Universities have the responsibility to be at the leading edge of research activity and at the forefront in the creation of the intellectual wealth that is to contribute to the social well being of mankind. Aware of these changes, the University of Valladolid is involved in significant research work in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences, architecture and engineering as well as biomedical sciences. To this end, it has a staff of research teaching personnel of whom 63% are doctors, with over 500 scholarship fellows and research contracts.
Researchers at the University of Valladolid carry out their activity in different research units: 59 departments, seven university institutes (LOU), nine university institutes of its own and six technology centres part-owned by the university. To perform their research work, state-of-the-art technology and equipment is available, as well as libraries with over 800 000 monographs and more than 16 000 current journals.
The University of Valladolid manages around 740 research projects financed through competitive public R+D+I calls (European, national or regional), and approximately 500 contracts and agreements aimed at the transfer of knowledge and technology, amounting to an average value of over fifteen million Euros per annum. Moreover, its researchers take part in almost 200 further projects and contracts managed by other institutions.
As a result of this research work, the University of Valladolid holds 57 patents and annually publishes around 800 articles in journals listed in the Science Citation Index SCI, around 250 books, and is present at many national and international congresses with over 1 900 papers and communications. Furthermore, an average of 140 doctoral theses are read at the university every year.