The Vice-Rectorate for Teaching and Research responds to our University's open vocation to be a renowned institution not only in the academic field but also in the research scope. We want Universidad CEU San Pablo to be strongly rooted to the permanent training culture of its faculty and their improvement in teaching. In the same way, it seeks to develop excellent research practices, both basic and applied, to achieve a better society for us and future generations. All of this based on the original values that Universidad CEU San Pablo has always promoted, defended and applied; fulfilling its calling, as a work of the Asociación Católica de Propagandistas (a Spanish Catholic association which focuses on preaching and spreading the Catholic faith).
This Vice-Rectorate works on the integral management of the faculty with the purpose of looking after both of the main aspects of a university teacher: academic training and research. We are deeply convinced that good teachers are poles of attraction for talented and demanding students. Also, high-profile students are a magnificent filter for finding the best lecturers. We understand that this virtuous cycle must be the engine that moves the University towards its highest quality. Our teaching community is thoroughly commited in the dual calling of the university Professor: the training of our students in a critical learning environment and the passion for discovery, innovation and creation.
In this context, we focus on training needs in order to improve our faculty. In this regard, both technical aspects and teaching tools and languages are essential. In the same way, the correct integration of our Professors in well-organised and led structures (Schools and Institutes, Departments, Units and Areas) which enhances the developing of staff meetings, is also a top priority for our University.
In this joint purpose to carry out a common work, Universidad CEU San Pablo, despite its youth, takes on the research as an essential goal of their Professors' work. In order to carry out this goal, it has excellent researchers and infraestructures that allow them to work at a high level of quality. This support in scientific research and in the training of future researchers have constituted the driving force that has allowed the establishment of CEU International School of Doctoral Studies (CEINDO). This School consists of three CEU Universities and offers official doctoral programmes which are already being taught. Professors and researchers from the three united Universities take part in them.
We have a consolidated prominent structure of Research Institutions as the core of our research activity. In the same way, our University has top-level Research Centres such as the Metabolomics and Bioanalysis Excellence Centre (CEMBIO) and the Institute for Applied Molecular Medicine (IMMA). They welcome researchers from all over the world who choose our University to carry out research stays, strengthening our international vocation. Also, the Vice-Rectorate supports a number of Research Groups and additional teaching fostered by external entities.
In order to support this teaching integral view, the Vice-Rectorate has been carrying out internal policies to support research activities for years. They are organised in a number of calls such as pre and postdoctoral scholarships, faculty reseach mobility grants, evaluation management of our teaching staff's research activity by the Spanish National Commission for Research Evaluation (CNEAI) and other internal grants for projects and research groups. These initiatives are supported by our own resources as well as Santander Bank's sponsorship.
In conclusion, we are utterly convinced that the University's essence is the creation of knowledge through research and its dissemination. Knowledged delivered to our students -through teaching practices- and to society. Therefore, research and academic training are inseparable, consubstanciable to our University's mission and the focal point of this Vice-Rectorate.