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Vice-Rector's Office Presentation, Mission & Values

The mission of the Vice-Rector's Office is to promote, coordinate and manage the research, innovation and research results transfer activities at the University of Granada (UGR). In order to do this, the Vice-Rector’s Office:

  • Stimulates the UGR's participation, through its researchers and research groups, in regional, national and European research, development and innovation programmes, thus increasing funding obtained for the development of its activities.
  • Supports the development, execution and justification of projects and financial research support.
  • Increases the resources received by the UGR for hiring research staff through its participation in the various public calls for proposals for trainee research staff and for the improvement and return of doctors.
  • Promotes the specialisation of research staff at the University, encouraging their participation in the various mobility opportunities, attendance at conferences, organisation of conventions, etc.
  • Designs and implements the University’s Scientific Policy, which is the with particular reference to the Special Research Programme
  • Provides administrative support for the Universidad de Granada's research promotion policies, forming a liaison between researchers and the university administration.

Research Projects, Groups and Centre

We currently have 580 active research projects and 36 scientific infrastructure projects supported by the National and Regional Research Plans, with a combined budget of over 106 million euros.

Internationally, we rely on our participation in the European Union's Research and Innovation Framework Programmes. During the length of the 7th Framework Programme, the University has received support for 48 research projects, with a total endowment of 13.5 million euros. More than 3,000 researchers forming over 365 groups conduct daily research on diverse fields, from Humanities and Social and Legal sciences, to Engineering, Healthcare, Communications Technology, and all areas of science.

Our University is also home to over 1,100 predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers and technicians, as well as staff under several different contracts for the incorporation of researchers and research support, which constitute over 30% of our stable professor positions. Our staff is organised into a structure of Departments, Centres and Research Institutes that facilitate the development of quality research in the different fields, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of this university. Apart from research that takes place at the 123 Departments that form the UGR, there is also an array of Research Centres and Institutes that focus on encouraging the development of specific research areas of special importance.

University of Granada Research Institutes (The water Institute, The Andalusian Institute of Geophysics and Prevention of Seismic Disasters, The Institute of Biopathology and Regenerative Medicine, The Biotechnology Institute, The Charles I Institute of Theoretical and Computational Physics, The Regional Development Institute, The Institute of Migrations, The Federico Olóriz Neuroscience Institute, The José Mataix Institute Of Nutrition and Food Technology, The Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies, The Peace and Conflict Research Institute).

Inter-University Research Institutes (The Interuniversity Andalusian Institute for Earth Systemm Research, The Andalusian Earth Sciences Institute, The Andalusian Interuniversity Institute of Criminology, The Bio-Health Research Institute, The University Institute for Sports and Health and a branch of the Spanish National Mathematics Institute) and Research Centres specialised in specific areas: The Biomedical Research Centre, located at the Health Sciences Technology Park, in the biomedical field; Research Centre for Information and Communication Technologies in the ICT field and The Mind, Brain and Behaviour Research Centre, which studies the brain and cognitive processes in an interdisciplinary manner.

The University of Granada also offers the services of the Scientific Support Centre (CIC), which contributes to instrumental and technical support for scientific research, covers the needs of large research groups, the needs for specialised analysis and tests, and provides its services to public institutions and private and public companies. In addition, the University Library is part of this Vice-Rector's Office as the unit in charge of managing the information resources necessary for the university to meet its objectives in teaching, studying, researching and university expanding. The Library offers a wide variety of services that are intended to facilitate the access and diffusion of all information resources belonging to the University legacy, as well as to contribute to the processes of learning and enlightenment. The University's extensive human and resource potential situates the institution among the top 5-6 Spanish universities in the production of scientific research papers, patents and creation of companies based on knowledge, being the reference university of Southern Europe in many scientific disciplines.

Special Research Programme

The University of Granada's Special Research Programme is the embodiment of the Scientific Policy. Thus policy is focused on human potential and on the development and specialisation of the university researchers and the continuous training and integration of new research staff based on highly demanding evaluations. In order to achieve academic excellence in the Special Research Programme, the University allocates to it over 3.15 million euros of its annual budget. Over 85% of this budget is devoted to human resources in order to foster the training, specialisation and integration of new research staff. The Special Research Programme also incorporates a Research Initiation Scholarship, a project that aims to encourage undergraduate students in research work early in their degree.

Office opening hours

Monday to Friday, from 9:00 to 14:00 (CET)
Tel: +34 958 24 30 08
Fax: +34 958 24 43 12
E-mail: investigacion@ugr.es

Address

VICERRECTORADO DE INVESTIGACION Y TRANSFERENCIA Calle Gran Vía, 48, 2nd floor. 18071 Granada (Spain)