Founded in 1979, the University of Cadiz has distinguished itself by promoting marine research and studies. In fact, at present it is the Spanish university with the highest concentration of official undergraduate and post-graduate studies, in-house Masters and specialised courses in the different fields of marine studies. The University’s facilities are spread over four campuses: the Cadiz Campus, the Puerto Real Campus, the Jerez Campus and the Bay of Algeciras Campus. Most of the University of Cadiz’ faculties and schools are located on the Cadiz Campus, among them, the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, which offers the courses in the undergraduate History and Humanities degrees, in which marine topics play a major role through Cadiz’ history, trade and navigation. The headquarters of the Algeciras Advanced Polytechnic School, which offers the Civil Engineering degree with a branch oriented to coastal constructions and structures, is located on the Bay of Algeciras campus.
The Puerto Real Campus is the only one in Spain to offer the specific undergraduate and postgraduate marine degrees in the same building: the CASEM (the Andalusian Centre for Advanced Marine Studies). As for undergraduate degrees, the current Bachelor’s degree in Marine Sciences is complemented by the dual degree in Environmental Sciences and has been offered since the 1989-1990 academic year. The Faculty of Nautical Sciences offers three undergraduate degrees as part of civil marine studies: the Marine Engineering, Nautical Engineering and Maritime Transport and Radioelectronic Engineering degrees. The School of Naval and Oceanic Engineering offers three undergraduate degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, as well as the dual degree.
As for postgraduate and doctoral teaching, the specialised offer in marine topics is very wide-ranging and offers degrees and programmes with Quality Mentions in the branches of the Sciences, Engineering and the Humanities. Some of the most outstanding offerings in the Sciences are the Water and Coastal Management (MACOMA) Erasmus Mundus Master and Official Masters in Oceanography, Fisheries and Aquaculture: Marine Resources and Sustainability (ACUIPESCA) and Integrated Management of Coastal Areas (GIAL). The Engineering branches offer the Official Masters in Port Management and Logistics and the Humanities branch offers the Official Master’s in Historical-Archaeological Heritage.
The UCA also has various research institutes that specialise in marine topics. The Andalusian Centre for Marine Technology and Science (CACYTMAR) is a research centre established by an agreement with the Andalusian Government that specialises in marine sciences and technologies. Located on the Puerto Real Campus just a few metres from the CASEM, it draws on the teaching and research activities of the Campus’ faculties and schools. This centre is constituted as the seed of the future International Marine Research and Transfer Centre (CIITMAR), which aims to be a benchmark in marine research and teaching in Southern Europe. Currently, work has begun on the Jerez Campus on the ISOJUCO, which will house the headquarters of the University Institute of Logistics and Transport, primarily dedicated to scientific and technical research and teaching in the various knowledge areas related to both sectors in the marine environment through its five areas of specialisation: (1) Navigation, Transport and Maritime Security, (2) Transport and Logistics Law (3) Applied Economics in Transport and Logistics, (4) Applied Engineering in Transport and Logistics and (5) Optimisation and Applied Statistics in Transport and Logistics. Furthermore, the UCA’s Faculty of Humanities is the site of the Institute of Atlantic-Mediterranean Maritime Archaeology and History (INARMAR), a centre that promotes scientific activities of excellence connected with the archaeological and historical study of societies and their interaction with the sea and trains quality researchers and technicians; it is also a benchmark forum for teaching and researching topics related to the sea. The UCA also develops the activities of the Institute for Electronic Microscopy and Materials (IMEYMAT), promoted by research groups of international renown, which makes it an excellence centre in the research of materials through advanced techniques and methodologies for the measurement of their chemical and physical properties, as well as their relationship with their processing and applications. One important part of this institute’s efforts revolves around structural materials for the naval sector and off-shore construction and the development of new, high performance, composite materials.
More than 50 research groups at the UCA are devoted to researching the marine environment in all of the CEIMAR‘s areas of specialisation. These groups encompass more than 250 post-doctoral researchers and a large number of pre-doctoral researchers. These human resources, added to those contributed by the OPIs and research institutions near these Campuses, aggregate the highest number of researchers in topics related to the marine environment.
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