This year the Adeje Summer University celebrates 25 years since it first opened its doors to students in South Tenerife. The course offer, drawn up by the University of La Laguna and the Adeje council, always has a healthy inclusion of tourism-related topics, given that the industry is the economic motor for these islands, and this year the inaugural address will be made, on Friday July 15th, by Carlos Vogeler, executive director for member relations of the World Tourism Organisation. The inauguration will be held in the Adeje Convento at midday.
The Summer University offers a range or courses, many of which can help a student accumulate university credits, but they are also designed with the general public in mind. The university opens with a course in recognising autism and resources for teachers and families. Focussing on tourism, you could attend lectures on the ‘sharing economy – the end of tourism as we know it?’, on communication and democracy in the digital age, on managing the change in tourism governance, finance and digital transformation (in English), or on sports management. Of more specific interest, there is a course on new developments in surgery, another on art, culture and law, and on vigilance and control of employment benefits.
The range of workshops also sees sessions on tourism related topics, on learning for highly intelligent/gifted students, on how to be assertive in public, on Canarian wines and another on how to evolve your talent as a communicator/journalist. Unless otherwise stated, courses and workshops are in Spanish. The full programme of courses and workshops is online, www.adeje.es/uva
The courses are all held during the mornings, from 9am – 2pm, and the workshops are scheduled for the afternoons, from 4pm – 8pm. The courses cost €25 and workshops just €10. To register to take part in one or more of these classes you can To register for one or more of These classes, you can do so online, at www.uvadeje.es , at the University of La Laguna (922 319616) or in the Adeje Cultural Centre (922 756246)