Annual Conference and Governing Board of the Euro-Mediterranean Universities Network TETHYS the 23rd and 24th May, 2016 at the University of Cádiz, Spain

Monday, 23 May, 2016 - 15:00 to Tuesday, 24 May, 2016 - 17:30
University of Cádiz, Spain

The University of Cádiz hosted the Annual Conference and Governing Board of the Euro-Mediterranean Universities Network TETHYS.

Presidents and Vice-Presidents from universities of countries across the Mediterranean – Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territory, Spain, Tunisia – came together to exchange about the future for the Internationalisation of Euro-Mediterranean Universities. Guest speakers from German, Finnish and Dutch universities also participated in the conference to discuss curriculum development.

This meeting gave the opportunity to highlight the wide range of international initiatives which are being carried out between partner universities of the Euro-Mediterranean Universities Network TETHYS.

Aix-Marseille University will coordinate the actions across this geographic zone for the TETHYS Network. The network now has a large partnership of 78 universities and is widely known for its activities on a national and international level.

Available documents:

Programme: English version / French version

Meeting Report: English version / French version

TETHYS Framework Agreement 2012-2016: English version / French version

Speech Mr. Ilan CHET Deputy Secretary General Higher Education and Research, Union for the Mediterranean: download here

Speech Mr. Jean ROATTA: download here (French)


Mr. Loïc OROFINO: Review of TETHYS activities

Mrs. Claire HERRMANN: Cooperation with South Mediterranean Countries

Mrs. Patricia POL: An international outlook for Higher Education and Research

Mrs. Lorenza OPERTI: The University of Torino

Mrs. Aida BENHAMIDA: Impact de la mobilité étudiante et du personnel sur l’internationalisation des universités de la rive sud de la méditerranée

Mr. Mohammed EL RIWINI: La mobilité étudiante et personnelle dans l’internationalisation des universités euro-mediterranéennes

Mr. Michael CHOWANETZ: Curriculum for Employability: "from Theory to Industry"

Mr. Pekka MAKKONEN: Social media adoption in higher education

Mr. Mohamed NEMAMCHA: L'insertion des diplômés : un souci de l'université

Mr. Mohsen ALAFRANJI: Islamic University Gaza

Candidates presentations:

Mrs. Almudena HOSPIDO QUINTANA: EU Cooperation Projects at the University of Santiago de Compostella

Mrs. Micheline GHATTAS: Antonine University

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