Generating Progress

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.


Vice-Rector’s Secretary’s Office

Contact info:
ext. 1198/1294

OTRI (Office for the Transfer of Research Results)

Av. Seminario s/n . 46113 moncada
Tlf. 96 136 90 00/11 . Fax 96 139 52 72

Research and Ethics Commission

Chair of the Research Commission

Dr Ignacio Pérez Roger
Vice-Rector for Research


Sara Marqués Saurí


Sara Marqués Saurí

Faculty of Law, Business and Political Science

Dr Esperanza Ferrando Nicolau
Dean of the Faculty of Law, Business and Political Science

Dr Rosa García Vilardell
Head of the Department of Private Law and Basic Legal Disciplines

Dr Pedro Caja Meri
Head of the Department of Economics and Business

Dr Emilio Callado Estela
Head of the Department of Ethics, Politics and Sociology

Dr Gonzalo Rubio Irigoyen
Researcher in the Department of Economics and Business

Faculty of the Humanities and Communication Sciences

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 Dr. D. Cesar Casimiro Elena
Department of Education Science

Faculty of Health Sciences

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 Barbara Ortega Sánchez
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

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

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

Technical School of Design, Architecture and Engineering (ESET)

Dr Sara Barquero Pérez
Head of the Technical School of Design, Architecture and Engineering

Dr Fernando Sánchez López
Head of the Department of Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Computation

Dr Alfonso Díaz Segura
Head of the Department of Projects, Theory and Architecture Design and Urban Planning

Institute of Economic, Environmental and Social Disciplines (IDEAS)

Dr Mª Teresa Mercado Sáez
Head of IDEAS

Institute of Biomedical Sciences (ICB)

Dr Juan Manuel Corpa Arenas
Head of ICB

Research chairs and institutes

Research institutes

Instituto de Investigación

Institute of
Biomedical Science

Instituto de Innovación

Institute of Innovation,
Design and Technology

Research Groups

Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud

Facultad de Veterinaria

Escuela Superior de Enseñanzas Técnicas

Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Comunicación

Facultad de Derecho, Empresa y Ciencias Políticas


Convocatorias Externas

Título Publicación Plazo Tipo Descargas
Subvenciones para apoyar la contratación de personal investigador doctor de las ayudas Ramón y Cajal, por parte de centros de investigación de la Comunitat Valenciana. Consellería martes, 10 de diciembre de 2019 Convocatorias
Convocatoria de Proyectos I+D+i» 2019 - Modalidades «Retos Investigación y Generación de Conocimiento Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera jueves, 17 de octubre de 2019 Convocatorias Convocatoria
Subvenciones para grupos de investigación consolidables. Conselleria lunes, 7 de octubre de 2019 Ayudas Convocatoria
Programa para la promoción de la investigación científica, el desarrollo tecnológico y la innovación en la Comunitat Valenciana. Consellería Varía según convocatoria Ayudas Convocatoria

Convocatorias Internas

Título Publicación Plazo Tipo Descargas
Ayudas Visiting Scholars para para facilitar la incorporación de docentes e investigadores a nuestros Campus Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera Abierto Becas
Ayudas para el desarrollo de investigación clínica de la Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera Abierto Ayudas Convocatoria Solicitud Memoria
Programa de Consolidación de Indicadores de investigación CEU-UCH 2019-20 Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera viernes, 27 de septiembre de 2019 Convocatorias Convocatoria Impreso de Solicitud
Ayudas para la realización de proyectos de investigación+docencia Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera viernes, 27 de septiembre de 2019 Ayudas Convocatoria Solicitud Memoria
Convocatoria contratos predoctorales FPI 19-20 Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera viernes, 27 de septiembre de 2019 Convocatorias Convocatoria Solicitud

CEU Descubre

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. .

For more information, contact:

  • Enric Poch
    Enric Poch CEU Cardenal Herrera University lecturer

I+D Program: Learning through Research

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.

More information on our students' research experiences >>

Science with a Conscience

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.

Special Recognition Prizes for PhDs

Regulations Concerning the Award of Special Recognition Prizes for PhDs

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.

Artícle 1

  • Only those theses submitted at the CEU Cardenal Herrera University which have received the maximum grade of Sobresaliente cum laude are eligible for a Special Recognition Prize for a PhD (Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado)...
  • Theses may be put forward for a Special Recognition Prize in the academic year following the viva voce examination (la defensa).
  • For the award of a Special Recognition Prize for a PhD, at least four of a five-member PhD examination panel must vote for such an award. In the case of PhD examination panels made up of three members, the vote must be unanimous.

Article 2

  • For the award of these Prizes, Doctoral Programs will be grouped into three areas:
    • Social Sciences and Law
    • Experimental and Health Sciences
    • Technical Disciplines
  • The Doctoral Commission will create a Sub-Commission for each area, which will assess each application. These Sub-Commissions will consist of three members, all holding a PhD, and at least one member must be an employee of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University.

Article 3

  • The CEU Cardenal Herrera University may award at least one Special Recognition Prize each year in each area.
  • If during fewer than three viva voce PhD examinations take place during an academic year in a particular area, then no Special Recognition Prize may be awarded for that year, but aspirants may re-apply during the two subsequent years, during which the minimum required number may be met.

Artícle 4

  • Once the submission period has been opened by the Doctoral Commission, those PhD-holders interested in applying for a Special Recognition Prize must do so before the deadline set in the call for applications for that year. This call for applications will be made by the Doctoral Commission and publicized via those channels deemed appropriate by the University.
  • The application form (Annex I) must be submitted to the General Secretary’s Office, and addressed to the Doctoral Commission, accompanied by any supporting evidence of achievements the applicant deems appropriate on paper and in a digital format (as PDFs on a CD-ROM or USB stick), using the appropriate form for this purpose.
  • Applications may be made in the two academic years after the viva voce examination of the PhD takes place, except as described in Article 3.
  • Applicants for a Special Recognition Prize must submit, together with the application form, their curriculum vitae, which must detail their achievements, as can be seen in Anexo II, providing the necessary additional information for each achievement so that it can be properly assessed. If the applicant does not provide the physical evidence of achievements which would enable the Sub-Commission to verify the information provided, the Sub-commission may disregard these achievements.

Artícle 5

  • Once they have been established, the assessing Sub-Commissions will examine the applications submitted in accordance with the requirements of Article 1 of these Regulations and the criteria described in Annex III.

Artícle 6

  • Each Sub-Commission may propose a number of Prizes per area, depending on the total number of applications received in each of them. In any case, the maximum number of prizes will be one for every three applications received, with the total number of prizes therefore being proportional to the number of applications received. If fewer than three applications are received in each area, then a maximum of one prize may be awarded in each of them.
  • Each Sub-Commission charged with assessing applications may decide not to make any award, providing the reasoning behind this decision to the Doctoral Commission.
  • The Sub-Commission for each area will draft a report with its award recommendations and send this to the Doctoral Commission for its consideration before making a final decision.
  • The Doctoral Commission will issue a report, in turn, with its award decisions and send this to the Rector of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University, who will present the prizes, whose award will be specifically recorded on the prize-winners’ academic certificates. Prize-winners will be awarded a diploma and will be entitled to a refund of the fee paid for their PhD certificate to be issued..

Artícle 7

  • On behalf of the Rector, the Chair of the Doctoral Commission will be responsible for notifying applicants of the awards of the Special Recognition Prizes for PhDs.


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.