The 340 most brilliant students of the 2012-2013 and 2014-2015 courses have received the award from the Minister of Science, Innovation and Acting Universities, Pedro Duque.

The acting Minister of Science, Innovation and Universities, Pedro Duque, has delivered the National End of Career Awards for University Education for the 2012-2013 and 2014-2015 courses at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid. The minister highlighted during the ceremony the importance of encouraging and recognizing academic performance and the culture of merit and excellence.

Ministry of Science, Innovation and UniversitiesThese awards, which were discontinued between 2013 and 2018, distinguish those university students who have studied more brilliantly and who are officially recognized and who also have an economic allowance. In total, 340 End of Career Prizes have been awarded, which means a total of 924,700 euros distributed in 114 first prizes, endowed with 3,300 euros each; 114 seconds, with an allocation of 2,650 euros each; and 112 third parties, with 2,200 euros each.

Duque stressed that the award-winning university students are a good example of Spanish talent and the best ambassadors of our Higher Education. The minister has highlighted the good level of Higher Education in Spain, although he has referred to the need to develop a new Law of Universities to strengthen the internationalization of universities and their connection with the labor market.

In this line, he highlighted the need to increase resources for science and innovation in the coming years, increase funding for student mobility through programs such as Erasmus + and Seneca, increase contracts for the training of researchers or develop a more stable scientific career.

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