The 2nd International Conference on Media in Higher Education is a joint organization between The School of Education and Social Sciences, Leiria Polytechnic (IPL), Portugal, and the School of Art and Communication, European University of Madrid, Spain. The event is aimed at reflecting upon university media as training spaces for different areas in Journalism and Communication.

The upcoming Conference will provide participants with the opportunity to identify and discuss practices, challenges and solutions in the context of university media, with a specific approach on student learning opportunities from the point of view of employment, active methodologies of education and the use of professional techniques in laboratories and university mass media.

It will also promote collaboration and sharing of experiences among researchers, teachers, professionals and students, thus contributing towards the development of research on the subject.

Accordingly, the 2nd International Conference on Media in Higher Education will have as primary goals:

  • To analyze current educational methodologies in university labs and media, as well as the technological needs they entail;
  • To analyze the impact of laboratories, clinics and agencies as a means for learning professional skills and the subsequent employability of students;
  • To reflect on the social role of media in Higher Education contexts (scope of influence, agents of innovation, and possible relations with professional circles …);
  • To get to know the experiences on the creation of professional scenarios for learning purposes, together with experiences in entrepreneurship with agents and institutions;
  • To explore possibilities of action and research media paths in Higher Education.

The 2nd International Conference on Media in Higher Education is an opportunity for scientific and academic analysis of students’ professionalization and employability within the Arts and Communication, two areas closely related to creative economy and, therefore, of great economic impact.


Teachers, researchers, communication professionals, higher education students

Working languages

Portuguese, Spanish and English