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Research universities across the world: Paths to academic excellence. Josep Joan Moreso Rector of Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. THE BIRTH AND REVIVAL OF UNIVERSITIES Moscow, October 2012. UPF: a young public university of quality. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012Research universities across the world:Paths to academic excellenceJosep Joan Moreso Rector of Pompeu Fabra University, BarcelonaTHE BIRTH AND REVIVAL OF UNIVERSITIESMoscow, October 2012</p><p>Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012</p></li><li><p>UPF: a young public university of quality Times Higher Education ranking (2012) 100 under 50: position 17 worldwide and 1st-ranked Spanish university</p></li><li><p>Strategies for International Excellence of European Research Universities: sharing best practicesStudents: 9.115 + 4.054Undergraduate: 9.115 Postgraduate: 2.927Doctoral students: 1.127</p><p>Academic staff: Faculty members: 324Part-time and other teaching staff: 556</p><p>Administrative and service staff: 670</p><p>Budget (2012): 1219M53% Ordinary public funding22% Research16% Students fees</p><p>Institutions: 7 faculties; 1 polytechnic school; 8 departments; 3 university institutes; 4 associated centres; 3 postgraduate platforms; 1 continuing education instituteUPF, an overview* (academic year 2011 - 2012)Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012*Data does not include affiliated centres</p><p>Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012</p></li><li><p>Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012A urban university at the heart of Barcelona</p><p>Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012</p></li><li><p>Mar campus: health and life sciences</p></li><li><p>Poblenou campus:communication and information technologies</p></li><li><p>Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012Teaching quality21 undergraduate studies, 109 masters degrees and 9 doctoral programmes </p><p>Main indicators of teaching quality:2 students apply for every UPF available place (2012-13)The highest rate of academic achievement in Spain: 86% (2010-11)Employability rate: 87% (Catalan Quality Assurance Agency, 2011)Satisfaction rate: 93% of UPF graduates would choose the same university again (Catalan Quality Assurance Agency, 2011)</p><p>Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012</p></li><li><p>Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012Research &amp; Innovation22% of university funding comes from research activity (competitive and non competitive calls) (2012)</p><p>One of the twenty European universities with more projects awarded by the European Research Council (10 in 2012)</p><p>1st Spanish university in international cooperation and field normalized citation score (Scimago Institutions Rankings, SIR World Report, 2011)</p><p>Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012</p></li><li><p>Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012International Vocation37% of official masters students and 50% of doctoral students are international (2011-12)</p><p>16% of students are in mobility at UPF (2011-12)</p><p>Study Abroad Programme: 912 students (2011-12)</p><p>29% of graduates undertook study periods abroad (2010-11)</p><p>1st Spanish Univ. in International faculty (THE 2011)</p><p>Agreements with 27 of the Top 50 worlds univ. (THE, 2011)</p><p>Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012</p></li><li>Current context in Spanish &amp; Catalan HEIsGeneral economic crisis and budgetary cuts in universities funding:</li><li><p>STUDENTSUndergraduate studies: English-taught programmes and courses, study abroad programme, UPF-UCLA summer school14% of new students finished high school w/honors (2012-13)</p><p>Graduate studies:8 out of 9 Doctoral programmes recognised with the Mention to Excellence (Spanish Ministry of Education)65% of thesis defended in English (2011-12)(+) Specialised postgraduate platforms: Barcelona GSE (economics)Barcelona School of Management (BSM) (management)Barcelona Institute for International Relations (IBEI) (politics, IR)Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012</p><p>Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012</p></li><li><p>TEACHING AND RESEARCH:A singular model of Administration - Universities partnershipICREA programme (2001)Goal: to promote research in any field of knowledge by recruiting international talent for the Catalan R&amp;D systemAnnual call - 282 researchers hired from 2001Salary flexibility: permanent positions that allow ICREA researchers to join and lead research groups working at Catalan universities and research centres</p><p>Universities programme (2012-15, 2nd phase)Goal: to recruit talent for Catalan universities on international standards (482 permanent professors recruited from 2004-10)Offering salary flexibility: flexible forms of teaching contracts in areas of specialization where the University can excel</p><p>Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012</p><p>Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012</p></li><li><p>UPFs recruitment policy and resultsResearch universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012An OPEN POLICY to international talent Profile: strong in research + international experienceTo take advantage of these governmental flexible forms of research contracts (ICREA, SH) UPFs RESULTS in competitive calls (2012)At a Catalan level: ICREA (38)Icrea Academia (20, the 10% of the Catalan system)</p><p>At a Spanish level: Ramn y Cajal (27) Juan de la Cierva (21) </p><p>At a European level. 31 ERC Grants: Starting grants (14) Advanced grants (17)</p><p>Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012</p></li><li><p>Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012Thanks!Universitat Pompeu Fabra is named after the man who laid down the standards of the modern Catalan language.</p><p>Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012</p><p>**Pressupost 2012:- 47% Generalitat (subvenci ordinria) - 22% Recerca - 13% Matrcula estudis homologats -El 18% restant s'explica per:3'3% activitats docents (ttols propis: cursos, msters, postgraus)2'7% subvenci lloguer Roc Boronat2'6% subvenci per al PDI2'3% finanament de la inversi2'2% ingressos patrimonials0'9% operacions financeres4% altres ingressos</p><p>**Curiosidades:</p><p>Casi la mitad del peso del edificio esta sostenido desde el techo. Esto da la impresin de una estructura flotante desde la calle. Cada planta esta sostenido por 110 tensores de acero.El PRBB es uno de los muy pocos edificios en el mundo que tienen una forma elptica.La fachada es de cedro rojo y en realidad cubre solo un 18% de toda la superficie exteriorEsta instalado un sistema anti-incendios entre la fachada y el edificio.La longitud de algunos pasillos puede llegar hasta 110 metros.Alineando todas las mesas de laboratorio instalados en el parque, se llegara a 3,5 kilmetrosPor sus grandes dimensiones (110x80m) el edificio llenara toda una manzana de la Eixample.El PRBB es 5.000 m2 ms grande en superficie interior que la torre Agbar en Glorias (50.000m2)El agua caliente que se utiliza proviene de placas solares en el techo.El auditorio (250 plazas) esta montado sobre 6 pilares de hormign. La estructura de acero pesa 150.000 kg. En el stano del edificio hay un campo de bsquet con tribunas y debajo de la plaza hay una zona con 6 piscinas y saunas del polideportiu Martim.</p><p>El imagen arriba a la derecha es el primer esbozo de los arquitectos del edificio, hecho en 1996 despus de una visita del Instituto Salk en San Diego (tambin con vistas al mar).****Sobre CyD- Quan diu "1st Spanish university in quality of the productivity in research" fa referncia a l'impacte normalitzat de les cites (para la generacinde este indicador se han tenido en cuenta nosolo las citas recibidas por una institucin,sino tambin la importancia o relevancia delas revistas que las emiten).</p><p>**ICREA ACADEMIA:A 5-year excellence programmeFocus on the Catalan university system Goal: to promote and to reward excellence in research done by professors working at Catalonias public universities whose work is in a fully active and expansive period of activityResearchers selected under the programme are awarded:a five-year research grant (including funds for host universities) (50.000/year) (50% - 50% shared between researcher-University)a reduction in their teaching load***</p></li></ul>