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THE UNIVERSITY OF MURCIA’S UNIVERSITY PROGRAMME FOR OLDER ADULTS - 20TH ANNIVERSARY

30/11/2017

THE UNIVERSITY OF MURCIA’S UNIVERSITY PROGRAMME FOR OLDER ADULTS - 20TH ANNIVERSARY

November 30th, 2017

The University of Murcia’s university programme for older adults is celebrating its 20th Anniversary holding a day that will pay homage to those who have preceded us and who, innovatively in Europe, set the bases of what we know today as a solid and modernized curriculum that offers adults over the age of 50 the possibility to access university education. Along with this, we will reflect on the reality of university studies for older adults in Spain, as well as analyse our curriculums' current situation.

Likewise, this celebration acts as an open day to welcome anybody who will want to meet us and is interested in joining the coming academic years.

The university programme for seniors at the University of Murcia offers multidisciplinary university studies catered towards senior students who want to access its lectures for the first time, or to reunite with university activities once again, thus contributing to their educational and cultural development from the perspective of lifelong learning.

An education open to everyone, and structured by a 4-year curriculum, as well as an advanced syllabus where the only prerequisite is having reached the age of 50 with a standing illusion to keep learning and discovering.

UNIVERSITY PROGRAMME FOR SENIORS INFORMATION Tel. 868 883357

GRADUATION CEREMONY LA NAU GRAN

13/11/2017

The University of Valencia's university programme for older adults, La Nau Gran, celebrated on Monday, November 13th the graduation ceremony at the Auditorium, upon the completion of studies for the class of 2014-2017.

Participating in the ceremony were the University of Valencia's Vice-chancellor, Esteban Morcillo; the Vice-president and Minister of Equality and Inclusive Politics of the Generalitat, Mónica Oltra; the Politics of Training and Educational Quality Deputy Vice-chancellor, Ramón López Martín; and the Director of the University Extension Service, Amparo Pérez Carbonell.

The speakers at the event included two choruses: "Les veus de la memòria", made up of people affected by Alzheimer's disease, and the La Nau Gran choir. Furthermore, fellow student Francisco Javier Llorens Seller, who just completed the History pathway, delivered a very moving speech about his academic career.

CONFERENCE CONCLUSIONS: 15TH STATE CONFERENCE OF UNIVERSITY PROGRAMMES FOR OLDER ADULTS

Last June 12th, 13th and 14th, 2017, we celebrated the 15TH STATE CONFERENCE OF UNIVERSITY PROGRAMMES FOR OLDER ADULTS at the University of Santiago de Compostela, under the motto "UNIVERSITY PROGRAMMES FOR OLDER ADULTS AS STRATEGIC ELEMENTS IN A LIFELONG TRAINING".

With great success in terms of attendance, the 15th AEPUM State Conference gathered 192 registrants and a high level of participation from professors, researchers, students, technical staff, as well as those in charge of local, regional and national administrations, related to University Training for Seniors and social attention services for older people.

Three thematic focuses were addressed, serving as fundamental working axes during the 15th Conference: a) Permanent Education in the university field; b) internationalization and participation; and c) social responsibility in older adults' programmes in the university field.

DOCUMENTO DE CONCLUSIONES

2017 EUROPEAN YEAR'S COMMEMORATIVE DAY IN VALENCIA FOR THE EDUCATION OF OLDER ADULTS

01/12/2017 10:01

The Ministry of Education, Research, Culture and Sports of the Generalitat Valenciana is hosting the 2017 European Year's commemorative day for the Education of Older Adults.

AEPUM and the Valencian Public Universities XPUM-CV's University Programmes for Older Adults Network will be attending this 2017 European Year's commemorative day for the Education of Older Adults that will take place on December 1st 2017, from 9:30h to 18h, at the Assembly Hall of the Ministry of Education, Research, Culture and Sports of the Generalitat Valenciana.

Organized by the General Directorate for Educational Politics, it closes with said celebration this 2017 European Year for the Education of Older Adults.

The day wants to help "reflect upon teaching activity in older adults' literacy, find out fresh methods and techniques, as well as analyse educational materials already existing in the field", by providing visibility to this educational activity.

SENIOR EDUCATION 30TH ANNIVERSARY - OCTOBER 9TH

This year we are celebrating the Erasmus+ Programme's 30th anniversary. Due to this date, the SEPIE, Servicio Español Para la Internacionalización de la Educación (Spanish Service for the Internationalisation of Education) has organized a specific day dedicated to Senior Education next 9th of October in Albacete. Representatives of diverse organizations within the sector will be participating on this day: Senior Education Centres, Official Language Schools, University Programmes for Older Adults, Adult Education Centres, Culture Conferences, Caretaker's Services and other administrations, Associations, Foundations... with or without experience in European educational programmes.

Participating in Erasmus+ can be relevant for University Programmes for Older Adults, which is why we encourage you to register for these conferences before September 14th, 2017, through the following link.

This event is of limited capacity, so all accepted registrations will be receiving a confirmation e-mail once the inscription deadline has passed.

Participation is free of charge.

In the event of doubt, please contact with SEPIE through their e-mail asociaciones.adultos@sepie.es, with the heading "Senior Education 30th Anniversary - October 9th" in the subject line.

Preliminary Draft Programme [PDF] (in Spanish)

AEPUM Participation in ERASMUS+ day in Albacete

Last October 9th, AEPUM participated in the ERASMUS+ day: 30 YEARS ENRICHING LIVES, OPENING MINDS SENIOR EDUCATION + 30TH ANNIVERSARY - SENIOR EDUCATION Organized by Erasmus+ SEPIE in Albacete at the Casa de la Cultura José Saramago.

The Universities of Oviedo, Murcia, Castellón, A Coruña, Málaga and Alicante have participated actively in the different sessions and presentations.

During 2017 we will be celebrating the Erasmus+ Programme's 30th anniversary, and the SEPIE, Servicio Español Para la Internacionalización de la Educación (Spanish Service for the Internationalisation of Education) has been organising a day to celebrate such a memorable date for Senior Education. Since the birth of Erasmus+, many institutions have participated in the programme and those Universities that have University Programmes for Older People have greatly benefited from the specific programmes that are available for the collective (more information available in this AEPUM link).

"ADORACIÓN HOLGADO SÁNCHEZ RESEARCH AWARD" OF THE SPANISH NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY PROGRAMMES FOR OLDER ADULTS 2017

Last June 13th, the XVI AEPUM Assembly unanimously agreed on renaming the Research Award of the Spanish National Association of University Programmes created in 2003, the "ADORACIÓN HOLGADO SÁNCHEZ RESEARCH AWARD" OF THE SPANISH NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY PROGRAMMES FOR OLDER ADULTS 2017, as homage to the first AEPUM Secretary, avid impeller of these programmes and promoter of the creation of AEPUM.

This is the 4th Edition and call of the award, created in order to distinguish the best research projects conducted around those topics and training and research fields that coincide with the objectives and interests developed in the Universities integrated by the AEPUM, who carry out University Programmes in Spain.

The award serves as an acknowledgment that the AEPUM grants researchers who dedicate their efforts to finding innovative solutions in favour of permanent learning, as means to promote education, personal development and the improvement of older adults' quality of life.

Reminder that the call for entries is open until September 15th, 2017, which is why we encourage professors and researchers of those Universities which are members of AEPUM to submit their investigations, following the RULES AND REGULATIONS 4th EDITION CALL, ADORACIÓN HOLGADO SÁNCHEZ RESEARCH AWARD AEPUM 2017.

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