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1 UNIVERSITY OF CÓRDOBA (UCO) Facts & Figures 2014

2 The past and present… The UCO is heir to a centuries-old historical and cultural legacy and a passion for knowledge, tolerance, and harmony among civilizations. This reflects in the three areas of UCO activities: Food and Agriculture, Science and Technology Humanities and Legal and Social Sciences Health Sciences This balance is also manifested in the quality of its teaching and research, ranking it among the top academic institutions in Spain. The UCO is one of the foremost research institutions in Spain, further consolidated with: ceiA3 (Agrifood Campus of International Excellence) Rabanales 21 Science and Technology Park IMIBIC Maimonides Institute for Biomedical Research. Our university is an international leader in the agrifood field, one of the institution’s main strengths, and also enjoys an enviable reputation in the humanities, in a city that is known worldwide for its artistic and monumental heritage. A young, dynamic university, dedicated to research and in constant evolution, the UCO is firmly committed to the problems and needs of the community at large. As a public institution, it has close links with the society it serves, but is also dedicated to aiding other peoples and countries. The UCO also maintains strong ties with the business sector, while structuring much of its own activity around an entrepreneurial vision. Most importantly, it is an institution committed not only to training qualified professionals, but to supporting and encouraging its students to grow as people and as citizens.

3 Facts & Figures Founded 1972 Management National and public Number of faculties 10 Number of Students 15,626 undergraduate students 1,269 in Master‘s Programmes: Doctoral Programmes: Estudiantes Extranjeros : 510 Erasmus y 372 Non-Erasmus foreign Students Administrative Staff 731 permanent staff 464 temporary staff Academic Staff 1,392 permanent staff 73 visiting and Erasmus STA/STT

4 Campuses and Degrees HUMANITIES AND LEGAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES CAMPUS FACULTY OF LABOUR SCIENCE Labour Relations Tourism FACULTY OF LAW AND BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC SCIENCES Law Business Administration and Management Double Degree in Law and Business Administration and Management FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY AND LETTERS Translation and Interpretation Spanish Language and Literature English Studies Art History History FACULTY OF EDUCATION SCIENCE Early Childhood Education (English bilingual) Primary Education Social Education HEALTH SCIENCES CAMPUS FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND NURSING Medicine Nursing

5 Campuses and Degrees AGRIFOOD, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS (Rabanales and Belmez) FACULTY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE Veterinary Medicine Food Science and Technology SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST ENGINEERING (ETSIAM) Rural and Agrifood Engineering Forest Engineering Enology FACULTY OF SCIENCE Biology Chemistry Environmental Sciences Physics Biochemistry SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES OF CORDOBA Electrical Engineering Industrial Electronic Engineering Mechanical Engineering Computer Engineering SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES OF BELMEZ Civil Engineering Mining and Energy Resources Engineering Dual degree in Civil Engineering and Mining and Energy Resources Engineering

6 Campuses and Degrees AFFILIATE CENTER TEACHER TRAINING COLLEGE "SAGRADO CORAZÓN“ Early Childhood Education Primary Education

7 Master’s Courses Cinematography (60 ECTS) English for Professional Qualification (60 ECTS) Local Heritage Management (Dual degree. "Abdelmaleck Essaâdi" University, Tétouan), (60 ECTS) Specialised Translation (English/French/German-Spanish) (60 ECTS) Texts, Documents and Cultural Intervention (Dual degree. University of Ferrara) (60 ECTS) Arts & Humanities Agrifood (60 ECTS) Chemistry (60 ECTS) Electrochemistry. Science and Technology (60 ECTS) Ethology (60 ECTS) Global Change: Natural Resources and Sustainability (60 ECTS) Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage (Erasmus Mundus), (120 ECTS) Molecular, Cellular and Genetic Biotechnology (60 ECTS) Plasma, Laser and Surface Technology (pending verification, 60 ECTS) Zootechnology and Sustainable Management: Organic and Integrated Stockbreeding (60 ECTS) Sciences

