4 of La Salle-URL Masters, among the top spanish universities, according to El Mundo ranking

Three masters of La Salle-URL, and a fourth given in collaboration with Blanquerna, are among the best in Spain in their respective branches of knowledge, according to the master 250 Ranking published today by El Mundo.

This list, prepared annually by this newspaper, selects the five best graduate programs in 50 different specialties. The publication aims to raise awareness among students information on these courses, career opportunities, the practices offered by the universities and the duration of the programs. This year, La Salle masters that appear Ranking are:

To develop the ranking, the World has analyzed more than a thousand master’s State belonging to fifty specialties, and later were considered the five best universities to study these 50 degrees. The ranking is the result of the analysis of 25 criteria, divided into five sections: demand for master human resources, curriculum, syllabus, results and material resources. Likewise, it has also taken into account the assessment of more than 750 experts, professors, students, graduates of the institutions and partners, through an anonymous survey, assess which are the best schools to teach qualifications, strengths and weaknesses of the university and the quality of the master, among others.

We know the experience lived on the study trip to Shanghai of students of ADE

Marcos Munné, a Grade student in the direction of technology companies, explains his experience to Shanghai and in the Fudan University

If he had to describe the experience of living in Shanghai for two weeks it would be “WOW”. This word was the one that was most commonly used by all the students and teachers everyday whenever we discovered something new. The number of skyscrapers and their proximity to each other in the area of Pudong made many students to rethink of the actual size of Chinese economy and its power. It was absolutely amazing in all aspects. From the classes in the Fudan University of Chinese economy, marketing and foreign direct investment sessions to the visits to companies like Bosch, Volkswagen, BaoSteel and Ecopel. Students and teacher where able to immerse themselves in the Chinese culture at its fullest. They went to places where they didn’t know what they were ordering and the Chinese waiters did not even know how to say “Hi” in English. They had to negotiate with taxi drivers and find ourselves out to pick a taxi after 11pm because no one would stop to take them. They were also able to dance and have fun with Chinese people in different bars and clubs. They were given for free drinks, free access too many bars and they even took pictures of them just because they came from Spain. They went to many other place such as the fake market, the urban museum and the technology center museum. It was unbelievably outstanding in all senses.

Overall, this opportunity that is granted to the students is not because they pay the tuition fee… It is because all the staff of La Salle believes that this experience had to be granted to students like them, because they believe that to be on the road to success you need three different things:

  • To be global citizens
  • To be open minded

To be able to adapt to any circumstances.These three elements will catapult you to succeed way more than those around you. And just by going to this trip, students were “forced” to at least develop one of these three. Meaning that when they arrived back to Spain, they would come back much more mature and powerful than when they left.

Two of our students of Architecture win the Lamp Lighting 2017 Award

Two of our students of Architecture, Pau Garrofé and Sergi Sauras, have won the Lamp Lighting 2017 award.

The objective of the competition, Lamp Lighting 2017, is to reward projects that have managed to efficiently solve the architectural lighting of an interior or exterior space, creating a positive synergy between architecture, interior design, landscaping and The lighting The work of the students, entitled “In paraise of shadows“, was presented at the BCN 2017 Festival of Light and could be seen at the Frederic Marès Museum in Barcelona. The work has been chosen by the jury as the best in the category Students Poposals to capture shadows, an exquisitely illustrated and surprisingly executed proposal. All the elements of the production were very good according to the evaluation of the jury. In this category you will be taken into account that light that visualizes the time, that is, that the design of the lighting exists to create a comfortable moment. The translation of the work is “the praise of the shadow” and is a tribute to the homonymous work of the Japanese writer Junichiro Tanizaki, who affirmed that beauty is not found in objects, but in the play of Shadows and lights that produce these. An interactive experience was proposed in which people were the protagonists of a drama of constant movement.

550 students from 40 different countries participated in the competition. Aspects related to creativity, innovation and the sustainability of lighting projects have been assessed regardless of the manufacturer or the brand of lighting used in the project. In the jury they have participated interior and exterior designers, architects and interior designers. From La Salle-URL we congratulate both Garrofé and Sauras to win this wonderful prize.

Students of the 3rd ESO of La Salle Cataluña present their social entrepreneurship projects in the closing ceremony of Eduemprèn

This past Saturday, June 17, the awards ceremony and closing of the program EduEmprèn, “Observes, Proposes and Transforms” took place, a social entrepreneurship workshop organized by La Salle Campus Barcelona-URL and La Salle Cataluña, where Participated during the whole course about 600 students of 3º of ESO of 11 schools of La Salle Catalonia.

The goal is to prepare young entrepreneurs committed to their environment and give students the tools to create their own social entrepreneurship project, finding a real problem in their environment, seeing their viability and transforming it into a reality. The projects presented address many areas such as people, organizations, environment and others such as recycling or health.
The closing ceremony was attended by 22 groups of students, about one hundred students, who publicly presented the project in which they have worked with an exhibition before the jury and answering their doubts, a sample of the poster, and an explanatory video. From 12.45pm, the participants and their families moved to the Cosmocaixa where the awards ceremony took place.
In total, 9 prizes will be awarded depending on the area of work (people, organizations, environment) as well as the best project, presentation, video and poster. The winning entries were:

  • Award for Best Project: Security Head Rest, by La Salle Montcada students who designed an ergonomic neck pillow that adapts the headrest of the car and offers greater security of the current systems. The students of the team are Andrea Morán, Gádor Alonso, Laia Pérez and Judit González.
  • Best Video Award: CardioFriendly Project by Nidae Aghmari, Paula Yin Carbonell and Monica Navarrete from La Salle Manlleu. Promotion and awareness in the school of the cardio-respiratory problems with the objective of obtaining a defibrillator by the Center.
  • Best Poster Award: Breathalyzer. It is a device that detects if the driver of a vehicle has consumed alcohol. If the driver is positive, he will not be able to start the vehicle. From the students of La Salle Tarragona Patricia Jiménez-Castillejo, Claudia Martos, Lucia Peralta and Silvia Riaño.
  • Prize to the Best Presentation for the project Decorazione de La Salle La Seu de Urgell. The project is a company selling on-line furniture and decorative objects made with recycled materials, intended for the consumer directly and with home delivery. The students are Maria Carbonell, Luz Gonzalez, Aleix Balsells, Jael Marcos and Ismael Canturri.
  • Prize in the Special category to Buff Anti-pollution of La Salle Santa Coloma de Farners. It is a Buff that incorporates a replaceable mask to filter the air. The students are Éric Rodríguez, Andrei Cimpoeru and Silvia Martos.
  • Prize in the Environment category for the “OLIX” project of the students of La Salle Cassà of La Selva Aiyanna Anguera, Roger Coris, Gina Miguel and Ferran Tubert. The project assumes that the majority of the population does not recycle household oil due to lack of time and difficulty. The project seeks to facilitate the way to recycle the oil through a container that would be deposited in the glass containers.
  • Prize in the category Solidarity Jewelry Organizations of La Salle Santa Coloma de Farners. Students Alex Rovira and Sara Bonet thought of a solution to find work for the disabled.
  • Prize in the People category, shared between two projects: Remember the students of La Salle Montcada Marta Monterde, Javier Ronco, Izan Viña and Jaime Nuez who designed an app to help people with senile dementia; And the other prize went to Actívate de La Salle Premià, a magazine to motivate people to have a healthier life. The team was formed by Patricia Liébanas, Gerard Comas, Isaac Martos, Marta Monllau and Mar Salas.

LA SALLE TECHNOVA BARCELONA FORMS FUTURE INVESTORS OF TECHNOLOGICAL START-UPS

It launches the 12th edition of its School of Business Angels that will take place on 11 and 12 July at La Salle Campus Barcelona-URL. The course will explain how to invest as a Business Angels in the hands of experienced investors and industry professionals.

La Salle Technova Barcelona, the innovation park of La Salle-URL, organizes the 12th edition of its School of Business Angels, which will be held on 11 and 12 July. This training teaches participants how to invest in startups in the hands of experienced investors and industry professionals. Its objective is to introduce the assistants in the mechanics of the investment, highlighting the most critical points of the process and explaining the most used methodologies.

Fostering an investment, entrepreneurial and risk management culture is the triple challenge of this program, which also helps to increase the investor’s safety when investing while developing their analytical capacity to identify investment opportunities. In addition, it will offer the possibility to be part of a real network of active Business Angels and attend one of its investment forums that will take place during the development of the School. Among the lectures scheduled during the two days, stand out those of Rousaud Costas Duran, the Catalan Institute of Finances, Impulse2Grow and VC, among others.

The program is structured in 5 modules through which students will deepen the entire investment process in entrepreneurial projects: Business Angel philosophy and own experiences, sources of flow flow and qualitative analysis, methods of valuation of companies with practical cases, aspects Legal and administrative aspects of the investment and the follow-up and success of the investees, as well as expanding the network of contacts in the world of startups and helping to take the first steps as an investor. For more information contact Karina Suntaxi (ksuntaxi@technovabarcelona.org).

LA SALLE-URL PARTICIPATES IN THE WEEK OF ARCHITECTURE OF BARCELONA THE EXHIBITION “MEXICO, CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE”

Next Monday May 22 the building of the La Salle School of Architecture will host the exhibition “Mexico, contemporary architecture,” which is included in the activities of the Architecture Week of Barcelona that place until 26 May. The exhibition will remain open until mid-June.

The exhibition “Mexico, contemporary architecture” is a selection of the most famous architectural works built in Mexico City in the last 10 years by Mexican architects from different eras. The exhibition includes 55 recent projects in Mexico City, from building social, economic or ecological restoration or conversion and interventions in buildings classified.

Among others, the exhibition, curated by architect Bernardo Gómez-Pimienta, Soumaya museum exhibits panels, terminal 2 of the airport, the Centro Cultural Elena Garro, like a pedestrian bridge prefabricated. Also displays images and details of Garden Santa Fe Station Metrobus University Cultural Center, Garden natural Bicentennial Park, the Pavilion of Mexico for the cultural fair in 2014 and the improvement of urban square Juárez.

All buildings on display were built in the last 10 years, but the architects who designed them are aged between 28 years and 89 Raúl Morales Teodoro González de León.

Yesterday the Mexican Contemporary Architecture Exhibition of Mexico City was officially inaugurated with the Mexican Consul María Carmen Oñate Muñoz, who was very grateful to be part of the “soul of Mexico”. Josep M. Santos, Director General of La Salle-URL and Maria Àngels Torres, Director of the Department of the Generalitat of Barcelona, also participated in the inauguration of the Exhibition.

The exhibition organized by the College of Architects of Mexico City opened in June 2015 at the Institute of Mexico in Paris, and has since traveled to Mexico, Finland and Spain.

LA OBRA SOCIAL “LA CAIXA” GIVES SCHOLARSHIP TALENT TO INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OF LA SALLE MASTERS-URL

One more year “la Caixa”, the second most important Spanish financial institution, has selected La Salle-URL to award its International Student Aid Program awarding the best academic records with 70% economic endowments to study Master’s Degrees in Spain.

The agreement benefits 5 Master’s degrees taught in the university:

1. The MBA Full Time University Is aimed at recent university graduates or professionals with little experience and under 30 years who are interested in innovation and passion for the acquisition and generation of new knowledge. The objectives of the Master are to provide a global vision, foster creativity, incorporate digital technology, foster innovation and entrepreneurship.

2. The Master’s Degree in Integral Construction Management, Design and Structural Design specialization, aimed at university graduates from Latin America in the field of construction, who want to train as technicians with a knowledge base in management, but with specific skills that enable them to practice professionally as specialists.

3. The Master in Multimedia Creation, Aimed at graduates and professionals related to any of the three specialties taught: designers and writers, engineers interested in interaction and 3D animators. The Master forms in Transmedia (narrative, Ludificar and serious game), Interaction (HCI, connection people-objects) and Animation (rigging, motion capture).

4. The Master’s Degree in Management of Information and Communication Technologies, destined to international university, undergraduate, graduate, technical engineering, undergraduate or engineering degrees, who wish to expand their knowledge in the field of ICT management And the innovation of an organization.

