Consult the functions and the people who make up the Steering Committee of the CEU International Doctoral School (CEINDO).
Heads of PhD Programs at each University
PhD Program Coordinators
Functions of the CEINDO Management Committee
The Management Committee is in charge of defining the School’s research strategy in collaboration with other competent bodies at the three sponsoring universities, while ensuring all necessary inter-university coordination.
At the proposal of the Director and prior to their submission to the relevant governing bodies, the Management Committee shall report on proposals to create, modify or eliminate new PhD programs and lines of research, as well as proposals to integrate Master’s degree courses with a primarily scientific purpose and other open research training activities.
The Management Committee is responsible for all general requirements and criteria governing the presentation of original work in the candidate’s doctoral dissertation.
The Management Committee may, following a positive and unanimous report from its Standing Committee, as provided under Article 4.4, decide that a doctoral program should not be offered jointly by the three universities when it considers that the inter-university aspect does not add value to the relevant program.
The Management Committee, via the Standing Committee mentioned in Article 4.4 of this Regulation, must confirm, within a ten-day period, the authorizations required to present a dissertation, as well as any dissertation evaluation panel proposal. However, when a valid reason exists, the Standing Committee of the Management Committee may, within the same period of time, request that the relevant academic committee complete all information or remedy any present shortcomings that may have been detected, and suspend this agreement until the request has been duly complied with. To this end, the academic committee of each doctoral program must promptly communicate the aforementioned resolutions to the Director of the School.
Mission, Vission y Values
It is the raison d'être, the main reason why it exists. What is its purpose or objective and what is its function within society?
The San Pablo CEU University Foundation is a creation of the Catholic Association of Advocates (CAA). The San Pablo CEU University Foundation was founded with the intention of contributing to the improvement of society through education provided in its teaching centres. It offers an educational model in accordance with Christian principles and values, transmitted to us by the Gospel, and acts in favour of justice and defence of humanity in public life. The goals of the institution are the pursuit of academic and professional excellence, innovation in its educational projects and the training of students in human values and virtues.
The CEU International Doctoral School (CEINDO) was established with the objective to promote training to those who are competent in research and innovation. The training, research, and transfer of knowledge to society through CEINDO's doctoral studies are suited to the needs of specialisation, diversification in education, and at the forefront in updating knowledge.
The end goal is to form a large group of researchers specialised in different programmes so that a solid network of researchers is consolidated within an international scope.
CEINDO is therefore responsible for the planning, organisation and management of the official doctoral programmes of the three participating CEU universities, and of the entities that may join it in the future. It is also responsible for ensuring the suitability and quality of the doctoral activities to achieve sufficient critical volume and to turn it into a central element in the research strategy of universities.
Where is CEINDO heading? The vision allows us to define the path to follow to achieve the proposed goals.
CEINDO’s path begins with developing scientific and technical research that generates knowledge, stimulates critical scientific thinking, promotes technological development, innovation and business competitiveness, and sustains equitable and sustainable economic progress.
Its vision embodies a university education of excellence that contributes to the personal, professional, and cultural development of students, and supports the progress of the entities and society in which it is integrated.
It also includes maintaining several research groups made up of doctors with proven research experience. This faculty will ensure high standards in the teaching and application of the tutoring system and the quality of doctoral training. Researchers in training at CEINDO will join one of the already consolidated groups of researchers where they will find the appropriate environment to cooperate in the task of renewing knowledge, contribute to innovation in specialised areas of knowledge, participate in the transfer of the results of their research to society and establish relations with relevant research centres in the international sphere.
Finally, CEINDO’s vision aims to foster inter-university doctoral programmes at the three CEU universities (CEU San Pablo; CEU Cardenal Herrera and Abat Oliba CEU) and to promote collaboration with the most prestigious university institutions so that trainee researchers in their programmes can participate in the most relevant European and international research projects.
They complement the mission and vision. They are the principles on which the actions and decisions of our School are based.
Compliance with applicable requirements, standards, and regulations.
Promote internationalisation as a driver of tolerance, coexistence, respect for human rights and communication between people and societies.
Contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of people and society through innovative knowledge.
Guarantee quality training for doctoral studies based on continuous improvement and excellence.
Encourage research activity based on rigorous methodologies and respect for established ethical and deontological principles.
Regulations and Legislation
Here you will find all the information related to the doctorate in general and specific to CEINDO.
