The rector, Lluís Serra Majem, and the chairman of the ULPGC Social Council, Jesús León Lima, have held their first meeting in the rector’s office since the inauguration of the new University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria governing team.
Both the rector and the chairman of the Social Council expressed their wish to work closely together for the benefit of the University’s development and dur-ing their first meeting they agreed to reopen dialogue and create a channel for regular communication.
The Social Council is society’s participatory body within universities. Among other areas within its remit, the Social Council is in charge of the economic and financial control of the university, as well as providing quality control for the services the university provides.
During this, their first meeting, they addressed different initiatives which they will tackle together such as the offer of new qualifications and the develop-ment of Canarias Importa [The Canary Islands are Important], which was launched by the Social Council with the aim of contributing proposals for eco-nomic recovery in the wake of the pandemic. Both believe it is important that the University be actively engaged in the social, economic and scientific de-velopment of the Canary Island archipelago and that it should have a central role in the debate surrounding topical issues.
Tomorrow, Thursday 25th March, the Social Council will hold an extraordinary plenary meeting during the afternoon, during which they wish to address the report from the Observatorio del Sistema Universitario [University System Ob-servatory] which highlights for the ULPGC some shortcomings concerning the new requirements which the government will flag for universities to consider.