01 February 2023

Hospital Sant Joan de Déu and La Salle-URL sign a collaboration agreement

The agreement will serve to bring both entities closer from an academic, scientific, technological and cultural perspective

Hospital Sant Joan de Déu and La Salle-URL have signed a collaboration agreement in the academic, scientific, technological and cultural fields, through which they formalize their relationship to work together on projects and initiatives of mutual interest. The agreement was signed by Josep M. Santos, General Director of La Salle-URL, and Manuel del Castillo, Managing Director of the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital.

This agreement is signed following the launch of the new degree in Health Engineering, taught jointly by La Salle-URL and Blanquerna-URL, which began during the 22-23 academic year. Sant Joan de Déu and La Salle-URL undertake to promote the promotion of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) through activities, while promoting research, development and innovation in these areas. In addition, and thanks to this agreement, the first-year students of Health Engineering will visit the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital, where they will receive a masterclass session and learn about the center's facilities.

After the signing, which was attended by members of La Salle-URL and managers from Sant Joan de Déu, a visit to two of the main hospital facilities was organized: the Cortex, the logistics control area of ​​the hospital; and the Pediatric Cancer Center, a monographic center serving children and adolescents with cancer and their families. With this agreement, La Salle-URL further expands its collaboration network with leading companies, institutions and entities in their sectors, and reinforces its field of knowledge in Health Engineering.