The UGR (1531) is a public comprehensive research university with approx. 56,000 students, 3,600 academics, 1,900 administrative and support staff. Its 27 Faculties and Schools and 124 Departments offer 62 undergraduate degrees, 106 master’s degrees and 28 doctoral programmes organized in 3 overarching doctoral schools. It has 15 research institutes and over 400 research teams working in all disciplinary fields. The UGR is currently ranked 3rd in Spain according to the Shanghai ranking (2019) and is the leading regional university in the south of Spain, with 34 disciplines appearing in the top 500. As a public higher education institution it is committed not only to quality and excellence in education, learning and research but also to activities targeting the transfer of scientific, technical and artistic knowledge to society, the betterment of society and a sustainable environment. The UGR has played a leading role in the longest-standing European university network, the Coimbra Group, which it chaired from 2010 to 2017. It is also a member of other networks such as UNIMED, EUA, IAU or AUF. Key partner institutions are to be found in Latin America, China, Morocco, Togo, and the United States, where the UGR has a strategic partnership with the Ivy League Consortium for Advanced Study Abroad (CASA) led by Brown University. The UGR regards internationalization as a policy priority. It is a leading participant in the Erasmus mobility scheme from its outset, in recognition of which it received the Erasmus Gold Star Award in 2007. It also has a large worldwide mobility programme for students and staff financed by the UGR’s own Internationalization Fund. Furthermore, it is also very active in E+ KA2 and predecessor programmes (currently >50 EU active projects). One of its latest achievements is the coordination of the Arqus European University Alliance, one of the first 17 European Universities funded under the Erasmus+ programme. The University of Granada develops a wide range of activities related to the promotion of entrepreneurship. Within it, there is a specific office to promote the transfer of knowledge generated in research to society (OTRI ). In addition, there is an Entrepreneurship Department, which develops its lines of action and activities under the UGR Emprendedora brand ( ). In UGR Emprendedora, the actions that the University of Granada carries out to boost entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial culture among the university community are framed in order to generate innovation and contribute to the economic and social value of the environment. The events, programs and resources of UGR Emprendedora are transversal and directed to the entire university community, whether students, graduates, or professors. Each year, the University of Granada launches different competitions for entrepreneurs, for the creation of companies or social projects. It has also created a physical space to favor entrepreneurship, creativity and co-working, called Breaker ( ). For more info please click


Assoc. Prof. José Gijón Puerta, PhD. – Department of Didactics and School Organization, University of Granada


Bachelor’s in sciences (Biology), Advanced Studies Diploma in Human Evolution, And PhD. of Pedagogy. Director of the Research Group SEJ059 ProfesioLab, Training, and Professionalization Research Laboratory. 5 doctoral theses supervised in the last 10 years. He has published several articles in indexed journals (SCOPUS / SJR) and books in publishers like Síntesis, Dykinson, Wolters Kluwer or Deep Education Press WI, USA. He is a member of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe -ATEE- and the Spanish Society of Evolutionary Biology (SESBE). He coordinates from the ATEE the Research & Development Community ENTENP for Teacher Training for the teaching of entrepreneurship and belongs to the INLEPS global network for the study of language policies. Creativity was an important part of this training. For instance, people engaged in this project has been participate and organize the ENTENP conferences, about Enabling Teachers for Entrepreneurship Education, held in 2013 at Istituto Politecnico de Guarda (Portugal) and 2014 at the University of Granada Moreover, he participated in European projects like Erasmus Intensive Programme “Intercultural Education for Sustainability –wise education for a decent life-” (IP-2012-13).


Assistant Prof. Emilio J. Lizarte Simón, PhD. – Department of Didactics and School Organization, University of Granada.


