CRUE's Statement on the approval of the modification to Royal Decree 14/2012
2 February 2015
Following approval on 30 January 2015 by Council of ministers of the amendment of Royal Decree 1393/2007 of 29 October, by which a new organisation of official university programmes is established and Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, by which official doctoral programmes are regulated, the Spanish University Presidents’ Conference (CRUE) met in General Assembly on 2 February 2015 and after an extensive discussion agreed:
1.- To reassure themselves on the need for a moratorium that they asked for once regarding the implementation of this Royal Decree.
2.- Request to all Spanish universities and regional governments not to start processing proposals under this provision until September 2016. The main objective is to implement this policy cautiously, avoiding the confusion of society as a whole and thus preserving the cohesion of the Spanish university system.
3.- State that, being the change considered in the structure of some of the university study programmes, it is essential to first end with the evaluation of the study programmes in force. Similarly, we consider it necessary to conduct a thorough reflection on the future of Spanish universities also with regard to the funding model before implementing a change that would have serious consequences for the entire Spanish university system if made in haste.
4.- Declare that CRUE’s main concern is to defend the quality of the academic offerings of our universities while also ensuring true equal opportunities for their students. We also consider it necessary for society to have the required information about the new undergraduate and Master’s degrees that may arise from this provision in order to ensure the best education and employability of our graduates.
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