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Bolivia – USB signs Interinstitutional Agreement with the Department of Education: Psychomotor intervention to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities

    (Universidad Salesiana de Bolivia, La Paz) – On Friday, September 18, the Universidad Salesiana de Bolivia and the national department of education signed the interinstitutional Agreement and presented the Program “Psychomotor support, to aid teaching in the Centers for Special Education(CEEs), part of the Directorate General of Special Education.” The virtual conference had…

Brazil – Prayer Campaign for our Lady ”Senhora Aparecida”

  (UniSALESIANO, Araçatuba e Lins) – This year would mark the 6th time that UniSALESIANO holds the largest University Pilgrimage in Brazil. But on this occasion differently because of Covid-19. For the 6th edition, the Rectory and the University Pastoral of UniSALESIANO have created the ” Campaign of Prayer to Our Lady Aparecida“.. The Rector…

Brazil – Partnership between UniSALESIANO and Araçatuba City administration will provide new specialty clinic

  (UniSALESIANO, Araçatuba e Lins) – On Monday, September 14, the renovation contract for the former Araçatuba Municipal Emergency Room building was signed. The former building will now house a new specialties clinic. The renovation is a partnership between the Centro Universitário Católico Salesiano Auxilium – UniSALESIANO and the City Hall of Araçatuba. The agreement…

Mozambique – The ISDB COVID-19 Commission team prepares for reopening with Biosafety and Biosecurity measures.

  (Instituto Superior Dom Bosco, Mozambique) – As part of the ISDB safe reopening process, during the times of pandemic, there is a need to create appropriate solutions to face this process. The ISDB COVID-19 Commission team attended the Biosafety and Bioprotection for Higher Education Institutions program organized by the National Health Institute (INS) for…

Brazil – Physiotherapist from UniSALESIANO fulfills his dream at Al-Hilal Saudi F.C

(UniSALESIANO, Araçatuba e Lins) – Being part of the football universe has always been the dream of young Victor Vinicius Garcia dos Santos, 25, from the city of Pereira Barreto (SP). As he was unable to be a football, he opted to take Physiotherapy at UniSALESIANO and, now provides assistance to players in this area…

Spain – “San Juan Bosco” Higher Institute recieves City Medal of Seville award for 75 years of service

(San Juan Bosco – Seville) – On Monday 7 September, the Council of Spokespersons of the City of Seville made public its awarding honorary distinctions of the city for people and institutions for 2020: among these, there is also the “San Juan Bosco” Institute. The honors will be awarded on 23 September in Fibes as…

Colombia – Fundación Universitaria Salesiana partner with the German Government to announce a new innovative diploma

(Fundación Universitaria Salesiana, Bogotá) – Information and communications technologies (ICTs) to stay permanently in educational processes as a result of a developing trend in recent years. This trend was strengthened in recent months with the appearance of COVID-19. To deliver the best use of these tools while analyzing the new changes of pedagogical methods due…

Spain – EUSS directs € 20,000 to scholarships due to savings generated by the closure of the facilities.

  The Escola Universitat Salesiana de Sarri has doubled its student aid and increased collaboration scholarships by 50%. A total of 130,000 euros of scholarship budget will provide 73 applications, more than half of those previously  submitted   (Escola Universitària Salesiana de Sarrià, Barcelona) – The EUSS has increased by 20,000 euros the budget for…

Chile – Observatory of Migration Policies of CISJU-UCSH launches its Bulletin on the new Migration Law.

