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"VI course of prehistoric art" of the International University of the Sea (15/05/2014)

The Mayor of Moratalla, Antonio García Rodríguez, presented this morning in the hall of the City Hall "Course VI Prehistoric Art" that impart Sea International University's headquarters in Moratalla from 22 to 25 July 2014.

With this new edition, aims to consolidate the recovery of Moratalla Headquarters of the International University of the Sea, after the return of the town last year, this program and summer activities.

The Mayor was accompanied by Martin D. Fernando Rubio, Vice President of Strategic Development and Training, University of Murcia, and Ms.

Mari Carmen Martinez Graciá, Director of International University of the Sea;

and by Dr. D. Miguel Angel Mateo Saura, who co-directs the course by the professor of the University of Murcia, José Miguel Noguera Celdran, and Ms.

Juana María Blázquez Sánchez, Councillor for Education and Culture of the City of Moratalla, who expressed his deep appreciation to value our rock art and believe in the benefits and suitability which is conducting this course in Moratalla.

Appreciation has been extended to many brilliant people who taught their lessons in the course and students enrolled, whose presence is of vital importance for our country, for they are the best ambassadors of our cultural heritage, and active elements for future conservation.

According to the Mayor of Moratalla, beyond their enormous intrinsic value from an academic point of view, the conclusion of this course represents the achievement of several key objectives for the municipality;

one hand, the "rehabilitation" of Moratalla host the Sea International University, ending the sad time lapse during which our town, was out of a training circuit that allowed to maintain close ties with the University, and hold courses and activities intrinsically linked to our territory, while promoting and publicizing the town and its values ​​among students, most in their future researchers and teachers;

and among teachers and personalities that accompany us these days.

As this is an activity that discloses our cultural and tourism resources and directly contributes to the smooth running of facilities and catering alojativos Moratalla.

In this sense, García Rodríguez insisted that Moratalla should do everything in its power to be at the forefront of rock art, and this opportunity is one of those that can not be missed.

Rock art is one of the most important elements that characterizes the municipality;

"And therefore not relent in our efforts to fight for its preservation, protection and dissemination"

The Mayor also said that "we can be happy that sight again Moratalla be consolidated Sea International University headquarters, and it is our hope that in future we can expand this partnership and continue to improve in both quantity and quality of training opportunities, and facilities for students and teachers. "

For his part, Dr. Miguel Ángel Mateo Saura, who co-directs the course by the professor of the University of Murcia D. José Miguel Noguera Celdran, Moratalla highlighted as the ideal natural setting to host a course on art prehistoric, not for nothing is the town of Murcia with the highest number of sites and all the knowledge that in the present situation, keep a course like the one presented today, it is a remarkable effort by both the City Moratalla and the University of Murcia.

According to Matthew Saura, one of the main objectives of the course is, without sacrificing scientific rigor required of a course on this subject, provide an updated where runs today research and vision this target responds programming sixth edition today has been presented.

For this, the "Course VI Prehistoric Art" has, once again, a faculty of proven worth.

Finally Miguel Angel Mateo Saura has made a quick run through the course program, which consists of eight papers, to be held in the morning, and several visits to sites and museum and exhibition centers.


Mari Carmen Martinez Graciá, Director of International University of the Sea, referred to the new value of this issue: the possibility for students to enjoy free accommodation.

This measure will enable students from other regions can afford to move to Moratalla and attend the course.

In concluding his remarks, noting that it has courses Sea International University and specifically the "Course VI Prehistoric Art," are open to everyone.

Finally Martin D. Fernando Rubio, Vice President of Strategic Development and Training, also emphasized this regard, stating that the University of Murcia must reach the widest possible public, and this has formed a set of courses, which have a complex important collaborative and ultimately form a very interesting and attractive educational offer called "Summer School of the International University of the Sea", among them the "Course VI Prehistoric Art" because it is the only one on this subject in the Region of Murcia.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Moratalla

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