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Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 14:41 p.m.

The URJC and the COAM sign an agreement

The URJC and the COAM sign an agreement The URJC and the COAM sign an agreement

The Official College of Architects of Madrid (COAM) and the University agree to promote and improve research and the training of architects through multiple initiatives.

Nora Fernandez Fernandez

The Rey Juan Carlos University and the Official College of Architects of Madrid (COAM) have signed a General Action Protocol (PGA) agreement to carry out joint activities and promote the relationship between both institutions.

The signing took place yesterday in the meeting room of the Fuenlabrada Management building. The rector of the URJC, Javier Ramos, was accompanied by Francisco Javier Simó Reigadas, director of the Fuenlabrada School of Engineering, and other members of your team. For his part, Sigfrido Herráez, dean of COAM, was attended by several representatives of the College.

In this way, the Rey Juan Carlos University ratifies its intention to cooperate in the scientific-technical, cultural and social development of the Community of Madrid, with the aim of promoting social and economic progress, as well as contributing to the improvement of the educational system. .

Commenting on the main characteristics of the profession, Javier Ramos has highlighted the idea that "architect studies define the future of a society to a great extent". "Both in its aspect of building construction and in urban planning issues, the creations of architects have an impact on people's daily lives, on their way of living, in the very long term," Ramos clarified.

For his part, the Dean of the Official College of Architects of Madrid, Sigfrido Herráez, has pointed out the importance of COAM "collaborating with public universities and working together, with the aim of benefiting the whole of society". In addition, Herráez has highlighted "the great opportunity it is for students to be able to carry out internships at the College, where they can see the original drawings of all the great architects of Madrid".

Prior to the signing, the representatives of both institutions have visited an exhibition located in the hall of the Management Building that celebrates the fifty years of the COAM Awards. The exhibition includes the winning works in last year's edition, as well as other winning works in previous calls, between 1972 and 2021.

The agreement will give space to several joint activities such as this exhibition, as well as others such as scientific and training conferences, guided tours, research projects or book publication.

With this agreement, both the Rey Juan Carlos University and the COAM express their willingness to respond to the scientific challenge that society demands, with a commitment to improve research, training and services in the field of architecture.