Campus de Excelencia Internacional Agroalimentario de Andalucía (ceiA3)

 

Reyes González Roncero, Agri-Food Campus of International Excellence, ES

 

The Agrifood campus of international excellence (ceiA3) is a joint initiative between 5 universities from Southern Spain: Cordoba (UCO), the co-ordinating university, Almeria (UAL), Cadiz (UCA), Huelva (UHU) and Jaen (UJA). The project involves also 19 centres belonging to the Andalusian Institute for Research and Training in Agriculture, Fisheries, Foods and Organic Production (IFAPA), and 7 centres from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Andalusia. These centres are specialised in the Agrifood sector and include: the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (IAS), the Institute for Advanced Social Studies (IESA), the Fats Institute (IG), the Institute for Natural Resources and Agrobiology (IRNAS), the Institute for Plant Biochemistry and Photosynthesis (IBVF), the Zaidin Experimental Station (EEZ), and La Mayora Experimental Station (EELM). The ceiA3 will be a model of excellence in teaching, research and knowledge transfer in the Agri-food sector.