IRB Barcelona researcher and ICREA professor Lluís Ribas de Pouplana has written an opinion article for the newspaper “El Punt Avui”, in the supplement “Presència”, about the challenges that science in Catalonia faces in 2014.
Ribas feels that an improvement in science requires a substantial shake-up of the university system in order to achieve greater competitiveness as well as to gain full control of the scientific facilities here.
Ribas is optimistic and believes that Catalonia will continue to head science and that centres will keep on attracting young talented researchers. He points out that success will greatly depend on people and hopes that they will continue to prove dynamic and creative, as they have done until now.
Read article in El Punt Avui, supplement “Presència” (PDF in Catalan)
Link to “El Punt Avui”
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The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) pursues a society free of disease. To this end, it conducts multidisciplinary research of excellence to offer pioneering solutions to unresolved medical needs in cancer and other diseases related to ageing. It establishes technology transfer agreements with the pharmaceutical industry and major hospitals to bring research results closer to society and organises a range of science outreach activities to engage the public in an open dialogue. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 employees and more than 30 nationalities. Recognised as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence since 2011, IRB Barcelona is a CERCA centre and member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).