The University of Oviedo opens the doors of the institution to twenty young Hispanic Americans of Asturian descent

The University of Oviedo opens the doors of the institution to twenty young Hispanic Americans of Asturian descent
The University of Oviedo opens the doors of the institution to twenty young Hispanic Americans of Asturian descent

Nearly twenty young people, descendants of Asturians, participate in the Ibero-American Campus Orígenes, an initiative of the Ibero-American Association of Communication (ASICOM)

The programme is aimed at young people aged between 18 and 35 from Chile, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Argentina. The main requirement to participate in the campus is to be of Asturian descent.

Family photo with the participants of the Ibero-American Campus Orígenes in the Historical Building of the University of Oviedo.

The rector of the University of Oviedo, Ignacio Villaverde, chaired the opening ceremony of the Ibero-American Campus Orígenes on Monday. A total of 19 young people are participating in the initiative, launched by the Ibero-American Association of Communication (ASICOM), the Principality of Asturias and the Royal Institute of Asturian Studies (RIDEA), which has the collaboration of the academic institution.

The programme is aimed at young people aged between 18 and 35 from Chile, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Argentina. The main requirement to participate in the campus is to be of Asturian descent.

“I would like them to feel that the University of Oviedo is their university and to enjoy Asturias as the great welcoming region that it is,” said the rector, Ignacio Villaverde. The objective of the Ibero-American Campus Orígenes is for the young participants to get to know the region, its culture and its customs in detail in order to keep the link with their roots alive.

The opening ceremony was attended by, along with the rector of the University of Oviedo, the vice-president of the Principality of Asturias, Gimena Llamedo; the president of the General Assembly, Juan Cofiño; the general director of Emigration, Olaya Gómez Romano; the vice-president of the General Assembly, Celia Fernández; the vice-president of ASICOM, Laura Galguera; the director of the Royal Institute of Asturian Studies, Ramón Rodríguez and the director of La Nueva España, Gonzalo Martínez Peón.

 
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