Assessment of the stay at the Interuniversity Institute of Geography of the University of Alicante, by Flor Andrea Martínez Lévaro
Academic discipline and current profession: Architecture
University of origin: Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM), Mexico
Period of stay in the IIG: September - November 2018
What is your academic background and professional experience?
I am Architect and I am currently coursing the Master in Reuse of Built Heritage at Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM), Mexico. I have professional experience in the field of the restoration of historical monuments and review of restoration and conservation projects by the government.
How did you find the Interuniversity Institute of Geography of the University of Alicante?
My professors and thesis advisers know the professors at the University of Alicante and they recommended me through lectures on subjects related to my postgraduate course.
What motivated your stay at the Interuniversity Institute of Geography of the University of Alicante?
On the one hand, the academic profile and research experience of the professors at the Interuniversity Institute of Geography, especially in terms of urban analysis and heritage management.
On the other hand, the direct contact and close relationship between the UAM and the UA by collaborating in publishing of specialized books focused on heritage management issues.
What research project did you develop during your stay?
I was able to advance in research techniques applied to building management, heritage management and sustainable tourism development in rural areas.
To what extent were the technical facilities and the work team of the Institute useful for the development of your research?
The Interuniversity assigned to me an office and access to the campus's wireless internet network. In addition, I have access to the libraries of the university. The support and disposition of the professors of the Institute were total and it was very useful.
What is your assessment of the educational and recreational offer offered by the university campus?
The offer is excellent. The academic programs are very complete and the professors motivate the participation of the students, they try that the classes are dynamic and able to increase the competitiveness of their students in different specialties.
In Mexico, to April 5, 2019
Interuniversity Institute of Geography (Alicante)
Universidad de Alicante Edificio de Institutos Universitarios Apartado de Correos, 99 03080 Alicante