Transforming universities to meet the global and local challenges

 

Francesc Xavier Grau Vidal, University Rovira i Virgili

 

The University Rovira i Virgili operates under the Spanish higher education legislation which regulates universities’ governance, recruitment system and salaries. Despite these constraints, the university has been able to develop several mechanisms to mobilise itself for regional development. These mechanisms include entry points for SMEs to university knowledge base, the Knowledge Antennae network and incentives for faculty participation in regional development activities.