Special scholarships

Universidade da Coruña has just published a call for applications for a special scholarship programme. The deadline for this call is 22 June 2016.

The programme offers a number of scholarships to increase the international diversity of students participating in its International Summer School. These scholarships will be assigned to students with outstanding potential coming from highly underrepresented low-income, lower-middle income or upper-middle income countries, divided according to GNI per capita, calculated using the World Bank Atlas method.

Accommodation in Vila do Conde

Accommodation is the responsibility of each individual student, but there are a number of student halls of residence offering special conditions for international UDC students. See the offers attached, which are exclusive for ISS students.

If you want to benefit from some of these special offers, you must register for an ISS course. Once you have received the letter confirming your registration, you must contact the residence directly to make your reservation.

Timetable and places for the July and August 2016 sessions

The course in Vila do Conde from 11 to 29 July will take place in ESEIG, Monday to Friday, 10.00-13.00.

The opening ceremony of the August session in A Coruña will take place on Monday 1 August at the Aula Magna of Facultade de Informática, Campus de Elviña. You must be present not later than 11.00 for registration at Facultade de Informática.

UDC-TUIASI International Summer School, May 2016

The course of EMI will take place in Sala Dragomir Hurmuzescu (next to Facultatea de Inginerie Electrica), 11-19 May, Monday to Friday, 10.00-13.00.
The course of Smart Sustainable Cities will take place in Sala 0.1R, ground floor, Facultatea de Constructii si Instalatii, 9-27 May, Monday to Friday, 10.00-13.00 (except Friday 20 May).

Entrepreneurship and business economics

The course aims to illustrate and discuss the scientific foundations of the firm and entrepreneurship. In particular, the nature of the firm, its role in different economic systems, the relationship between internal organization and market, in order to allow students to establish correct and useful logical links between the approaches of microeconomics, industrial economics, management science, and operational reality. This course also introduces students to the role of the entrepreneur in the economic system and covers how to start, finance, and operate a successful business.

Introduction to political systems

This course aims to provide an introduction to how political science tries to explain differences in political systems across countries and time. The main empirical differences in institutions, political behaviour and political outcomes across both developed and developing countries will be presented with the help of some of the main theories and methods in political science.

EU employment law

The course begins with an examination of the development of EU employment law focusing on the shift from employment law to employment policy. The course then studies rule-making in the field of employment law, considering both the traditional routes to legislation and governance techniques such as the Open Method of Coordination. The final topics look closely at the substantive area of employment law, examining the free movement of persons, equal treatment, health and safety and working conditions, the restructuring of enterprises, worker participation, and collective action.

Quality management and quality management tools

The goal of this course is to introduce QMS, its principles and importance in all areas. The course aims to provide students with knowledge on three main aspects: 1. Basic knowledge of the process approach to quality management, structured overview of the requirements of ISO 9001: 2015. The center of gravity of the subject is the detailed interpretation of the various requirements of the standard. These requirements will be explained on practical applications derived from activities in the company.

Management information systems

This couse aims to provide an in-depth exploration of how businesses successfully manage information. The course provides insight into how today's businesses leverage information technologies and systems to achieve corporate objectives. Providing comprehensive and integrative coverage of essential new technologies and information system applications, as well as their impact on business models and managerial decision-making, with the help of this course, students will build skills sought after in today's workplace.