Francesco Sandulli, Deputy Rector of Camilo José Cela University, represented the university at BETT, the leading global event on education technology, held in London on 27 January. Sandulli gave an address as part of the Bett Higher Education Leaders’ Summit, entitled ‘Welcoming refugees into Universidad Camilo José Cela, Madrid’, where he spoke about the Integra Project and how UCJC has welcomed ten refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and even Ukraine, offering them grants to study at our university.
Furthermore, Francesco Sandulli also had the opportunity to present the APP#TOGETHER project to the world, a phone app that will enable refugees to put together a global social network, where they can exchange information, services, resources, know-how and exchange experiences. The app has been designed by several organisations including Fundación Tres Culturas, UNHCR, the Felipe Segovia Foundation, La Merced Migraciones, Fundación Cultura Islámica, UNICEF and Camilo José Cela University.
As Sandulli said in his address to BETT, ‘APP#TOGETHER will facilitate, not only general information on organisations, resources or infrastructure on support and shelter, but also information on refugee rights. Once in Spain, and having crossed the border, they will be able to access information on the different steps to claim refugee status in Spain.
Stephen Heppell, Professor of the Felipe Segovia Chair for Learning Innovation at Camilo José Cela University, gave several presentations at BETT, in the Bett Arena (Learnometer with Professor Stephen Heppell: what effect can the physical environment have on learning results and how important is it to get this right) and another in the HE Leaders section, alongside Francesco Sandulli.