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Spanish universities request an agreement for science


Crue R+D+i, gathered at the 27th Research Conferences of Spanish Universities in Córdoba on the 13th, 14th and 15th November, has analysed the main issues that affect Research and Transference of Knowledge at University. The conference has gathered around 525 managers, technicians and university research leaders, coming from the vice-presidents’ office of Research and Transference, the Network of Technology Transfer Offices (TTO), the Network of Management and Research Units (MRU), the Network of Divulgation and Scientific Culture (DSC) and the Network of R+D+i European Offices (EO).

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Through the different debate and work sessions, the sectorial of the R+D+i of Crue Spanish Universities has recalled that Research and Transference constitute the basis of a society of well-being based on knowledge. Therefore, the universities have demanded a National Agreement for Science, in which a series of measures that are considered essential will be taken into account:

  1. To maintain the fields of Science, Innovation and Universities beneath the same ministry, with the aim of having a single interlocutor with which to confront the numerous challenges of society based on knowledge.
  2. To supply the R+D+i System with the necessary resources to avoid its imminent collapse through the urgent launch of long-term plans that progressively raise its financing until the European average is reached.
  3. To develop recruitment and retention of talent, increasing the flexibility of hiring and designing a stimulating academic career for the Faculty and Administration and Services Staff that eliminates insecurity.
  4. To strengthen management structures and researcher support, as well as simplifying the administrative procedures to decrease bureaucratisation and to increase the system efficiency.
  5. To launch actions that stimulate the scientific vocations of girls and women and develop female leadership in Science as well as their presence in roles of responsibility in the Spanish R+D+i system.
  6. To motivate all areas of Knowledge, from Experimental Science and Technology to Humanities and Social and Legal Sciences, considering the singularities of each one and supporting multidisciplinary environments. 

Source: Crue Spanish Universities