Programme

Speakers

Registration

Travel, accommodation
and other data of interest

Cultural activities

Location map
and contact

The International Meeting of Rectors of the Compostela Group of Universities (CGU) will bring together, on 19 and 20 May 2022, on the island of Gran Canaria (Spain), the Rectors and Presidents of the universities of the CGU to celebrate the conference on ‘University, Territory and Sustainable Tourism’ and learn about the Camino de Santiago entre volcanes, a tourist attraction to experience and enjoy.

The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the General Directorate of Tourism Planning and Promotion of the Government of the Canary Islands (Spain) collaborate in this academic event of the CGU whose main objective is to create a space for the exchange and sharing of knowledge and experiences. The activities that will be carried out can be found in detail in this section of the website.

We welcome you!

PROGRAMME

Thursday, 19 May 2022

University and territory:
a tandem of excellence

9:00 h  • Official opening | Rectorate. University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

  • Prof. Dr Mr Lluis Serra Majem, Rector of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Prof. Dr Mr Marek Kręglewski, President of the Compostela Group of Universities
  • HE Ms Yaiza Castilla Herrera, Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands

9:30 h  • Conference

The potential of the Universities and the land-use planning

SPEAKER: Prof. Dr Mr Rubén Camilo Lois González, full professor of the University of Santiago de Compostela.

CHAIR: Prof. Dr Mr Marek Kręglewski, President of the Compostela Group of Universities.
DEBATE

10:15 h  • Conference

University and sustainable tourism

SPEAKER: Prof. Dr Mr Sergio Moreno Gil, Professor of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

CHAIR: Prof. Dr Mr Lluis Serra Majem, Rector of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
DEBATE

11:00 h  • Coffe break

11:30 h  • Discussion panel

University, resources and sustainable tourism

Prof. Dr Ms María de los Ángeles Piñeiro Antelo, Doctor Assistant Professor of the University of Santiago de Compostela

Prof. Dr Mr Ángel Lobo Rodrigo, Professor of the University of La Laguna.

CHAIR: Ill. Mr Ciprián Rivas Fernández, General Director of Tourism Planning and Promotion of the Government of the Canary Islands.

DEBATE

12:30 h  • Working table and best practices

Working table 1

University policies on sustainable tourism

Working table 2

University policies on territory

13:30 h  •  Presentation of conclusions of the working tables

14:30 h  •  Lunch

16:30 h  • Visit to the main spots of the city of Las Palmas

18:30 h  •  Interactive cultural and gastronomic experience | Hotel Escuela Santa Brígida

20:15 h  • Dinner | Hotel Escuela Santa Brígida

Friday, 20 May 2022

Camino de Santiago entre volcanes
Tourist-Cultural Itinerary

The Camino de Santiago de Canarias seen as a historical, tourist and cultural reality

9:00 h  • Reading and signature of declaration | Presidency of the Canary Islands Government

Declaration of Presidents and Rectors on
‘Camino de Santiago between volcanoes’

  • HE Ms Yaiza Castilla Herrera, Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands
  • Prof. Dr Mr Marek Kręglewski, President of the Compostela Group of Universities
  • Prof. Dr Mr Lluis Serra Majem, Rector of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Prof. Dr Ms Rosa Mª Aguilar Chinea, Rector of the University of La Laguna

10:15 h  • Departure to La Cruz de Tejeda

Walk to Ventana del Nublo

Gomeran whistle activity intangible heritage of humanity

14:30 h  • Lunch | Town hall of Tejeda

One of the “Most Beautiful Towns in Spain”

18:00 h  •  Return to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Speakers

Prof. Dr Mr Rubén Camilo Lois González

Professor at the University of
Santiago de Compostela (USC)

Professor Rubén Lois holds an Extraordinary PhD Award in Geography from the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) and is a great specialist in land use planning.

Full Professor of Regional Geographical Analysis, he is also a coordinator of the Grupo ANTE-Territorial Analysis Research Group (GI-1871), which is recognised as a Research Excellence Group for its dynamism and collaboration with other entities.

Prof. Dr Mr Sergio Moreno Gil

Professor at the University of
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Professor Sergio Moreno is a specialist in tourism marketing and dynamisation of destinations.

An expert advisor in tourism to the European Commission (EASME), he has been a lecturer at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) since 1998. He is also the director of the Marketing Division of the University Institute for Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development (TIDES) of the ULPGC, and the director of Institutional Relations of the UNESCO Chair of Tourism Planning and Sustainable Development.

