University of Deusto

The University of Deusto (UD) is the one of the oldest universities in Spain, over 125 years old, non-profit university with 15% international students. UD is one of 18 accredited to become an International Campus of Excellence in 2015 out of 51 applied. The university is remarkable for its capacity to combine a number of contrasting elements: local roots and global challenges, historic awareness and concerns for the future, leadership engagement and social commitment, intellectual rigor and experienced based learning, competition and cooperation, tradition and innovation. Deusto is internationally renowned for its capacity in the Social Sciences and Humanities, in particular law, economics and business administration, Engineering, education and psychology as well as sociology and social work, culture and tourism, languages and communication and international Studies. 12 research institutes are spread in six main Faculty units UD combines a high level of internationalization with excellence in teaching and research. UD has a well-established set of International Official Master programmes, including 3 Erasmus Mundus (EM) MSc programmes. Moreover, UD has developed an International Research School, which is one of the flagships of the International Campus of Excellence. In addition, the Resource Centre for Research and Learning houses close to one million volumes in the field of social sciences and offers 1000 work-places for individual researchers and multiple seminar rooms for team work and group debate.

As well as on educational and research excellence, the University of Deusto, has focused on gaining significant international leadership levels during the last few decades through the execution and coordination of academic and institutional cooperation within the frame of international programmes, actively participating in numerous calls. As part of its institutional policy, a big effort has been made to create International Networks and Projects that have increased the visibility and prestige of our university. Besides offering numerous advantages, this has allowed for sharing experiences and finding synergies in the fields of research, teaching and management, facilitating the exchange of students, teachers and administration and services staff, boosting the task of initiating and executing international projects. The present application will be managed within the Faculty of Law, which was the first university centre in Spain to introduce European Community Law as a compulsory course.

The UD has developed strong experience in Project Management since 1989, coordinating large projects such as the Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Windows, with the coordination of 3 networks, 7 Erasmus Mundus Masters Programmes, 2 Marie Curie Initial Training Networks, a Thematic Network (Humanitarian Net), several Intensive Programmes and, in co-operation with the University of Groningen, the Tuning Higher Education Structures project, both in Europe (including 157 institutions) and Latin America (3 Alfa projects including 190 universities from 18 Latin American countries and representatives of Ministries and Conference of Rectors of these countries).