The chairman, Jesús León Lima, expressed his interest to Manuel Ramírez in continuing to drive the social undertakings of the ULPGC, expanding the academic institution’s collaboration with the Canary Islands’ society and businesses
The chairman of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’s Social Council, Jesús León Lima, met with the Canary Island government’s new director general of universities, Manuel Ramírez. This was an initial meeting prior to the start of the 2020-2021 academic year.
During the meeting which was also attended by the Social Council’s vice chairman, Ana Suarez, and general secretary, Miguel Ángel Acosta, the chairman explained the key initiatives and ongoing work undertaken by society’s representative body within the University. Among other initiatives he highlighted those most recently launched such as ‘Canarias Importa’ [The Canary Islands are Important]. Within this enterprise a group of ULPGC experts and prominent professionals from Canary Island society are creating a framework for analysis and action, with the purpose of designing a new development model for the archipelago.
Jesús León Lima also highlighted the important work being carried out by the Social Council in its relationship with social and business spheres. The chairman of the Social Council expressed to the new director general of universities his interest in strengthening the collaboration between the University and businesses during the coming academic year, even more so in this economic and health crisis, through specific action undertaken jointly with the Confederación Canaria de Empresarios [The Gran Canaria Confederation of Entrepreneurs], the Gran Canaria Turismo Innova Cluster, and professional associations, among others.
The representatives of the ULPGC Social Council thank the new director general of universities for his visit and for the support extended to this organisation which serves as society’s representative body within the University.