We are enthusiastic about starting new times and about being committed to our objectives.

I propose a modern, innovative competitive and international University model with teaching as one of its main pillars. I want a firm but peaceful change in order to move towards a competitive University. My 10 years as manager in the University have allowed me to get an in-depth understanding of its weaknesses and strengths, as well as the difficulties it faces.

In my final statement, at the debate with the rest of the candidates, held this evening, I alluded to my dedication to service, with which I present myself in these elections. These were my words:

“Intellectual, theoretical and creative knowledge is very important but there is something that is even more important and that is the knowledge we acquire on the basis of practice and experiences. The 4 years as vice rector have taught me to apply a methodology that will take all of us to a very satisfactory future.

I feel called to service and with a lot of joy, I leave my experience, as well as a group of great professionals, at your disposal. We have a profound understanding of our institution, we know what steps to take in order to launch the projects and to make our University greater and stronger. We like big challenges, and all of us risk a lot in these elections. We are a great University and we have to work to make our future successful and this can start on the 20th of November.”

News published in Salamanca RTV al Día

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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