Campus Atlántico Tricontinental

Universidad de Las palmas de Gran CanariaUniversidad de La Laguna

SWOT analysis

 

 
STRENGTHS OF THE CAMPUS
  • The Campus will be a university of reference in the European Union in terms of teaching, research, innovation and transfer, as a tricontinental bridge linking Europe, Africa and Latin America, especially in its specialist topic areas.
  • A flow of talent between three continents will be created, with the capacity to stand out in both research and the production sector.
  • Open research projects will be led within the tricontinental context, including the consolidation of networks between three continents.
  • There will be a positive impact on the new Canary Islands production model included in the Canary Islands Plan and the Structuring Projects.
  • A contribution will be made to the development of a sustainable global economy.
  • The Canary Islands university system will be socially and regionally integrated, with common objectives.
  • The principles common to the development and adaptation of the two university compuses will be combined: “unity in diversity”.
  • The synergy between the universities and the urban areas where they are located will be greater.
  • The “training” facet will be boosted to pass on values in terms of education, culture, art, the natural world and social cohesion.

 Strengths of the Campus

OPPORTUNITIES OF THE CAMPUS
The region:
  • Geostrategic location of the Canary Islands:
    • Platform for the internationalization of the Spanish R&D&I system and the tertiary education available in the area of influence of the Atlantic
    • Development cooperation.
  • Leadership in the Outermost Regions and Macaronesia.
Canary Islands economic and social model:
  • Canarias está en pleno desarrollo de un nuevo modelo económico y social, en el que el proyecto de Campus tendrá un papel relevante:
    • Plan Canarias
    • Proyectos Estructurantes del Gobierno Canario (a través de la ACIISI)
    • Creation of strategic clusters.
    • Sustainable Economy Bill (Ministry of the Treasury).

Opportunities of the Campus

 
THREATS WEAKNESSES
In a negative forecast, it can be said that if the Canary Islands public universities did not become a Campus of International Excellence, they would miss out on a strategic opportunity that would make them both a reference and a nucleus in their fields of specialization. The Canary Islands Autonomous Community, and by extension Spain and Europe, would miss the opportunity to lead a project that is ideal for improving links with Africa and Latin America in terms of teaching, research, boosting innovation and knowledge transfer. They would also miss out on a vital contribution to the production sector.