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Tecnun celebrates the Graduate Commencement Ceremony

The ceremony was presided over by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Navarra, María Iraburu, and was attended by civil and academic authorities.

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21/09/20 16:07 Communication Service

Tecnun today celebrated the Opening Ceremony of the Graduate Academic Year 2020-21 and welcomed the more than 130 students who will take one of the master's degrees offered by the School of Engineering of the University of Navarra, at its San Sebastian and Madrid campuses. In addition, for the second year, the MII will also be offered at the Madrid Campus. In addition, more than 80 engineers will continue their doctoral programs at Tecnun.

The event took place this morning in the Assembly Hall of the Ibaeta campus and was presided over by the Vice Chancellor for Teaching Staff of the University of Navarra, María Iraburu. It was also attended by the director of University Policy and Coordination, Miren Artazar; the director of Innovation of the Provincial Council, Jon Gurrutxaga; and the subdelegate of the Government, Guillermo Echenique. Academic authorities from the UPV/EHU, Deusto, Mondragón and UNED universities, professors and postgraduate students also attended. 

At the same time, the Madrid campus held a welcome session for the students of the Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering. Both campuses were connected live for the presentation of the Doctoral Awards, which on this occasion went to the new doctors Fernando Carazo, Imanol Tubia and Andrés Felipe Muñoz, for the scientific quality of their doctoral research related to therapeutic targets, sustainable practices and biosensors for the beverage industry, respectively.

Raúl Antón, director of the School, presented a summary of the most relevant events of the past year in the areas of teaching, research, Internacionalization, as well as entrepreneurship. 

In 2019-2020 more than 1,200 students studied on the campus of Tecnun and the number of 8,700 alumni was reached.  

The School of Engineering of the University of Navarra completed the implementation of the 2016 curriculum in all undergraduate courses and debuted two new complementary programs: the Global Industrial Design Engineeering and the International Industrial Management Program.

Likewise, in July, it taught the Expert Program in Data Analytics and designed the syllabus for the future Master's Degree in Artificial Engineering, which has already been approved by the Rector's Office and will be launched next year.

The 64 research projects carried out last year were also highlighted, several of them together with the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa in the framework of the Etorkizuna Eraikiz initiative, as well as in the Ikerbasque and Ministry calls for proposals. 

In terms of scientific productivity, researchers at Tecnun published 117 articles in high impact journals, in addition to 2 books and 30 communications at conferences.

The event also highlighted the collaboration with the City Council of San Sebastian in different programs, and the participation of Tecnun in the 4Gune Cluster for university training in Engineering, Science and Technology in the Basque Country, promoted by the Basque Government. Also mentioned was the participation in social activities by the university community within the Solidarity Time Bank of Tecnun, which had the collaboration of 160 volunteers last year.

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