The city of Pau, France, was the host of the second face-to-face meetings of the heads of the universities that are part of UNITA – Universitas Montium on the 22- 24th of September, 2021.
The meetings were aimed at discussing the continuity of the project,analyzing the activities launched so far and preparing those for the coming months.
The Governance Board was held on the 23rd of September, starting 13:00 pm CET, with Stefano Geuna, the rector of Università degli Studi di Torino, warmly welcoming the participants of both the physical and online meeting.
The Governance Board in Pau was constituted by the rectors and delegates of the 6 partner universities: Laurent Border, rector of UPPA, Mario Lino Barata Raposo, rector of UBI, Jose Antonio Mayoral Murillo, rector of UNIZAR, Felipe Galez, rector of USMB, and Octavian Mădălin Bunoiu, Vice-Rector of UVT and delegate of West University from Timișoara’s rector Marilen Gabriel Pirtea, the Advisory Council representatives: Ana Paula Laborinho, organização dos estados ibero-americanos (OEI), Olfa Zeribi, Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie(AUF),Andra-Mirona Stan-Dragotesc, UNITA Office UVT coordinator, the Quality and Evaluation Board representative: Antonio Serrano Gonzales- Agencia de Calidad y Prospectiva Universitaria de Aragon (ACPU), RE-UNITA Representative Frederic Marias, UPPA, WP4 Leader, and last but not least, the representative of the Students’ Assembly, Ungurean Denisa from UVT.
The new Associated Partners Universities which joined our Alliance were briefly described in the first part of the meeting as well as their participation in the project along with the ultimate goal, that of enlarging the horizons of UNITA. Their status was unanimously approved by the Governance Board members.
These newly welcomed partners are: Universidad Publica de Navarra, Transilvania University of Brașov, Universita di Brescia, Politecnico da Guarda.
Since our Alliance is growing expanding more and more each time, the different branches which are born from UNITA must be somehow connected. In order to have great results and truly exchange good practices amongst us we must link UNITA, Re-UNITA and INNOUNITA throughout its commonalities as well as differences. The mapping of these links was presented to the Governance Board by Laurance Vignollet from USMB and Frederic Marias, UPPA.
Updates were made on the Legal Entity by Barbara Gagliardi and also on Reasearch and Innovation by Frederic Marias.
The Governance Board and all the other events which took place in Pau during 22-24th of September were fruitful and in the absolute benefit of our Alliance, UNITA-Universitas Montium.