On 26, 27 and 28 June 2000 we held the 1st International Congress of University Teaching and Innovation (CIDUI) in Barcelona. Since then, the CIDUI has been held every two years and has become a consolidated initiative that regularly brings together a large number of University teaching staff driven by the desire to make universities an institution that responds to the challenges of the new situations of global society and the demands of the construction of knowledge, with the focus at all times on social cohesion and reducing inequalities. In the task it carries out, the CIDUI has ensured that academic values prevail over any other type of consideration. And it is from this academic self-sufficiency and independence that we organize this new edition of the Congress, the 6th CIDUI.
In the last ten years we have upheld a shared commitment to quality and improvement in teaching and innovation in universities. Initially, our major concern was “active learning by students”; later, “teaching competence”, and at the last Congress emphasis was placed on the “change in the university teaching culture”.
The challenges faced by universities today make it necessary to contemplate teaching activities and university innovation from a comparative standpoint that takes into account the regional, national, European and international perspective. This has probably always been the case, but right here and now, we, the organizers, understand that applying this perspective is a necessary condition to guide the daily activity of lecturers and for the future of our universities.
CIDUI Executive Committee
CIDUI Organising Committee
Who is it aimed at?
To all professionals in the university field (lecturers as well as technical and management professionals) involved in the improvement of teaching quality and in innovation, who are invited to participate either by attending the Congress or by presenting an innovative teaching experience.
There are five official languages at the Congress: Catalan, Spanish, English, Portuguese and French. Works can be presented during the Congress in any of these languages. The works must be given to the public in the same languages as the text of the initial communication proposal.