The CEI UPF - Icària project sets out 22 actions aimed at reinforcing the goals included in the UPF25 Years strategy. These include fostering the involvement of the University's associates in the projects (strategic partners in each field: teaching, research and knowledge transfer) and placing greater emphasis on the integration of the campus into its setting (by working with the urban development associate: [email protected]).

With respect to the associates, their involvement in the project is vital to heightening this process for ensuring excellence. For instance, in terms of teaching they make it possible to incorporate new bimodal teaching models (ensured by the association with UOC) and to enhance the range of postgraduate studies offered (through postgraduate platforms). In terms of research, making a more efficient use of the synergies afforded by the associates is essential in order to build competitive resources that nurture the University model.

Moreover, the project places great emphasis on integrating the campus into its land setting ([email protected] project) to help consolidate Barcelona's position as the capital for knowledge and innovation.