This pilot programme for the Spanish university system plans to incorporate prestigious researchers into Spanish universities.

The University of Salamanca and Iberdrola presented the Iberdrola VIII Centenniel chair  which aims to promote research in the field of energy and sustainability. This is the first chair dedicated to the VIII Centenniel, which is included in the programme for excellence and designed for a public-private collaboration allowing the creation of research, teaching and transfer units. This will allow for the incorporation of prestigious researchers, specifically a primary researcher, who will serve as director of the chair, a postdoctoral researcher, and a third predoctoral researcher.

The example set by Iberdrola illustrates a commitment to innovation, training and research, and, as company president Ignacio Sánchez Galán declared, it is “a new process of academic excellence, international projection and social influence”.

Establishing the chair is a very important step in promoting an effective university-business collaboration since young talent will solve the future problems of our society. To be enterprising and competitive will assist us in attracting this talent.

Standing next to me in the bottom picture is José Ignacio Sánchez Macías, in charge of the Observatory of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Iberdrola chair, University Rector, Daniel Hernández Ruipérez, President of Iberdrola, Ignacio Sánchez GalánMarcial Marín, General Secretary of the Universities and José Miguel Mateos Roco, Dean of the Faculty of Sciences.

More information at: Comunicación Universidad de Salamanca.

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Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Catedrático en el Área de Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial de la Universidad de Salamanca. Director del Grupo de Investigación BISITE // Full Professor in Area of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at University of Salamanca. Director of the BISITE Research Group

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