  (Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez, Santiago de Chile) – The Migration Policy Observatory of UCSH Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Youth (CISJU) has published its Bulletin No. 4 “Expulsion and Expelled: Selective Precarization in Border Policy”. The publication discusses the Migration law currently happening in Congress. For this reason, the bulletin seeks to provide systematic information…

Brazil – UniSALESIANO medicine students return to campus for practical classes

  (UniSALESIANO, Araçatuba e Lins) – UniSALESIANO began the return of practical classes on Wednesday, September 2, for the Medicine faculty, following the safety standards requested by who (World Health Organization) and Brazilian health authorities. The activities take place in a ventilated and broad environments, the use of masks, hand sanitizers, and social distancing are…

Chile – Investigadora UCSH dicta conferencia en seminario organizado por Ministerio de Educación y Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

  (Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez, Santiago de Chile) – El pasado martes 11 de agosto se realizó el Tercer Seminario Sumo Primero en Terreno: Evaluación y monitoreo de los aprendizajes de estudiantes en contexto de pandemia. La actividad, que tuvo lugar vía streaming con una audiencia que superó los 1.200 participantes, contó con la participación…

Papua New Guinea – DBTI Port Moresby commemorate the 205th Birthday of Don Bosco

  (Don Bosco Technical Institute, Port Moresby) – On Thursday, 27 August, the staff and students of Don Bosco Technological Institute celebrated the 205th Birthday of St John Bosco amidst the pandemic. The festivity is often celebrated during the Foundation week. However, this was canceled due to the current restrictions of the pandemic. The day…

India – Sonada Salesian College offers Competitive Exams Prep Programme

  (Salesian College Sonada Kolkata) – Salesian College Sonada has come up with a novel idea of introducing coaching classes in preparation for competitive examinations, for students of BA General from the academic year 2020-21. ”We plan to add value to Bachelor of Arts General program with coaching classes to prepare students for Competitive Examinations…

Argentina – 60 años del Instituto Superior Juan XXIII

  (Instituto Superior Juan XXIII, Bahía Blanca) –  Con motivo de las seis décadas de la creación de la Institución en Bahía Blanca, el Director del Instituto Superior Juan XXIII, Adrián Mandará, compartió con toda la comunidad una semblanza para recordar y celebrar los primeros 60 años. Verdad, vocación y vida “Estamos sembrando, vendrán otros a cosechar, porque…

Bolivia – Salesiana de Bolivia firma Convenio Solidario con Empresa de Telefonía Celular TIGO

  (Universidad Salesiana de Bolivia, La Paz) – En medio de una extrema crisis educativa, toda la comunidad académica de la Universidad Salesiana de Bolivia ha estado analizando los desafíos y proyectando las oportunidades, en torno a las diferentes opciones que ofrece el mundo digital, siempre en miras de cuidar lo más importante para nosotros:…

Brasil – Prefeitura e UniSALESIANO transformarão antigo PS municipal em ambulatório de especialidades

  (UniSALESIANO, Araçatuba e Lins) – O prédio do antigo pronto-socorro municipal será revitalizado e transformado em ambulatório de especialidades por uma parceria entre o Centro Universitário Católico Salesiano Auxilium – UniSALESIANO e a Prefeitura de Araçatuba. O projeto foi anunciado no dia 24 de agosto, em visita do Reitor do UniSALESIANO, Pe. Luigi Favero, ao imóvel,…

Colombia – SALESIANA inició clases en el segundo semestre de 2020

    (Fundación Universitaria Salesiana, Bogotá) – Desde el 10 de agosto, y con apoyo en la virtualidad, las actividades académicas se reanudaron en la Fundación Universitaria SALESIANA, con el ingreso de un nuevo grupo de 17 estudiantes al programa de Química Farmacéutica, que se suman a los jóvenes que vienen cursando esta carrera desde…

Brazil – Biomedicina do UniSALESIANO participa de campanha mundial de testagem para Hepatite C

  (UniSALESIANO, Araçatuba e Lins) – O Curso de Biomedicina do UniSALESIANO, por meio de docentes e alunos, está realizando testagem gratuita na população adulta de Araçatuba para detecção da Hepatite C, doença silenciosa que só apresenta sintomas quando avançada. Os testes começaram a ser aplicados no dia 24 e vão até o dia 26 de agosto.…

Brazil – UniSALESIANO doa mais de 80 cobertores aos índios das aldeias de Meruri e São Marcos

