The Campus of International Excellence CYTEMA ratifies its highest rating

According to a report presented at the campus of Albacete

The Campus of International Excellence of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), the Scientific and Technological Campus of Energy and Environment (CYTEMA, according to the Spanish acronym) has obtained an ‘A’ or maximum qualification again, after being evaluated by an international commission of experts appointed by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (MECD, according to the Spanish acronym). It was made known in a press conference by the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Scientific Policy, Julián Garde, accompanied by the Vice-Chancellor for Transfer and Corporate Relations, Pedro Carrión, and the Coordinator for the CYTEMA, Francisco Sáez.

For a second year in a row, the CYTEMA has been positively evaluated by that international committee with the highest rating because, as stated in their report, it is a “well organized international campus, with a clear vision strategy and a good understanding of the opportunities and constraints due to lack of sufficient funds “- said Julián Garde, who also added other achievements such as “a well-defined and structured program with clear objectives, excellent use of existing resources and a management adapted to the circumstances, with a high potential for the contribution of the economic growth, job creation and high academic standards of the university”- he said.

The Vice-Chancellor for Research and Scientific Policy indicated that, although 21 Campus of International Excellence had been evaluated, just ten received the highest rating, an ‘A’; other 10 campus obtained a ‘B’ (fair progress); and one of them was rated with a ‘C’ (on progress), the CYTEMA being one of the two campus that reached the highest score among the nine projects that obtained the distinction of Campus of Excellence in late 2011.

As for Francisco Saez, he reminded the system “is the result of a reflection exercise to smart specialization by the Regional University” identifying the energy and environment areas as highly competitive sectors such as research and innovation in a national and international context.

The CYTEMA has 16 research institutes linked to the theme of the Campus of International Excellence and nearly 400 researchers belonging to almost fifty research groups. It considers three strategic action lines: teaching improvement and adaptation to the European Higher Education Area, scientific improvement and knowledge transfer and the transformation of the campus and interaction with the environment.

Press Release Office, UCLM. Albacete, February the 3rd 2015.

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