8 Master’s Degrees Animal Medicine, Healthcare and Improvement (60 ECTS) Forensic Sciences (Erasmus Mundus), (120 ECTS) Nutrition and Metabolism (60 ECTS) Research Methodology in the Health Sciences (60 ECTS) Translational Biomedical Research (60 ECTS) Health Sciences Agroecology: A Sustainable Approach to Organic Farming (60 ECTS) Culture of Peace: Conflicts, Education and Human Rights (60 ECTS) Environmental Educators (60 ECTS) Foreign Trade and Business Internationalisation (Dual Degree, Universitè Paris-Est Créteil) (60 ECTS) Inclusive Education (60 ECTS) Law practice (90 ECTS) Psychological Intervention and Research in Justice, Health and Social Welfare (60 ECTS) Regional and Local Law (60 ECTS) Secondary Education, Vocational Training and Language Teaching (60 ECTS) Territorial Employment Policies (60 ECTS) Social and Legal Sciences

9 Master’s Degrees Agro-industrial Plants: Projects and Management (60 ECTS) Distributed Renewable Energies (60 ECTS) Environmental Hydraulics (60 ECTS) Forest Fires, Science and Integrated Management (90 ECTS) Geomatics, Remote Sensing and Spacial Models applied to Forest Management (60 ECTS) Industrial Process Control (60 ECTS) Intelligent Systems (90/60 ECTS) Olive Growing and Olive Oil Technology (International Program) (120 ECTS) Occupational Health and Safety( 60 ECTS) Plant Breeding, Protection and Improvement (60 ECTS) Representation and Design in Engineering and Architecture (60 ECTS) Territorial Rural Development (60 ECTS) Water Technology in Civil Engineering (60 ECTS) Engineering and Architecture

10 ERASMUS MUNDUS- ACTION 1 Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion (MESC) MESC consortium: Université de Paul Sabatier – Toulouse, Université de Picardie - Amiens and Université de Provence - Marseille (France), Universidad de Córdoba (Spain), Warsaw University of Technology (Poland), Xiamen University (China) and Drexel University (Philadelphia, USA). Objective: To offer innovative training on the synthesis, characterisation and industrial application of materials used in storage and conversion of energy, as well as to provide practical training in prestigious international research laboratories. Forensic Sciences Consortium: University of Lincoln, the University of Córdoba (Spain) and the Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz (Portugal). Objective: To educate future European forensic scientists in the most up-to-date techniques. Erasmus Mundus

11 ERASMUS MUNDUS- ACTION 2 TEMPO project Partnership: 9 European universities and 11 in Central Asia, jointly coordinated by Technical University of Lisbon (Portugal) - Donetsk National Technical University (Ukraine). Objective: To promote the exchange of knowledge among trans-European institutions of higher education in Europe and third countries in different areas : Architecture, Chemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science, Management and Business Administration. Number of mobility grants: 212 grants for undergraduates, Masters', PhD, Postdoctoral students and staff of all partner universities. EULAlinks project Partnership: 8 European universities and 12 from Latin America, jointly coordinated by the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the Universidad Autónoma de Chapingo (México). Objective: To deep in the existing cooperative relations under ALFA III SERIDAR Project in order to contribute to the creation of competence oriented and high-quality education in the Andean region and Mesoamerica, devoted to sustainable rural development, natural resources and agriculture value chains. Number of mobility grants: 135 grants for undergraduates, Masters', PhD, Postdoctoral students and staff from Latin America to EU partner universities. Erasmus Mundus

12 Doctoral Programs UNIVERSITY OF CÓRDOBA DOCTORAL SCHOOL : Biomedicine (recipient of an Excellence Award from the Spanish Ministry of Education) Social and Legal Sciences Advanced Computing, Energies and Plasmas Electrochemistry, Science and Technology (recipient Excellence Award from the Spanish Ministry of Education) Languages and Cultures Heritage

