Seminar "Cities and universities: Creating alliances for the social and economic progress of the territory"



Seminar "Cities and universities: Creating alliances for the social and economic progress of the territory"

Seminar open to the public, organized by ACUP, Barcelona City Council, CRUE, Minister for Universities of the Spanish Government and Minister of Research and Universitiesmi of the Generalitat de Catalunya, in collaboration with "la Caixa" Foundation, as part of the program of World Higher Education Week

Places are limited and will be assigned in order of registration



4.30 pm - 4.40 pm Opening of the Seminar. Welcome speech

Mr Jaume Puy, Rector of the Universitat de Lleida and president of ACUP 

Mr José M. Sanz, Vice-President of CRUE and  former Rector of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

4.40 pm – 5.40 pm Panel debate. Universities, key institutions for the social, economic and cultural advancement of the territory. How can city-university synergies be strengthened? 

(Includes open floor session)

  • Mr Jordi Martí, Deputy Mayor for Culture, Education,

    Science and Community at Barcelona City Council
  • Mrs Gemma Geis, Minister of Research and Universities
  • Mr Daniel Crespo, Rector of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Mr Joan Subirats, Minister for Universities of the Spanish Government

Chair: Mr Màrius Martínez, Vice-rector for International Relations of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

5.40 pm – 6.40 pm Panel debate. Local policies on higher education, research and innovation. Assessing impacts and strengthening the knowledge society

(Includes open floor session)

  • Mrs Elisabeth Lehec, Head of the interface unit

    City/research on transition, Direction of Climate and

    Ecological Transition, City of Paris
  • Mr Raffaele Laudani, Deputy Mayor for Urban

    Planning, Universities and Research Centers, special

    projects “City of Knowledge” and “Democratic

    Memory”, Comune di Bologna
  • Mr Francesc Subirada, Director of the UPF

    Ciutadella of Knowledge project of Universitat Pompeu

  • Mrs Silvia Llach, Vice-rector for Territory

    and Social Commitment

Chair: Mrs Júlia Miralles, Delegate for Science and Universities of Barcelona City Council

6.40 pm – 6.45 pm Conclusions and close

Mr Josep M. Vilalta, Executive Secretary of ACUP


 CAIXAFÒRUM Barcelona (Aula 1)

Seminari "Ciutats i universitats: creant aliances per al progrés social i econòmic del territori"

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