5. University Master in Data Science, directed to those students who have the following degrees of licenses or graduates in: Computer Engineering, Telecommunications, Telematics, Multimedia; Engineering in Organization of the TIC; Direction of Technological Companies and Physics or Mathematics. This program aims to create professionals capable of analyzing and projecting a large volume of data; Extract knowledge of large volumes of data; Visualize and communicate the knowledge extracted from the data and define, manage and execute nine projects based on the data sciences.

Those interested have until June 30 to file their application and on July 10 the resolution will be made public. You can check all the information here.

VISUAL EDUCATION PROJECT URUBAMBA

Two major projects were started 5 years ago from La Salle Campus Barcelona. On the one hand the project Urubamba proper, objective focuses on enhancing the training of teachers and students from the town of Urubamba by the Institute of Public La Salle. Other e-Yachay project created to promote socio inclusive environments through the introduction of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education high Andean communities.

Thanks to the experience and the experiences acquired during the period 2012 to 2017 and the actions taken this year has been included as a new visual education. The Center Vision and Audiology (with Rafel Saragossa at the top), an optical Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, is working to bring everything you need to analyze the vision children and adults providing optometric solutions to problems such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, farsightedness (presbyopia), binoculars and accommodative problems (like the 3D vision rating of strabismus) and color vision. In areas located at high altitudes ultraviolet radiation can cause various visual problems to which they provide preventive measures such as using solar goggles. The vision of the students is a crucial issue that directly affects their learning. A high percentage of the gaps in student learning comes through vision problems not detected or corrected.

Additionally, this action will be complemented by training, basic objective of our project: development education. Also give instructions through various talks, to achieve efficient visual ergonomics, given the importance of eye health at work and in everyday educational issues. So far there are different organizations that have turned the project. The generous collaboration of Sant Joan de Vilatorrada (Manresa town near Barcelona) has allowed more than 300 glasses collected for the project. The small town of Villarrubia de los Ojos (Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha) has collected more than 200 units. The collection from La Salle Campus Barcelona we reached to date more than 600 glasses to give students and educational communities of Urubamba altonadinas next. A successful collaboration solidarity.

Although this project has the recognition and financial support of the UNESCO Chair of Ramon Llull University in Barcelona. Without their support it would not be possible to implement such initiatives.

A DELEGATION FROM KOREA’S BUSAN SASANG INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX VISITS LA SALLE TECHNOVA IN A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROJECT

La Salle Technova is leading the entire process of technology transfer based on their experience and of Barcelona as a city with 22 @. This project consolidates La Salle as a reference in the creation of innovative urban ecosystems where architecture, engineering (Internet of Things and Smart Cities) and innovation are valued.
The delegation visited Park Start Ups linked to industry 4.0 and city management, participated in a Workshop on proposals of 22 @ applied to the case of the SaSang Industrial Complex and have held work meetings to work In areas such as measures to install infrastructures such as car parks and parks, urban management based on IOT, the current situation of industry 4.0 in Barcelona and intelligent technology applied to the manufacturing sector.
During the visit, meetings with representatives of Casa Asia have also been held and a tour of the 22 @ and a meeting with some companies such as Indra and Ros Roca.

WINNERS OF THE 3RD CONTEST ANIMATION OF LA SALLE-URL

The contest is open in three categories and rewards with a 30% scholarship in the enrollment to the Degree of Animation of La Salle Campus Barcelona-URL of the course from 2017 to 2018 in each one of them.
Participants could submit three types of work, and choose to win in any of the three categories, but only in one of them: design of a character, technique (traditional or digital, sculpture or drawing) and applicable to any content (TV series, animation, video game, advertisement or movie); Write a screenplay synopsis of a film, between 2-3 pages; Or creating a short animation with any animation technique.

The jury, formed by Felix Balbas, director of the degree in Animation & VFX of La Salle-URL, teachers in assets and professionals of the sector, took into account criteria such as technical quality, creativity and originality, viability of the project and degree of innovation Is contributed to evaluate the 31 papers presented.

In the animation category, we received 14 animations of many different techniques from flip animation, stop motion in 3D, all of them showing great creativity. The prize went to Alba Serrano. The jury wanted to emphasize that “it shows a great sensitivity in the staging of a fantasy idea putting much care in its execution and details like the color and the soundtrack”.