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Presentation and Objectives

In 2012 the Academy of Medical and Health Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands -the Academy- initiated a project to create the InterAc Salut Foundation, linked to public Catalan universities. InterAc Salut is the culmination of the long relationship between the Academy and these universities, and its main objective is to become a benchmark in post-graduate training, and in research of Health Sciences teaching, by incorporating the knowledge and experience derived from clinical practice.

With the initial support of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya -UPC-, the Universitat de Girona -UdG-, the Universitat de Lleida -UdL-, the Universitat Rovira i Virgili -URV-,and the Universitat de Vic -Uvic-, the Academy initiated the procedures to create the InterAc Salut Foundation. The aim of the Foundation is to bestow academic recognition on activities promoted by the Academy, its subsidiaries and its Scientific Societies, and to develop joint postgraduate specialized programmes.

At the beginning of 2016, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) becomes honorary member of the Foundation Board.

InterAc Salut Foundation continues working to establish new relationships with education and research institutes in order to consolidate its name as a centre of reference for postgraduate specialized training and teaching research in Health Sciences.

The foundational objective of InterAC Salut Foundation, as an inter-university institute dedicated to the development of specialised postgraduate teaching and scientific research, is to promote prestige and excellence in Health Sciences, and to become a benchmark in its training, teaching research and study.
InterAc Salut Foundation objectives are:

  • Carrying out research on methods of teaching the Health Sciences by integrating both public and private initiatives. The methods are orientated to responding to the needs of our society.
  • Encouraging high quality research on teaching innovation meeting both public and private interests and responding to the demand for research.
  • Participating in the training of healthcare professionals, researchers and teachersin all Health Sciences specialities through integrating the Scientific Societies of the Academy.
  • Strengthening the international presence of both teaching research and training programs, thanks to the world-wide links of the Academy Scientific Societies.
  • Offering excellent postgraduate education which mixes academic excellence and practical orientation, through the Academy's Scientific Societies.
  • Aiding the multidisciplinary approach and the work of different Health Sciences professionals represented in the Academy.
  • Participating in accredited programs of activities and both public and private projects with the support of recognised members of the Scientific Societies.
  • Building partnerships with other academic institutions to facilitate an exchange program between InterAc Salut Foundation and other institutions. This is intended to be a reciprocal relationship.
  • Collaborating with ascribed universities and other institutions in order to design and implement policies to deliver aid in the field of Health Sciences to developing countries.
  • Maintaining an open dialogue through organising public events and activities about general interest topics in Health Sciences.