CEU International School for Doctoral Studies (CEINDO) Regulations
Internal Regulations (currently revising and adapting), approved by the Trustees of CEU’s San Pablo, Cardenal Herrera, and Abat Oliba Universities, following a meeting held on December 15, 2012, with amendments approved by the Board of Trustees on July 4 and 6.
Regulatory Regulations (currently revising and adapting), approved by the Trustees CEU’s San Pablo, Cardenal Herrera, and Abat Oliba Universities, following a meeting held on December 15, 2012, with amendments approved by the Board of Trustees on July 4 and 6, 2013.
Specific Doctorate Laws
ROYAL DECREE 99/2011 , January 28, regulating official doctoral studies (OFFICIAL STATE GAZETTE, 10 February 2011). Last update 07/18/2023 (In Spanish)
Royal Decree 576/2023, of July 4, which modifies Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, which regulates official doctoral education; Royal Decree 1002/2010, of August 5, on the issuance of official university degrees; and Royal Decree 641/2021, of July 27, which regulates the direct granting of subsidies to Spanish public universities for the modernization and digitalization of the Spanish university system within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan (BOE 18 July 2023) (In Spanish)
ORDER 1441/2022, of May 26, of the Minister of Education, Universities, Science and Government Spokesperson, which authorizes the implementation and suppression of official university degree, Master and Doctorate courses in the Universities and centers of the Community from Madrid. (BOCM, June 7, 2022). (In Spanish)
ORDER EMC/93/2016, of April 25, which recognizes the creation of CEU International Doctoral School (CEINDO), of the Abat Oliba CEU University, and the implementation of three doctoral programs. (In Spanish)
ROYAL DECREE 195/2016, May 13, establishing the issuance requirements for the European Supplement to the University Doctoral Degree. (In Spanish)
ROYAL DECREE 43/2015, February 2, amending Royal Decree 1393/2007, October 29, establishing the organization of official university education, and Royal Decree 99/2011, January 28, regulating official doctoral education. (In Spanish)
DECREE 28/2014, of February 14, of the Consell, which authorizes the implementation of official university doctoral courses at the CEU Cardenal Herrera University. (In Spanish)
ORDER 3517/2014, of November 21, of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, which authorizes the implementation of master's degrees and doctoral programs at the San Pablo-CEU University. (BOCAM, December 12, 2014). (In Spanish)
ROYAL DECREE 534/2013, July 12, amending Royal Decrees 1393/2007, October 29, establishing the organization of official university education, and 99/2011, January 28, regulating official doctoral education (OFFICIAL STATE GAZETTE, July 13, 2013). (In Spanish)
DECREE 173/2013, of November 15, of the Consell, which authorizes the creation of the CEU International Doctoral School (DOCV, November 18, 2013). (In Spanish)
ORDER 011506/2012, of November 14, which authorizes the creation of the CEU International Doctoral School (BOCM, December 4, 2012). (In Spanish)
Organic Law 2/2023, of March 22, of the University System. (In Spanish)
Resolution of March 3, 2022, of the General Secretariat of Universities, by which instructions are issued on the procedure for the institutional accreditation of public and private university centers, and the Protocol for the certification of internal quality assurance systems is published. quality of university centers and the Protocol for the evaluation procedure for the renewal of the institutional accreditation of university centers, approved by the General Conference of University Policy. (BOE, March 9, 2022) (In Spanish)
ROYAL DECREE 822/2021, of September 28, which establishes the organization of university education and the procedure to ensure its quality. (BOE September 29, 2021) (In Spanish)
ROYAL DECREE 640/2021, of July 27, on the creation, recognition and authorization of universities and university centers, and institutional accreditation of university centers. (In Spanish)
ROYAL DECREE 96/2014, February 14, amending Royal Decrees 99/201, July 15, establishing the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES), and 1393/2007, October 29, establishing the organization of official university education (OFFICIAL STATE GAZETTE, March 5, 2014). (In Spanish)
Royal Decree 1027/2011, of July 15, which establishes the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education. (BOE, August 3, 2011). (In Spanish)
ROYAL DECREE 1002/2010, August 5, on the issuance of official university degrees (OFFICIAL STATE GAZETTE, August 6, 2010). (In Spanish)
ROYAL DECREE 1509/2008 , September 12, regulating the Registry of Universities, Centers, and Degrees (OFFICIAL STATE GAZETTE, September 25, 2008). (In Spanish)
ORDER ECI/2514/2007, August 13, on the issuance of official university Master’s and Doctor’s degrees (OFFICIAL STATE GAZETTE, August 21, 2007). (In Spanish)
Commitment to Quality
Consult the Internal Quality Assurance System of the CEU International Doctoral School (CEINDO): responsible persons, commissions, resolutions, procedures, infrastructures, services and resources and results of the program.
