University of Alcalá

University of Alcalá

santiago - University of Alcalá

W100 Representative

José Santiago Fernández Vázquez
Vice President of Coordination and Communications

José Santiago Fernández Vázquez (Madrid, 1973) is a graduate (1995) and holds a Doctorate (2001) in English Philology. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Modern Philology at University of Alcalá.

He has over ten years of experience in university management. He has been Secretary of the Department of Modern Philology (2002-2005), President of the English Philology Self-assessment Committee (2004-2005), Inspection Services Assistant (2005-2006) and Director of Bachelor’s Degree Curricula at the University of Alcalá (2006-2010). He has held the post of Vice President of Coordination and Communications since March 2010.

University of Alcalá

The University of Alcalá was founded in 1499 as a new educational project by Cardinal Cisneros, the Regent of Spain. Steeped in history, the University today is a medium-sized modern institution, and acknowledged as a model to be imitated in Europe and America. In addition to classical humanistic studies and the social sciences, the University of Alcalá has incorporated the most modern qualifications in all scientific fields, such as health sciences and the various engineering sciences spread across its campuses, which with the Science and Technology Park are a decisive factor in its international profile and a boost to business in our region.

The recognised quality of its studies, the development of important research lines, its international relations, the artistic-historical interest of its iconic buildings, its new and modern facilities and its complete adaptation toe the demands of today’s labour market place at the forefront of public universities.

The Latest from University of Alcalá

Load More

Acknowledged as a model to
be imitated in Europe and America

The University of Alcala considers international partnerships to play a vital role in furthering research and education; it has 750 agreements globally, with 1,500 placements in 155 countries, and these include:

Erasmus Student Exchange Agreements, an EU-centred exchange programme with 927 partners.

Double Degree Agreements for Undergraduates, Masters, and PhDs in France, Russia, Germany, United Kingdom, China, Brazil, Ireland, Bolivia, Italy, Tunisia, Sweden, and Columbia.

Mission and vision

  • The comprehensive training of students and their personal and professional development through high-quality teaching, the creation, and transmission of knowledge, and the dissemination of science and culture
  • To be a leading university in the international context, committed to society, inclusive and open to the world, contributing to the advancement of knowledge and the training of citizens by means of quality teaching, excellence in research, and the promotion of ethical and socially responsible attitudes
  • Values:
    • Proximity
    • Quality, Excellence and Innovation
    • International Vocation
    • Social Commitment

A university open to the world


Active researchers


from Research Projects

The University is firmly committed to research as the engine of innovation and change, It is ranked among Spain’s top universities in terms of number of doctoral theses, patents and research outputs.

Through its Science and Technology Park, the university fosters relations between the academic world and the business community, thus fomenting the creating of innovative companies in R+D intensive sectors.

In collaboration with Spain’s Council for Scientific Research, the university is host to the Prince of Asturias Institute of Molecular Medicine and the Ramon y Cajal Institute of Biomedicine in collaboration with the Madrid Regional Government, the Madrid Institute for Advanced Water Research.

Through its own institutes and other research supported centres, the university gives its backing to interdisciplinary research in the fields of the social sciences and humanities. The university boasts four associated teaching hospitals where students may do their internships.

Become a Member

The World 100 Reputation Network is a group of the best universities in the world, delivering research that enhances reputation and offering leaders the chance to develop their own careers on a global stage. Members benefit from events and study tours, training, monthly media monitoring, and unique reputation research to provide institutional advantage.

find out more

University of Navarra

University of Navarra

Santiago Fernández-Gubieda Director of the Reputation Unit

W100 Representative

Santiago Fernández-Gubieda
Director of the Reputation Unit

Santiago Fernández-Gubieda Lacalle is the Director of the Reputation Unit at the University of Navarra. As well as this, he is the bursar of the Center of University Governance and Reputation at the University of Navarra. He is currently preparing his doctoral thesis about reputation and governance of universities.

His specific focus is on the management and measurement perceptions of university stakeholders and how reputation management can improve a university’s performance. He is also working on the rankings strategy of the University.

He has an Executive MBA from the University of Navarra – IESE Business School. From 2018 to 2020, he was Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Communication at the University. In addition, from 2014 to 2018, he was the Communication Director of the University Hospital of Navarra. Before that, he was the director of the Digital Communication Service of the University of Navarra.

He has worked in mass media and he is also a communication consultant for universities and educational organisations.

University of Navarra

The University of Navarra, established in 1952, has its main campus in Pamplona, Spain. Other campuses are placed in San Sebastian, Madrid, Barcelona (IESE Business School), and has overseas locations in New York, Munich and Sao Paulo. All of them are multicultural spaces where our students receive a well–rounded and personalized education, and where teaching and research go hand in hand.

Its institutional mission is to seek and present the truth; contribute to the academic, cultural and personal education of its students; promote academic research and healthcare activities; provide suitable opportunities for the development of its professors and employees; and carry out broad cultural outreach and social promotion work with a clear goal of service.

Horizon 2020 is the current strategic plan of the University and seeks to have an increasing international profile at all levels, a stronger focus on interdisciplinary and translational research, an innovative approach to teaching, a wider and richer choice of programs to improve the student academic experience and employment perspectives, and a solid commitment to social responsibility.

The Latest from University of Navarra

Load More

Seek and present the truth

The University of Navarra has agreements with over 350 universities from all over the world, 50 of which are among the top 50 of the world according to international rankings. It is currently a member of European University Association, International Association of Universities, and IREG Observatory of Academic Rankings.


Mission and vision

The primary functions of the University of Navarra are to:
  • Deliver university-level teaching in various fields, confer the corresponding academic degrees and provide students with the means (educational materials, a library, information on scholarships, and financial aid) to enable them to derive the full benefit from their studies.
  • Promote academic research in different fields of knowledge to further teaching and as a way to bring knowledge to society and foster innovation and development.
  • Contribute to students' education through personalized mentoring, with activities aimed at acquiring professional competences and personal habits that stimulate personal development in all of its dimensions: cultural, artistic, religious, athletic, and solidarity
  • Stay in touch with alumni of the University through continuing education activities and other cultural and social initiatives of the Alumni Association.
  • Organize continuing education and specialization programs for alumni based on the trends and needs of different professions
  • Cultivate the bonds between the University and the members of the Friends of the University of Navarra and keep them informed of the fruits of their partnership
  • Carry out cultural dissemination and university outreach work through activities organized by the University itself and initiatives carried out in conjunction with other institutions
  • Cooperate with other universities and university-level institutions such as hospitals, business schools, research centers, art institutes and educational and development organizations

Where institutional, ideology and statutory aspects are collected


Research projects


Budget to investigate

The University of Navarra aspires to become an international reference Research University and to conduct interdisciplinary, international research with a high degree of social implication. The aim is for the improvement in research to have a positive effect on teaching quality.

Research at the University of Navarra covers multiple areas, but it has a strong focus on biomedicine. The main research centers are:

  • Center for Applied Medical Research
  • Center for Nutrition Research
  • Center for Biomedical Engineering
  • Institute of Tropical Health
  • Institute of Culture and Society

Become a Member

The World 100 Reputation Network is a group of the best universities in the world, delivering research that enhances reputation and offering leaders the chance to develop their own careers on a global stage. Members benefit from events and study tours, training, monthly media monitoring, and unique reputation research to provide institutional advantage.

find out more