Foundation Universitat Jaume I Empresa (FUE-UJI)

The Foundation Universitat Jaume I Empresa of Castellón, Valencian community (Spain), is promoted by the University, the Social Council of the University and the Confederación de Empresarios de Castellón (CEC) (Employer Association of Castellón). Nowadays, FUE-UJI is composed of 16 employees. It was founded in 1993 with the aim of collaborating with the University in the development and creation of activities leading to educate, obtain results in research projects, generate postgraduate work opportunities and improve the potential of companies in addition to the economic and social sectors of Castellón. Aims and objectives: • Exploration for the socio-economic environment in the competence areas of the Foundation. • Promotion of concluding agreements and research contracts. • Increase in university education of non-formal and quality postgraduate training: postgraduate, specialization and expert courses; as well as continuous training. • Promotion of university activities. • Increase in internships in companies, promoting the participation in national programs. • Creation of awards, grants and financial support for research and training. Currently this Institution is composed by 28 Trustees. As a matter of fact, the Board of Trustees is formed by the major companies and institutions of the Province of Castellón. In FUE-UJI a Placement Program of Extracurricular Traineeships is managed in order to develop formative activities. It involves students, supervised by a professional of the company where the traineeship is held and by an academic tutor of the Universitat Jaume I. The main objective is to allow the student to apply and complement the knowledge acquired in their education process and to enhance, at the same time, their acquisition of skills in order that students are prepared for the development of professional activities. Furthermore, the program intends to facilitate their employability and to encourage their entrepreneurship capacity. The Training Department of FUE-UJI manages this program and it establishes cooperation agreement between the parties. From FUE we have managed for several years a Scholarship Program for graduates as Leonardo da Vinci, which later started to manage directly the University. FUE-UJI also has an International Projects Office, which mission is to get funding to develop innovative projects. The R&D is another section of FUE-UJI and it is represented by the office of technology transfer. Its main purpose is to facilitate and promote the collaboration between the research groups of the University and the socioeconomic sector. Finally, the Program Experience was created by the Department of Scholarships for Graduates. It is addressed to recent graduates who are unemployed in order to complete their theoretical training through internships in companies.Website