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Applications now being accepted to take part in Aula Árabe Universitaria 5 (AAU5)

From March 30, 2023 until May 08, 2023

Undergraduate and graduate university programs that would like to submit proposed speakers and topics for the 2023-24 AAU conference series may do so here until May 8.

All of the undergraduate and graduate programs (Master’s and PhD) from universities in the Autonomous Region of Madrid and in Cordoba, or nearby cities, who wish to participate in the upcoming edition of Aula Árabe Universitaria (AAU5), can send their submissions for proposed speakers and topics, provided that they are related to the Arab/Muslim world, for the annual conference series to be organized throughout the academic year of 2023-24.

To do so, they need only complete an online form containing their contact details, information about the university program and their proposed speakers (up to four speakers, stating order of preference). The deadline to fill out the form and submit proposals is May 8. After that date, the applications will be evaluated. Sometime during the month of May, the university programs will be contacted and the calendar for the annual conference series will be determined. Once this process is complete, Casa Árabe will locate the speakers in June in order to set up the series in July and then begin the sessions at the end of September.

Aula Árabe Universitaria consists of a yearly series of conferences given by experts on topics proposed by the university programs that register in order to make their contributions to the event.

As a result, the conferences are specifically designed for the students of those respective programs, facilitating contact with speakers and relevant international experts on different subjects and fields related to the Arab world, with the goal of enriching and completing their academic offerings.

The conferences are also offered to students from the other programs participating in the series, as well as the general public, so as to promote cooperation amongst universities and multidisciplinary study, as well as furthering knowledge about the Arab world.

Casa Árabe is responsible for organizing the conferences, while the university programs are committed to getting their students involved and participating in the event series.

In the final selection of speakers and topics, priority will be given to those that can be financed in whole or in part by the universities, departments or associated research projects, or those in which more than one university program holds an interest.

The conferences will be held in person at Casa Árabe’s headquarters in Madrid and Cordoba. They are also broadcast live on Casa Árabe’s YouTube channel in order to connect with the university programs in Cordoba and those who are collaborating with the Aula Mediterrània program organized by the IEMed, of which Aula Árabe is a sister program. Students who attend at least 50% of the conferences in person will be awarded an Aula Árabe Universitaria certificate when the course comes to an end. Attendance at the lectures is marked in a “Passport to the Arab World,” a diptych containing the calendar in which attendance gets recorded with stamps. Taking part in the last edition (Aula Árabe Universitaria 4) during the academic year of 2022-23 were 25 undergraduate and graduate programs from public and private universities in the Autonomous Region of Madrid (UAM, UCM, UC3M, URJC, Nebrija, St. Louis Madrid Campus, IE and UAH), Cordoba (Loyola University and University of Cordoba) and Segovia (IE University). For this fifth edition, these programs will once again be invited to participate and submit proposals, along with other programs interested in applying through this public announcement.

Applications now being accepted to take part in Aula Árabe Universitaria 5 (AAU5)
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