BarceloNews - Newsletter of the Barcelona Knowledge Hub#

No. 07/2016, May 20, 2016#


INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AT THE FUNDACIÓN RAMÓN ARECES (Madrid, June 1-2, 2016): Venue: Fundación Ramón Areces, Vitruvio 5, 28006 Madrid, Spain#
Tel. +34 91 515 89 80
Details of the Foundation and the event (in Spanish)

José Mariano Gago



With the collaboration of the Academia Europaea and Ciência Viva (the Portuguese Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture).

Chaired by: Federico Mayor, President of the Culture of Peace Foundation, and Ricard Guerrero, Academic Director of the Barcelona Knowledge Hub of the Academia Europaea.

June 1, 2016#

Knowledge and the collective ambition for Europe: Learning from José Mariano Gago in policy making (Manuel Heitor)

The Academia Europaea, challenging the future (Sierd Cloetingh)

The scientific career (the ICREA and Serra Hunter programmes) (Genoveva Martí)

Development of a research centre of excellence (CNIO) and its relation with the citizen (María A. Blasco)

Promotion and development of a science of excellence policy (the CERCA Institution) (Andreu Mas-Colell)

The European Science Foundation (Enric Banda)

Shaping EU cancer research policy: Towards a virtual European Cancer Institute (Julio E. Celis)

June 2, 2016#

José Mariano Gago. Who he was; what he did (Rosalia Vargas)

Science and research at and for the University (Carlos Andradas)

Foundation and development of the Federation of Scientific Societies of Spain (COSCE) (Joan J. Guinovart)

The European Research Council and its role to promote excellence in research at the European scenario (Núria Sebastián)

Reasons and unreasons of research at the University (Salvador Giner)

Particle Physics and Cosmology. Useless but Essential! (Sheldon L. Glashow)

Manuel Heitor
Manuel Heitor

Rosalia Vargas
Rosalia Vargas

PAST EVENT May 12-13, 2016#


On May 12, 2016, the Academic Director of the BKH, Prof. R. Guerrero, was invited by the SAC (Societat Andorrana de Ciències, Andorran Society of Sciences) to present the activities of the BKH since the establishment of the hub, in January of 2013.

On May 12 and 13, 2016, Prof. R. Guerrero extensively discussed with the president of the SAC, Dr. Àngels Mach, and with the Rector of the University of Andorra, Prof. Miquel Nicolau, the various possible collaborations between the two Andorran institutions and the Academia Europaea Barcelona Knowledge Hub.

The SAC is a private, cultural association that carries out cultural and educational projects in the areas of knowledge, research and higher education in Andorra. The SAC is aimed at promoting scientific aspects of cultural life, especially outreach activities and research, and by following the criterion that science is creative knowledge-oriented curiosity treated with rigour, displayed clearly and in such a way that it is appealing and understandable to everyone. It was founded in 1983 in response to the new needs of a country in full development and adds its efforts to those of other Andorran cultural entities. Its main objectives are, primarily, the dissemination of knowledge (both fin the fields of science and humanities) and the promotion of research according to the scientific method, all this with the aim of making the scientific knowledge available to the citizen.

The University of Andorra (UdA), founded in 1997, is the public state university of the Principality of Andorra. It has as a basic mission to meet the needs of the Andorran society, not only in those areas regarding higher education but also in relation to research and the transfer of technology and knowledge, each and every one with a high level of quality and adapted to the reality and the dimensions of the country. It is the aim of the UdA to maintain an open attitude, not only to our society, where the University looks for collaboration, and to which it serves, but also to international institutions, with criteria of flexibility and of optimization of resources. The University of Andorra focuses its activities on the student, not only from a scientific point of view but also from a humanist stand, developing creativity, critical analysis and the desire to continue learning autonomously.

VIDEO on the “BKH-AE in Action” Video Channel #

The YAE interviews AE. Talk between Genoveva Martí, MAE, and Marcel Swart,YAE. (at the St Agatha Chapel)

Video Channel

The Young Academy of Europe (YAE) has been awarded a grant from the Academia Europaea’s Hubert Curien New Initiatives Fund in May 2015 to conduct a series of video interviews with outstanding academics and researchers, the majority of whom are also members of the Academia Europaea (MAE). Phase I consisted of four interviews filmed in Barcelona between October and December 2015, as well as a further two filmed in Stockholm in December 2015. The interviews were conducted by members of the YAE, and the questions used at the interviews were collected through an open call for questions sent out to all YAE members. The first interviews were made in different relevant locations in Barcelona, with the support of the Barcelona Knowledge Hub of the Academia Europaea (BKH-AE). The project is coordinated by Lynn Kamerlin, YAE, University of Uppsala, and it is inspired by the International Dialogue Project, directed by Anne Buttimer, MAE, University College Dublin, and currently Vice President of the AE.

St Agatha Chapel

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