Our President, Manuel Torres, has been awarded this morning as Doctor Honoris Causa by the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT), during an academic ceremony that commemorates the day of St. Thomas Aquinas. The ceremony was also attended by the local President of the Murcia Region, Pedro Antonio Sánchez.

The professor and director of the Department of Graphic Expression of the University, Francisco José Fernández Cañavate, has read the introduction speech of Manuel Torres. Afterwards, our president has taken his oath as a new doctor and the dean of the university has given him the doctoral ornaments: mortarboard, ring and commemorative parchment.


Manuel Torres then gave his master class: 'The free expression of reason. Knowledge and experience united. Technological research applied to all social agents guarantees the survival of our society '.


He began his speech reminding that all his knowledge has been acquired empirically, "through trial and error, the most effective and hard way." He also highlighted the work of his colleagues who have created a “positive environment  to the development of creative capacity and innovation".


MTorres employees, fifty of whom are engineers graduated from the University of Cartagena, have been referred to as "human capital", who -as he has explained- have "the creative and technological capacity to develop and manage large industrial projects in different areas of knowledge ".


With his master class, he wanted to bet on the collaboration between companies and universities, to guarantee the "effectiveness of development and the progress that society requires".


His speech has been based on the idealism of Plato and the experimental vision of Galileo. "My work for many years has been to create bridges of understanding between scientific-theoretical thinking and applied reality," he said.


Also, Manuel Torres has advocated for 'public awareness' about the importance of protecting the knowledge generated by companies during their technological developments. "It is essential to establish legal rules that arbitrate effective mechanisms for protection of knowledge," he added.


Finally, he thanked the award and promote the investment in 'creative talent': 'Knowledge is the best treasure that the human being can possess.'