UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA (ULPGC)Partner
Department carrying out activities: institute of tourism and sustainable economic development (TIDES)
The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) is located on the island of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands), Spain. It was set up in May 1989 by the University Reorganization Law passed by the Canary Islands’ Parliament, which united the Canary Islands Polytechnic University (initially, in 1979, the Polytechnic University of Las Palmas), and other university centers on Gran Canaria, some of which dated back to the 19th century. Therefore, an institution brings together a modern approach and many decades of experience. The ULPGC is recognized as a Campus of International Excellence, and a leading university in e-learning from the Ministry of Education of the Government of Spain. It is worth noting the achievement of five UNESCO Chairs at the ULPGC. Actually, with its 161 research groups and its 9 University Institutes, the ULPGC leads 286 research and innovation projects.
RESEARCHERS CARRYING OUT ACTIVITIES
Name: Carmelo Javier León González
Dr. Carmelo J. León González is a PhD in Economics from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) and Bachelor of Economics from the University of La Laguna, Tenerife. He is also Master in Economics and Diploma in Economics from the University of Manchester. He teaches at the Department of Economic Analysis since 1989. He is Director of the Research Group Ecomas (Economy, Environment, Sustainability and Tourism), Director of the Institute of Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development (Tides) and the UNESCO Chair in Tourism Planning and Sustainable Development ULPGC. From 2001 to 2008 has been Director of the Doctoral Program in Economics Department of Applied Economic Analysis in the ULPGC. He has been the principal investigator of several national and international projects related to Economics, Environment and Tourism. He is specialized in environmental economics, the valuation of environmental goods, the economics of tourism, economy aquaculture and natural resources. He has spoken at numerous conferences nationally and internationally and has written more than 70 scholarly articles, books and book ́s chapters. Heading up TIDES his mission is to bring the fledgling center into the top ten tourism institutes in the world via a multitude of interdisciplinary research initiatives.
Name: Marcelo Mautone
Name: Laura Gaspar
Laura Gaspar is the Community Manager of SOCLIMPACT by the University Institute TIDES of ULPGC. She has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. She is specialized in the Marketing field and has several years of experience in digital and corporate communication, development of social media strategies, content creation, data analytic and execution of marketing campaigns.
Name: Yen Elízabeth Lam González
During the last five years, she has been author of 15 publications (books, chapters and articles), and speaker in more than 20 international congresses and seminars. She has also been peer reviewer in five journals, and coordinator of more than 10 scientific events and publications. She has participated in 12 RDI European Projects, under Horizon 2020, Interreg and Erasmus Funding Programmes. She has participated in the Integral Tourism Development Strategy of the Old Havana, world heritage site, and in capacity building and other cooperation initiatives for the United Nations (UNESCO, UNDP), World Bank and COSUDE. She is also external expert for project evaluation for the European Commission. Her main areas of research interest are Tourism, Climate Change, Sustainability, Coastal and Maritime Tourism, Destination Marketing and Small Islands States.
Name: Carmen García Galindo
Name: Matias Manuel gonzález hernández
Dr. González is PhD in Economics from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) and Bachelor of Economics from the University of La Laguna, Tenerife. He teaches at the Department of Economic Analysis. He is Managing Director at the UNESCO Chair in Tourism Planning and Sustainable Development ULPGC. He has been the principal investigator of several national and international projects related to Environment and Tourism. He is specialized in environmental economics, sustainable tourism, international cooperation and the economics of tourism.
Name: Gonzalo Díaz-Meneses
Name: JORGE ARAÑA
Name: Sergio Moreno Gil
Name: Javier de León González
Javier de León Ledesma is lecturer at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. His research interests centre on tourism, sustainable development, financial information in federal and local government, financial and budgetary management and the economics of the public sector. He has published numerous articles in scientific journals, both national and international. He has also authored various books and book chapters on these subjects. He is Secretary of the Institute of Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development (Tides) and of the UNESCO Chair in Tourist Planning and Sustainable Development at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.