MILID Autumn School 2023 | Unitwin-UNESCO Chairs, UNESCO MIL Alliance & Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación (UAB)


A group of students from Cairo University landed in Barcelona on 28 September to attend MILID Autum School 2023, a ten-day course on media literacy organised at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona facilities.

The students will have the opportunity to get to know the surroundings of Barcelona and interact with students from the Catalan university, while strengthening their skills in the field of multimedia content production.

The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs programme, the Global Alliance for Media and Information Literacy Partnerships (UNESCO MIL Alliance) and the UAB Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación are organising this academic exchange with the aim of fostering intercultural dialogue between Egyptian and Barcelona students and promoting spaces for the development of critical thinking, creativity and cooperation.

The Gabinete de Comunicación y de Educación is a consolidated group specialised in scientific research and dissemination, which belongs to the Department of Journalism and Communication Sciences of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Recognised by AGAUR(Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca) of the Generalitat de Catalunya as a Consolidated Research Group on the basis of its trajectory, projection and development, it develops projects and research in the field of convergence between communication and education. Since its creation, it has developed initiatives aimed at integrating, with awareness and freedom, communication technologies in the so-called global or knowledge society. Under the direction of Santiago Tejedor, the Gabinete organises different Master’s Degrees, such as the Master’s Degree in Travel Journalism (on-site and online), the Master’s Degree in Communication and Education, the Master’s Degree in Environmental Communication and the Master’s Degree in Political and Electoral Communication Management. The group has a wide and varied collection of publications, in the form of scientific articles, books and book chapters, and other works, which is constantly being renewed. It also has a laboratory for teaching innovation projects, transfer and new formats that are conceived and developed from a perspective based on creativity and multidisciplinary work.

The Gabinete organises every year an academic expedition that travels around the world with students from different universities and careers. This is the Tahina-Can Expedition, which has been awarded as the best educational project in Spain. It also has the portal Tu Aventura, the educational platform InfoEDU and the newsgames and science project Reporter@s de la Ciencia.

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