University of Granada Team

As a classical university (founded in 1531) with around 60,000 students, 3,600 lecturers, 1,900 admin. and support staff, the UGR offers a wide range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Every year over 4,800 international graduate and postgraduate students choose the UGR to take full study programs, thanks also to its advanced network of exchange agreements with more than 800 foreign institutions. UGR is the leading European university in terms of the overall number of Erasmus students received thus far, and, in 2007, the University received the Erasmus Gold Star Award in recognition of its contribution to the program. Additionally, UGR is a full member of numerous international networks and associations, such as the Coimbra Group, UNIMED, EUA, IAU, EAIE, AUIP, AIEA, etc. with regards to its mission and objectives, UGR is a public higher education institution and is committed not only to quality and excellence in education, learning and research, but also to cutting-edge activities targeting the transfer of scientific, technical and artistic knowledge to the society. As a modern university with a long-standing tradition, the UGR also strives for improved and increasing outreach and the promotion of strong links with its local and regional context.

ARTUR SCHMITT. Chinlone Local Team. Prof. Artur Schmitt is a full professor of Applied Physics at the University of Granada and, since 2008, Director for International Strategy, Networks and Projects at the Vice-Rectorate for Internationalization. He holds the degrees of Master of Science (State University of New York at Albany, USA), Bachelor of Physics (Diplom-Physiker, Universität Würzburg, Germany) and a PhD with distinction in Physics (Doctor en Ciencias Físicas, Universidad de Granada, Spain). His sound expertise in international cooperation is not only a result of his duties as a representative of his university at international events and working groups but also of his participation in numerous international, mostly EU funded projects. His research focuses on the study of colloidal aggregation processes by means of optical and simulation techniques with a strong emphasis on the development of theoretical models for the kinetics of aggregate formation in electrostatic heteroaggregation processes and aggregation of superparamagnetic particles. He participated in and coordinated numerous national and international projects in research, academic cooperation and innovation.