Universities are major players in the progress of science and research, as well as the drivers of the great social and economic changes that take place year on year. That is why the CEU Cardenal Herrera University supports the work of established researchers and also seeks to train early-career researchers through the Research Activity Support Plan. The aim is for this research-based generation of wealth and social welfare to become a valuable asset for the whole society.
Dr Ignacio Pérez Roger
Vice-Rector for Research
Dr Juan Pardo Albiach
Sara Marqués Saurí
Dr Esperanza Ferrando Nicolau
Dean of the Faculty of Law, Business and Political Science
Dr Leopoldo Juan García Ruiz
Head of the Department of Private Law and Basic Legal Disciplines
Dr Rosa García Vilardell
Head of the Department of Public Law
Dr Enrique Lluch Frechina
Head of the Department of Economics and Business
Dr Hugo Aznar Gómez
Head of the Department of Political Science, Ethics and Sociology, and Researcher
Dr Gonzalo Rubio Irigoyen
Researcher in the Department of Economics and Business
Dr Susana Sanz Caballero
Researcher in the Department of Public Law
Dr Elías Durán Porras
Dean of the Faculty of the Humanities and Communication Sciences
Dr Vicent F. García Perales
Head of the Department of the Humanities
Dr Jorge Pérez Llavador
Head of the Department of Journalism
Dr Santiago Maestro Cano
Head of the Department of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising
Dr María Pascual Segarra
Department of Education Science
Dr Emilio Callado Estela
Researcher in the Department of the Humanities
Dr Alicia López Castellano
Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences
Dr Verónica Veses Jiménez
Head of the Department of Biomedical Sciences
Dr María Aracely Calatayud
Head of the Department of Pharmacy
Dr Elisa Lledó Feijó
Head of the Department of Nursing
Dr Juan José Amer Cuenca
Head of the Department of Physiotherapy
Dr Mª del Mar Jovani Sancho
Head of the Department of Dentistry
Dr Francisco Lisón Párraga
Head of the Department of Medicine and Faculty Representative
Dr Antonio Rafael Barrasa Shaw
Head of the Department of Surgery
Dr José Rafael Penadés Casanova
Researcher in the Department of Biomedical Sciences
Dr José Terrado Vicente
Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Dr Mónica Rubio Zaragoza
Head of the Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery
Dr Mª Carmen López Mendoza
Head of the Department of Animal Production and Health, Public Veterinary Health and Food Science and Technology
Dr Sara Barquero Pérez
Head of the Technical School of Design, Architecture and Engineering and Head of the Department of Graphic Expression, Design Projects and Urban Planning
Dr Fernando Sánchez López
Head of the Department of Building Engineering and Industrial Production
Dr Juan Pardo Albiach
Head of the Department of Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Computation
Dr Nicolás Montés Sánchez
Dr Mª Teresa Mercado Sáez
Head of IDEAS
Dr Juan Manuel Corpa Arenas
Head of ICB
In today’s society, it is impossible to undertake scientific activity without paying attention to communication if one wishes to have any social impact. Universities and research centres, both in Spain and internationally, are becoming more and more conscious of the importance of communicating science to a wide audience, putting communication plans in place for this purpose. Their value goes beyond the service provided, in that they increase scientific visibility and competition within the scientific field.
Since 2007, the CEU Cardenal Herrera University has organized science communication sessions, in which recently published studies of particular scientific interest to society are presented and discussed. Now, with the backing of the Vice-Rectors for Research and International Relations, we want to further enhance this activity, under the name CEU DESCUBRE.
A new approach, different from that of previous years, will be taken, but the objective remains the same: to publicize the scientific activity undertaken at this University amongst our students, and also to establish a channel for scientific communication, by means of special lectures of either general interest or specific to particular study programs.
The approach is both very simple and dynamic: periodic research talks will be organized with a focus on different study programs at the University.
In this way, we seek to further strengthen this activity, turning it into an established part of the catalogue of University activities during the academic year. The aim is also to use this activity to encourage the exchange of information and the establishment of new collaborations, not just between the University’s research groups but also with external groups, thus increasing the University’s research strength and improving its position in the international rankings. All of this will help to broaden scientific knowledge amongst the general public, to increase the prestige of scientific activity and to ensure that the University contributes to science receiving the respect it deserves from society. .
Learning how to work as part of a team. Learning new techniques. Leaving the lecture hall and theory behind and getting your hands dirty in a professional setting. Applying what you know in practice. These are just some of the experiences enjoyed by students who take part in research projects alongside their lecturers, as part of the University’s research and learning grant program, entitled Programa de Ayudas Investigación+Docencia.
By means of these Investigación+Docencia projects, students can begin to publish in academic journals, present their findings at conferences and even focus their End-of-Degree Project towards areas at the cutting edge of present knowledge in their field. They can do all this as a member of the research groups and areas which their lecturers are active in. I+D normally refers to what is known in English as research and development, or R&D, but here the D is all about your development.
We have designed innovative therapies for neuroregeneration after brain injuries. We are developing new biomimetic materials which challenge traditional methods in dentistry. We are taking part in the development of pioneering treatment, involving the regeneration of tissue in veterinary traumatology. We have made prototypes of sustainable and efficient vehicles and dwellings, performing well in a variety of international competitions. We house the Spanish headquarters of the Observatory for Rare Diseases, measuring the media visibility of the latter. There are dozens of research groups at the University, three research institutes and four research chairs, in areas as diverse as neuroscience, cancer, environmental disciplines, finance, and the audiovisual world.
All the projects undertaken at the CEU Cardenal Herrera University have something in common: our research aims to solve real problems that people have, with our researchers working for the improvement of society. At the CEU Cardenal Herrera University we undertake science – with a conscience.
On 27th May 2007, the Governing Council of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University approved the Regulations Governing the Award of Special Recognition Prizes for PhDs, the draft of which had been finalized by the Doctoral Commission on 24th May 2007. These regulations were amended by the Doctoral Commission on 26th May 2015, with the amended version being approved by the Governing Council of the University on 8th June 2015.
Any student who has submitted his or her thesis at this university is eligible for these Prizes.
Candidates may apply for a Prize if they meet the requirements of the Regulations, which are described below.
Entries can now be submitted for the 12th edition of the CEU Cardenal Herrera's Special Recognition Prizes for PhDs (Premios Extraordinarios de Doctorado), corresponding to the 2017-18 academic year.
The deadlines for entries is 2 pm on Friday 21st September 2018.
Epilepsy research takes CEU lecturers to the USA
Lecturers from the CEU Cardenal Herrera University have been awarded the third prize, out of 502 entries from international scientific teams, in a competition jointly organized by the US National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Mayo Clinic, one of the most prestigious hospitals in the USA. The CEU lecturers designed a computer algorithm which, based on the analysis of certain data, can predict epileptic fits twenty minutes before they occur, notifying the patient and enabling them to take the necessary medication to prevent this. With the implant of a microchip into the patient’s body, the algorithm can improve the patient’s quality of life: they can take the medication only when required to do so, rather than throughout the day, leading to a decrease in the amount of side effects caused by this medication. The research required a joint effort from staff in the CEU Technical School of Design, Architecture and Engineering and others from the Medicine and Veterinary areas. The study demonstrates how computing and mathematics can help humanity to overcome the blight of epilepsy.