UAB Summer School welcomes students from the Arab Academy

A group of more than 100 Egyptian students from the Arab Academy for Science Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT) are taking part in the UAB Summer School. During these days, which are taking place from 13 to 28 July, the students are being trained in journalism, communication and Spanish language.

The Communication and Education Office and the Arab Academy for Science Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT) have organised this space for academic exchange, characterised by learning through practical workshops, which seeks to promote intercultural dialogue. The inaugural event, which took place on 15 July, was chaired by Cristina Pulido, Serra Húnter lecturer in the Department of Journalism and researcher at the Cabinet, Samy Tayie, lecturer at Cairo University, and Sally Tayie, doctor at UAB and collaborator at the Cabinet. The students listened to lectures by Jordi Gili, telecommunications expert and international speaker, on “Leadership in the hyperconnected world”, and Carolina Escudero, PhD in Social Psychology, on “Communication and emotions”.

During their stay in Barcelona, Egyptian students will strengthen their communication and audiovisual skills through theory classes and practical workshops related to writing for the media and audiovisual and mobile communication. As part of this programme, students will be required to develop and present their own audiovisual projects. They are also complementing their studies with cultural visits in the city and other activities.

The agreement between the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the Arab Academy for Science Technology and Transportation of Egypt aims to foster intercultural dialogue and synergies between the two institutions.