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YERUN RMA 2019 – Meet Eva de la Torre Garcia


Eva M. de la Torre is Assistant Lecturer and Researcher at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She is member of the Higher Education Policy, Management and Engagement Research Group (PGIuni) – an interdisciplinary research group of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid – and of the Research Institute for Higher Education and Science (INAECU) – an interdisciplinary and joint research institute of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

She carries out research on the field of higher education economics. In line with her research interests, the stay at University of Essex had its main research focus on the analysis of knowledge transfer and collaborations between universities and business.

The host research group, the Management Science and Entrepreneurship (EBS) of the University Essex is expert in network and econometric analysis from an organisational perspective, and they successfully apply this approach to the analysis of university business interactions.

The complementary perspectives of the research groups involved and their common research interests have generated a stimulating exchange of methodologies and knowledge about the higher education systems in the UK and Spain. YRMA brings key support for the career development of young researchers and provides them with opportunities of accessing to prestigious research groups within the Yerun network.

Dr. Eva M. de la Torre (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and Dr. Marianna Marra (University of Essex)

Eva M. de la Torre holds a PhD in Economics from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM – Extraordinary Doctorate Award in 2016/17). She graduated in Business Administration from UAM (2008 – Award to the best student record in 2007/08) and got a Master Degree on Economic Development and Public Policies from the same university (2009). Currently she is PhD Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics and Public Finance at the UAM, member of the Higher Education Policy, Management and Engagement (PGIuni) research group and member of the Research Institute for Higher Education and Science (INAECU). She also was the technical expert of the stakeholder board (Consejo Social) of the UAM (2011-2013). She has been visiting PhD and visiting scholar at Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and in 2017 was awarded with “la Caixa” Social Observatory Award for the best article in the field of Education. Her research interests comprise higher education economics, including efficiency, university-society interactions, funding, strategy and excellence programmes for the case of Spain. She has begun to explore other higher education systems in different countries.

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