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1 Wednesday April 6th, 2011 BBL 077 Proton International 2011 Third informational meeting.

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1 1 Wednesday April 6th, 2011 BBL 077 Proton International 2011 Third informational meeting

2 2 Destination

3 3 Programme Date(Provisional) programme SundayApril 17Departure to Barcelona MondayApril 18Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO; Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) TuesdayApril 19Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (IQAC) WednesdayApril 20AkzoNobel Barcelona ThursdayApril 21City Tour FridayApril 22Good Friday SaturdayApril 23Sant Jordi SundayApril 24Easter MondayApril 25Visit to Montserrat TuesdayApril 26Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona WednesdayApril 27Universitat de Barcelona ThursdayApril 28Universitat Rovira I Virgili (URV); Institut Catala d'Investigacio Quimica (ICIQ) FridayApril 29DOW Tarragona Departure to The Netherlands (from Barcelona)

4 4 Important points Departure: Sunday April 17th 2011 Gather at Utrecht Central Station at 7.50 h (below the blue “departures” board) Return: Friday April 29th 2011 Arrival at Rotterdam The Hague Airport at +/- 23.00 h Do not forget Passport or ID card Programme booklet OV chip card Questions for thematic report

5 5 Important points Study tour script Never leave the group without notifying someone Full meal schedule, except for Friday and Sunday. Maximum weight of cabin luggage is 20 kg (+ 5 kg of hand luggage). Inform us after the presentation if you will not depart from Utrecht. Take care of your belongings in Barcelona! –Travel insurance?

6 6 Representative clothing Gentlemen –No shorts –Closed shoes –Dress shirt –Optional: (suit)blazer or pullover Ladies –No bare legs –Closed shoes –Dress shirt

7 7 Presentation questions thematic reports

8 8 Student Life Studiegerelateerd Specifieke regels op universiteiten Man/vrouwverhouding Hoeveel studenten zijn er? Bachelor/mastersysteem en – structuur? Werkdruk Selectie aan de poort Uitstroom Collegetijden Internationale verhoudingen, PhD na bachelor mogelijk? Vrije tijd Wat doe je naast je studie? Faciliteiten op de universiteit, sport en eten? Studie- en studentenverenigingen Uitgaan Huisvesting ’s Weekends naar huis? Thuiswonend/campus/huurwoninge n Sociale huisvesting Transport; OV/auto/brommer Financiën Steunpakketten overheid Leningen/ouders/werken Levensonderhoud duur? Collegegeld Ziektekostenverzekering Huur

9 9 Difference in culture Geloof Welke rol neemt het geloof in in het dagelijks leven? Hoe wordt er in Spanje Pasen gevierd? Eten Wat zijn de dagelijkse gerechten? Hoe ziet de maaltijdindeling er uit in Spanje? Werk Hoe reizen de Spanjaarden naar het werk? Hoe zien de werkdagen en werktijden er uit in Spanje? Opleiding* Welke opleidingsniveaus zijn er en hoelang duren de verschillende opleidingen in Spanje? Wat is het werkgelegenheidsvooruitzicht voor de verschillende opleidingsniveaus? Sport Hoe belangrijk is sport in het dagelijks leven? Welke plaats neemt sport in de maatschappij? Familie Hoe belangrijk is familie binnen de Spaanse cultuur? Hoe zijn kinderopvang en ouderenzorg in Spanje geregeld?

10 10 The future of chemistry in Spain How do you think your research will contribute to, for example, the energy demand of Spain? Do you see your company expanding to a worldwide multinational over the next decades, or will your company stay a smallscale local research institute? If it is already a multinational, what makes your research different from the research performed at the otherlocations of the multinational? Does it have a large contribution to the research performed at the whole multinational company? Do you expect Spain to have a leading position in different research fields? If so, which fields?

11 11 Knowledge economy in Spain (1) Definition:-Based on ‘knowledge’ (human capital) -Knowledge is product (results in knowledge-based services and tools) Aim:-Creating knowledge -Transferring and utilizing knowledge E.U. Guidelines:-Lisbon Agenda (2000): 3% yearly economic growth, 70% employment rate -Lisbon not met; Spain’s econ. Growth <1% -New treaty: Europe 2020 Europe 2020:-3% GDP invested in R&D -75% employment rate - 40% youngsters w/ higher education degree Spain/Catalonia 2020?... current unemployment 20.5% (E.U. highest).

12 12 Knowledge economy in Spain (2)  Is Spain / Catalonia going to achieve the Europe 2020 goals?  How does this compare to other E.U. membership states?  Is effort being put into building a better knowledge economy (by universities, government, companies -> investments in R&D)  How do they contribute to the knowledge economy?  Are youngsters sufficiently stimulated to stay in school?  Is there enough stimulation (scholarships or other forms of monetary support) to increase the level of education within the young population?  Is it possible to continue studying while employed / is there enough social security to quit your job and continue studying?  Is there sufficient cooperation between government and NGO’s (e.g. universities, institutes, companies)?  What needs to be improved and what measures are taken?  Any actions noticeable? –By government, industry or universities –Is there awareness among the Spanish / Catalonian people?

13 Final report –Day and thematic reports –Deadline May 16 th 2011 –Examples of final reports at Proton room Reunion dinner –Wednesday June 8th, 18.30 h –Restaurant Amor –First drink for free! 13 After the tour

14 14 See you all on April 17th, 7.50!

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