In 2010, the Spanish Ministry for Education awarded the University of the Basque Country – Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea the “Campus of International Excellence” seal for its project known as Euskampus. Under the slogan “One University, One Country, One Campus”, Euskampus seeks to combine the excellence and internationalisation of the University and link it to the Country through three main areas of specialisation:
- Innovative Processes and New Materials
- Sustainable Eco-systems and Environmental Technologies.
- Quality of Life and Healthy Ageing.
to which Social Innovation has been added during the project.
The key aspect of the Euskampus project is the private-public alliance comprising UPV/EHU, Tecnalia Corporación Tecnológica and Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC).The project has always enjoyed the endorsement of the Basque Public Administrations and of the main entities of the Basque Network for Science, Technology and Innovation.
It is a project based on knowledge, on technology, on innovation and internationalisation, but above all on people, on their capacity to innovate, their creativity and their social responsibility.