11 January 2007 World Knowledge Competitiveness, in La Vanguardia

Prof Torner contributes a feature about knowledge competitiveness and economic development Prof. Lluis Torner contributes a feature in the newspaper La Vanguardia, about the knowledge competitiveness and economic development. The article addresses the status of Spanish Universities in the world league, in connection to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) rankings, which classify universities according to their academic and research performance.

Prof. Torner elaborates on the methodology used to produce the rankings and he discusses their relevance and importance for economic development. The article concludes by putting forward suggestions to reach the premier world University league.