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Friday, July 08, 2022 at 07:15 p.m.

Record of participation in the XXIII edition of the URJC summer courses

Record of participation in the XXIII edition of the URJC summer courses Record of participation in the XXIII edition of the URJC summer courses

The training offer has been broader and more diverse than ever, with thirty courses distributed among all the university's headquarters and more than 1750 students enrolled.

Rosa Marquez of the Order

After two blended editions due to the pandemic, the students of the URJC summer courses have been able to return to the classroom this year to continue training during the summer season. The programming has been broader and more diverse than ever. Subjects very close to current affairs such as the economic crisis, the ecological transition or political polarization have been dealt with, but there has also been room for more specific courses, such as those dedicated to bullfighting, the art market or cybersecurity.

Cristina del Prado, academic director of the Vice-rectorate for University Extension and in charge of organizing the courses, highly values ​​the result of this edition: “We have opted for culture, for taking care of and worrying about what interests the public and we have opened the university to other institutions, so that it can be a bridge of knowledge that unites the academy with society”. Del Prado highlights as a novelty the return of the courses to Aranjuez, "we have been located in this municipality for many years and it is a very special environment, but the most important thing is that all the campuses have had a representation in this edition".

The opening ceremony featured a luxury godmother, the writer María Dueñas, who reviewed the evolution of language through her works. The President of Congress, Meritxell Batet, and the President of the Senate, Ander Gil, once again participated in the course organized by the Association of Parliamentary Journalists. While the entrepreneurs and self-employed received the visit of the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez Almeida and the leader of the PP, Alberto Nuñez Feijóo, among other prominent politicians.

The URJC is already working to offer an even more extensive and varied range of courses next year, with which to once again bring knowledge closer to the greatest possible number of students.