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The Cooperation between Universities and Cities to promote Entrepreneurship and social development - A general overview - André Cester Costa, Economic Development City of Aveiro & Filipe Teles, University of Aveiro

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1 - EUniverCities - Aveiro

  1. 1. URBACT III – EUniverCities The Cooperation between Universities and Cities to promote Entrepreneurship and Social Development Aveiro - a general overview André Cester Costa – City of Aveiro Filipe Teles – University of Aveiro Peer Review and Political Meeting - 19th to 22nd of November 2013
  2. 2. Aveiro & University – Profile Education Location Economic Demography Housing Cultural EUniverCities – Challenges for Aveiro Peer Review and Political Meeting | quinta-feira, 21 de novembro de 2013 I Page 2
  3. 3. Aveiro & University – Location Profile Peer Review and Political Meeting | quinta-feira, 21 de novembro de 2013 I Page 3
  4. 4. › › 13 Million inhabitants Strategic Position as an International Logistic Platform Atlantic Front Aveiro Peer Review and Political Meeting | quinta-feira, 21 de novembro de 2013 I Page 4
  5. 5. Centro Region – NUT II Aveiro 30% of Portuguese territory 23% of Portuguese population Polycentric Model with Aveiro, Coimbra and Leiria as main players Aveiro is the second most populous city in the Centro Region Peer Review and Political Meeting | quinta-feira, 21 de novembro de 2013 I Page 5
  6. 6. Baixo Vouga Sub-Region (NUT III) o390.000 inhabitants with 11 municipalities › oAveiro is the Capital and Leader of the Region › › o3,42% of Portuguese GDP › › oStrategic Clusters: › Ovar Murtosa Aveiro Estarreja Sever do Vouga Albergariaa-Velha ICT ›Ílhavo Automobile ›Vagos Habitat (Materials)›Oliveira do Bairro Agro-Industry Chemical ›Mira Industry ›Águeda Peer Review and Political Meeting | quinta-feira, 21 de novembro de 2013 I Page 6
  7. 7. Aveiro o78463 inhabitants o10 km to the Atlantic Ocean oExcellent accessibilities (land, air or boat – Very important Harbour) oSurrounded by a unique Natural beauty: Ria de Aveiro o134,8 GDP per capita (Portugal) oDistances: •45 minutes to Porto •45 minutes to Coimbra •2 hours to Lisbon •4 hours to Madrid
  8. 8. University The University of Aveiro is a centre for education and innovation, a trigger and driving force for regional development and wealth creation Highest scientific production per researcher in Portugal Best and youngest (<50 years) portuguese university in Times Higher Education ranking. First portuguese university in Leiden ranking.
  9. 9. Significant impact on regional innovation and wealth creation Comprehensive training Recognised for its educational commitment Peer Review and Political Meeting | quinta-feira, 21 de novembro de 2013 I Page 9
  10. 10. Growing International Community: 76 countries in campus Wide teaching and research networks Excelling in research Peer Review and Political Meeting | quinta-feira, 21 de novembro de 2013 I Page 10
  11. 11. Aveiro & University – Demographic profile Peer Review and Political Meeting | quinta-feira, 21 de novembro de 2013 I Page 11
  12. 12. Demographic profile - Aveiro o Highest population growth (7%). Better o o o o than Central region (-1%) and Portugal (2%) Higher working-age population (69%) compared to Central region (64%) and Portugal (66%). Lower percentage of population with more than 65 years (17%) compared to Central region (22%) and Portugal (19%) and Similar young population (15%) compared to Central region (14%) and Portugal (15%) Higher growth of working age population (6%) compared to Central region (-1%) and Portugal (0,7%) Demographic profile – University of Aveiro o 14.723 students o 956 teachers o 95 researchers o 261 Postdoc scholarships o 647 employees (non teaching staff) o 87% of teaching staff (ETI) hold a PhD o (2012) International community: over 1.500
  13. 13. Aveiro & University – Education profile Peer Review and Political Meeting | quinta-feira, 21 de novembro de 2013 I Page 13
  14. 14. Education profile - Aveiro o o o 11 Public Establishments = 81,52% 1 Public-Private Estab. = 9,80% 3 Private Establishments = 8,68% Education profile – University of Aveiro o Comprehensive university with 16 o departments (science & technology, engineering, humanities, arts, social sciences) Wide teaching network With the Region (polytechnic schools, technological specialisation) Other Portuguese universities European universities Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries Growing internationalisation Employability focused Holds the ECTS Label (2009) and the Diploma Supplement Label (2009) Commitment to new publics and professional education 10 degrees taught in English o o o o o Retention rate about only 6% in basic o o education. 80% secundary students complete their studies 43,1% of students who complete high school, enroll in areas of knowledge and tecnology in higher education o o o o o
  15. 15. Aveiro & University – Housing profile Peer Review and Political Meeting | quinta-feira, 21 de novembro de 2013 I Page 15
  16. 16. Housing profile - Aveiro o In Aveiro, the number of accomodations increased more (17,29%) than in Centro region (6,50%) and Portugal (9,78%). o Given this increase and the increase in population of 7%, the average number of persons by accomodation decreased. o In 2011, Aveiro recorded a ratio of 1,8 accomodation for building Housing profile – University of Aveiro o 1100 beds (60 rooms for teachers/ o o o o o o researchers) in university accommodation a close liaison with Students Union (AAUAv) and with Alumni a sustainable campus programme (increased accessibility, energy efficiency, biodiversity) social fund (active social support; social vouchers; social merit scholarships) on-campus health care and agreements with health units specific support for vulnerable students open museum of Portuguese contemporary architecture (2 PRITZKER prize laureates )
