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Canaries hailed as “great place to study” for international careers 

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The Canary Islands have been hailed as a great destination for multinationals and a region full of opportunities.

The praise came from president of the Multinational Association for Brand Spain, Adolfo Aguilar, who took part in the opening of the academic year 2017-2018 of the European Univer-sity of the Canary Islands in La Orotava.

Sr. Aguilar, who was accompanied in the debate by the director of Communication and Institutional Relations of the Universidad Europa, José María Palomares, said studying in the Canaries is a great advantage, because “this region offers a privileged situation on the road between Europe, Africa and America and in a world that is global internationalization is vital. “

“The labour market is changing and we must change with it and take advantage of these chan-ges,” said the president of Multinationals for Marca España, an entity that was created four years ago with the purpose of increasing the work of multinationals in the national territory and attracting new foreign investments.

Sr. Aguilar recalled that multinationals generate more than 1.2 million jobs in Spain and that “our coun-try is still one of the coun-tries with the greatest foreign investment”.

“Today’s students must think of a global form, because there are many international companies that will need their services,” he stressed.

In this regard, the rector of the academic institution, Cristiana Oliveira, also pointed out the international character of the University, which is part of the Laureate Group, with more than 70 university centres in 28 countries, and a multidisciplinary training adapted to the changes of the present society.

The message that emerged is that students who begin and those who continue must be versatile in language proficiency, geographical mobility and adaptation to digital transfor-mation. Three key elements in the education offered by the European University with English classes, exchanging students between universities in other countries and implementing digital tools in training.

The closure of the event was carried out by the Mayor of La Orotava, Francisco Linares, who once again thanked the European Uni-versity of Canarias for its work in education and made it clear that there is a need for good training in order to face the future of the work-force.

This year, 135 new undergraduates have been incorporated, there will be about 180 in masters and postgraduates and there are more than 600 people graduating from the Universidad Europea de Canarias.