Report 2013

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This report shows the strength of the Catalan public university system, but it also makes the threat of a possible step backwards clear if the worrying tendency to decrease funding, whether competitive or non-competitive, that has been observed in recent years, does not change. Universities must continue to boost internationalisation activities and those that give value to the results of research with the aim of maintaining and improving, if possible, access to European resources. At the same time, it must make private investment in R&D and innovation more attractive and solid. There needs to be a clear commitment to research and innovation in order to continue having a public university system with worldwide standards of research excellence.