The seminar will be held in Valencia (Spain), at two different venues:
The organising committee hopes all attendees may benefit from visiting both sites. More information on each may be found below and in their linked websites above.
27th October, ADEIT
The University-Enterprise Foundation of the University of Valencia (ADEIT) is an organization, with its own legal personality, promoted by the Consell Social of the University of Valencia in 1989, whose objective is, on the one hand, that companies take advantage of the capacities of the University, and on the other hand, to serve as a channel to transmit to the University the needs of companies and the productive sectors. With this aim, ADEIT promotes the development of joint activities in all those fields that favor the exchange of know-how and, as a consequence, the enhancement of economic progress.
It is located in the historic center of the city of Valencia, in a unique setting with unique buildings and monuments. See the map
28th October, Aula Magna (CC La Nau)
This historic building, which was declared Asset of Cultural interest in 1981, is the oldest and most emblematic facility of the Universitat de València. It was the head office of the university since its foundation in the 15th century to the first half of the 20th century.
In 1488, the General Council of the city agreed to gather all the superior studies imparted in the Valencia into a single “General Study” and promoted it to university status. As a result, several houses and plots were acquired in the surrounding area of La Nave Street and Pere Compte was hired to remodel the site. In 1499, the representatives of the city wrote the first statutes of the new institution, which started its activity in 1500. The papal bull (Alexander VI) and the royal grace (Ferdinand II the Catholic) gave university status to the studies that started in 1501 and 1502.
Apart from being the institutional seat of the Office of the Principal and the Office of the Vice-principal for Culture and Sport, as a cultural centre the building hosts many of the cultural activities of the Universitat de València (exhibitions, theatre and music) and is a space for meeting and debate (conferences and congresses). Its cultural programme includes music and film festivals such as Serenates and La Cabina that are already a reference point in Valencia.
La Nau is also the head office of the Historic Library and hosts the offices of several university services, including the departments of Culture, Heritage and Equality.