Governance

Achieving the level of excellence and sustainability promoted by CAMPUS VIDA must be guaranteed efficiently integrating the academic institutions into the social and economic environment. This must be supported by transparent governance balanced between academic excellence and social and economic interests.

Thus, CAMPUS VIDA is developing a management structure for the active involvement of all agents and the proper coordination of the programs and projects being carried out within its field of endeavor. commission

You can find more information on each of the committees and commissions that govern Campus Vida, by clicking on the tabs below:

  • The Managing Committee is Campus Vida’s top-ranking governing body, its main function is tovalidate the implementation of Campus Vida and monitor the establish objectives, ensuring that they are being accomplished. This Committee meets for two work sessions at least twice a year.
  • The Managing Committee has to approve the Campus’s strategic plan, annual budget, and annual work plan. Additionally, it is responsible for proposing new lines of action and strategies as well as to follow up on the impact and efficiency of the academics offered at the Campus. Finally, it takes charge of designing synergies that nurture synergies among the different components of the Campus and of the search of new funds.

Committee Member

  • President: Rector of the University of Santiago de Compostela
  • Vicepresident: President of the Social Council of the University of Santiago de Compostela
  • Vocals:
    • A representative from the Galician Autonomous Community Government
    • A representative from the Santiago de Compostela Municipal Government
    • Representing the Public Health System: the Managing Administrator of the University of Santiago Hospital Complex
    • Representing the Public R+D System: A representative from the Spanish Research Council (CSIC)
    • Representing Biotechnology Companies: A representative from the company ADVANCELL
    • Representing Galicia’s University System:
      • 4 representatives from USC as coordinators of the Research, Teaching,
      • Social and Internationalization Commissions)
      • 1 representative from each of the two associated Universities (A Coruña and Vigo)
      • 1 student representative

Campus Vida has a International Advisory Committee comprised of experts from the main areas to which Campus Vida is devoted (science and innovation, biocluster development, private sector perspectives and social impact), which has the main mission of advising the Strategic Grouping on getting the project underway and establishing a system to monitor whether Campus Vida’s established objectives are being fulfilled.

Scientific Development and Innovation

  • Torsten Wiesel. President Emeritus of Rockefeller University (Nobel Laureate in Medicine
  • Aaron Ciechanover. Director of Israel’s Technion Institute (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry)
  • Patrick Couvreur. Professor of the Université Paris-Sud, Professor at the prestigious “Collège de France” and holder of the Chair of technological innovation
  • Bob Langer. Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (Millennium Technology Prize)

Biomedical/health cluster integration

  • Joan Rodés. Director of the Health Research Institute IDIBAPS – Hospital Clinic
  • Montserrat Vendrell. Director of Catalonia’s Biotechnological Cluster known as BioCat

Private sector perspective

  • José María Castellano. President of ONO and Vice-President of “La Voz de Galicia”

Social and university impact

  • Bjorn Einar Aas. President of EAIS (European Association of International Education)

They are responsible for the scheduling, monitoring, evaluation and development of the strategic lines within their area of expertise. Furthermore, they propose a plans of action for its implementation:

  • Teaching Commission. It is comprised of the coordinators of the Master’s and Doctoral Degree programs for the International Doctoral School, representatives of the deans and of the research centers related to the specialization on which the Campus is focused.
  • Science and Innovation Commission. This Commission is responsible for the proper deployment of the Singular Research Centers Network, the knowledge transfer ecosystem and technological development of major research-supporting infrastructures. This Commission is chaired by the University of Santiago de Compostela’s Vicerector of Research and is comprised of one representative from each one of the R+D institutions, 3 representatives from the Companies comprising the Strategic Grouping and one Foundation Enterprise-University of Galicia (FEUGA) representative.
  • Social Commission. Chaired by the President of the University of Santiago de Compostela Social Council, this Commission is comprised of representatives from the Campus Vida economic and social sectors, and one representative from the student government.
  • Internationalization Commission. Comprised of a representative from the international relations or international cooperation offices of each one of the institutions comprising the Campus R+D cluster, as well as a business representative selected by associated Companies and one representative of the student government.

From a technical perspective, it is the oversight body for the management of Campus Vida, including:

  • Administration management of the Campus
  • Implementation and coordination of actions proposed by the Governing Committee and the sectoral committees for the projects development
  • Elaboration of Key Indicators, projects and annual financial and performance reports for their presentation to the Governing Committee
  • Management of “networking” activities
  • Coordination of transfer program and the follow-up for the implementation of the associated services
  • Coordination of the Internationalization Program
  • Coordination and Follow-up to Talent Attraction program
  • Coordination of the Communication Program and the strategies for the popularization of science and technology
  • Coordination of proposals applying to Campus of Excellence subprogrammes or other public calls and management of the funds allocated to the same