The Risk and Emergency Management Research Group of the Complutense University of Madrid is made up of researchers and collaborators from several Spanish universities. In recent years, risk and emergency management has become an interdisciplinary area in which skills, knowledge, methods and perspectives from different disciplines converge to understand and solve complex problems. The members of this research group have extensive experience in the study of risks and emergencies from the point of view of cultural heritage. In addition, the team has extensive experience and expertise in the implementation of emergency plans for collections in cultural institutions. In recent years, researchers from the group have been involved in the implementation of emergency protection plans for collections in such prestigious institutions as the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía National Museum and the Congress of Deputies. Currently, the members of the team are broadening the scope of their research activity towards a systemic and strategic approach that integrates uncertainty and addresses risk management and disaster risk reduction from a holistic approach that allows for integrated solutions to create more resilient socio-cultural ecosystems.
Complutense University of Madrid
UCM is a public institution of higher education, a global university with a very relevant role in the Spanish and international context, committed to quality teaching and research, to the transfer of knowledge and culture, and to the promotion of social awareness and sustainability. UCM has an unquestionable commitment to the social and economic development of its environment, in symbiosis with society and its cultural, productive and social fabric, training not only professionals and research staff, but also responsible and caring people. UCM, therefore, is fully inserted in the society it serves, also fulfilling its fundamental mission: the creation and transmission of knowledge.
UCM aims to maintain the highest academic standards, to constantly improve the teaching and learning process offered on its campuses, always based on research-focused learning in all areas of knowledge, and to enhance the employability and entrepreneurship of its graduates. To this end, the following basic priorities have been established for the University we want:
- To promote quality higher education, knowledge and its transfer in all areas, in order to contribute to the development of Madrid, Spanish and international societies.
- To fight for the real implementation of equality and inclusion, recognising diversity as a strength of our institution.
- Develop all actions with a sustainable and healthy approach.
- To provide students and staff with the most efficient processes and the most appropriate support (including technological) to achieve their personal and professional progress and well-being.
- Ser una universidad de referencia nacional e internacional, de la que nuestra comunidad universitaria (estudiantes, personal y alumno) y la sociedad en general se sientan orgullosas.
- To be a world benchmark for knowledge and its transfer to society, promoting interdisciplinary research, creating a favourable and flexible environment so that each Complutense can develop their research and innovation potential to the full, regardless of the area to which they belong.
- Promote entrepreneurship and intellectual and cultural interest among the Complutense community.
- To strengthen the traditional internationalisation of teaching and research.
- Providing high-quality education, training and lifelong learning for all.
- To be a space of reference for culture, sport and artistic creation
Faculty of Fine Arts of the Complutense University of Madrid
The Faculty of Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid is today a leading academic centre in Spain and in the international arena.
The studies taught at the Faculty date back to 1752. It was then that the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando was created.
In 1978, the process of transforming their studies into university studies began, and in 1979 they were fully integrated into the Complutense University.
In 2009, within the framework of the reform of all the university institutions of the European Higher Education Area, the Bologna plan was adopted, transforming its Bachelor of Fine Arts studies into Bachelor's and Master's degrees. It currently offers three Bachelor's Degrees: Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, Bachelor's Degree in Design and Bachelor's Degree in Conservation-Restoration, 5 Master's Degrees: Master's Degree in Research, Art and Creation, Master's Degree in Cultural Heritage Conservation, Master's Degree in Design, Master's Degree in Contemporary Sculpture, Master's Degree in Artistic Education in Social and Cultural Institutions and a PhD programme in Fine Arts.
Banco Santander is one of the largest and most important financial institutions in the world. Through its Santander Universities programme, it supports the Santander-UCM Grants for the financing of research projects.
In the 2020 call for proposals, the project Observatory of Emergencies in Cultural Heritage was the beneficiary of one of the grants with the reference number PR 108/20-16.