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City and Polytechnic create six chairs for the environmental sustainability of Cartagena (28/10/2015)

The Polytechnic University and the city of Cartagena today signed a framework agreement that reflects the global collaboration of both institutions and provides for future joint projects such as the creation of six research chairs in environmental sustainability, they have advanced this morning by the rector Jose Antonio Franco and Mayor Jose Lopez.

The agreement will enable diverse research of the Polytechnic help "planning the future of the city", as explained Franco.

And six chairs will be created, in which students of the University led by researchers provide ideas for mobility, energy efficiency, land reclamation or WiFi connectivity.

"Today is a day to celebrate, which UPCT recognize its contribution to the recovery of the urban fabric, to the rescue of historic buildings and the transfer of knowledge to the city", stressed López, who announced that the Polytechnic You have a "preferential tax treatment" and will be exempt from paying property tax for its historic buildings retroactively.

The move will save about 100,000 euros a year.

The agreement will also allow the model of urban gardens of the University is exported to the whole municipality.

Activities will also be organized to improve the training of students and staff;

sports, cultural and tourism promotion activities will be promoted, as well as those that increase the social participation of university students, through municipal programs of the Youth Council as the Language Exchange, Correspondents, Mandarache Prize or the TLA.

It will also deepen other existing agreements, such as the experiments in community centers by students, or lines of youth volunteering.

"We need to college and we must fulfill it," said the mayor of the city before "UPCT applaud his courage to meet the closing of the School of Tourism" and consider private university provision "must be for where there is no public, not vice versa.

We must avoid overlaps supply, "he added.

Source: UPCT

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