Policy and Quality Objetives
The trainee researcher at the centre
CEINDO guarantees a comprehensive education for all its students when training them in the development of critical thinking and preparing them for the exercise in scientific and professional activities at the service of society.
Quality objective 1.1: Design and deliver appropriate and up-to-date training activities in coherence with the expected learning outcomes. This is meant to guarantee the achievement of the training objectives and the acquisition of the competences defined in the degrees.
Quality objective 1.2: Transmit ethical values oriented towards scientific criticism and professional commitment that contribute to the improvement of society by providing positive social and cultural impacts.
Academic, administrative and service staff
CEINDO ensures prestige through a recognised teaching staff and an efficient and qualified administrative and service team.
Quality objective 2.1: Ensure the improvement of teaching quality through teacher training, innovation, development and evaluation.
Quality objective 2.2: Enhance job stability and the demand for adequate scientific competences of the teaching staff involved in the doctoral programmes.
Quality objective 2.3: Promote the professional development of administrative and service staff through personal and planned training.
Quality objective 2.4: Encourage each member to know and master their roles and responsibilities and to instill compliance awareness in all interested groups.
Resources and services
CEINDO provides facilities, material resources, internal and/or external funding for the development of doctoral programmes aligned with its objectives and lines of research.
Quality objective 3.1: Manage the facilities and resources necessary for the development of its activity, being efficient in their use and responsibility with the environment.
Quality objective 3.2: Provide support to seek relationships and synergies with sectors that identify lines of research with the greatest social, economic, technological, and scientific impact.
Quality objective 3.3: Provide funding or support for the development of training activities that guarantee the acquisition of the competences defined in the degrees.
CEINDO focuses on strengthening the international dimension through innovation and the quality of training, the rigour of research and the constant transfer of knowledge to society as a response to the international labour market in an open and constantly changing global world.
Quality objective 4.1: Promote international cooperation agreements that enable exchanges among university centres and other social agents.
Quality Objective 4.2: Promote internationalisation through student participation in mobility programmes
Research and Transfer
CEINDO develops scientific and technical research that generates knowledge, stimulates critical scientific thinking, promotes technological development and innovation, and supports equitable and sustainable economic progress to improve the world we live in.
Quality objective 5.1: Foster the employability of future PhDs as researchers leading the production of knowledge and innovation.
Quality objective 5.2: Promote the dissemination of scientific knowledge and the visibility of research output.
Excellence and Continuous Improvement
CEINDO guarantees procedures that ensure the review and monitoring of the quality policy, the Internal Quality Assurance System (IQAS) and the doctoral programmes that lead to excellence through continuous improvement and the satisfaction of different interest groups.
Quality objective 6.1: Provide interest groups and society in general with clear, accessible, up-to-date, and relevant information on academic and research activities, achievements and results.
Quality objective 6.2: Achieve a permanent commitment to continuous improvement by identifying good practices and proposing and carrying out the improvement and preventive actions that may be necessary.
Quality objective 6.3: Ensure a systematic and professional way of working that has a positive impact on the training process of doctoral students.
Quality objective 6.4: Maintain horizontal and vertical communication channels to establish a favourable climate.
These quality policies and objectives are promoted through the active leadership of the Management of the CEU International Doctoral School, which ensures its compliance and reviews it regularly, guaranteeing the participation of the University's main interest groups.
Internal Quality Commission (IQC)
The centre’s Internal Quality Commission (IQC), is formed with the mission of being a responsible participatory body in the planning, development and monitoring of the centre's internal quality management system (IQMS).
The decisions made by the commission will be communicated to the interested parties with the intention to make appropriate changes and improvements.
