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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
Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012
UPF: a young public university of quality
пѓј Times Higher Education ranking (2012) 100 under 50:
position 17 worldwide and 1st-ranked Spanish university
UPF, an overview*
(academic year 2011 - 2012)
•
Students: 9.115 + 4.054
– Undergraduate: 9.115
– Postgraduate: 2.927
– Doctoral students: 1.127
•
Academic staff:
– Faculty members: 324
– Part-time and other teaching staff: 556
•
Administrative and service staff: 670
•
Budget (2012): €121’9M
– 53% Ordinary public funding
– 22% Research
Strategies
for International
– 16% Students fees
•
Excellence of European
Research Universities: sharing best practices
Institutions:
– 7 faculties; 1 polytechnic school; 8 departments; 3 university institutes; 4
associated centres; 3 postgraduate platforms; 1 continuing education institute
*Data does not include affiliated centres
Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012
A urban university at the heart of Barcelona
Ciutadella Campus:
Social Sciences and
Humanities
Mar Campus:
Health and
Life Sciences
Poblenou Campus :
Communication and
Information Technologies
Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012
Mar campus: health and life sciences
Poblenou campus:
communication and information technologies
Teaching quality
• 21 undergraduate studies, 109 master’s
degrees and 9 doctoral programmes
• 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)
Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012
Research & Innovation
•
22% of university funding comes from research activity
(competitive and non competitive calls) (2012)
•
One of the twenty European universities with more
projects awarded by the European Research Council (10
in 2012)
•
1st Spanish university in international cooperation and
field normalized citation score (Scimago Institutions
Rankings, SIR World Report, 2011)
Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012
International Vocation
• 37%
of official masters’ students and 50% of
doctoral students are international (2011-12)
• 16% of students are in mobility at UPF
(2011-12)
•
Study Abroad Programme: 912 students
•
29% of graduates undertook study periods abroad
(2011-12)
(2010-11)
• 1st Spanish Univ. in “International faculty”
(THE 2011)
• Agreements with 27 of the Top 50 world’s univ.
(THE,
2011)
Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012
Current context in Spanish & Catalan HEIs’
• General economic crisis and budgetary cuts in
universities’ funding:<0’4% Catalan GDP (2012)
• Governance: rigidity and lack of full autonomy
• Faculty recruitment and academic promotion:
– No wage flexibility
– Exceptions: some flexible forms of research/teaching
contracts
UPF’s institutional policy
recruiting
international talent at all levels
Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012
STUDENTS
• Undergraduate studies:
– English-taught programmes and courses, study abroad
programme, UPF-UCLA summer school
– 14% of new students finished high school w/honors (2012-13)
• 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:
пЃ¬
пЃ¬
пЃ¬
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
TEACHING AND RESEARCH:
A singular model of Administration - Universities partnership
• ICREA programme (2001)
– Goal: to promote research in any field of knowledge by
recruiting international talent for the Catalan R&D system
– Annual call - 282 researchers hired from 2001
– Salary flexibility: permanent positions that allow ICREA
researchers to join and lead research groups working at
Catalan universities and research centres
• Universities programme (2012-15, 2
nd
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
Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012
UPF’s recruitment policy and results
пЃ¶ An OPEN POLICY to international talent
пЃ¶ Profile: strong in research + international experience
пЃ¶ To take advantage of these governmental flexible
forms of research contracts (ICREA, SH)
 UPF’s RESULTS in competitive calls (2012)
пЃ¶ At a Catalan level:


ICREA (38)
Icrea Academia (20, the 10% of the Catalan system)
пЃ¶ At a Spanish level:
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
RamГіn y Cajal (27)
Juan de la Cierva (21)
пЃ¶ At a European level. 31 ERC Grants:
пЃ¶ Starting grants (14)
пЃ¶ Advanced grants (17)
Research universities across the world: paths to academic excellence // 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012
Thanks!
Universitat Pompeu Fabra is named after the man who laid down the
standards
Catalan
language.
Research universities
acrossof
thethe
world:modern
paths to academic
excellence
// 3rd Int. Conf. RAHER, October 20th 2012
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