The research of the Pompeu Fabra University has the most impact in Spain

The research of the Pompeu Fabra University obtained the highest impact in Spain between 2005 and 2009, according to the report Indicadors de recerca i innovació de les universitats públiques catalanes [Research and innovation indicators of the Catalan public universities], prepared by the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP). The report was presented on 17 December last at the University of Barcelona (UB), and was presided over by Dídac Ramírez, Rector of the UB; Francesc Xavier Grau, Rector of the Rovira i Virgili University and President of the ACUP, and Lluís Jofre i Roca, Director General of Universities of the Generalitat (Autonomous Government) of Catalonia.

The study reports that almost 60% of the research and innovation carried out in Catalonia comes from the Catalan public universities and that with 1.5% of the European population it is responsible for 3% of European scientific production and 0.7% of that of the whole world. These data demonstrate that the Catalan public university system has sufficient maturity and excellence to allow it to obtain resources and generate knowledge in an effective and efficient manner, based on the high productivity and quality of the research personnel.

On average, Catalan researchers are 80% more productive than the Spanish average and the quality of the research carried out in Catalonia positions all the public universities with an impact higher than the world average. In the Spanish sphere, the three centres which obtained the highest impact between 2005 and 2009 were, in this order, the Pompeu Fabra University, the University of Barcelona and the Rovira i Virgili University.

Complete report: Indicadors de recerca i innovació de les universitats públiques catalanes [Research and innovation indicators of the Catalan public universities], prepared by the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP).

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