The rector of Pompeu Fabra University participated in a panel where he debated with prestigious
experts on how to combine the international profile of a university with its ties to the local
The University ranks 295
th in the world, three slots higher than in the previous edition, and has made
clear improvements on two of the indicators used to calculate the ranking: international faculty
and citations per faculty.
The 2015 edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has positioned Pompeu
Fabra University in the 201-300 segment, a result that improves on its performance in previous
edition and consolidates its upwards movement in the ranking.
UPF has gone from 337 to 1,059 publications and from an index of 1.13 publications per lecturer to
3.39, as reflected in the IUNE Observatory 2015 Report of the Alliance 4 Universities (A4U),
focused on R&D&i and the Spanish University System.
The director of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences at UPF collected the distinction
last week from the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness accompanied by Jaume Casals, rector of
Cognitive Media Technologies Research Group member Narcís Parés is working on this technology,
which is revolutionizing approaches to dealing with certain problems in children, such as autism
The rants will be announced during the first term of the 2015-16 academic year, with the aim of
covering academic stays that will take place over the next two academic years, 2015-16 and 2016-17.
Cristina Galusca won the first edition of the RIN4' competition for her presentation: "Eye remember
this!", an exercise in scientific outreach by young PhD scientists aimed at a non-specialist
audience that took place on 8 June on the Ciutadella campus.
The report offers a wide range of indicators for the different areas of RRI, but also warns that if
RRI are only treated as a set of numerical indicators, they is likely to lose their transformative
potential and become merely a bureaucratic ritual.
Arcadi Navarro, director of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, is a member of the
first governing board of the organization that aims to act as a catalyst for initiatives in
advanced research, and knowledge and technology transfer.