  (UniSALESIANO, Araçatuba e Lins) – A Pastoral Universitária do UniSALESIANO promoveu uma campanha de inverno e arrecadou mais de 80 cobertores novos, que foram doados para os índios das aldeias de Meruri (Bororo) e São Marcos (Xavante), no Mato Grosso. A entrega dos cobertores de casal foi feita no dia 13 de agosto, pelo Pró-Reitor de Pastoral,…

Italy – Feast Day for 205th anniversary of Don Bosco’s birth

  (ANS – Turin) – On the feast day of Don Bosco, for the anniversary of his birth (16 August), the Rector Major took part in the Eucharistic concelebration which was held at Colle Don Bosco, in the temple dedicated to the saint. Usually, it is the Vicar’s task to preside over these moments, but…

Colombia – Maestros, héroes de la Educación

  (Fundación Universitaria Salesiana, Bogotá) – Todos nacemos con capacidades y talentos innatos que sin la intervención de la educación permanecerían dormidos, como plantas sin agua. Con la orientación de los padres y los maestros, la educación logra que esas condiciones de los seres humano sean cultivadas para que puedan crecer y desarrollarse. Además de…

Ecuador – Padre Juan Cárdenas Tapia, sdb. es el nuevo Rector de la Universidad Politécnica Salesiana del Ecuador

  (Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, Quito) – El Consejo Superior de la Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, presidido por el Padre Francisco Sánchez, sbd. Inspector de los Salesianos en Ecuador y Canciller de la UPS, designó como Rector al Padre Juan Alcides Cárdenas Tapia, sdb. Ph.D. para el periodo 2020 – 2025 durante la sesión virtual realizada este…

Ecuador – UPS solidaria con personal sanitario de hospital cuencano

  Es evidente que la pandemia causada por el COVID-19 perjudica a toda la población y a todos los sectores, sin embargo, el personal sanitario es el más afectado, a tal punto que muchos no regresan a sus casas por el temor de contagiar a sus familias o por sus jornadas extensas que no le…

Brazil – Reitoria do UniSALESIANO grava homenagem para o “Dia dos Pais” e volta às aulas

    (UniSALESIANO, Araçatuba e Lins) – Membros da Reitoria do UniSALESIANO, o Reitor da Instituição, Pe. Luigi Favero, o Vice-Reitor e Diretor-Geral do campus de Lins, Pe. Paulo Vendrame, e o Pró-Reitor de Pastoral, Pe. Erondi Tamandaré, gravaram um vídeo em homenagem ao Dia dos Pais, que será celebrado no próximo domingo, dia 9 de agosto, e também para…

Brazil – Pesquisa feita por nutricionistas mostra aumento de estresse durante isolamento social

  (UniSALESIANO, Araçatuba e Lins) – Uma pesquisa realizada pela ex-aluna do curso de Nutrição do UniSALESIANO, Fabiana de Aro, e pela docente do curso, Daniela Navarro D’Almeida Bernardo, mostrou um aumento no nível de estresse dos participantes durante o isolamento social provocado pela pandemia do novo coronavírus. No entanto, isso não refletiu no consumo desenfreado…

Ecuador – María Sol Villagómez Rodríguez se posesiona como nueva vicerrectora de la UPS sede Quito

  (Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, Quito) – El Consejo Superior de la Universidad Politécnica Salesiana (UPS) presidido por el P. Francisco Sánchez, Inspector de los Salesianos en Ecuador y el P. Javier Herrán, Rector, designó como vicerrectora de la sede Quito a María Sol Villagómez, Ph.D, para el periodo 2020 – 2025 durante la sesión virtual…

Brasil – Agosto: mês do nascimento de Dom Bosco, fundador da Família Salesiana

  (UniSALESIANO, Araçatuba e Lins) – Agosto é sempre festivo no UniSALESIANO: mês das vocações e do nascimento de São João Bosco (16 de agosto), fundador dos Salesianos. E, para comemorar, a Pastoral Universitária programou ações religiosas voltadas aos acadêmicos, colaboradores e à comunidade em geral. A visita da imagem de Dom Bosco foi iniciada no…

