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The President of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, José Regidor García, announced that the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has already adapted 22 degrees to the European Higher Education Area for 2009-2010, a fact that he underlined in his speech at the official opening ceremony of the 2009-2010 academic year. The ceremony was graced with the presence of Paulino Rivero Baute, the President of the Canary Islands Government, and started with a summary of the 2008-2009 Academic Year Report, given by the General Secretary of the ULPGC, Carmen Salinero Alonso. This was followed by the inaugural speech entitled The Interpretation of juristic acts, given by Ignacio Díaz de Lezcano Sevillano, Professor of Civil Law at the ULPGC. 

President Regidor also emphasised the adaptation of all the university centres to the new framework of the Quality Assurance System, which has led to the ULPGC being awarded the corresponding quality certificate in the first call for canidadates of the Spanish National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation. 

As far as research in concerned, José Regidor referred to the University’s moves to increase the transfer of knowledge generated within its centres through the continued development of the Scientific and Technological Park, as well as the fact that a proposal has been sent to the Ministry to name the ULPGC as a Campus of International Excellence, given the research work in marine and maritime fields carried out here. 

During the academic act, recognition was awarded to those members of staff of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria who retired last year for their years of service. The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria medal was also awarded to Lizardo Martell Cárdenes, a businessman and ex-President of the ULPGC ‘s Social Council (1994-1998).

The University’s Polyphonic Choir participated in the ceremony and Juan Francisco and Carlos Alberto Parra, musicians from Gran Canaria, closed the official act, with a repertoire of piano and violin that included Edward Elgar’s Salut d’amour, Jules Massenet’s Meditación de Thaïs, Ernest Bloch’s Nigun and Pablo Sarasate’s Malagueña.

Coinciding with this academic act, the exhibition of newspaper front pages that was shown in the Gabinete Literario last July, as part of the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the ULPGC, has been set up in the ULPGC’s institutional headquarters. The exhibition covers the years during which the inhabitants of Gran Canaria vindicated the creation of a University on their island, presenting front pages from the following newspapers: El Eco de Canarias, Diario de Las Palmas, La Provincia and Canarias 7.

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