In order to maintain collaboration in ongoing research at AC4 and in the International Program of the ALC, AC4 is able to invite a visiting scholar on a one-year appointment schedule. The visiting scholar program enables ALC scholars who meet Columbia University criteria to develop research partnerships with AC4’s extensive network of academics and practitioners.
The development of this program allows the activities to be consolidated that are already underway through the ALC International Program headed by Dr. Ibarretxe, along with providing momentum for other new activities, by consolidating it as an instrument that fosters advanced learning and research and innovation in areas of mutual interest to encourage progress in gaining knowledge, whose transfer will help to promote sustainable human development. The establishment of the ALC visiting scholar stimulates the collaborative university activity and create stable links between the people and teams of both institutions, so that impetus is given to research and innovation in collaboration and whose transfer will contribute to fostering more sustainable and fairer social and economic development.
Visiting Scholars from the ALC in the Basque Country
Miren Onaindia Ph.D.
Professor Onaindia is a Professor on Ecology at the University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU) and Director of the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Development and Environmental Education. She is also Lecturer in the Biology degree as well as in Master’s and Doctorate programmes. She is the director of the Master in “Environment and Sustainability” of the UPV/EHU. Her research topic focuses on the study of biodiversity, landscape and evaluation of ecosystems, with application to the landscape sustainable management. She has directed 14 Doctoral Theses and 30 Master projects. She has published a total of 70 papers in scientific journals, books and book chapters, and 20 pedagocical publications. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Spanish Committee of the MaB-UNESCO program of Biosphere Reserves (Ministry of Rural and Marine Environment) since 2008, of which she was president between 2008 and 2012. Representative of the university in the Patronage of the Armañón Natural Park / Bizkaia from 2009 to 2017. She has held the positions of Deputy Dean at the Faculty of Sciences (1997-2000) and Director of International Relations for the UPV/EHU (2000-2001).
Gorka Roman, Ph.D.
Gorka Roman is a professor at the University of the Basque Country. He holds a PhD in Political Science and is currently finishing another PhD in Psychodidactics. He has several Bachelor’s Degrees in Social and Cultural Anthropology, English Studies and Basque Studies. He also has different Master’s Degrees in Nationalism, Visual Anthropology and Conflict Resolution and Migrations. His expertise includes nationalism, discourse analysis and processes of inclusion with migrants and refugees in the European and Basque contexts. His current research combines different international investigation groups working in fields related to sociocultural inclusion and civil networks. He is also Principal Investigator in an Erasmus+ project working on Aumentative and Alternative Communication. He has diverse publications on different topics such as political violence, identity formation and social inclusion.