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Tecnun celebrates the Graduate Commencement Ceremony

The ceremony was presided over by the Vice President 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 2020-21 Graduate Academic official opening of the academic year and welcomed the more than 130 students who will be taking 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 Campus in Madrid. In addition, more than 80 engineers will continue their doctoral programs at Tecnun.

The event took place this morning at the auditorium of the campus of Ibaeta and was chaired by the Vice President of academic 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, a welcome session for the students of the Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering was held at campus in Madrid. Both venues were connected live to submission for the Doctoral Awards ceremony, 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, internationalization, as well as entrepreneurship. 

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

The School of Engineering of the University of Navarra completed the implementation of Study program 2016 in all courses of Degree and premiered two new complementary programs: the Global Industrial Design Engineeering and the International Industrial Management Program.

In July, he also taught the Expert Program in... in Data Analytics and designed the Study program of the future Master in Artificial Engineering that has already been C by Office of the Executive Council 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 the section scientific productivity, Tecnun researchers published 117 articles in high impact journals, in addition to 2 books and 30 communications to 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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