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Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 10:38 p.m.

The Minister of Universities meets with CRUMA at the URJC

The rectors of Madrid's public universities share concerns and proposals with Joan Subirats within the framework of the new University Coexistence Law.

Albert Rose

The Minister for Universities, Joan Subirats, met this Thursday at the URJC with the rectors of Madrid's public universities. The meeting, in which different visions and proposals have been shared, is framed in the meetings of the minister with the universities for the new University Coexistence Law.

The meeting with the minister, at the Rector's Office of the URJC in Móstoles, was attended by Javier Ramos, rector of the URJC and president of CRUMA; Joaquín Goyache, rector of the Complutense University of Madrid, Amaya Mendikoetxea; rector of the Autonomous University of Madrid, Guillermo Cisneros, rector of the Polytechnic University of Madrid; José Vicente Saz, rector of the University of Alcalá; and Juan Romo, rector of the Carlos III University.

The main focus of the meeting was the new Law on University Coexistence and the Minister for Universities, Joan Subirats, and his team explained the approach of the Bill to the rectors. Common visions, proposals and needs were also shared at the meeting , both nationally, and those others in which they can collaborate.

The minister, Joan Subirats, has shown his commitment and need to know first-hand the concerns of Madrid's public universities: "We want to try and find out how to face complicated times together and improve the public university system in the Community as much as possible. from Madrid".

For his part, the rector of the URJC and president of CRUMA, Javier Ramos, assured that "expectations for this meeting are very high" and described it as a "unique opportunity" for the minister to come and listen to all the rectors of public universities in Madrid and thus be able to exchange impressions in these uncertain times.

Ramos has remarked that the main concern in which all the rectors agree is "the search for a new model of universities that allows us to continue growing". The rector of the Rey Juan Carlos University has specified the two main concerns of the university sphere: “On the one hand, we need a new financing model for universities to continue growing and, on the other, we have to be able to attract talent. We have to make universities the destination where the brightest people want to go to contribute”, he concluded.