ii. Objectives

The e-MTA Campus aims to achieve its growth to become a reference institution at international level in those fields of basic and applied research in which it is has accredited prestige. It also aims to promote the link between research and teaching, especially at a postgrad level, to therefore become a centre that attracts professional, scientific and teaching talent and the best post-grad students. However, the e-MTA Campus not only intends to contribute to the acquisition of new knowledge but also, through its transfer, improving the quality of life and economic and social progress. The e-MTA Campus therefore firmly supports transferring the knowledge it generates, especially in the fields of strategic interest to the Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands and the Province of Girona, such as Tourism Sustainability and the Environment. It does this with the objective of becoming an innovating force in contributing to progress, employability and improvement of social welfare. Furthermore, the impact of the knowledge generated and the transfer of such knowledge must overcome territorial borders to extend to a cross-border, European and world-wide scale.

The strategies for achieving these objectives are as follows:

  • Improvement of research funding, by increasing the total budget earmarked for research and development and the revenue generated by research work (competitive projects, agreements and contracts). The actions planned to achieve this goal are A.C.3, A.C.1, A.C.2, B.C.5, and B.C.10.
  • Recruitment of international experts in all the fields relevant to this project, through tenure track, senior and post-PhD researcher position policies. In particular, the UdG’s strategic action plan includes the line of post-PhD grants to bring qualified PhD staff into the most competitive groups, allowing them to maintain and improve their parameters of excellence, with their sights set on an increase in the basic parameters of scientific productivity, basically the number of articles indexed and their position compared to others in the same field. These new members of the UIB will be the basis for the future human resources of IBREA. The actions planned to achieve this goal are A.G.1, A.C.1, A.C.2, B.C.1, B.C.9, C.C.9 and C.C.10.
  • Headhunting international students, especially postgrads, using a policy of scholarships managed by the UIB. In the last two years, the UIB has handled scholarships co-funded by Santander and Telefónica S.A. and reserved for Latin American students wishing to carry out postgrad courses linked to PhD degrees with a quality award. Similarly, the pre-PhD scholarship programme of the UdG has led to students from abroad joining and continues promoting this internationalisation. The actions planned to achieve this goal, or that could favourable affect it, are A.B.2, A.G.1, A.B.3, A.C.3, A.C.1, A.C.2, C.C.9 and C.C.10.
  • Promotion of research and transfer internationalisation. Linked to this is the creation of an International PhD School, with a line within the PRES-PM framework and another in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute. The latter will hence consolidate the existing relationship between IFISC and the Max Planck Institute in Dresden, which has resulted in a Max Planck international Centre being set up; the IAC3, with the Max Planck Institute of Hanover (GEO project) and the LIGO project for detecting gravitational waves, in which the Relativity group of the IAC3 is the only Spanish group taking part; and the Max Planck Institute in Bremen with IMEDEA and the UIB in the field of Marine Microbiology. At the UIB, this school implies the seed for IBREA, an institution planned within the framework of the Science and Technology Plan of the Balearic Government. This goal will be approached by means of action A.C.3, but also other actions (A.B.2, A.G.1, A.C.1, A.C.2, B.C.1, B.C.9, C.C.9 and C.C.10) will have an impact on this.
  • Promoting research and transfer within the Pyrenees-Mediterranean Cross-Border Research and Higher Education Group (PRES-PM) framework, along with the Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) University and Perpignan Via Domitia University. Within the framework of this group setting up the International PhD School is included. Action A.C.1 will be used to achieve this goal, along with other actions (A.B.9, A.G.1, C.C.8, C.C.10) which are also related to it.
  • Increased  commitment  to  innovation  and  development, favouring patents, entrepreneurship and spin-offs being set up, the relationship with companies and institutions (in particular in the nearby surrounding area, reinforcing existing programmes such as the RESET programme and promoting internationalisation to achieve this. A large number of actions will be used to achieve this goal: A.B.9, A.C.4, A.C.5, B.B.3, B.B.4, B.C.5, B.C.2, B.C.4, B.C.10, B.C.11, C.C.2, C.C.6 and C.C.12.

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