Consortium – USC

Aims and activities of the organisation

The USC is one of the nine Spanish universities included in the 2014 edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Academic developments, highly acknowledged researchers, papers published in scientific journals are some of the criteria selected by the Chinese institution, which handles data from 2,000 universities.

The USC is in the vanguard of promoting the funding of university enterprise and knowledge. It has managed to attract the interest of other universities and the backing of national investors, in order to create venture capital societies at the service of university research. Read more

In Spain the USC is or has been:

-Obtaining ISO 9001 Certification for the academic area;

-Presenting the Social Responsibility Report;

-Graduates who occupy the post of radio physics and of intern psychology in the Ministry of Health;

-3rd as regards Academic Excellence Awards;

-6th in research and in the number of patents applied for;

-8th in funds received from the National R+D Plan ;

The USC is an historic higher education institution with 30 faculties and schools, 27 research centres, 56 master degrees, 53 PhD programmes and 42 official bachelor degrees. Internationalisation is a key element in the University´s strategic approach: the USC´s extensive experience is demonstrated in the international cooperation projects and joint research record so far.

The USC has been awarded with two International Campus of Excellence: Campus Vida and Campus do Mar. The former campus focuses on Life Sciences (Medical Sciences, Medical Technology, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, Veterinary, Biology, Physics and Chemistry) while the latter covers three broad areas: Oceanography and Earth Sciences, Biological Oceanography and Marine Biology. International Campuses of Excellence represent a new concept for university campuses where the interaction of universities with research and technological centres, scientific and technological parks, businesses and other agents will develop territorial education, research and innovation communities oriented towards international excellence.

The role of USC in the CLASS project

  • Administrative and financial project management including the  WP1 and WP6 management
  • Purchasing equipment for administrative and teaching issues in CA partners
  • Hosting for the kick off meeting of the consortium
  • Developing an action plan
  • Task distribution among the local project team
  • Developing, monitoring and approving the master program curriculum
  • Developing plan for Teaching and instructing CA academic staff in syntactic, morphological and semantic structure of the English language
  • Inviting external expert for the project monitoring
  • Quality monitor of the master program

Operational capacity: Skills and expertise of key staff involved in the project


E. Lopez Veloso

USC Team Coordinator

Director of the International Office (since 01/02/1998) In charge of international relations of the University of Santiago de Compostela. Read more

It includes 5 fields of responsibility: 1) cooperation project writing and management (financial and logistically) including reporting to the European Commission or other national or international organizations, 2) institutional representation of the university in activities worldwide, 3) multi and bilateral cooperation agreements registration, negotiation, implementation and following up, 4) mobility schemas (exchange of students, administrative staff, researchers and professors) , 5) human resources and internal management. In order to achieve the objectives, I have direct supervision of 23 employees and indirect supervision of 230 academic coordinators and 28 administrative staff at the different faculties. Expertise in international research projects and cooperation in with developing countries, command of working languages, experience in   management/writing of projects in the area and assessment of programs/ proposals. Active member of different European initiatives (Research framework, Erasmus Mundus, ALFA and Tempus). 

Ana Ramos

Project Officer


Bea Sempere

Project Officer


Sami Ashοur

Project Officer


Pablo Gamallo

USC Academic Coordinator