The Council’s Meeting approved the decree for the creation of the López Piñero Inter-University Institute for Historical and Social Studies on science, technology, medicine and the environment. Participating universities are the Universitat Jaume I of Castelló, the Miguel Hernández University of Elche, and the Universitat de València. The new institute’s head office is located in the Palau de Cerveró.
The López Piñero Inter-University Institute obtained the highest qualification from the scientific quality evaluation agencies (ANECA). On November 2017, the three universities agreed on cooperating for setting up the inter-university institute.
The new inter-university institute manages a network of specialised groups in fields such as Medicine and Science history, scientific communication, documentation, terminology, linguistics and translation, Sociology and Philosophy of Science, studies on sustainability and the environment, scientific dissemination, and science teaching approach. It will allow a promotion of current collaborations between the groups and the disciplines, as well as a consolidation of ongoing scientific heritage management and dissemination activities and current postgraduate and doctorate programmes.
The head office –in the Palau de Cerveró– has already a wide programme of activities related to research, dissemination and heritage management available on its website: http://www.uv.es/ihmc.
Institute members have encouraged the university community to take part in the activities planned for November and December 2018 as a way of celebrating the Institute’s setting up.
New activities for introducing new projects of the centre will be carried out next year.