Profa. Dr Ms María de los Ángeles Piñeiro Antelo

Doctor Assistant Professor of the
University of Santiago de Compostela

María de los Ángeles Piñeiro Antelo is Doctor Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography of the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) and Secretary of the Galician Studies and Development Institute (IDEGA).

She has more than 10 years of professional experience in the university field in research contracts and project management, and her lines of research focus on local development, especially in fisheries and fisheries policy in Galicia and Europe.

Prof. Dr Mr Ángel Lobo Rodrigo

Professor at the
University of La Laguna

Professor Ángel Lobo Rodrigo is a lawyer and holds a PhD in Administrative Law from the University of La Laguna (ULL) with the thesis “La implantación de redes de telecomunicaciones en archipiélagos: su articulación con el ordenamiento territorial y urbanístico” (The implementation of telecommunication networks in archipelagos: Their articulation with territorial and urban development planning). He is a great specialist in the management of marine and coastal tourism resources.

REGISTRATION

To participate in the International Meeting of Rectors of the Compostela Group of Universities, it is necessary to register online.

Travel, accommodation and other data of interest

TRAVEL

Airport shuttle bus

Buses in the Canary Islands are called guaguas. The intercity transport service company on the island of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is called Salcai Utinsa S.A. (known as ‘Global’).

Taxi service at the airport

Taxi services on the island are centralized by companies, and depending on the area of the island where you are, you have to contact one company or another.

The companies that operate in the areas where the activities of the International Meeting of Rectors will take place are:

ACCOMMODATION

The hotels recommended for accommodation during the International Meeting of Rectors are:


Hotel Cristina
by Tigotan Las Palmas
 *****


Hotel Santa Catalina,
a Royal Hideaway Hotel
 *****


Hotel Occidental
Las Palmas
 ****


Bull Hotels
Hotel Reina Isabel & Spa
 ****


OTHER DATA OF INTEREST

Cultural activities

The silbo gomero 

The silbo gomero (the Gomeran whistle) is one of the most original and cohesive cultural expressions of the Canary Archipelago. It was created by the first settlers of the Island of La Gomera to communicate over great distances and even as a secret language, and represents the most living tradition that has come down to us from the pre-Hispanic past of these islands. It has been declared Oral, Cultural and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and procedures have recently begun to recognize it as a Bien de Interés Cultural (Asset of Intangible Cultural Interest) in the category of traditions and oral expressions with a Canarian scope.

The participants of the International Meeting of Rectors of the CGU will have the opportunity to learn about all the details of this intangible heritage, its exceptional value, its technical and aesthetic complexity and its condition as an expression of the popular culture of the Canarian territory.

Gastronomy

The agri-food raw material and the gastronomic elaborations of the Canary Islands are very varied and many of them receive the quality seal of Protected Designation of Origin of the European Union. Thus, miscegenation, fusion of elements and contrast of flavors are common denominators to all Canarian cuisine. Knowing its benefits is a necessary experience for the senses and the International Meeting of Rectors will offer the opportunity to do so through a participatory group activity with a chef.

The Camino entre volcanes

The history of the Camino entre volcanes (Way between volcanoes) dates back to 1965, with the granting of a Papal Bull that allowed the celebration of the Jacobeo in Gáldar that year with the same privileges as the Compostelan jubilee year. That first recognition continued to be renewed in later commemorations of the Holy Years, until in 1992 it was decided to keep it forever.

Two of the stages of this Camino have their connection in the Cruz de Tejeda, in the Tejeda town hall, recognized as one of the ‘Most Beautiful Towns in Spain’ and located within the Canarian Network of Protected Natural Areas.

The Rectors and Presidents of the International Meeting of Rectors of the CGU will be able to get to know this environment, part of the ‘Camino de Santiago entre volcanes Tourist-Cultural Itinerary’.

Location map

Contact

Queries on organisation in situ

General Directorate of Tourism Planning and Promotion
Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islandso

Tel.: (+34) 618 797 731  •  (+34) 680 427 791

ygalale@gobiernodecanarias.org
esaipel@gobiernodecanarias.org

Queries on academic
and administrative organisation

Compostela Group of Universities

Tel.: (+34) 881 8 12931  •  (+34) 619 685 245

grupo.compostela@usc.es