EXCELLENCE 2016: STRATEGIES TOWARDS ACHIEVING A TOP LEVEL OF SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE

Place

Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica (CRAG, UAB)

Date

Monday 17th October

Duration

From 8:30 am to 18:00 pm

 
Objectives

The BGSMath will participate at Excellence 2016 during the next 17th October. The meeting wants to analyze the background where UAB has achieved their status of campus with the highest number of institutes with scientific excellence in Spain. At this point the speakers will discuss about the structures that led them to achieve the Accreditation and Support of Centres of Excellence “Severo Ochoa” and Units of Excellence “María de Maeztu”.

Organizing Committee
  • Prof. Javier LafuenteVicerector 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)

 

Programme

 
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
h10:50 – 11:10 h

Presentation of the Severo Ochoa Centres of Excellence, at UAB campus 
Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica (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 CLOSING REMARKS
Prof. Andreu MAS-COLELL
President of the Board of Trustees – Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST)