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The Compostela Group of Universities publishes on the pages of the video and research pitches contests the composition of the jury for this year’s call.  

The joint jury of the X International Video and the V Research Pitches Contests’ is headed by the President of the Compostela Group of Universities (CGU), Marek Kręglewski, and the Vice-President of the CGU, Inmaculada Fortanet. It is also composed of the Rector of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Iryna Kiturka; the Academic Programme Director of the Faculty of Communication of the University of Piura, Dr Juan Carlos Antonio More Mori; and the Vice-Dean for International Cooperation in the Faculty of Law for Commerce and Judiciary of University Business Academy in Novi Sad, Marijana Mladenov. As usual, the executive secretary of the Compostela Group of Universities, María Teresa Carballeira Rivera, will act as secretary of this body.

When reviewing the applications submitted for the X International Video Contest, the members of the jury will assess the following criteria included in the guidelines of this permanent activity of the CGU:

  • Topic of the video.
  • Creativity of the editors and originality of the video.
  • Technical features of the video.
  • Innovation and technology management.
  • Clarity of presentation.

As for the V Research Pitches Contest, the following dispositions reflected in its guidelines will be taken into consideration:

  • Clarity of the presentation.
  • Nature, objectives and relevance of the research.
  • Enthusiasm of the presenter for his/her research, as well as his/her ability to capture and maintain the audience attention.
  • Technical features.

The number of applications for the 2021 call falls

The joint jury for both contests will review the 22 applications submitted by students and researchers from the network’s member universities to the current call. Concretely, three applications were received for the X International Video Contest, while 19 were received for the V Research Pitches Contest.

Participation in both activities decreased compared to the previous call, with 33 applications received in 2020. There was a particularly sharp drop in the number of applications in the video contest, where three applications were received compared to eight last year and three in 2019. In the research pitches contest, the volume remains relatively stable, with 25 applications received in 2020 and 15 in 2019.

In the video contest, applications came from two higher education institutions based in Spain and Mexico. Specifically, the universities of Lleida and Anáhuac Xalapa.

In the research pitches contest, the applications are from ten higher education institutions in Spain, Hungary, Germany, Portugal and Mexico. The universities of Santiago de Compostela, Pécs, Regensburg, Minho, Basque Country, A Coruña, Zaragoza, Monterrey and Seville.