The Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness will allocate 2.8 million euros for research projects.

The University of Salamanca is to be congratulated and can feel very proud of the results obtained in the last call from the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) for “Research Program focused on Societal Challenges” and the “Plan for the Promotion of Scientific, Technical and Innovation Research”.

With these two calls, researchers from our University have received funding for a total of 17 projects in the amount of 1.6 million euros for the “Challenges in Research” program, and another 16 projects for the “Research Promotion Program” with 1.2 million euros. These research projects are divided between Sciences and Humanities covering disciplines related to Economy, Law, Sciences and Letters. Additionally, three research centers in Salamanca have received funding to carry out their research. In first place is the Institute of Natural and Agrobiological Resources (IRNASA) which received 275.000 euros, followed by the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology for Cancer with 260,000 euros. In third place is the Center for Ultra Short and Ultra Intense Laser Pulses, which will receive 200,000 euros.





Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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