"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.
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.
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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.
Lines of research at the University of Navarra
1. 20th-century Spanish history
2. Family science
3. The environment.
5. Nutrition, obesity and health.
6. Classical Spanish thought.
7. Spanish Golden Age literature.
The University of Navarra's research centers
· 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.
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).
In the 2011-2012 academic year, a total of 11,362 students attended the University. 8.88% (1,009) were PhD students.
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.