The Chancellor of the UBU and the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer have paid an institutional visit to the CENIEH to boost the collaboration between the two institutions in the scientific and academic areas
Manuel Pérez Mateos, Chancellor of the University of Burgos (UBU), and José Miguel García Pérez, its Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer, have visited the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH) and met with María Martinón Torres, Director of the CENIEH, with the objective of enhancing the existing collaboration and opening up new routes for cooperation between the two institutions in both the scientific and academic areas.
Applying for European projects on human evolution is one of the actions forming part of an ambitious package of joint actions, which aim in addition to search for synergies in the utilization of their infrastructure, to coordinate orders for equipment for the laboratories and increase the research work between scientists of the UBU and the CENIEH.
There is a long history of collaboration between the two institutions. In November 2010 they signed a framework agreement which has been embodied in later agreements under which different aspects have been developed, such as the shared use of bibliographic resources, actions directed at scientific outreach and the participation of the CENIEH both in the Inter-University Postgraduate School and the Doctoral Program in Human Evolution, Paleoecology of the Quaternary Period and Geophysical Techniques applied to Research.
At the moment, the CENIEH is supervising 12 doctoral theses and 10 master's degree dissertations (TFM), and up to 36 students of the University of Burgos have undertaken curricular and extracurricular internships at this center. Further, as of today's date, two researchers of the UBU are seconded to the CENIEH, where they carry out their research.
Both the University of Burgos and the CENIEH, as their leaders have stated, wish to initiate a new phase which dynamizes all these actions, prioritizing the possibility of filing joint applications for European research projects, thus pooling human and material resources.