The International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) has celebrated on 5th September, 2017, an act to commemorate its 30 years of history. The event, that brought together 400 people and has taken place in the Vertex Building of North Campus of the Technical University, was attended by Mr. Ferran Falcó, General Secretary of the Department for Territory and Sustainability of the Generalitat de Catalunya. Mr. Falcó highlighted that “these 30 years of celebration are important because they represent the start and the consolidation of a country project. The trajectory of CIMNE represents the values that we want to project to the world: ideas for a better world and knowledge at the service of society”.
In the act have also participated other authorities of the Technical University and the Generalitat of Catalonia. The Deputy Director General for Research at the Department of Enterprise and Knowledge, Ms. Iolanda Font de Rubinat, affirmed: “The centre needs new investments to recover the levels achieved before the crisis. On the part of the Generalitat, we will do our best to achieve this goal and we will offer CIMNE our cooperation and support".
The Vice Rector of the Technical University of Catalonia, Prof. Fernando Orejas, highlighted the success of the oldest research centre of the UPC. The Director of the School of Civil Engineering, Prof. Pedro Díez, stressed the fact of “CIMNE is more than a research centre”; and the Director of CIMNE, Prof. Eugenio Oñate, said: “We have the challenge ahead to make a CIMNE a sustainable organization and this will imply taking all the knowledge accumulated over 30 years for the purpose of increasing the welfare of our citizens”.