Gallery: The former president of Ecuador Rosalía Arteaga received the appointment last Wednesday in Spain.
"By honoring Dr. Arteaga today, we do so, at the same time, to all the teachers"
- Dr. Joan-Fracesc Pont Clemente, Full Member of the Royal European Academy of Doctors.
Rosalía Arteaga enters the
Royal European Academy of Doctors
Quito, June 9, 2016
Created in 1914, the Royal European Academy of Doctors cultivates the relationship between academics, but above all the relationship of the Academy with relevant figures who, through their work, have had a significant impact on the sciences, the arts and society. The honorary members of the Academy are chosen, as Dr. Alfredo Rocafort Nicolau put it, "for their admiration of a work well done, with an exceptional nature close to heroism such as that worshiped by the Greeks and Romans."
On the night of June 8, Rosalía Arteaga became an Honorary Member of the Royal European Academy of Doctors together with Leslie Griffin, professor of Biology at Stanford University; Ernesto Kahan, Albert Schweitzer Peace Prize, and Eric Maskin, Nobel Prize in Economics. All in an emotional event held in Lloret de Mar, in Spain.
The presentation of Rosalía Arteaga was in charge of Dr. Joan-Fransesc Pont Clement, who highlighted his work as a teacher, his tireless work for the environment, his literary work in which “Jerónimo” stood out, and above all the courage in the defense of principles during his political facet. Pont Clement said: “It is the republican convictions of Rosalía Arteaga, in the best sense of this term, who wants to build a City with capital letters, which give her the strength to sign a decree of that transcendence and live a week like the one that He lived in the service of his country, without thinking about his own interests. A woman of principles, in short, by defending the principle of secularism and the democratic principle ”.
In her speech to enter the Academy, Rosalía Arteaga addressed the issue of the internationalization of the university, the importance of science and research today. The question was raised about the aging and expiration of universities as we know them. "The university and the academy are called to reinvent themselves every day and for this, the most suitable instruments are internationalization and the creative capacity of their scientists, writers, creators and artists," emphasized the former president of Ecuador.
Congratulations, Dr. Arteaga!