Professor Drew and Dr Castaneda shaking hands on the agreement

Buckingham strikes up new relationship with Spanish University

22 December 2017

Sir Anthony SeldonAs part of its ambitious plans to forge strong links with the most innovative independent universities worldwide, Buckingham has commenced work on a programme of joint teaching, research and academic/professional exchange with Spain’s Camilo José Cela University in Madrid.

Talks were held at the Villafranca Campus of Camilo José Cela University between its Rector, Samuel Martín Barbero, and the University’s Dean of Humanities, John Drew, who spent two days discussing joint ventures with UCJC representatives, along with the Director of the International Monetary Research Institute, Juan Castañeda.

The project will involve joining forces to offer joint doctoral supervision in areas of mutual research interest; exchanges between students of Communication and Modern Foreign Languages; offering internships in Madrid, Buckingham and London; and developing short courses in film and documentary making, in both countries.

Dr Martín Barbero visited Buckingham earlier in the year when he met the Vice Chancellor Sir Anthony Seldon to discuss new ways of designing undergraduate curricula for the 21st-century.

Following the visit, Professor Drew commented, “UCJC is one of the most innovative and forward-looking universities on the continent. Like us, they are independent and constantly seeking to adapt to what students and employers alike need from a university qualification. It was a hugely positive experience and we look forward to working with them as Britain moves into the post-Brexit era.”

See the story on the UJCU site: UCJC and the University of Buckingham sign a memorandum of understanding