Brasil – Professor de Medicina do UniSALESIANO alerta: obesidade entre jovens é fator de risco para coronavírus

  (UniSALESIANO, Araçatuba e Lins) – A obesidade vem se configurando como o principal fator de risco para uma evolução mais séria na contaminação pelo novo coronavírus, na população mais jovem. O alerta foi dado pelo endocrinologista e docente do curso de Medicina do UniSALESIANO, Dr. Ângelo Jacomossi, durante palestra online, com o tema “Obesidade…

India – Salesian College Sonada offers Student Welfare Schemes in COVID-19 times

  (Salesian College Sonada, Kolkata) – The management of Salesian College Sonada in Darjeeling has not increased admission fees this year. The college is also offering scholarships in 06 categories, a total of 30 tuition fee waiver in each of the 13 departments in an effort to lighten parents’ financial burden in these COVID-19 times…

Philippines – Spiritus Vitae: Don Bosco Technical College Mandaluyong’s Helping Hand

Ascende Superius (Come Up to a Higher Place)!   (Don Bosco Technical College,  Mandaluyong) – DBTC has once again responded to the needs of the times through one of its latest projects, the Design, Development and Testing of 10 units of Low-Cost Ventilators based on the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Philippine Council for…

Brazil – Coordenador do curso de Direito do UniSALESIANO discute futuro da graduação com representantes de todo país

(UniSALESIANO, Araçatuba) – Coordenador do curso de Direito do UniSALESIANO de Araçatuba, Prof. Helton Simoncelli, participou da live com o tema “O Ensino Jurídico Pós Pandemia”, promovida no dia 21 de julho pelo advogado e professor de Direito, Leandro Eustáquio, e pela editora D’Plácido. Além de Simoncelli, debateram o tema da videoconferência outros dez coordenadores…

Africa – Leccionar em tempos de pandemia (ISDB)

  (Instituto Superior Dom Bosco – Maputo, Mozambique) – O processo de ensino e aprendizagem no período da pandemia, tem sido um grande desafio, pois encontrou todos (professores e estudantes) desprevenidos, bem como as autoridades reguladoras dos sistemas e subsistemas do ensino. Os formadores do ISDB apontam alguns desafios por eles enfrentados, relativamente vos à…

Papua New Guinea – Don Bosco Technological Institute Students Create Face Shields

(Don Bosco Technological Institute (DBTI), Port Moresby) – The staff and students of the Instrumentation Department of Don Bosco Technological Institute have designed improvised face shields as a preventive measure to protect and control the spread of COVID 19 in the institution. The materials used to make the improvised face shield are, plastic binder clip,…

Revista InUMES – Universidad Mesoamericana

REVISTA IN UMES Universidad Mesoamericana de Guatemala Regularmente, la palabra Investigación se suele tomar a la ligera dentro de las aulas universitarias, y no se le da la importancia que conlleva la misma. Las nuevas generaciones de jóvenes que hoy ingresan a la universidad, y que no traen bien cimentado este concepto, consideran que investigar…

Satisfação dos colaboradores do ISDB no exercício das suas funções em período da Pandemia

Para fazer face ao novo coronavírus, os colaboradores do Instituto superior Dom Bosco (ISDB) exercem suas funções tendo em conta as normas e procedimentos estabelecidos pelas autoridades de saúde, para a prevenção e combate a pandemia, manter distância de 1,5 metro um do outro, uso da máscara e a higienização das mãos com água e…

Presentación “Popol Wuj – Nueva traducción y Comentarios”

La Universidad Mesoamericana de Guatemala presenta la obra “Popol Wuj – Nueva traducción y comentarios“, la misma se constituye en el séptimo volumen de la colección “Estudios Mesoamericanos”. Esta es una contribución al campo de la investigación en nuestro país. Ingresa al enlace de la obra : https://issuu.com/mesoamericana/docs/popol_wuj_hipervinc_marc  

