Universidad da Coruna (UDC)
|University of A Coruña|| |
|Responsible Person: José C. Millán Calenti, PhD. Head of Clinic and Social Gerontology Chair. Head of Gerontology Research Group |
|Role/Responsibilities: Leader WP10, Adaptation and implementation of a computerized program for cognitive monitoring and intervention, Analysis of needs and requirements, Day-time management, Video-conference, Training and Demonstration (Spanish Test-Bed) |
The University of A Coruña (UDC) was founded on July 20th, 1989 and the University Statutes were published on September 17th, 1992. The UDC, territorially situated in the Campus of A Coruña and Ferrol, at present, offers 57 different degrees (50 undergraduate degrees, 7 Diplomas, and 41 Doctoral Degrees) taught at 25 different centers. There are 44 departments, 6 University Institutes (Health Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Maritime Studies, “Salvador de Madariaga” of European Studies, and Irish Studies “Amergin”). It also has two Jean Monnet Chairs (Communitarian Law and Industrial European Economics) awarded by the European Union. The increase in the number of students and teaching staff gives us a clear idea of the development of the UDC. The numbers increased from 14 000 students in 1990 to 22 000 students last year, from 370 teachers to more than 1 390, from 193 personnel staff to more than 750.
The Gerontology Research Group at UDC is a multidisciplinary group founded in 1992 with the aim of going deeply into ageing and its affecting aspects trying to improve the quality of life of the elderly through their different but coordinated activities: Teaching (first cycle subjects (gerontology and geriatrics), Official Postgraduate in Gerontology, Master and Specialist in Gerontology and Geriatrics Assessment and Intervention and PhD studies (Ageing: advances and research); Research, different research lines mainly referred to neurodegenerative diseases and to the application of the ICTs in the field of the old people; and Welfare activities (managing the Gerontological Complex “La Milagrosa”).