Mobility, exchange and collaboration opportunities are growing rapidly at EELISA. But in the midst of this moment of acceleration, we believe it’s important to capture the vision and experience of each and every person who is making that growth possible.
On this occasion, we look back to December 2022, when EELISA Community Industrial Design for Human (ID4H) members and coordinators Piera Maresca and Òscar O. Santos-Sopena participated in an event to promote the collaboration with ERASMUS+ KA103 Staff Mobility for Training programs.
By sharing their expectations, experience and views, the ID4H community members, along with the EELISA Academic & Scientific Board, had the chance to gather at Universitatea Politehnica din București and discuss possible initiatives in which students, professors, and researchers from both institutions could be involved to continue spreading the mission of EELISA, as well as the mission of its respective communities.
Read more about Òscar and Piera’s experience in Bucharest in the following co-written article:
In this way, we were able to open our minds to be able to continue developing our work as active members of the community and the alliance to be able to create joint degree programs, attractive initiatives for students, and new possibilities for joint research proposals where financing and the spirit of European identity/community are essential.
Piera Maresca, Vice-Dean of International Relations
Òscar O. Santos-Sopena, Associate Director for Students Affairs, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería y Diseño Industrial (ESTIDI), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
More about Piera
Dr. Piera Maresca is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical, Chemical, and Industrial Design Engineering at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. She is a courses coordinator for several Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs in Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering.
More about Òscar
Dr. Santos-Sopena holds a Ph.D. in Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture – Comparative and Cultural Studies from University of Maryland – College Park, and a Certificate in Arts Administration from New York University (NYU).
Òscar organizes internacional and educational programs, coordinates cultural events, and designs communication, social media and digital marketing strategies to promote several international students services and arts management initiatives.