UniSALESIANO lança e-book interativo desenvolvido por docente do curso de Medicina

O UniSALESIANO inovou mais uma vez e lançou, recentemente, o e-book interativo “Princípios Elementares em Sistema Nervoso – Exame Neurológico”, de autoria do neurocirurgião e docente do curso de Medicina, Dr. Marco Túlio França. Pode-se dizer que a obra, gratuita, é uma das primeiras do país a unir o conteúdo com imagens e vídeos explicativos. Sua publicação se deu através…

Embajada de los Estados Unidos en El Salvador dona caretas de protección personal fabricadas por la Universidad Don Bosco

Como una iniciativa por apoyar al sector salud durante la emergencia por covid-19 en El Salvador, la Embajada de los Estados Unidos a través de su programa American Spaces sumó esfuerzos con la Universidad Don Bosco (UDB) para desarrollar un proyecto de fortalecimiento del personal de primera línea que labora en distintos hospitales del país.…

La EUSS recupera la actividad presencial con una jornada de puertas abiertas el 15 de julio

La Escola Universitària Salesiana de Sarrià prepara el curso 2020-2021 con la previsión de que la actividad docente sea semipresencial. El Plan de contingencia del centro establece medidas de higiene, desinfección, protección y distanciamiento físico necesarias para evitar cadenas de contagio.   Barcelona, 9 de julio de 2020.- La Escola Universitària Salesiana de Sarrià (EUSS)…

Universidad Don Bosco entrega nuevas becas para que jóvenes continúen su formación profesional

  La Universidad Don Bosco (UDB) de El Salvador continúa transformando vidas a través de la formación universitaria de la juventud salvadoreña. En esta oportunidad un grupo de 33 estudiantes recibieron por parte de la institución salesiana, en una emotiva ceremonia virtual, una beca académica que les permitirá continuar con sus estudios superiores y cumplir…

Curso de Lengua de Señas de la UDB El Salvador concluye su formación en modalidad virtual

  Curso de Lengua de Señas “Las barreras no existen”, es una de las frases dichas con mucha frecuencia entre las personas optimistas, que no se rinden en las dificultades cuando tienen sus metas muy determinadas. Este fue el caso de un grupo de 77 personas quienes en el mes de mayo finalizaron un módulo…

Revista InUmes No. 5 – Universidad Mesoamericana de Guatemala

REVISTA IN UMES Regularmente, la palabra Investigación se suele tomar a la ligera dentro de las aulas universitarias, y no se le da la importancia que conlleva la misma. Las nuevas generaciones de jóvenes que hoy ingresan a la universidad, y que no traen bien cimentado este concepto, consideran que investigar implica solamente entrar al…

La EUSS estrena el grado en Ingeniería de Automoción para contribuir a impulsar el sector

El objetivo es formar profesionales que lideren el salto tecnológico que necesita una industria estratégica para nuestra economía. Los graduados y graduadas serán capaces de operar en toda la cadena de valor, especialmente en los ámbitos de diseño, desarrollo, fabricación y logística de distribución. Barcelona, 30 de junio de 2020.- La Escola Universitària Salesiana de…

Firma de Convenio – Universidad Mesoamericana de Guatemala

Autoridades de la Universidad Mesoamericana de Guatemala  y del Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social firmaron  un convenio para la cooperación académica, con el objetivo de desarrollar integralmente acciones de coordinación institucional para la  implementación efectiva y sustentable de los diferentes programas de Pregrado y Postgrado de la Facultad de Medicina, promoviendo la cooperación…

Dicasterio de Pastoral Juvenil inicia actividades de Programación del Sexenio 2020-2026

  Con la celebración de una Eucaristía en la histórica habitación de Don Bosco que se encuentra junto a la Basílica del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús en Roma, el equipo del Dicasterio para la Pastoral Juvenil ha dado inicio a las actividades de animación de este sector. El P. Miguel Angel García, nuevo Consejero para…

