6 Oct 2023 - 12:45pm

AQUA participates in the last session of the working group that supports the implementation of the roadmap for San Marino's accession to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

AQUA has been awarded the Menció Enric Renau i Permanyer for the study entitled: “The quality of higher education in Andorra and the sustainable development goals”. ”. The study was put together as a collaboration between the Complex Research Group of the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the University of Andorra, La Salle Open University, the Andorran Ministry of Higher Education and Teaching, the Andorran Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Sustainability, the UNESCO National Commission of Andorra, the National Youth Forum of Andorra, the Observatory for the Sustainability of Andorra (OBSA), and Andorra Sostenible (Sustainable Andorra).

The prize was awarded by the Director of the Advisory Council for the Sustainable Development of Catalonia, Arnau Queralt. The Director of AQUA, Marta Fonolleda, collected the award, along with the authors of the publication that received the prize, Mercè Junyent and Ingrid Mulà. The ceremony was also attended by Mr Ferran Costa, Chair of AQUA and Chair of the Education, Research, Culture, Youth and Sports Legislative Committee of the General Council of Andorra.

The Menció Enric Renau i Permanyer award came about with the aim of recognizing the life and work of Enric Renau in the field of research applied to the world of education, training, and work. It awards the work of individuals, projects, or institutions looking into the transformation and intersection of the fields mentioned. The award is promoted by Educaweb, the DEP Institute, and the Association of Political Scientists and Sociologists of Catalonia (COLPIS).

Throughout its history, the award has recognized numerous bodies that have worked to enable young people to enter employment, helped provide support programs for decision-making organizations, conducted applied research into people with disabilities and their social inclusion, and conducted applied research into gender perspectives and their involvement in the field of education, training, and employment.

The award is not granted following a call for submissions, but the organizing institute itself looks for and selects the research studies longlisted for the awards. The Andorran project was chosen from among three finalist projects.