Side-stepping Spanish Bureaucracy is one of Pompeu Fabra’s ingredients to success

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An article on how Research Institutes flourish if they can side-step Spanish bureaucracy can be found here:

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/05/05/barcelonas-research-efforts-show-success-spanish-higher-education-struggles

Especially the following paragraph from this article must find a resonance of recognition with many of us

“That success in recruiting internationally is also due to the institute’s ability to sidestep some of the more restrictive state bureaucracy that critics say is hampering Spain’s ability to attract top talent.

Under Spanish law, foreign academics must have their Ph.D. ratified by the education ministry — a process often lasting years, which stops many top international scholars from moving to Spain.”