The rector of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Beatriz Miguel Hernández, highlighted during her inauguration "the enormous ability to adapt to changes" of the UPCT as "a very lively academic institution, which knows how to overcome difficulties from its own idiosyncrasy as a young, highly specialized, and relatively small university.
” In short, "a university with tremendous potential," he has proclaimed.The first rector of a polytechnic university in Spain has advanced in her speech during the inauguration ceremony that she wants "the science of the Polytechnic to be seen, to be communicated earnestly, to be felt more than ever before.""Like Marie Curie, I believe in the beauty of science," he has proclaimed in his words to the authorities present, the only attendees at an event held behind closed doors to prevent Covid-19 infections.
“I understand science as a discipline of reason and also, of course, of passion.
Passion prevents me from giving up, it makes me seek improvement, it pushes me to undertake new challenges.
And taking charge of the Rectorate of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena is certainly ", she added.“For me today is a day of mixed emotions.
On the one hand, for the immense satisfaction of taking up the post of rector and, on the other, the sadness of doing so in these unfortunate circumstances caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
It is time to take responsibility and take precautions to stop the Covid-19 together ", she recalled.During her speech, Beatriz Miguel thanked the outgoing rector, Alejandro Díaz, for the trust he placed in her as vice-rector for Research.A team that combines experience with renewalThe new UPCT government team that took office this Tuesday reduced the number of vice-rectors to seven after the latest reform of the Polytechnic statutes.Beatriz Miguel maintains Rosa Badillo as general secretary, and Isidro Ibarra as manager.
Sergio Amat and Luis Javier Lozano repeat as vice-rectors for Students and Teachers, respectively.
The latter also assumes the responsibilities of institutional promotion.Professor Catalina Egea, from the School of Agronomic Engineering, is the new vice-rector for Research, Transfer and Disclosure.
Similarly, the School of Agronomists is the vice-rector for Digital Transformation, Manuel Munuera.
Juan Ángel Pastor, former director of the School of Telecommunication, is vice-rector for Teaching and Internationalization.
Juan Pedro Solano, professor at the School of Industrials in the Department of Thermal and Fluids Engineering, is vice-rector for Campus and Sustainability.
Finally, the professor at the Faculty of Business Sciences Juan Francisco Sánchez deals with Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship.The act of taking possession, only 15 people attended: the charges that have taken possession and the essential authorities, headed by the president of the Autonomous Community, Fernando López Miras, who has chaired the ceremony.