Daniel Hernández Ruipérez presented  a management report , it can be found on the transparency  webpage of the University of Salamanca. With this report he finalized 8 years of excellent management at the head of our prestigious University. Together with his group, of which I was a part of, he managed to recover the finances of the University, this entailed the cancelling of the historical debt that the University of Salamanca contracted years ago.

This excellent event will allow future rector teams to face important challenges without a financial loss that would in many cases limit the possibilities for action.

The report also highlighted the success of the Strategic Plan 2013-2018, as well as the “Campus Studii Salamantini”, which recognizes the University of Salamanca as a Campus of International Excellence, the activities program of the VIII Centenary and the PAIDEI Plan.

If we look at the aspect of teaching, it is worthy of mention that the staff has been sustained in spite of the crisis, there has also been a call for new posts for the next year. Also, the administration and services staff has improved with these two legislatures of the ex-rector Hernández Ruipérez.

In the last years I have worked on this field of research with a lot of joy. The 1.100 job posts created by the Scientific Park, as well as the exponential growth of the total funds of research projects are worthy of mention. In this connection, also, we should highlight the success of the Nucleus Platform, the Digital Innovation Service and the SIPPE.

It has been a pleasure to collaborate with Daniel as the vice rector for research and transfer, over the last four years. I have learned a lot and enjoyed just as much. I believe that Daniel and the rest of us, the team members, we should feel satisfied with the work we have done and the boost that we gave to the University.

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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