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1. What is the University's approach to research?

"The university does not live with its back turned to any uncertainty, to any worry, to any need of mankind."

These words, spoken by the founder of the University of Navarra, reflect the University's approach to research: service to society.

The research at the University of Navarra is characterized by its wide range of disciplines. Many areas of science and the humanities are the subject of research at the University itself and its associated centers. Thus, the University guarantees a multidisciplinary, comprehensive and effective response to current challenges in the field of R&D.


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2. What is a Research University?

The University of Navarra aspires to become an international reference Research University and to conduct interdisciplinary, international research with a high degree of social implication. The aim is for the improvement in research to have a positive effect on teaching quality.

More information: Research

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3. What is the social impact of the University's research?


The results of the research conducted at the University benefit the students directly. The aim of our research is to attract and train brilliant professionals: leaders whose advances leave a mark on society and who contribute to the development of a knowledge-based economy. All of this is carried out in a genuine environment where the quality of life is determined, among other things, by the reality of an environmentally sustainable campus.

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4. What are the University's lines of research?

Lines of research at the University of Navarra

1. 20th-century Spanish history

2. Family science

3. The environment.

4. Nanotechnology.

5. Nutrition, obesity and health.

6. Classical Spanish thought.

7. Spanish Golden Age literature.


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5. What research centers does the University have?


The University of Navarra's research centers

In Pamplona:

·         The Pamplona campus, where research groups belonging to the different Schools conduct their work.

·         The Clínica Universidad de Navarra, which focuses on medical research.

·         The Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA), which is dedicated to research in the fields of cardiovascular sciences, oncology, neuroscience, gene therapy and hepatology.

·         The Center for Research in Applied Pharmacobiology (CIFA), which specializes in the research, development and innovation of drugs and their environment (chemical and microbiological contamination in food, toxicology, etc.), in collaboration with the industry.
·         The three research centers set up as part of the Horizon 2015 Project: the Institute of Tropical Health (neglected diseases), the Center for Nutrition Research and the Center for Bioengineering.

·         The Institute of Culture and Society (ICS), the first center for research on humanities and social sciences promoted by a university in Spain.

In San Sebastián:

·         The Technological Campus of the University of Navarra (TECNUN), made up of the School of Engineering, whose research activity focuses on industrial innovation through projects to develop the generation of products and services.

·         The Center of Studies and Technical Research (CEIT), which emerged from the University of Navarra's School of Engineering and focuses on applied research and technological development under contract.

In Madrid and Barcelona:

·         IESE Business School, which focuses on research into issues affecting the business world.


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6. What are the Schools at the University of Navarra?

Pamplona Campus

School of Architecture

School of Sciences

School of Economics and Business Administration

School of Communication

School of Law

School of Canon Law

School of Nursing

School of Pharmacy

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Medicine

School of Theology

School of Ecclesiastical Philosophy

San Sebastián Campus

School of Engineering (TECNUN)

ISSA School of Management Assistants

Madrid and Barcelona Campus

IESE Business School

ISEM Fashion Business School

Through IESE Business School, the University also has campuses in New York City (USA) and Munich (Germany).

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7. How many PhD students are at the University?


In the 2011-2012 academic year, a total of 11,362 students attended the University. 8.88% (1,009) were PhD students.

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8. What are the figures for research at the University?


The research budget for the 2011-2012 academic year was €16,038,341. National and regional projects accounted for €7,677,062, international projects accounted for €4,136,000, and the remainder (€4,640,463) was spent on other projects.

There were 1,009 PhD students in total, 325 international students, 171 theses defended, and 26 European doctoral theses. The number of Research Personnel in Training (PIF) was 279.


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9. What research projects are conducted at the University?


The University has more than 100 departments distributed throughout the different Schools to conduct research and teaching characterized by the wide range of disciplines. Find out more by clicking on the following link: Projects.

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10. How many academic journals does the University of Navarra publish?


A complete list of the academic journals published by the University can be found at the following link: Academic journals

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11. I'd like to find out about funding and overseas study periods. Where can I get this information?


The page Researcher Services contains all information related to mobility, funding, contact with companies, PIUNA and the protection and promotion of results.

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