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Workshop V: How to Attract and Retain the Best Talent: OTM-R Recruitment Policies

Workshop V: How to Attract and Retain the Best Talent: OTM-R Recruitment Policies

Date: May 18th, 2021          Time: 16.00 - 17.30  h.          Place: Blackboard Platform



    Communication and awareness-raising on issues related to the internationalisation of the careers of teaching and research staff in the current context and the various processes of attracting talent.

    In addition, challenges and opportunities for the future will be discussed, as well as personal experiences of internationalisation and their adaptation to their return to the university.

    Topics to be addressed:

    • Commitment to the internationalisation of the University.
    • Processes for attracting research talent. The case of the ERCs.
    • Challenges and opportunities in internationalisation
    • Difficulties in the return

    Target audience:

    UC3M Faculty

    PhD students


    4.00 p.m. Welcome. Ignacio Aedo, Vice-Rector for Faculty at UC3M.

    4.10 p.m. Interview by Matilde Sánchez Fernández, UC3M Vice Rector for Internationalisation and European University, with Eva-Maria Feichtner, Vice President International and Diversity at the University of Bremen. Topic: Commitment to internationalisation.

    4.25 p.m. Presentation 'Processes for attracting talent in research. The case of the ERCs', by Cristina Velasco, Head of the UC3M Promotion Area - Research Service.

    4.35 p.m. Discussion panel. Theme: 'Economic, academic and vital challenges in internationalisation'.

    Moderator: Rickard Sandell, Director of the Department of Social Sciences at UC3M (5' for presentation).

    Speakers part I: 'OUT. Challenges and opportunities. Funding and opportunities'. (20 minutes)

    • Julio Bravo. Head of the Coordination and Evaluation Branch of the State Research Agency.
    • Clara Eugenia García. Lecturer in the Department of Business Economics.
    • Beatriz Crisóstomo. Head of Global Innovation at Iberdrola and coordinator of the Universities programme.

    Speakers part II: 'IN Challenges. Difficulties for the return. Personal experiences'. (20 minutes)

    • Prof. Fernando Pérez Cruz. Chief Data Scientist at the Swiss Data Science Center.
    • Andrés Marcos. Distinguished Senior Researcher of the Beatriz Galindo Programme. Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering, UC3M.
    • Ricardo Macarrón Larumbe. PhD, vice-president of the Applied Technologies Group of Incyte (United States).

    17.20 h.: Debate with the audience.

    17.30 h.: Closing: Vice-rector of Faculty of UC3M.



    On Tuesday 18 May 2021, the seminar 'How to attract and retain the best talent: OTM-R recruitment policies' took place, the fifth of those organised by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in the framework of the actions to promote and communicate tools and actions linked to the Human Resources Award.

    The meeting began with an interview by the journalist Alberto Iglesias, the vice-president of the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (CRUE) and former rector of the University of Vigo, Salustiano Mato, focused on the topic 'Challenges for attracting talent'. He stressed that the university in Spain has a big problem: it takes in a lot of people and takes out very few. He also stressed the importance of having resources to recover and attract talent.

    Ignacio Aedo Vice-Rector for Faculty and UC3M's Director of Human Resources and Organization, Carmen Martín-Romo, then discussed the HR Strategy for UC3M's Teaching and Research Staff.

    Finally, a discussion panel entitled 'Good practices in OTM-R policies' was held, moderated by UC3M's Deputy Vice Chancellor for Communication and Culture, Eva Herrero, with the participation of the Vice Chancellor for Faculty Projects at Pompeu Fabra University, Pablo Pareja; the Director of Operations of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), Cecilia Cabello, and the Head of the Cabinet of the Rector of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and HRS4R-EURAXESS advisor, Xavier Ariño.  

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