13 Doctoral Programs INTERNATIONAL DOCTORAL SCHOOL IN AGRI-FOOD Biosciences and Agri-food Sciences (recipient of an Excellence Award from the Spanish Ministry of Education) Biogeochemical Flow Dynamics and its Application (recipient of an Excellence Award from the Spanish Ministry of Education) Agro-industrial, Food, Forestry and Sustainable Rural Development Engineering Fine Chemistry (recipient of an Excellence Award from the Spanish Ministry of Education) Natural Resources and Sustainable Management

14 Dual Degree Programs UNIVERSITY/INSTITUTIONCOUNTRYAREA University Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC)FRANCE Law & Business AdministrationJoint Master’s Programme University of FerraraITALY Arts & HumanitiesJoint Master’s Programme University of Messina - Virginia Commonwealth University ITALY - USA Arts & HumanitiesJoint Atlantis Master’s Programme Białystok University of TechnologyPOLAND Civil EngineeringDual undergraduate degree Cranfield UniversityUNITED KINGDOM Agricultural and Forest EngineeringDegree’s final project and Master Keele UniversityUNITED KINGDOM Law & Business AdministrationDual undergraduate degree National University of Patagonia AustralARGENTINA Mining and Energy Resources Engineering Dual undergraduate degree University of Concepción (UDEC)CHILE Agricultural EngineeringDual undergraduate degree University of Concepción (UDEC)CHILE Forest EngineeringDual undergraduate degree University of Concepción (UDEC)CHILE Veterinary Dual undergraduate degree, Master’s and Doctorate Programme University of ChileCHILE Forest EngineeringDual undergraduate degree University of ChileCHILE VeterinaryDual undergraduate degree Central University of VenezuelaVENEZUELA Mining EngineeringDual undergraduate degree Chengdu Institute Sichuan International Studies University CHINA Business AdministrationDual undergraduate degree Tetouan University “Abdelmalek Essaâdi”MOROCCO Arts & HumanitiesJoint Master’s Programme Chapingo Autonomous UniversityMÉXICO SciencesMaster’s

15 Rankings National Taiwan University Ranking (NTU) The UCO has ranked excellently in the “2012 Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities” released by the National Taiwan University Ranking (NTU Ranking). This ranking programme offers annual performance rankings for universities worldwide based on the production and impact of their scientific papers. Ranking 59 in “Agricultural Sciences”, the UCO appears as the most outstanding university in Spain for its scientific papers on this subject. Agricultural Sciences: 59 Rank by subject

16 Rankings ISI (Institute for Scientific Information) In the latest edition (2013) of the ISI rankings of “Spanish Universities according to Fields and Scientific Disciplines”, for theperiod , Cordoba ranked as follows: Plant and Animal Biology: 6th Computer Science: 6th Medicine: 12th Scientific Disciplines Scientific Fields Agricultural Sciences: 1st Information and Communication Technology: 7th

17 Rankings BBVA – IVIE Foundatation Rankings ISSUE (Synthetic Indicators of the Spanish University System) 2013 presents the results of universities in terms of their teaching activities, research and innovation and technological development, providing a ranking of the institutions in every field and the ensemble of university activities. Córdoba is ranked first among theAndalusian univerdsities. Teaching Innovation and Technological Development

18 Rankings Academic Ranking of Worl Universities Córdoba is situated between positions 151 and 200 in the World Ranking in the field of computing. Source:

19 International Partnerships ASIA Sichuan International Studies University, Shandong University, (China), Seoul National University, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Korea), Nihon University (Japan)... EUROPE More than 250 Erasmus bilateral agreements King´s College London; University of Rome, La Sapienza; Queen´s University of Belfast, University of Helsinki, Universität Dortmund, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, University of Maastricht, Universitá di Bologna, Birmingham City University... NORTH AMERICA University of California Davis, University of Montreal, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Montana, Seton Hill University, William Jewell College... SOUTH AMERICA More than 150 bilateral agreememts Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile), Universidad Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) (Brazil), Universidad de Chile (Chile), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) (México), Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) (Mexico), Universidad de Concepción (Chile)...

