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The writer Santiago Posteguillo and the researcher Juan Ferré, among the winners of the XXI edition of the University-Society Awards

  • November 3rd, 2016

The writer Santiago Posteguillo, the researcher Juan Ferré, and the Saint Juan de Ribera Hall of Residence have been some of the winners of the XXI edition of the University-Society Awards

The writer Santiago Posteguillo, the researcher Juan Ferré, and the Saint Juan de Ribera Hall of Residence have been some of the winners of the XXI edition of the University-Society Awards.

Organised by the Board of Trustees, the aims of these awards are to acknowledge the task done by students, researchers and professors of the UV, as well as to thank the entities for their collaboration with this educational institution.  These awards are organised in four main modalities: Research and Development, Trajectory of collaboration Universitat de València, Alumni Plus and Awards for the Teaching Excellence of the Board of Trustees.

Author of works such as ‘Africanus: Son of the Consul’, ‘The Accursed Legions’ and ‘The Betrayal of Rome’, Santiago Posteguillo won an award in the modality of Alumni Plus. This modality acknowledges the academic professional excellence of the writer, who studied in the Valencian public institution. Posteguillo is a graduate and European PhD from the UV. Nowadays he is a teacher in the Jaume I University of Castelló.

The award ‘Research and Development’ acknowledges the collaboration actions and projects in R&D between groups or teams of the UV and firms, entities or institutions. The establishment of a model cooperation relationship shall result from these collaborations. In this case, the researcher Juan Ferré Manzanero from the Department of Genetics of the UV won this award because of his collaboration with the enterprise Bayer Cropscience since 2003. This collaboration was focused on the production of pesticides and other agrochemical products for obtaining eco-friendly bio-insecticides for pest control.

The institution Saint Juan de Ribera Hall of Residence has won an award in the modality ‘Trajectory of collaboration Universitat de València’. It collaborates with the UV since its foundation in 1916, exactly 100 years ago. Prominent personalities of science, humanities, arts and culture have studied in this institution. Moreover, this body has awarded grants to many of the students of the UV and has hosted visiting professors and doctoral students.

 

The contribution of innovative ideas and the academic excellence are also significant

The award ‘Alumni Plus’ is also addressed to recognise the contribution of ideas and innovative projects by the students of the UV in the field of collaboration University-Society. In this edition, these awards have been given to the students Diana Paricio Andrés and Rubén Gregori Bou.

 

In the end, the Teaching Excellence awards, promoted jointly by the Board of Trustees of the UV and the Valencian Department of Education, Culture and Sport of the Valencian Government, are aimed to acknowledge the teaching task of the professors of the educational public institution. This year, the winners of this modality have been Leopoldo Forner (Department of Stomatology), Mercedes Gumbau, (Department of Economic Analysis), Francisco Javier Jiménez Fortea, (Department of Administrative and Precedural Law), Vicent Martínez (Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics), and Mª Dolores Mas (Department of Civil Law).

For more information: http://www.uv.es/consellsocial

 

 

 

 
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