The specialization and differentiation of universities is one of the objectives of Estrategia Universidad 2015, and is an essential part of the Campuses of International Excellence. The Campus of International Excellence Programme aims to improve the quality of Spanish universities and drive the best campuses to excellence, for the benefit of society as a whole, through the aggregation, specialization, differentiation and internationalization of the Spanish university system.
Specialization is an opportunity for the four universities that constitute Campus Iberus, to improve their positioning as focal points of knowledge in strategic areas and to develop projects linked to the socio-economic activity of the Ebro Valley. The universities of Campus Iberus, together with the strategical partners of the aggregation, will assert areas of application in line with their scientific capabilities and the fields which are relevant to the scientific and technological policies of the four autonomous communities where the project is carried out.
Campus Iberus has chosen the areas of specialization, that, in keeping with its capabilities and particular geographical location, will allow it to assert its position internationally, with clearly defined scientific goals and actions on the cutting edge of knowledge within some of the key issues humanity faces nowadays: sustainable energy, technology applied to public health, food and nutrition and the preservation of the cultural heritage.