The Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital (HUMV) (HUMV- http://www.humv.es/) is a founding aggregate of Cantabria International Campus, according to the framework agreement signed by the institution in 2009. Being a university hospital, it allows training collaborative partnerships to be natural and deep.
The Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital (HUMV) and the University of Cantabria (UC) are two basic parts of the area of excellence in “Biomedicine and Biotechnology”. The HUMV, through its “Marqués de Valdecilla” Institute for Training and Research (IFIMAV), is the body of scientific and technical support to actions in research and teaching in the Public Health System of Cantabria. The University of Cantabria (UC) develops training, research and scientific and technological development in Biomedical Sciences and participates in the management of the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria (IBBTEC), a joint center of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), the Government of Cantabria and the UC itself.
“Valdecilla”, as the hospital is popularly known throughout the region, has a decisive part in the governance of the Virtual Valdecilla Hospital, one of the latest aggregates to Cantabria International Campus, with its educational and internationalization potential.
The HUMV signed in February 2011 its commitment to aggregate into a single cluster with the Ministry of Health of the Cantabrian Government, the UC and IBBTEC. This cluster will be in charge of structuring the entire biomedical and biotechnological research and education in Cantabria, becoming the engine for conducting world-class transnational research and developing transfer projects. This aggregation is an early stage on the path to the institutionalization of the cooperation of all regional actors in the field of biomedical research and education in the Autonomous Community and its national and international alliances.
NOTE: This text has been prepared by the University of Cantabria on the basis of agreements reached with the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital and is subject to review by this institution.