RMG – New web portal of Salesian Institutions of Higher Education (IUS)

  After several months of work, the General Coordination of the Salesian Institutions of Higher Education (IUS) is pleased to present the new IUS web portal to the whole Congregation: www.ius-sdb.com  During the last IUS General Assembly (2016) the development of a specific Web Portal was outlined as one of the strategic guidelines to strengthen the…

Italy – Renewal of UPS Statutes and Regulations and new guidelines for next academic year

  Last 24 May, Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, in memory of the Blessed Virgin Mary Help of Christians, the Grand Chancellor of the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS), Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, promulgated the General and Faculty Statutes and Regulations of the renewed Studies of the UPS. And the novelties do not end…

Argentina – UNISAL awards its first graduates during times of Pandemic

  For the first time in its history, the Universidad Salesiana  awarded degrees to its first seven graduates. In this particular context, the Faculty of Law handed the degrees to new lawyers who had completed their course between December 2019 and March of this year. The administrative event was held at the Rectorate of UNISAL,…

UNISAL’S educational community responds to the pandemic with solidarity

  Paying attention to the needs of each region, the initiatives were focused human dignity and the fight against coronavirus   The Salesian University Center of São Paulo, has decided to cooperate with the  educational community during the covid-19 pandemic. Even with social distancing, virtual classes, UNISAL  has decided to take several actions that teach…

The Network of Salesian Institutions of Higher Education and Interculturality (RIUSI) held its first online discussion.

  On Wednesday, May 20, the first online discussion  entitled “Health crisis, indigenous people and immigrants: fighting racism and inequality from within the University” was held. RIUSI which initiated 2019, brings together three Salesian Institutions in combined work: the Salesian Polytechnic University (UPS) of Ecuador, the Don Bosco Catholic University (UCDB) of Campo Grande, Brazil,…

Ecuador – Students of the university residence, 47 stories that give face to the pandemic

  Hope, sadness, concern, uncertainty are feelings shared by the 47 intercultural students of the Salesian Polytechnic University (UPS) who would have been sharing laughter, books, and notes, if the COVID – 19 health emergency had not occurred. The students house  is located at the Intercultural University Residence located in the south of Quito. Out…

India – Shillong Salesians working against spread of Covid-19 virus

The Salesians of the Shillong Province (INS) have taken action to help the most needy and vulnerable people of the cities and villages located in the states of Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, and in some areas of Assam (Silchar ) in the northeastern region of India. Although the region is not among the worst affected by…

El Salvador – Gesture of solidarity arises from prank: “Hey, thanks, we already have lunch!”

  What started as a prank has become a precious gesture of love and solidarity. It all started when, in this period of isolation, Jeaders Guardado, a graphics student of the “Universidad Don Bosco” (UDB) launched a playful challenge on his Facebook account in which he said he would shave his hair if his post…

Challenges for Salesian Education: Experiences and Reflections from IUS

    The book “Challenges for Salesian Education: Experiences and Reflections from IUS” was presented by the  IUS Education Group, which is made up of professionals from the Salesian Institutions of Higher Education (IUS). The book was published by the University Editorial Abya Yala – UPS and coordinated by María Sol Villagómez, Renato Soffner,Alessio Rocchi…

Ecuador – UPS, medics and institutions cooperate during sanitary crisis

  In the face of the global health emergency that has paralyzed the country due to the infection of more than 1,403 people, the Salesian Polytechnic University of Ecuador (UPS) took the initiative of students and teachers, along with the Universidad Tecnológico Particular de Loja (UTPL) and the Pontifica Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), to…

Brazil – “Solidarity Quarantine” of UniSalesian of Araçatuba

  The course in Medicine of the Salesian University “UniSalesiano” in Araçatuba, has launched the campaign “Solidarity quarantine – everyone is responsible for everyone.” It aims to collect food and hygiene products to donate to 150 families in need in the city. The idea is to offer the minimum survival conditions for people who have…