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The Communication and Education Cabinet inaugurates the UAB Planet Lecture Series

The Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación (UAB) inaugurates the Planet UAB Cycle of Conferences, a meeting of 20 digital conversations with different experts aimed at students of the Master’s in Travel Journalism, the Master’s in Environmental Communication and the Master’s in Communication and Education.

This series of conferences, made up of a total of 20 digital meetings, is part of the project “Planet UAB: The journey to the other – equals in differences” organised by the Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación during the academic year 2020-2021, with the support of the Solidarity Fund of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, which organised a series of activities and awareness-raising actions based on the concept of the UAB campus as a “planet” and which dealt with major issues such as the culture of peace, sustainability, the environment and interculturality, among others.

According to Santiago Tejedor, director of the Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación, these meetings will “allow us to talk about the adventure of exploration, discovery and learning that means learning, research and training“. They will address issues related to culture, otherness, health education, the environment, information technologies and interculturality, among others.

The first guest was José María Montero, a journalist specialising in scientific and environmental information, who inaugurated the series on 14 February with a talk entitled ‘Environmental journalism in protected spaces’. Future guests include Martín Caparrós, Paty Godoy, Joseph Zárate, Odile Rodríguez de la Fuente and Pere Ortín, among others.

The Gabinete de Comunicación y de Educación is a consolidated group specialised in scientific research and dissemination, which belongs to the Department of Journalism and Communication Sciences of the UAB. It has been recognised by AGAUR (Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca) of the Generalitat de Catalunya as a Consolidated Research Group on the basis of its trajectory, projection and development. Since its creation, it has developed initiatives aimed at integrating, with awareness and freedom, communication technologies in the so-called global or knowledge society.