We are the heirs of a tradition and holders of a historical legacy that has to be preserved, magnified and transmitted with the support of everyone.

My vision and working ability, as well as experience are what the University of Salamanca needs. Among my desires for the future is to reclaim the influence of USAL in order to place it on its corresponding level, given its prestige and tradition. We have big challenges before us which will attract the best students, because they are the best ambassadors.

In my electoral program, there will be three main themes: university community, quality education and social responsibility. We will focus on stabilizing, promoting and rejuvenating the PDI (Research and Teaching Staff Service) and we will immediately initiate a plan for the promotion of PAS (Administration and Service Staff). We will provide students with support services and we will take measures that will facilitate employability.

In order to achieve the highest quality, the University of Salamanca has to be a leader in Master and Doctorate programs, for its teaching activity to be valued and for its education to receive the resources it needs. Degrees that have few students have to be strengthened and mobility programs have to be boosted on all levels. We have to make the University of Salamanca, a leader in teaching, research, social responsibility, transfer and internationalization.

Although there is always a limit to improvement, I am convinced that the work we have realized in the past years together with the current rectory team, has succeeded at improving financing, increasing scientific publications and reviving the joy from doing good work. All this, despite of the decrease in the number of researchers.

We are the heirs of a tradition and holders of a historical legacy that has to be preserved, magnified and transmitted with the support of everyone.

 

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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