The Internal Quality Commission (IQC) is composed of the following members:
- Head of Centre/Director: Coral Barbas Arribas [email protected]
- Deputy Director Marta Viana Arribas [email protected]
Academic Secretary: Ana Montero Bravo [email protected]
- Quality Manager: Esther Carrera Puerta [email protected]
- CEINDO Quality Unit Head: Laura Barba López [email protected]
- Coordinators of each PhD program:
- Pablo Campos Calvo-Sotelo [email protected]
- Ana Belén Campuzano Laguillo [email protected]
- José Luis Lavandera Díaz [email protected]
- Fernando Sánchez López [email protected]
- Juan Carlos Jiménez Redondo [email protected]
- Luis Núñez Ladeveze [email protected]
- Beatriz de Pascual-Teresa Fernández [email protected]
- Secretary of each PhD program:
- Representatives students and Professors of the Doctoral Programme
- Representatives of CEINDO Administration and Services Staff (ASS):
- PhD Programme Professor
- CEINDO Administration and Services Staff (ASS)
PhD Student of the Doctoral Programme
Internal Quality Subcommittee (IQSub)
Each doctoral programme has an Internal Quality Subcommittee (IQSub) made up of the following:
- Academic Secretary
- Quality manager
- CEINDO Quality Unit Head
- PhD Programme Coordinator
- PhD Deputy Programme Coordinator
- PhD Programme Secretary
Internal Quality Assurance System (SGIQ)
INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEM (SGIQ) - In Spanish
QUALITY PROCESSES MAP
QUALITY PROCESSES MAP
CODE OF GOOD PRACTICE
CODE OF GOOD PRACTICE (ENGLISH)
SP01. ESTABLISHMENT AND REVISION OF QUALITY POLICIES AND OBJECTIVES- In Spanish
SP02. CREATION, MODIFICATION AND DEADLINE OF PROGRAMS - In Spanish
SP03. RESEARCH (currently in process)
SP04. PUBLIC INFORMATION - In Spanish
SP05. INTERNAL AUDIT - In Spanish
SP06. REVIEW AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE SYSTEM - In Spanish
SP07. RENEWAL OF ACCREDITATION- In Spanish
KP01. INFORMATION, ACCESS, ADMISSION AND ENROLMENT - In Spanish
KP02. ASSIGNMENT OF MENTOR-ADVISOR - In Spanish
KP03. MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF RESEARCHER-IN-TRAINING - In Spanish
KP04. DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF TRAINING ACTIVITIES - In Spanish
KP05. PRE-DOCTORAL DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION DAY - In Spanish
KP06. MOBILITY MANGEMENT - In Spanish
KP07. MANAGEMENT OF LEAVES AND EXTENSIONS - In Spanish
KP08. CAREER GUIDANCE AND STUDENT SUPPORT (currently in process)
KP09. THESIS DEPOSIT AND DEFENCE - In Spanish
KP10. THESIS REPOSITORY - In Spanish
KP11. AWARDING OF EXTRAORDINARY DISTINCTION - In Spanish
KP12. INTERNATIONAL MENTION - In Spanish
KP13. COTUTORSHIP THESES - In Spanish
KP14. INDUSTRIAL MENTION - In Spanish
SP01. INCORPORATION AND UPDATING OF TEACHERS TO THE PROGRAMME - In Spanish
SP02. ADDITION/SUBSTITUTION OF CA MEMBERS - In Spanish
SP03. TRAINING AND INNOVATION (currently in process)
SP04. HUMAN RESOURSES (currently in process)
SP05. MATERIAL RESOURCES AND SERVICES MANAGEMENT (currently in process)
SP06. MANAGEMENT OF AGREEMENTS - In Spanish
SP07. SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID CEU - In Spanish
SP08. STAKEHOLDER SATISFACTION EVALUATION - In Spanish
SP09. MEASUREMENT, ANALYSIS AND IMPROVEMENT OF PROGRAMMES - In Spanish
SP10. CLAIMS, COMPLAINTS AND SUGGESTIONS ADMINISTRATION - In Spanish
ANECA Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación
Fundación Madrimasd Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d Agencia Madrileña
AVAP Agencia Valenciana de Evaluación y Prospectiva
CRUE Conferencia de Rectores de las Universidades Españolas
ENQA Asociación Europea de Garantía de Calidad en la Educación Superior (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education)
MECD Ministerio de Universidades
RUCT Registro de Universidades, Centros y Títulos
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- The mailbox is available to collect congratulations, suggestions or complaints related to the services offered by the Doctorate School.
- The sender may be any individual, group or legal entity.
- It is not necessary to provide any personal details as requested on the form. All comments received anonymously will be dealt with in the relevant meeting so as to provide an adequate response.
- The user will receive a reply at the email address provided. If no email address or contact telephone number is provided, then any decisions made at the relevant meeting will be recorded in the minutes of that meeting. CEINDO will also keep a registry of the comments received and actions taken.
- The CEINDO Quality Unit will send the suggestions received on a monthly basis to those responsible for the Areas or Departments concerned.
- The CEINDO Quality Unit will carry out all the necessary follow-up actions until the final reply is received by the sender.
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