Methodology for the Strategic Capacity Planning in Universities

  • Rocio de la TorreEmail author
  • Amaia Lusa
  • Manuel Mateo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering book series (LNMIE)


This paper introduces the Strategic Capacity Planning problem in universities and proposes a methodology for solving the problem. The methodology includes the characterization of the problem, the design of a mathematical model, the data collection and pre-analysis, the model solving and the introduction of uncertainties. Besides the use for staff capacity planning, the methodology can be used to assess the impact that different strategies may have on the personnel costs and structure.


Strategic capacity planning Quantitative methods Staff planning KIO/KIF KIBS 



Supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitivity (project DPI2010-15614).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Management/ETSEIBUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Management/ IOC/ETSEIBUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

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