The rector defends Lleida as the agri-food capital to secure more research centres
Along the same lines, the rector asked the Government of Catalonia to take regional balance into account when it distributed budgets, instead of basing distribution on the number of inhabitants. Viñas gave the example of Scandinavian countries, which take into account the most disadvantaged areas in terms of climate. He said, “One of Finland’s universities is in an area that is frozen over for six months, but it is international, takes in people from all over the world and receives major funding. The rector of the UdL added that 2010 would be an important year, as a new financing model will be decided on. He also highlighted that the Government would pay the University of Lleida seven million euros at the end of next year to cover additional funding for objectives.
|Joan Viñas asks the Government of Catalonia to set up leading facilities on a European level and to refrain from creating science parks in the same field in other Catalan towns