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Today, Wednesday 27 October, the inauguration of the academic year of the three TCM schools was held in the TecnoCampus Auditorium: the Polytechnic University School of Mataró (EUPMt), attached to the Polytechnic University de Catalunya (UPC), the Escola Universitària del Maresme (EUM) and the Escola Superior de Ciències de la Salut (ESCS), the latter attached to Pompeu Fabra University (UPF).
The welcome to the event was given by the president of TecnoCampus, Alice Romero, which has presented some figures on the current state of university studies in the park. Of note is an increase in enrollment of 40% this academic year 2010-2011.
Then the Dr. Gabriel Ferraté, president of the Institut Cerdà, gave the inaugural lecture, with the paper "To adapt to a changing world: training, talent and creativity". Dr. Ferraté praised the strategic lines of the Tecnocampus, linked to professionalism, entrepreneurship and innovation, and also called for more autonomy for universities, which he believes are immersed in an overly regulatory framework.
Finally, and before the farewell of the Mayor of Mataró, Joan Antoni Baron, the Vice-Rector for Economics, Information Resources and Institutional Relations of the UPF, Dr. Daniel Serra de la Figuera, and the rector Magfc. of the UPC, Dr. Antoni Giró. They mentioned the seal of international excellence that both universities have obtained, and Dr. Giró has demanded that the administrations have more confidence in the universities, made visible in funding that is closer to Europe and more stable.
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