Universidad de Granada
Universidad de Granada

Universidad de Granada

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain, with over 60.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 6.000 staff. UGR offers a total of 89 degrees, 110 master’s degrees and 28 doctoral programmes through its 123 departments and 27 centers. Consequently, the UGR offers one of the most extensive and diverse ranges of higher education programmes in Spain.

The UGR has awarded with the “Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)”, which reflects the UGR’s commitment to continuously improve its human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top 5 of Spanish universities by a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, or international funding.

UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking. The edition of the ARWU places the UGR in 201-300th position in the world and as the 4th highest ranked University in Spain, reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research. From the perspective of specialist areas in the ARWU rankings, the UGR is outstanding in Library & Information Science (position 36), Food Science & Technology (37) and Mining & Mineral Engineering (47), according to the latest edition by specialties of this prestigious ranking. A little below in the ranking (rank 76-100), the UGR stands out in Mathematics and Computer Science & Engineering.

The UGR has 8 researchers at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list.
The Faculties involved in the Project are the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and the Technical School of Building Engineering. They include experts and researchers in Circular Economy, digital building, design, fabrication, art, Orange Economy, new and recycled materials and engineering.

Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of the Framework Programme of the European Union. For the duration of the last two Framework Programmes, the UGR has obtained a total of 67 projects, with total funding of 18.029 million euros, and for H2020, 92 projects with total funding around 23.675 million euros.

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UGR - Ana García López
Ana García López

Project coordinator

PhD in Fine Arts
(Extraordinary Doctorate award 2003)

Director of the Chair of Innovation in Crafts, Design and Contemporary Art (UGR)

Researcher ID AAB-1405-2019
Orcid Code: 0000-0003-3274-6651

Ana García López is a researcher and lecturer in Media Art, Drawing and Design in the Drawing Department at the Faculty of Fine Arts (University of Granada) in Grade and Masters degree. For more than fifteen years her line of research deals on the relationship between, contemporary art, design and heritage with new technologies.

In these fields, she coordinates several international, multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral research projects such as: “RRREMAKER” project linking crafts, circular economy and engineering. (H2020- Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions-RISE-2020, Ref. #101008060 (1.5 M. Euros); “WARMEST, A Wide technologicAl Remote sensing system for the Monitoring of the state of cultural hEritage Sites: building an integraTed model for maintenance based on climate change” which aims to develop a tool for predicting the deterioration of heritage in a scenario of climate change and global warming through NNTT. warmestproject.eu Ref: H2020- Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions-RISE-2017, #777981 (1.3 M. Euros); project “MAKERART proposal for the digital transformation of the cultural industry related to crafts, through design, collaborative processes and Maker culture” makerart.es Ref. R&D&I PROJECTS IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE ANDALUSIA ERDF OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME 2014-2020. (14.200€). ERDF funded project R&I, Ref. B-HUM-407-UGR18; Project “Strategies of heritage communication through contemporary Art. Cultural transfers between crafts, art and design” cross-border project Spain-Morocco. Funding programme: CEI BioTIC UGR call for proposals 2012 (€15,000).

She has been Vice-Dean of Internationalization and Research (Faculty of Fine Arts, 2008-2018).

UGR - Francisco Caballero
Francisco Caballero-Rodríguez

Bachelor and Máster in Fine Arts
PhD in Fine Arts
University of Granada

His research is mainly in the fields of Drawing and Design, especially in the use of technologies applied to graphic representation, CAD systems, interactive dynamic geometry, and design applied to digital fabrication, fields in which he has contributed to national and international conferences.

Professor in the Department of Drawing at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Granada since 1996, with extensive teaching experience in Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

He has participated and participates in national and international R+D+i projects, such as RRREMAKER: Reuse Reduce Recycle AI-based platform for automated and scalable Maker culture in Circular economy (H2020, 2021); MAKER ART: Proposal for the digital transformation of the craft-related cultural industry through design, collaborative processes and Maker culture (ERDF, 2020); WARMEST, a wide technological remote sensing system for the monitoring of the state of cultural heritage sites: building an integrated model for maintenance based on climate (H2020, 2017); ARTApp. Visual arts, talent management and cultural marketing: branding construction strategies and development of a network for the promotion and dissemination of young artists (Ministry of Economy, 2015); Strategies of communication of heritage through contemporary art: cultural transfers between crafts, art and design (Campus of International Excellence CEI-BIOTIC -UGR-, 2012).

He has been Coordinator of the Degree in Fine Arts (2010-2012) and Vice-Dean of Academic Organisation (2008-2018).

UGR - Belén Mazuecos
Belén Mazuecos

PhD with European mention (University of Granada -UGR-, Spain, 2008);

BA in Fine Arts (UGR and Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, Italy, 2001);

Degree in Conservation and Restauration of Painting (UGR, 2004);

Degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology (UGR, 2011)

Professor in the Department of Painting. She obtained a prestigious scholarship for University Teacher Training (Ministry of Education 2003-2006). Research stays at Bocconi University (Milan, 2004), the International Center for Art Economics-Università Ca’Foscari (Venice, 2005-2009) and in private Italian companies in the framework of European projects. She has taught in other national and foreign centres: University of Almería, Polytechnic University of Valencia, University of Costa Rica, Faculty of Fine Arts of Krakow and Academies of Fine Arts in Florence, Palermo and Venice.

She has been Vice-Dean of Culture Affairs (Faculty of Fine Arts, 2008-2015) and Director of the Visual Arts Department of UGR (2015-2019).

