Universidad Pública de Navarra – UPNA

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The Public University of Navarra was founded in 1987. UPNA has a student population of about 8000 students. There are four Faculties and three Technical Schools: Health Sciences Faculty, Business and Economics Faculty, The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences and the Law Faculty; Technical School for Agricultural Engineering, Technical School for Industrial Engineering and Telecommunications. Since its foundation, Internationalization has been one of the transversal lines at UPNA, present in all areas. According to it, UPNA has developed different international projects including EU mobility programs like ERASMUS, TEMPUS, ERASMUS MUNDUS, ALFA and others. Its Master Programme in Public Health gathers a wide variety of subjects, being a good reference for the development of the present action. UPNA has been awarded “International Campus of Excellence CEI-­‐2010” as part of the Campus Iberus Project in October 2010 by the Spanish Ministry of Education, and since April 2011, it takes part in the transnational Campus “EBRoS WESTERN PYRENEES”, including Campus Iberus, Pôle de Recherche et d’Enseignement Supérieur (PRES) Université de Toulouse, France, and Université de Pau et des Pays de L’Adour (UPPA), France. UPNA has implemented an Internal Quality Assurence System related to its Degrees, according to criteria established by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain (ANECA). In the last years UPNA coordinates two European projects in the field of Public Health: ALFA FUNDA, Higher Education for professionalization of nursing assistant staff, and VIVIFY, Promote Physical Exercise in Frail Elderly (Erasmus+ Sport collaborative partnership project). These projects are reflected in more than 150 papers published in scientific journals indexed in the JCR, development of educational materials to address master’s and doctoral thesis work.