The University of Almería, one of the youngest and most dynamic universities of Spain, was created by the Andalusia Parliament in 1993 at the behest of the Autonomous Government of Andalusia. That was the beginning of a crucial period for the construction of the University and the planning of the future development. Today it has more than 12,000 students, 600 phd students, 100 research groups, and more than 800 lecturers.
Moreover, nowadays the University of Almería offers the students the possibility of studying a range of 31 bachelor’s degrees, 30 doctoral programmes, 40 official master’s programmes and 15 non-official masters’ programmes. The University is also proud of its modern facilities among which we can find four lecture theatres buildings, an auditorium, an indoor sport centre with a swimming pool and outdoor sport tracks and tennis courts.
Apart from the degree courses, the student can avail of a broad range of Enseñanzas propias [non-official courses designed by the University] (courses, specialist courses, expert courses, masters programmes, etc.) and a large offer of cultural and sport activities, which intend to satisfy the academic and extra academic demands, coming not only from the university community but from the society in general.
The University of Almería has a solid commitment with research and investigation, featuring in the third position in the Andalusia scientific production ranking, with 300 research contracts signed with companies, 70 patents registered and 700 published works.
In order to guarantee the Research Transference and its correct application to problems of our environment, the University has a Research Results Transfer Office (OTRI) and the Research Central Services, among other agencies.
UAL is the coordinator (lead partner) of DigiGrent and is also in charge of the curriculum development.
Dr. Miguel Pérez Valls
Miguel Pérez-Valls is Associate Professor of Management at the University of Almeria (Spain). He earned his PhD in 2009. Miguel teaches, on a regular basis, at graduate, post-graduate and doctoral level, courses on international human resource management, strategic management and entrepreneurship. His research is focused in analyzing how organizational innovations are related to the development of organizational capabilities such as flexibility, learning or green management. His research has been published in journals such as Technovation, Business and Society o Journal of Business Ethics, among others. He regularly participates in international projects, and has led at the University of Almería the EU-funded project Startify7. He is currently the coordinator of DigiGrent, an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for digital entrepreneurship with social and environmental purposes.