University of Valladolid

The University of Valladolid (UVa), whose history can be traced back to the 13th century, has been the inspirational foundation for numerous other prestigious universities in Spain. The UVa has four campuses: Valladolid, Palencia, Segovia and Soria cities, offering over 100 degree courses, the numerous postgraduate and PhD courses, our renowned international relations, distinguished research centres, wide range of cultural and sports activities together with a rich architectural and archival heritage, provide a unique academic environment in line with the oldest universities in Europe whose history, through excellence and the ability to innovate, we form part of.


The UVa has more than 3.000 researchers with more than 160 recognized research groups, 4 buildings with total dedication to R & D, 17 research institutes, 3 certified laboratories, 5 associated research centres, 1 Science Park, more than 11 spin-off and more than 80 patents granted. In 2008, the UVa has managed more than 800 R+D+I research projects at european, national and regional level and more tan 500 contracts and agreements aimed at the transfer of knowledge and technology. Their researchers have appeared in more tan 250 books and have been present at many nacional and international congresses divulging more tan 1.900 papers and communications. 140 doctoral thesis are read at Valladolid University every year.

The UVa has a great experience in European Projects, totalling 27 projects during last five financial years, as partner or lead partner. Most of them have been financed by the FP Research & Development, others by MED, Tempus, IEE, none by LIFE+ so far.

As far as environment and reforestation regards, the University of Valladolid has the following research lines:
- Management System and Sustainable Simulation
- Sustainable Development
- Ecology and Conservation of Fauna and Flora

The Valladolid University researchers have developed many project related with these themes, such as:
Forestal sustainable management: SIMANFOR Project: “Free use system for the simulation of alternatives of sustainable forest management”; “BRINZAL 1.0.: Simulation of C saplings fixation under different forestry and environmental scenarios”; DEHESA: “The agro-forestry system like carbon sink: Towards a whole model of vegetation and lands. Other research deals with genetic forestry diagnosis, phytosanitary research; Recycling of organic wastes for forestry sector; mycology, woods, forest risk prevention, and cartography.