The Environmental Sciences Institute of the University of Zaragoza was founded in September 2008 with the primary aim to promote new research initiatives of excellence to the best knowledge and progress of Environmental Sciences.

The specific objectives of the Institute are:

  • To promote research of excellence and quality in Environmental Sciences, focusing on both basic and applied aspects. In this sense, the Institute adapts its research to the topics established by European, national and regional plans/projects, taking advantage of synergies of the Campus Iberus of International Excellence to establish inter-university collaborations with similar institutions.

  • To take full advantage of the multidisciplinary nature of its groups and their expected synergies by way of their ongoing relationship, working together, information exchange and joint participation in programs and projects both national and international

  • To provide solutions in solving scientific and technical needs of Aragon for environmental protection and sustainable development. To encourage researchers of the Institute and the scientist community of Arag贸n as a whole in their scientific, technical and pedagogical activities.

  • To cooperate closely with companies in Research & Development areas concerning the Institute, promoting the generation of patents, either alone or in collaboration with other business partners, promoting the results of the research activity

  • To coordinate and to organize training courses, specialized/technical studies, PhD studies and masters, in Environmental Sciences, adapted to the European Higher Education Area, with a strong interdisciplinary projection, involvement in the Campus Iberus of International Excellence that exceed the competence of University Departments, contributing this way to the best development of the European Research Space

  • The establishment of research networks within the international character that the Institute wants to be conferred, with a preferential vocation to Europe, America and Mediterranean rim countries.