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Adeje’s university campus is 9 years in existence 

The Tourism grade has 160 students registered for this year’s courses

The Adeje convent hosted the inauguration of the Tourism Grade course in the University of La Laguna southern campus, which is here in the Adeje Cultural Centre. Present at the event were the Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, the ULL rector Rosa María Aguilar Chinea, and the invited speaker and professor in the department of history and geography, Ana del Camren Viña Bríto, whose address examined the history of ‘la isla Bonita’, La Palma.

The rector said that this year the course and the university, given the pandemic which had affected so much of the academic world, were back “even stronger, in the firm belief that public education is more important than ever”.  She said that the Adeje campus “was very important for the university”, and that the course had been developed with one of their “most important strategic partners, the Adeje Town Hall.  This is a huge opportunity for the university to be present in one of the thriving parts of the island…following one of the most difficult crisis.  As a public body reinvention is vital, extract what is positive and open new lines of work towards a more sustainable and safe form of tourism”.

She continued, “we have to emerge working together looking for new solutions, we as a public university have a duty to offer the best education and teachers to our students and, of course, continue with research, something that defines  us….we are creating new ways of thinking , new methods for social transformation…”

The mayor of Adeje, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, agreed that being in a position to welcome a new group of students to the course “signifies so much, it is a symbol of new opportunities, of hope.  We started on this journey with the university over 20 years ago, and today we are celebrating 9 years of the existence of the Adeje University Campus, with our greatest resource, our people”. 

The mayor said that tourism must continue to be the region’s economic motor but it was important that the wealth created by tourism was beneficial to all in the region.  The tourism grade was part of that, an investment in training students to ensure they had a gamut of professional possibilities in the present and the future