3 January, 2020

SS08 – Special Session on Practical Implementations of Novel Initiatives


There are many pedagogical and educational theories in the scope of the university education. Some of them are based on classic approaches, while the most recent ones are boosted by the computer and ICT technologies inclusion as a powerful tool. Despite of being the basis of all the advances that have taken place, without effective implementations these theories lack of value and profit for both the faculties and the students.

This special session is focused on practical implementations that have dealt with real problems, or that try to provide solutions to requirements of the society in a broad sense (students, universities, governments, companies, etc.).


The implementations and experiences carried out under the previous frame include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Implementation of new degrees
  • Joint degrees
  • Dual education
  • Innovative educative projects
  • Inclusion of sustainability competencies
  • Inclusion of specific competencies in the syllabus
  • and in general any practical implementation of to solve recent challenges

Session Chairs

  • Jose Manuel Lopez-Guede, University of the Basque Country (Spain)
  • Manuel Graña, University of the Basque Country (Spain)
  • Julián Estévez, University of the Basque Country (Spain)
  • Felipe Núñez, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile)


Dr. Jose Manuel Lopez-Guede

Department of System Engineering and Automation Control

University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

email: jm.lopez@ehu.es