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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA‑UAB)

U. Excellence María de Maeztu

ICTA-UAB was accredited as a María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness in 2015 (MDM-2015-0552) and again in 2019 (CEX2019-0940-M). This accreditation consists of a 2 million Euros grant of core funding spread over four years, which contributes to the following activities:

  • The development of a strategic research programme structured around 5 societal challenges, focused on oceanic and land-use systems, cities, production and consumption patterns, and transformative policies, which should contribute to extend global environmental change research and make of ICTA-UAB an international pole of attraction for talent;
  • The strengthening of knowledge transfer and scientific co-production capabilities, and an increased reach of our communication efforts and policy impact;
  • The upgrading of existing MSc programmes, and the delivery of specific trainings focused on methodological and research management skills, offered to PhDs, post-doctoral researchers and senior staff; and
  • The improvement of governance systems, by deepening our commitment to gender parity and to the enhancement of staff’s wellbeing, and by developing protocols to reduce the environmental footprint of our academic activities.

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