During 2012, the URV and the institutes and research centres that make up the Campus of International Excellence Southern Catalonia (CEICS) published 1,145 scientific articles, 445 of which involved collaboration with researchers from other countries.
For the last four years studies have been carried out to develop the scientific and technological knowledge that will be needed to adapt viticulture and oenology to the new conditions generated by climate change and to mitigate its effects. 26 companies and 31 research groups have participated in the CENIT DEMÉTER project coordinated by Torres. Three of these research groups are headed by URV researchers: Albert Mas, who has led research into yeast; Albert Bordons, who has led research into lactic bacteria; and Fernando Zamora, who has led research into cava. The project has also featured the participation of INCAVI i Juvé i Camps, a company affiliated to the Campus of International Excellence Southern Catalonia (CEICS).
The researchers Carmen Claver and Josep Domingo-Ferrer have been appointed members of the Academia Europaea, a European non-governmental scientific organisation founded in 1988. Its members are scientists and academics who aim to promote learning, education and research.
The aim of the forum is to boost the innovative capacities of the southern regions of Catalonia. The forum proper will take place on 26 and 27 of November in Reus and Tarragona, although during the month leading up to the event there will be a series of activities related to the innovative capacities of the participants. The forum will be the first of a series of events and actions aimed at positioning the region as a leading international innovation hub for Horizon 2020.
The transformation of libraries into Campus Learning and Research Resource Centres (CRAI – Centre de Recursos per a l’Aprenentatge i la Investigació) has led to the adaptation of platforms to meet the needs of the 21st century and the challenge of achieving excellence in teaching and research.
This competition aims to recruit a young researcher to present a project to the European Research Council (ERC) “Starting Grants” scheme. The assessment criteria are based on scientific excellence.
The first Campus of Excellence Southern Catalonia (CEICS) Forum was very fruitful for the field of oenology in terms of participation, interest in the conference, and the future prospects of oenology at CEICS.
Establishing European doctoral networks and promoting doctoral candidates as an added value for knowledge transfer in the workplace are key elements in defining the profile of new doctoral programmes. The need to break away from isolated education, and to promote doctoral students as a differentiating factor for businesses were some of the conclusions of the first day of the CEICS forum.
Attendees at the event, mainly URV researchers, learned firsthand how European doctoral programmes are structured. They were also able to take part in workshops on chemistry and energy, nutrition and health, oenology, tourism, and archaeology and prehistory, the strategic focus areas of the CEICS.
The Wine Technology Park VITEC has developed seven programmes to generate knowledge and improve competitiveness in the Catalan wine sector and its positioning in domestic and international markets. The Department of Economy and Knowledge of the Government of Catalonia has included the VITEC – the Technology Park for the Wine Industry – in the ERDF 2007-2013 Operational Programme for Catalonia. The ERDF will provide 579,000 euros in funding for the programme.
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