Research model

A research model backed by the educational excellence of Universidad Europea


Excellence in research is part of Universidad Europea's commitment to society, as we research in order to generate transferable knowledge and contribute to the social progress.

Research falls under the School of Doctoral Studies and Research, which includes our Center of Excellence for Research, and the PhD Programs in which our Doctoral candidates carry out research while working on their dissertations.

We strive for excellence, firstly through prioritizing the fields of research on which to concentrate our work; we seek synergies among the research teams and focus our resources on them. Meanwhile, we carry out multidisciplinary and international applied research which is useful to society, relevant and visible, with high standards of scientific rigor and quality. Finally, we link this research with our teaching activities, bringing our students into contact with the processes of scientific research in their fields, so that they can see at first hand the latest breakthroughs and their results.

To achieve these goals, we have five Centers of Excellence for Research, into which all our research activity in each field is organized (projects, training programs, scientific exchange forums, dissertations, scientific publication, etc.).

These enhance the creation of synergies among research groups both in the University and outside, leading to alliances with other institutions and companies in Spain and abroad.

The five Centers of Excellence for Research now operating are concerned with the following lines of research:

  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Physical Activity and Sports
  • Educational Innovation
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
  • Values and social responsibility

We should also highlight the mission of the university's research Chairs, which do important work to connect the world of work with the university, with an international scope.

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  • Excelencia Academica Academic excellence

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