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The Ministry of Universities is a ministerial department in the Government of Spain responsible for proposing and carrying out the government policy on universities as well as representing Spain in the European Union and other international organizations regarding universities.[1]

The department was created as part of the Sánchez II Government as a split from the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. It is headed by Manuel Castells.[2][3][4]

Organization chart

The Department of Universities is structured in the following bodies:[5][1]

  • The General Secretariat for Universities
    • The Technical Cabinet
    • The Deputy Directorate-General for University Professors Training and Programming
    • The Deputy Directorate-General for Degrees and Planning, Monitoring and Management of University Education
    • The Deputy Directorate-General for Student Services and Institutional Relations
    • The Deputy Directorate-General for Research University Activity
  • The Undersecretariat of Universities
    • The General Technical Secretariat
      • The Deputy General Technical Secretariat
      • The Deputy Directorate-General for Appeals and Relations with the Courts of Justice
    • The Technical Cabinet
    • The Deputy Directorate-General for Economic Management, Budget Office and General Affairs
    • The Deputy Directorate-General for Personnel and Inspection of Services
    • The Information and Communication Technologies Division

Ministry agencies

References

  1. ^ a b "Royal Decree 431/2020, of March 3, which develops the basic organic structure of the Ministry of Universities". boe.es. Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  2. ^ "El sociólogo y economista Manuel Castells será el nuevo ministro de Universidades". eldiario.es (in Spanish). 5 January 2020. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  3. ^ "El ministerio de Universidades, sin Ciencia, nace con polémica". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 8 January 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Ciencia, las dudas de un ministerio amputado". El País (in Spanish). 12 January 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Royal Decree 139/2020, of January 28, which establishes the basic organic structure of the ministerial departments". boe.es. Retrieved 2020-01-30.