Diploma in Social Education and a Bachelor of Psych-pedagogy. PhD. of Educational Sciences. He has combined his training as a university professor with various international teaching and research stays at universities in Portugal, Argentina, Chile, and Mexico. He is a member of the SEJ059 “ProfesioLab” research group at the University of Granada. He has participated as a researcher in 2 projects of the National R + D + I Plan (Research, Development, and Innovation), 1 People Project (Marie Curie Actions) of the VII Framework Program of the European Union, and 3 research contracts with the company labOSfor, Innovation, and Development, a spin-off of the University of Granada. He has obtained the 2011 University Entrepreneurial Ideas Award from the Vice-Rector's Office for Research and Transfer of the University of Granada. He is a member of the Research and Development Community (RDC) "Enabling Teachers for Entrepreneurship Education", within the Association for Teacher Education in Europe ATEE, of which he is a member.

Assoc. Prof. María L. Hernández Ríos, PhD. – University of Granada


Diploma in Teaching of EGB, Graduate in Geography and History, and Doctor in Art History. Master in Cultural Management from the University of Granada. University Professor in the area of Didactics of Social Sciences. She is part of the Teaching Team of the Teacher's Degree in Early Childhood Education, as well as of the Quality Commission. Vice Dean of University Extension and Social Responsibility of the Faculty of Educational Sciences. Responsible for the Directorate of Final Master's Projects on diagnosis and cultural projects in various cultural institutions. Board of the Alhambra and the Generalife, among others. Since 1992 he has carried out research activity in Didactics of Social Sciences in the Heritage and Education Research Group, developing research and didactic materials on Didactic Itineraries for Artistic and Cultural Heritage, Museums and Education, Resource Management heritage in Spain and Mexico or Cultural Management and its relations with educational dissemination. She currently belongs to the UNES Research Group: University, School and Society, Didactics of the CCSS. He has given numerous seminars and courses for various national and international institutions related to Heritage and education: School for International Training Vermont (USA), Mgimo University of Moscow (Russia) as well as collaboration with the Castles in Communities project: Medieval Ireland Past and Present, developed by the Department of Archeology of the University Foothill College of California (USA). She has carried out research and teaching stays in various international institutions: National Center for Research, Documentation, and Information of the Plastic Arts of Mexico-INBA-Secretariat of Culture, Diego Ribera and Frida Kahlo House Study Museum- INBA-Secretary of Culture of Mexico, National Institute of Anthropology and History of Chiapas (Mexico), San Carlos National Museum- Secretariat of Culture of Mexico, MGIMO University (Moscow), etc.

Assistant Prof. Pablo García Sempere, PhD. – Department of Didactics and School Organization, University of Granada


Bachelor of Psych-pedagogy.  PhD. in Education Sciences Applied Creativity Program. He has been teacher at different levels of education (chilhood, primary, secondary, adult eduction, special education) from 2003 to 2021 for the Andalusian government, Spain. Since 2021 he is assistant professor at the Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Granada, and teaches information and communication technologies. His interest is focused on audiovisual creation in schools


Meriem Khaled, PhD. – Researcher, ProfesioLab Research Group - University of Granada


Graduated in Law from the University of Granada, she has completed a master’s degree in Physical and Forensic Anthropology from the UGR and has a PhD in Education from the same university. She is a member of the research group ProfesioLab, Laboratory of Research in Training and Professionalization, of the University of Granada and hers. As a researcher focused on the narrative biographical method, she has published different articles and book chapters, focused on the assessment of interpersonal violence in prisons, through biographical cycles of interviews with inmates, and the training needs of educators in the prisons. He is currently working on the definition of occupations and professional qualifications in the area of hospital waste management, with the international project Strengthening of sanitary waste management (HWM) through Long-term dialogue, funded by EuropeAid, together with the Recycling Industrialists Association - Geri Kazanım Sanayicileri Derneği (GEKSANDER) from Turkey, ATHISA Foundation, Spain and ELDER- Association of Electricity Distribution Services), Turkey. She is member of the Research and Development Community (RDC) "Enabling Teachers for Entrepreneurship Education", within the Association for Teacher Education in Europe ATEE, of which she is a member

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