Activities

Jakiunde's goal is to champion, design and assess initiatives that promote a knowledge society. The Academy aims to encourage the exchange of knowledge between Science, Arts and Literature, as well as to boost freedom of research and creation, as it regards knowledge as the driving force for social progress. In keeping with these values, it is involved only in intellectual and academic activities which are based on reflection, unrelated to circumstantial trends and guided by a critical spirit.

Jakin-Mina

Jakin-Mina

Jakin-mina is a programme for students aged 15-16 who are studying at secondary schools in the Basque Autonomous Community and Navarra, and it involves a series of lectures which cover numerous disciplines and are presented by leading experts in the field. The courses are held in Bilbao, San Sebastian, Vitoria-Gasteiz and Pamplona. Since it started in 2011, around a thousand young people have taken part in the programme up until now.

By offering this activity, Jakiunde hopes to give these young people a broader outlook with regards to knowledge and to ignite their curiosity, boosting their interest in the search for the unknown.

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Technology Milestones

Technology Milestones

The autonomous communities of the Basque Country and Navarre are small regions with limited resources, yet each has a history of getting things right when it comes to prioritising and aligning science and technology with the needs of business. While both communities are well positioned with respect to most regions of Europe, both in terms of business and of science and technology, there is still a risk of lagging behind the leading countries. We need a long term strategy that brings out the strengths of each of the communities and focusses on those technologies with the greatest chance of generating maximum economic and social return. This is called a Research and Innovation Smart Specialisation Strategy (RIS3).

Jakiunde has begun organising conferences to explore these matters. The first conference in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country was held in collaboration with Mondragon University on 24 October 2018 in the Kursaal in Donostia-San Sebastián, sponsored by the Mondragon Corporation (MCC). The conference in Navarre, in collaboration with SODENA, the Public University of Navarre and the University of Navarre, was held on 26 November 2019 in Baluarte, Pamplona, sponsored by the Government of Navarre.

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Hotsak/Sonidos

Hotsak/Sonidos

HOTSAK-SONIDOS is a JAKIUNDE programme coordinated by two academics: Teresa Catalán, composer, Emeritus Professor of Composition at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, and winner of the National Music Award 2017; and Igor Ijurra, Director of the Orfeón Pamplonés.

Music is in the arts, the sciences, religion, and countless other aspects of human life. Hence, HOTSAK-SONIDOS brings music together with other disciplines. After all, they are not so far apart in the real world.

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