  17. 17. it’s good to live and work on campus ›0,50 ›0,40 ›0,30 ›0,20 ›0,10 ›average ›0,00 ›-0,10 ›Academic aspects ›Univ. Aveiro › Academic support ›Public Univ. › Personal development aspects •Processes › Global (Degree + Institution + and services Employability +Social Prestige) Peer Review and Political Meeting | quinta-feira, 21 de novembro de 2013 I Page 17 › ›
  18. 18. Aveiro & University – Economic profile Peer Review and Political Meeting | quinta-feira, 21 de novembro de 2013 I Page 18
  19. 19. Economic profile - Aveiro o Aveiro GDP per capita: 134,8 o Higher Remuneration of Work: 9.777,90€, o o o when compared with Centro Region (7.231,10) and Portugal (8.008€) + 9.000 companies + 1.700 self employed Employs almost 90% of the working age population (2011) Unemployment Rate: 10% & 18,3% of Youth unemployment (2011) Economic profile – University of Aveiro o University’s budget ~ 100M€ o young university (1973), pioneer in its educational offer telecommunications, integrated teacher training, ceramics engineering, environmental engineering, regional and urban planning, industrial management and engineering, tourism, music… were innovations at national level Promoting and developing local entrepreneurial policies a “single distributed incubator” in several municipalities of the Region of Aveiro Incubating companies o o o o
  20. 20. Economic profile - Aveiro o Wholesale and Retail Trade: 21,35% of companies and 18.90% of employees Manufacturing: 6,26% of companies and 26.99% of employees Main Clusters: ICT, Sea Economy, Materials, Automobile and Agro-Industry and Forest Annual volume of exports around 755 M€ Companies in Aveiro export more than import (139%) 83,90 of Exports are within EU27 and 87,90% of Imports Most known companies: . Portucel-Soporcel - Forest (Paper) . PT Inovação – Telecommunications . Bosch/Vulcano – Electronics (Termotechnology) . Renault C.A.C.I.A. - Automobile . Several in the Ceramic Cluster (Sanindusa, O&I, Primus Vitoria, Grespanaria, Aleluia, Economic profile – University of Aveiro o R&D contracts with industry and services o o o o o o o o o o ~12M€ p.y. All fields of research Supporting all relevant regional clusters New trends and focus: Health, ICT, Energy, Sea, materials Future science park Close connection with local and regional authorities and industry o o
  21. 21. Aveiro & University – Cultural profile Peer Review and Political Meeting | quinta-feira, 21 de novembro de 2013 I Page 21
  22. 22. Cultural profile - Aveiro Cultural profile – University of Aveiro o Congress Centre with auditoriums for 700 o Open language courses o o o GrETUA (experimental theatre) o o o and 150 pax Municipal Theatre for 600 Pax Exposition Fair centre: 2 pavilions with over 4428 square meters each and an auditorium for 220 pax Stadium with 30.000 seats Aveiro City Museum (including Art Nouveau Museum and Troncalhada Ecomuseum) National Museum – Museu Santa Joana o Centre for Jazz Studies o Colection Madeira Luís - largest non-public Portuguese collection of posters o Other collections and assets (Frederico de Freitas, José Moças - Fado, Aldónio Gomes, collection of ceramics and glass)
  23. 23. Cultural profile - Aveiro Cultural profile – University of Aveiro o Main Festivities:  S. Gonçalinho Festivities  March Fair (popular)  Ria of Aveiro Festivities  International Biennual Ceramics Fair  AgroVouga (Agricultural)  FARAV - Handicraft Fair o Leader of Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras o Promotor of Festivais de Outono, since ‘05 o EURO 2004 hosting City o EURO 2006 U-21 hosting City
  24. 24. Aveiro •strategic location •economic dynamism •growing center of leisure and culture tradition of fishing, salt production or ceramic industry along with innovation and research in telecommunications • University •with impact on innovation and wealth creation comprehensive training recogniosed for its educational commitment focused on regional development wide teaching and research networks excelling in research • • • • •
  25. 25. City of Aveiro 1.Over 50 collaborative projects/actions 2.No Strategic alignment University Of Aveiro
  26. 26. Aveiro & University - Challenges Peer Review and Political Meeting | quinta-feira, 21 de novembro de 2013 I Page 26
  27. 27. Aveiro & University - Challenges Why we need EUniverCities? 3 priorities knowledge and innovation / students and city life / attractiveness and marketing 4 domain actions governance and strategy / entrepreneurship and social innovation / public space and mobility / welcoming Outcomes .... Peer Review and Political Meeting | quinta-feira, 21 de novembro de 2013 I Page 27
  28. 28. ›train station ›city hall › city center ›santiago campus ›crasto campus ›future science park
  29. 29. Aveiro & University – EuniverCities What we need from you? Help to answer the following questions: Building the city together! (1st PR session) o o o o How can the Human Capital from the University (both professors and students) address social challenges from out City? How to overcome social problems from our community? How to make the city more attractive and cosmopolitan? How to eliminate physical and mental barriers? Peer Review and Political Meeting | quinta-feira, 21 de novembro de 2013 I Page 29
  30. 30. Aveiro & University – EuniverCities What we need from you! Help to answer the following questions: Turning ideas into actions! (2nd PR session) o o o o How can research be translated into or linked with business and community development? How to better support the needs and challenges of local enterprises How can we better foster entrepreneurship and promote and support the creation of new companies? How can the city and the University implement a method to monitor the strategic alignment that is desired? Peer Review and Political Meeting | quinta-feira, 21 de novembro de 2013 I Page 30
  31. 31. contact@urbact.eu www.urbact.eu

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