The aim of this meeting is to discuss and to contrast the different political and scientific strategies applied by different public and private entities/institutions, to encourage and to stimulate the scientific community from universities and research centers to achieve the highest scientific level of excellence. What we do, we do well? How can we improve?
OBJECTIVES
The main objective of the workshop is to share different organizational structures that have led these centers to achieve the Accreditation and Support of Centres of Excellence “Severo Ochoa” and Units of Excellence “María de Maeztu”. The five Centres of Excellence “Severo Ochoa” and the two Units of Excellence “María de Maeztu” are located in the UAB campus. This makes the UAB the campus with the highest number of institutes with scientific excellence distinction that exists in Spain.

Programme

17th OCTOBER
 

 
STRATEGIES TOWARDS ACHIEVING A TOP LEVEL OF SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE at the UAB Campus
 

08:30 – 09:00 h


REGISTRATION

09:00 – 09:45 h

OPEN CEREMONY:

Prof. Francisco Javier LAFUENTE, Vicerector d'Innovació i de Projectes Estratègics and Director of Parc de Recerca UAB
Prof. Arcadi NAVARRO, Secretari d'Universitats i Recerca
Dr. Carmen VELA, Secretaria de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación
Prof. Emilio LORA-TAMAYO, Presidente - CSIC


CHAIR: Prof. Ramon PASCUAL
President - Reial Acadèmia de Ciències i Arts de Barcelona
 

09:45 – 10:30 h


“European Universities’ paths towards excellence”
 

Prof. Rolf TARRACH
President, European University Association
Member of Board of Trustees - BIST
 




10:30 – 10:50 h
 

10:50 – 11:10 h


Presentation of the Severo Ochoa Centres of Excellence, at UAB campus

Centre de Recerca en Agrigenómica (CRAG)

Prof. José Luis RIECHMANN             

Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE)
Prof. Ramon MIQUEL
 

 

11:10 – 11:40 h

 

COFFEE - BREAK


CHAIR: Prof. Lluís ROVIRA
Director of the Catalan Research Centres Institute (CERCA)
 

 

 

11:40 – 12:00 h

12:00 – 12:20 h

12:20 – 12:40 h

Presentation of the Severo Ochoa Centres of Excellence, at UAB campus

Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2)

Prof. Pablo ORDEJÓN
Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB - CSIC)

Prof. Xavier OBRADORS
Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE)

Prof. Teresa GARCIA-MILÀ
 


12:40 – 12:55 h


12:55 – 13:10 h

Presentation of the Maria de Maeztu Units of Excellence, at UAB campus

Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA-UAB)                

Prof. Patrizia ZIVERI
Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics (BGSMath)                

Prof. Marc NOY
 


13:10 – 14:30 h
 

LUNCH TIME


CHAIR: Prof. Xavier OBRADORS
Director - Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Barcelona (ICMAB - CSIC)
 


14:30 – 15:00 h


“The role of scientific excellence in the relationship between technology and research centers, with manufacturing companies”


 


Prof. Dr. Thorsten POSSELT
Executive Director of Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy in Leipzig

 

15:00 – 16:00 h

ROUND TABLE:
“Human Resources Policies for Institutional Excellence”

Moderator:
Prof. Teresa GARCIA-MILÀ
Director Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE)


Participants:
Dr. Tamyko YSA
Vice-Dean of Research. ESADE Business & Law Schools
Prof. Antonio HUERTA
Director – ICREA
Prof. Jean-Paul LAINE, President of World Federation of Scientific Workers
Prof. Pere PUIGDOMENECH, Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG)
 

 

16:00 – 16:30 h

 

COFFEE - BREAK

 

16:30 – 17:30 h

ROUND TABLE:
“The strategies for finance and support for the research excellence”

Moderator:
Prof. Núria SEBASTIÁN
Vicepresident European Research Council


Participants:
Dr. Caterina BISCARI
Director – ALBA Synchrotron
Prof. Francesc SUBIRADA
Director General de Recerca
Prof. Miquel A. PERICÀS
Director - ICIQ
 


CHAIR: Dr. Caterina BISCARI
Director - ALBA Synchrotron
 

17:00 – 17:30 h

“The Scientific Excellence in large research facilities”


Dr. Frank LEHNER
Head of International Cooperation - DESY
 

17:30 – 18:00 h


CLOSING REMARKS
Prof. Andreu MAS-COLELL
President of the Board of Trustees - Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST)
 

Organizing Committee

 
  • Prof. Javier Lafuente

    Vicerector d’Innovació i Projectes Estratègics (UAB)

  • Prof. José Luis Riechmann

    Centre de Recerca en Agrigenómica (CRAG)

  • Prof. Teresa Garcia-Milà

    Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE)

  • Prof. Ramon Miquel

    Institut de Física d’altes Energies (IFAE)       

  • Prof. Pablo Ordejón

    Institut Català de Nanociencia i Nanotecnología (ICN2)

  • Prof. Xavier Obradors

    Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)

  • Prof. Jordina Belmonte / Prof. Patrizia Ziveri

    Institut de Ciencia i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA-UAB)  

  • Prof. Marc Noy / Prof. Lluís Alsedà

    Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics (BGSMath)

  • Prof. Carlos Miravitlles

    Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)

  • Ms. Montse Salas

    Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)


 

FREE REGISTRATION


DEADLINE: 14th OCTOBER
 

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