She has directed and participated in national and international R+D+i projects on the art market and system, talent management, communication of heritage through contemporary art and cultural transfers between art, crafts and design.

She has won several awards for her artistic and research activity: National Degree Award in Fine Arts (Ministry of Education, 2002); UGR Social Council Award for Young Research Career, 2013; Overall Winner Arte Laguna Prize, Venice, Italy, 2020).

Research topics: artistic production, contemporary art system and market; heritage; art anthropology.

UGR - Dr. Valentín Molina Moreno
Valentín Molina Moreno

Ph. Economics

Professor in the Department of Business Organization-1
University of Granada

His lines of research are based on Social Economy, Circular Economy and Inclusion of people with disabilities. He is co-director of the first university expert course in Economics and Circular Engineering at UCAM (Universidad Católica de Murcia, Spain).

Dr. Molina lectures in Masters degree in different Spanish, Latin American, Balkan and Caucasian Universities in the subject of the Circular Economy, highlighting the Master of Engineering of Materials and Sustainable Construction of the University of Jaén (Linares Scientific and Technological Park), where he lectures in Technological Nutrients.

He collaborates with the research group TEP-222 in the development of solutions applied to sustainability and the transition to the paradigm of the circular economy of the artisan, industrial and service processes of the different productive sectors.

In relation to the issues of inclusion of people with disabilities, it collaborates with the CIEES Foundation of the CECAP group to generate new opportunities for labour insertion based on the paradigm of the circular economy for the implementation of new inclusive jobs.

UGR - Belén Prados
Mª Belén Prados Peña

Bachelor Degree in Physical Sciences,
M.Sc. in Marketing and Consumer Behavior,
PhD in Economic and Business Sciences
University of Granada

Over 30 years of professional career of more since 1986 in top-level companies both nationally and regionally in a wide range of sectors, as the Council of the Alhambra and Generalife, among others. She is teaching in the Master’s Degree in Technologies for Market Research and Marketing and Master’s Degree in Management and Business Process Technologies.

She has participated as a teacher in other UGR master degrees (Master in online marketing and social media strategy and Master in museology); and a University Master Degree in Cultural Tourism Management and Local Development at the UMA. She collaborated as a researcher in different project funded by EU. She has collaborated in several lectures related to the communication and dissemination of heritage.

She has participated in several international conferences and has published in prestigious journals, such as Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, Tourism Management Perspectives, European Research on Management and Business Economics, Sustainability in Special Issue Sustainable Tourism Marketing and Journal of Cultural Heritage, among others

UGR - Mª Paz Sáez
Mª Paz Sáez Pérez

Building engineering Degree, Master Degree

Comprehensive Management in Building and Real Estate Consulting: Project, Facility & Property Manager

Doctor of Philosophy in Geology (PhD)

Licensed in Geology Sciences

Licensed in Technical Architecture

Research member of the Research Group (RNM 0179) Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Sedimentary and Metamorphic Environments since 1997. His research work has been mainly dedicated to the study and characterization of ceramic and stone material and the determination of deterioration and interventional actions in the context of heritage architecture and other historical-artistic constructions.

She has participated as a researcher in a total of 10 national research projects and 2 European projects in the H2020 context. In recent years he has researched in the field of materials in two lines of research, the first one focused on the field of energy efficiency received within the framework of a national project and remote sensing at low altitude to monitor the state of the site’s heritage within the framework of WARMEST European project and the second one related to the characterization and generation of new materials from the recycling of waste (organic and inorganic), REMINE European project.

Since 1992 she has been teaching at the Higher Technical School of Building Engineering in the Department of Building Constructions. And since 2006, teaching subjects in Official Master’s degrees in different universities in the context of Heritage and materials technology.

UGR - Pilar Manuela Soto Solier
Pilar Manuela Soto Solier

PhD in Language and Poetics of Contemporary Art.
University of Granada (UGR).

Degree in Fine Arts
(Ministry of Education and Science Award, Spain, 2007).

Master in Architectural Lighting Design. Department of Construction and Architectural Technologies.
School of Architecture. Polytechnic University of Madrid.

Professor of Education and Visual Arts.
Faculty of Education Sciences (UGR).

Professor Doctor of the Faculty of Education Sciences at the University of Granada (Spain). PhD and Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Granada, with National Award from the Ministry of Education. Member of the Research Group: Artistic Education and Aesthetics in Visual Arts (HUM489).

She is a member of the Centre for Research and Studies in Fine Arts (CIEBA) of the University of Lisbon. She collaborates with the Faculty of Fine Arts of Vitoria, Federal University of Espírito Santo (Brazil) and with the Institute of Arts of the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) Brazil. She has carried out international research stays in different universities, such as the Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil, the University of Lisbon, and in Rome (Italy) in the context of the RRREMAKER Project Reuse Reduce Recycle AI-based platform for automated and scalable Maker culture in Circular economy.

Her research focuses on art education and contemporary art, main lines: 1. realization of educational art projects as a method of social transformation based on reflective, critical and creative learning through art installation, performance and video-creation. 2. Artistic education and development of educational projects based on STEAM pedagogy (education-art-technology) focused on social awareness and transformation.

She has participated in teaching in different degrees and master’s degrees at the Universities of Granada and Murcia. She has coordinated and participated in different national and international innovation and R+D+i projects (FIDO Plan, Retos, H2020-MSCA-RISE-2020, among others). Author and co-author of different publications in books, book chapters and high impact national and international journals. She has also presented a wide range of communications in different international and national congresses.

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