Doctoral Thesis Defense Act HOLA

On January 27, at 11:00 a.m. in the Hall of Degrees of the Higher Technical School of of Geodesy, Cartographic and Topographic Engineering (Building 7I), Universitat Politècnica de València, the reading and defense of the Doctoral Thesis “Forest biomass estimation with Sentinel-2 imagery for improved forest management in Mediterranean areas ” by Mr. David Vinué Visús are scheduled.

The Directors of the Doctoral Thesis are Peregrina Eloína Coll Aliaga, José Vicente Oliver Villanueva and David Fuente Herraiz, researchers of the ITACA Institute.

Doctoral Thesis Defense Act HOLA

On November 24, at 12:30 p.m. in the Innova Room (Building 8G, Access A, 4th floor), Universitat Politècnica de València, the reading and defense of the Doctoral Thesis “Clinical Decision Support Systems for Palliative Care Referral: Design and Evaluation of Frailty and Mortality Predictive Models” by Mr. Vicent Blanes Selva are scheduled.

The Directors of the Doctoral Thesis are Juan Miguel García Gómez, researcher of ITACA Institute, and Ascensión Doñate Martínez.

Doctoral Thesis Defense Act HOLA

On December 9, at 11:00 a.m. in the Maxwell Room (4D building) of the Higher Technical School of Telecommunications Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de València, the reading and defense of the Doctoral Thesis “Design and development of a multi-frequency system for microwave heating” by Mr. Pablo Santón Pons are scheduled.

The Directors of the Doctoral Thesis are Juan Vicente Balbastre Tejedor, researcher of ITACA Institute, and Ruth de los Reyes Cánovas.

Opening of the 22-23 academic year HOLA

The Universitat Politècnica de València has inaugurated the academic year 2022-2023 in an act in which the professor of the Universitat de València Jordi Garcés has been invested as doctor honoris causa. He is the director of the Institute for Research in Social Welfare Policies of the University of Valencia (Polibienestar) and doctor honoris causa by the Universitat Jaume I of Castelló. He has been a lecturer at the University of Innsbruck (Austria) and the Erasmus University of Rotterdam (Holland) and a visiting researcher at the universities of Washington, Oxford and Cambridge.

Garcés works at Polibienestar, a centre specialising in public policy research and consultancy with an interdisciplinary methodological approach. His studies have focused on comparative European social policy, especially on ageing and social innovation and on increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of long-term care policies in Europe.

His appointment as doctor honoris causa was approved by the Governing Council of the UPV on 18 February 2021, at the proposal of the UPV’s ITACA Institute. The researchers Antonio Mocholí and Vicente Traver were the godfathers, the latter in charge of reading the laudatio.

Necessary syncretism between doing and thinking

In his speech, Jordi Garcés defended the need for the integration of social and technical knowledge and said that “just as the new ecological conscience feels that we must not dominate nature but learn to understand it and live with it, the Social Sciences must recover their innovative social function by making a pact with the Technical Sciences to build new epistemological formulations and socio-technical models”. In fact, the new honoris causa of the UPV proposes reaching a “necessary syncretism between doing and thinking, between the technological future and humanism”.

José E. Capilla: “Let us not make the same mistakes”.

For his part, the rector of the Universitat Politècnica de València, José E. Capilla, celebrated the approval of the Science Act with parliamentary consensus but predicted a complicated future because “fiscal consolidation will arrive, probably in the 2024-25 academic year, and we have to ask our authorities not to make the same mistakes as in the previous financial crisis. That would be very serious. It has been shown that countries that continued to invest in education and R&D came out of the crisis better.

Diana Morant: “There is no better place to launch the Science Law than here, at the UPV”.

The Minister of Science and Innovation of the Spanish Government, Diana Morant, an engineer from the UPV, also referred to the new law, which, in her opinion, will allow “our country to develop and invent new solutions to the great challenges, instead of being a country that buys solutions. Furthermore, there is no better place to launch the Science Law and make its debut than here, at the start of this academic year at the Universitat Politècnica de València”.

During the event, the UPV’s annual report was also presented, and recognition was given to the teaching staff who obtained the fifth positive evaluation of their research activity.

Source: UPV’s Information Office

Doctoral Thesis Defense Act HOLA

On September 30, at 11:00 a.m. in the Hall of Grades I, Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineers (ETSII), Universitat Politècnica de València, the reading and defense of the Doctoral Thesis “Characterization of vascular heterogeneity of astrocytomas grade 4 for supporting patient prognosis estimation, and treatment response assessment” by Ms. María del Mar Álvarez Torres are scheduled.

The Directors of the Doctoral Thesis are Juan Miguel García Gómez and Elies Fuster I Garcia, researchers of ITACA Institute.

Doctoral Thesis Defense Act HOLA

On September 9, at 12:30 a.m. in the ITACA Institute’s Boardroom (Building 8G, Access B, 3rd floor), Universitat Politècnica de València, the reading and defense of the Doctoral Thesis “Enriching electronic health records with information from clinical decision support systems and open linked data” by Mr. Alejandro Mañas Garcia are scheduled.

The Directors of the Doctoral Thesis are José Alberto Maldonado Segura and María del Mar Marcos López. The Tutor is Monserrat Robles Viejo.

Doctoral Thesis Defense Act HOLA

On September 16, at 11:30 a.m. in the Red Cube Conference Hall of the Polytechnic City of Innovation, Universitat Politècnica de València, the reading and defense of the Doctoral Thesis “Design, construction and evaluation of standardised, quality-assured data repositories for monitoring child feeding care” by Mr. Ricardo García de León Chocano are scheduled.

The Directors of the Doctoral Thesis are Juan Miguel García Gómez and Carlos Sáez Silvestre, researchers of the ITACA Institute.

Doctoral Thesis Defense Act HOLA

On July 19, at 11:00 a.m. in the Higher Technical School of Telecommunications Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de València, the reading and defense of the Doctoral Thesis “Microwave Dielectrometry Adapted to Environments” by Mr. José Daniel Gutiérrez Cano are scheduled.

The Director of the Doctoral Thesis is José Manuel Catalá Civera, researcher of the ITACA Institute.

XXI UPV Social Council Awards HOLA

On 5 July, the Auditorium of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) hosted the 21st edition of the UPV Social Council Awards, which recognise the academic and entrepreneurial excellence of students, teachers and researchers at the university, as well as the involvement of companies and institutions in the university environment.

In the university field, the University Institute of Information and Communication Technologies ITACA was distinguished with the UPV Research Award, aimed at recognising initiatives to expand knowledge.

21 years recognising the fundamental role of companies

The president of the UPV Social Council, Monica Bragado, pointed out that “for 21 years now, the Social Council has sought to recognise the importance of collaboration between universities and companies, innovation projects and recognition of the excellence of students and teachers” and highlighted the fundamental role of companies, “contributing to economic activity, generating employment and wellbeing. They are our best allies and show us daily, despite the difficulties, their moral nature, responsibility and solidarity in facing challenges. At the same time, they are committed to society”.

The event was attended by the rector of the UPV, José Esteban Capilla, and the regional secretary for Universities and Research of the Generalitat Valenciana, Carmen Beviá. Both agreed on highlighting the vital work carried out by the Social Council to promote excellence and the close collaboration achieved with the business world.

Source: UPV’s Information Office