20 Research The Agrifood Campus of International Excellence (ceiA3) is a joint initiative between the Universities of Almería (UAL), Cádiz (UCA), Huelva (UHU), Jaén (UJA) and Córdoba (UCO). Headed by the UCO, the objectives of the ceiA3 are ambitious and involve a firm social commitment, given that the agrifood sector of Andalusia provides a promising future for our students as well as other young people in our community. The project seeks to modernise and internationalise our universities so that they become a driver of towards a sustainable productive model based on knowledge and innovation. The ceiA3 promotes this change by bringing together knowledge- generating institutions in the same geographical area including, among them universities, research centres, and technology parks. It aims to encourage the transfer of this knowledge to society and strengthen the university’s role as an innovative institution that generates new knowledge for the benefit of society at large. The Agrifood Campus of International Excellence (ceiA3) More information at

21 Research This is a Health Research Institute accredited at national level by the Carlos III Health Institute. It was founded on April 24th, 2008, following the agreement signed on June 29th, 2007, between the University of Cordoba and the Andalusian Regional Government’s Departments of Health and Innovation, Science and Business. The IMIBIC is the result of an intense and fruitful collaboration between the University of Córdoba and Reina Sofia University Hospital, the regional centre of the Andalusian Public Health System, which is characterised by its high standards of health care and its solid commitment to the training of health professionals. Its management body is the Foundation for Biomedical Research in Cordoba (FIBICO, in Spanish), which was founded on December 27th, 2007 The Maimonides Institute for Biomedical Research of Córdoba (IMIBIC) More information at g/index/index/lng/en

22 Research The IUIQFN is a University Research Institute whose main objective is to contribute, in an effective and efficient manner, to the creation of knowledge (basic research), development, and knowledge transfer (innovation) in the fields related to Fine Chemistry and Nanotechnology. The lines of research of the institute address topics of unquestionable interest related to health, agrifood, energy, environment and civil engineering among others. University Institue of Research in Fine Chemistry and Nanotechnology (IUIQFN) More information at: os/investigacion/iuiqfn/

23 Research UCO Research Centers Maimonides Institute of Biomedical Research (IMIBIC) University Research Institute of Fine Chemistry and Nanochemistry (IQFN) Interuniversity Earth System Research Institute of in Andalusia (IISTA) Interuniversity Research Institute for Bio-energy University Research Institute for Animal Health

24 Research Research Services and Centres associated with the UCO “Rabanales 21” Science and Technology ParkReina Sofia University HospitalUniversity Veterinary Teaching HospitalAndalusian Germplasm BankBotanical Garden of CórdobaCentral Research Support ServicesCentralised Experimental Animal Service Spanish Aerobiology Network Center for Early Childhood CareEuropean Documentation Centre

25 Research UCO and Knowledge Transfer Knowledge transfer projects: 7 million €/ annual averageEuropean projects under the seventh EC Framework Programme: 6.8 million €Technology-based enterprises: 27Patent applications: 102Research groups: 193

26 Current projects Latin America: 2 projects North and sub-Saharan Africa: 6 projects Cooperation projects (2011) European R&D projects: 17 projects Projects under the seventh EC Framework Programme: 29 projects Excellence Projects: 67 projects Research projects (funded by theEU and MINECO) Tempus IV: 1 project Alfa III: 2 projects Atlantis EU-US: 1 project Academic projects (EU funded)

27 Corporate Videos Video presentation of UCO: ocelauco/catalogo-videos_en.html ocelauco/catalogo-videos_en.html ceiA3 Corporate video:

28 Contact UCO · UNIVERSITY OF CÓRDOBA Address Avda. Medina Azahara, Nº Córdoba (Spain) Phone& Fax Phone: | Fax: Spanish Website English Website:


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