Participating in the science and technology system in Galicia
In 2010, the Campus do Mar (Sea Campus) was awarded the International Campus of Excellence label. It is headed by the University of Vigo and promoted by the universities of Santiago de Compostela and A Coruña, the Spanish National Research Council and the Spanish Institute of Oceanography. It is a cross-border campus as it also includes the Portuguese universities of Aveiro, Minho, Porto, Coimbra and Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, the polytechnics of Leiría, O Porto and Viana do Castelo, which, together with Technological Platforms and Centres, brings together the research and socioeconomic agents of the marine field in the Euroregion Galicia-North Portugal.
Regarding the participation of the CSIC, in 2010, the institution signed an agreement with the University of Vigo by which it offers its complete collaboration via its Marine Research Institute, its Atlantic Headquarters of the Marine Technology Unit and via its oceanographic fleet.
In 2009, the Campus Vida (Life Campus) was awarded the International Campus of Excellence label. It is headed by the University of Santiago de Compostela and includes the participation of the universities of A Coruña and Vigo, the collaboration of the Galician Health Service as well as public and private partners, among which is the Spanish National Research Council.
It promotes a new model of research organisation based on stable collaboration between public investigation, the healthcare sector, and the biotechnological business sector, in order to function as an economic and social growth vector based on scientific excellence.
The participation of the CSIC in the Campus Vida is organised around temporary appointments of research personnel to the Centre for Research in Molecular Medicine and Chronic Diseases (CIMUS) and the Singular Centre for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials (CIQUS), as well as participating in their Governing Commissions.