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The Obra Social “la Caixa” and the Euro-mediterranean Tourism and Water Campus presented the program “University Campuses and Economic Growth”

Información actualizada el 5 February 2013

The program makes a commitment to knowledge as an alternative for the socioeconomic revival

 The main objective of the pilot program “University Campuses and Economic Growth”, promoted by Obra Social “la Caixa “, is to highlight the role of universities, research centers, technology centers and innovation and transfer structures in the economic development of Spain.

 The pilot program is committed to reactivate four projects of Campus of International Excellence. These projects were launched in the framework of the Campus of International Excel·lence initiative, developed by the Ministry of Education during the 2008-2011 period, among them, the Euro-mediterranean Tourism and Water Campus.

 In the context of the agreement signed, the Euro-mediterranean Tourism and Water Campus will design a strategic plan to develop a sectorial model of economic growth through the transformation of the existing portfolio of knowledge generated in the academic environment. This strategic plan will specify an operational plan to promote effective policies and facilitate growth in the sectors in which the Campus e-MTA has become strong and spanning a regional or cross-border influence, both in the medium and long term.

 The strategic plan will be developed with public and private actors (university, administration, companies), which constitute the aggregations promoting the Campus e-MTA. Under the responsibility of the coordinator university they will be invited to join the program targeted to the tourism and water sectors.

 The strategic action plan will be approved in the course of the coming months. Later, the Campus representatives will present the findings at a public meeting to be held in the month of May, with the participation of the advisors and targeted sectors.

 Besides the Euro-mediterranean Tourism and Water Campus, three more campuses are part of the pilot program “University campuses and Economic Growth”: Andalucía Tech, Campus Iberus, Campus of International Excellence Ebro Valley, and CEI Canarias. Tricontinental Atlantic Campus, with a total of ten universities involved and thirty-five public and private actors.

 Dr. Màrius Rubiralta, Professor of the University of Barcelona, will direct the program “University Campuses and Economic Growth”

 

Recipharm international environmental 2012 ceremony award

Información actualizada el 31 January 2013

Jesús Gómez, General Manager of Recipharm Parets, SLU yesterday handed this award to Dr. Damià Barceló (director of ICRA) for his scientific career in the world of emerging contaminants that affect the environment.

 

ICRA joins the Catalonia sensors network

Información actualizada el 31 January 2013

11 new sensors of turbulence, temperature and depth of water, installed by the research group RIOS: Fluvial Dynamics Research Group on behalf of the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA) have been incorporated into the sensor IDEC Web Catalog.

 

UdG professor Miquel Solà, new member of the editorial board of the journal Theoretical Chemistry Accounts

Información actualizada el 24 January 2013

This journal is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the field of theoretical and computational chemistry. The more than 275 articles Miquel Solà has published in international journals have received over 5500 citations.

 

Thesis concludes that abandoned land should be managed to avoid fires and soil degradation

Información actualizada el 24 January 2013

The UdG researcher Mohammed Khaled Abd El Aziz has analysed the problem of abandoned land in the Mediterranean region and, specifically, in the area of Cap de Creus. In his research, he has studied vineyards, olive groves, forests and meadows.

 

Proyecto financiado por el Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte en el marco del Programa Campus de Excelencia Internacional

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