Adeje Summer University, education for all

The Adeje Summer University celebrates 25 years with a new course list

The rector of the University of La Laguna – the ULL – and the mayor of Adeje, presented the Adeje Summer University programme this week, which also marks 25 years of the university in the borough and 225 years since the foundation of the ULL. This summer there will be 6 courses and 14 workshops on offer from July 17th to 21st.
The Adeje mayor said that over those 25 years the courses had changed and adapted to the needs of students, and the summer university had survived the economic crisis that had affected many cultural and social programmes in the islands. Two years ago the organisers had adopted a new format, with shorter courses on three mornings in the week complemented by workshops in the afternoons and evenings, allowing them double the offer and see the number of students attending increase from 200 to 400 attending courses in the week in question, according to the ULL vice rector, Francisco García.
The prices for attending courses have also been modified, and today a course will cost students about €25 and a workshop is €10. Registration for courses opens today, Friday May 12th, and all the relevant information is available here: https://www.ull.es/Private/folder/institucional/ull/wull/cursosdeextension/adeje.html


Tourism, education, medicine, communication, creativity and sport are the general themes to be addressed this summer, open to a different public – not just third level students. In fact information about the summer courses was presented at the tourism trade fair Fitur, opening the possibility to visitors of attending a course or workshop of interest to them during a stay on the island.
The rector, Antonio Martinón, said the Adeje summer university had consolidated and reinforced the concept of extending general learning to other zones, and was now recognised as a valuable educational tool throughout the islands.
The poster this year was designed by a Fine Arts graduate, Alba González, who wanted to display the importance of culture and learning in parallel with recognition of the diversity of the person.

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Today the Adeje council and the University of La Laguna, the ULL, presented details of the XXIV Adeje Summer University as well as the poster for this year’s university, designed by local artist Conrado Díaz. Tourism, education, communication and health are just some of the themes reflected in the courses on offer this year, which also will meet European Bologna Process requirements.

The cost of signing up for courses has dropped for 2016 and will cost prospective students just €25 and €10 for workshops. Students from outside the borough of Adeje can also avail of transport from La Laguna and Santa Cruz for just €5. There will also be parallel musical, artistic and gastronomy activities between July 15th and 22nd in the Adeje Cultural centre, the campus for the annual Summer University, now in its 24th year. Other municipal buildings will also host a number of workshops, all organised by the Adeje department of education and the University of La Laguna.

Registration is open now, via the webpage www.uvadeje.es, or in person at the University of La Laguna or the Adeje cultural centre. In the tourism area the courses will deal with issues such as new ways to set up overnight stay businesses, dealing with climate change in the tourism industry, and courses in news media and transparency. Buddhism and meditation is another course on offer already of huge interest, as is that offering instruction in the prevention of violence in schools and in the home.
Inaugurating the course programme, Adeje mayor Jose Miguel Rodríguez Fraga said, “we will soon celebrate 25 years of this Summer University thanks to the excellent relationship with have with the University of La Laguna”. For the Adeje mayor the relationship between the university and tourism is fundamental, given the huge importance he places on training, the advancement of knowledge, human interaction and professionalism within the tourism industry. He said the courses on offer this year were designed to meet the needs of society.

The rector of the ULL, Antonio Martinón Cejas thanked the Adeje council for their ongoing collaboration, adding, “we hope to continue to advance our partnerships with the institutions and our relationship with the local society and our links to Adeje are part of that”. He said that over the 24 years of the Summer University there had been different rectors but each with the same commitment to this programme, given its importance and the opportunity it brings to the residents and students in the south of Tenerife. He also referred to the Tourism degree now offered in Adeje, a course which will do much to improve tourism here and “we are developing the Master programme now which has direct relevance to the south of the island and this borough”. The rector also took time to meet with the 30 final year students who will graduate from the Tourism degree course this year in Adeje.
There will also be a number of non-official courses on offer during the week in July, inlcuding Gospel singing with singer Latonius. There is also an event organised in co-ordination with the Tenerife Press Association on radio yesterday and today, with an exhibition in parallel.

Fundación Disa
The Fundación Disa are this year’s main sponsors of the Summer University. This is a branch of the Grupa Disa, developing the company’s social dimension in different aspects which contribute to sustainable development in the parts of society in which there are operating.