Faculties and centres
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates
In 2010, two crucial institutions for the growth of the province of Alicante, the Marjal Group and the University of Alicante, signed an agreement expressing their will to start a close and productive relationship in the academic, business and social spheres. This agreement laid the foundations of the Marjal Healthy International Endowment Professorship with the aim of being a nucleus for reflection, debate and research in the field of life parameters and healthy building.
After many years working in this field, both institutions agreed to change the focus of this collaboration and in 2019 the Endowment Professorship is renamed the Marjal Endowment Professorship for Sustainable Innovation | University of Alicante. The new orientation of this Endowment Professorship revolves to put the focus on innovation seen from multiple perspectives and linked to actions and sustainable results in the long term that allow academic, business and social progress.
It is the perfect combination. Marjal, besides contributing its patronage and economic resources, also contributes with work, experience and business projects within the classrooms and challenges for the research groups. The University of Alicante, for its part, provides an inexhaustible source of knowledge, creativity, and innovation through its students' enthusiasm and its researchers' talent.