Education and research

Education and research

The importance of human capital and the opting for new information technologies acquire special relevance in the EUROACE territory. It has an excellent supply of centres of higher education and a considerable number of technical and research institutes.

One of the Euroregion’s main challenges is to obtain a greater interaction between research centres and businesses. Projects like RITECA (Network of Technological Research in Extremadura-Centre-Alentejo) have been created for this purpose and they work towards exchanges between educational centres in order to increase the transfer of know-how to companies.

On a different level, the teaching of Spanish in Alentejo and Centre and the teaching of Portuguese in Extremadura has increased exponentially in the last few years, with a large number of students.