit the University of Luxembourg within the framework of the Erasmus staff mobility scheme.
To make the best of her stay at the University of Luxembourg, the Research Office had put together a comprehensive programme, including presentations of the Research Office and its core activities related to research management, the activities and services linked to international relations, the University of the Greater Region Network and the Library and its services. Furthermore, Ms. Jove was able to gain an overview of the management structures and research facilitation services at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication and the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine through meetings with research facilitators, project coordinators and the Head of faculty administration at FSTC, Anja Lenninger. She also participated in a Research Office meeting and a research facilitation group meeting headed by the Vice-president for Research, Prof. Luciënne Blessing. Mrs. Jove presented her home university and its research facilitation services during the research facilitation group meeting.
For Heike Scheuerpflug, who coordinated the programme of Ms. Jove’s visit, this was an entirely positive experience. «The presentation of best practices of the Autonomous University of Barcelona has been appreciated by the members of our research facilitation group and we are planning to exchange further information with Ms. Jove», she says. «Moreover, the programme we have developed might be used in the future to set up an Erasmus staff mobility week targeted towards specific administrative needs and requirements».
Ms. Jove had chosen to do her staff mobility at the University of Luxembourg mainly because of its multilingual character which is a common point with the Autonomous University of Barcelona, where lectures are held in Catalan and Spanish and sometimes in English. The UAB is a large campus university with over 30.000 undergraduate and graduate students. Its main campus, Bellaterra, is located around 30 minutes from the centre of Barcelona and has a size of 263 hectares. It is also home to the UAB Research Park, a group of research centres and institutes.
Picture: Eva Jove (in the middle) with some members of the research facilitation group