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Summer 2014 European Energy Innovation


Energy and environment

science and technology

in Castilla-La Mancha

By Julián Garde, Vice-Chancellor of Research and Scientific Policy and Francisco J. Sáez-Martinez,
Coordinator of CYTEMA

Nowadays University is CYTEMA is a commitment by Higher Education Area
central to a model of the UCLM to teaching, research
social and productive and innovation in energy and the • Scientific improvement and
change based on the environment. This project utilises knowledge transfer
knowledge triangle: education, the strengths of our university in
research and innovation. In energy and environment R&D&I. • Transformation of campus and
this context and in line with The university has fifteen research interaction with the community.
our commitment to promoting institutes, more than fifty research
excellence, the University of groups and more than 500 Regarding the first of these axes,
Castilla-La Mancha is developing researchers working on energy Improvement to teaching and
its Energy and Environment and the environment in the fields adaptation to the European
Science and Technology of engineering, experimental Higher Education Area, the most
Campus –CYTEMA-, awarded sciences, social and legal important activity is the creation
the status of regional “Campus sciences, architecture, the arts and of the International Doctorate
of International Excellence” humanities and health sciences. School – IDS –. Furthermore, in
(CIE) by the Spanish Ministry of order to increase the number
Education. The objective of this The following graph shows of internationally recognised
project is to make the University the main activities developed doctorates specific grants have
of Castilla-La Mancha a reference in CYTEMA, grouped in three been created, as part of the
point in Europe for energy strategic axes: CYTEMA-PUENTE programme,
and environment science and • Improvement to teaching and to give PhD students access to
technology by 2020. study at prestigious international
adaptation to the European centres in the field of energy and
the environment.
Actions of the Energy and Environment Science and Technology Campus

As part of links with vocational
education and training (VET), the
University Vocational Training
Network was created as a network
comprising all the agents
involved in a higher level VET
college specialising in Energy and

Finally within the framework
of the action “UCLM in the
world”, a series of actions have
been developed, aimed at
consolidating language training,
bilingual qualifications, and the
creation of dual qualifications,
as well as increasing the
geographical sphere of influence
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