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Knowledge
is the basic unit
to create wellness

What we do?

11/YEARS
RESEARCHING

What is now proved was once only imagined:
from childhood to old age, curiosity is the element that allows human beings to overcome their immediate limits, explore and expand the knowledge of their environment and their experience.

Science is the art of curiosity, advancing methodically in the pursuit of new knowledge and a better understanding of the Universe. It is the biggest human collective endeavor and it has shapen for better or worse the world we live in.
Each new hypothesis, each new approach, each new question, is a new piece in the construction of tomorrow’s society.

In 2007, the Basque Government launched Ikerbasque to help develop scientific research by attracting outstanding researchers and recovering talent for the region. Ikerbasque’s mission is to strengthen to strengthening science in the Basque Country in cooperation with research centres and universities and a commitment to excellence.

Since its creation, Ikerbasque aims to offer a stable and motivating platform from which scientists and Basque research institutions can continue asking new questions and contributing to the challenge of generating new knowledge.

Because something incredible
is waiting to be known.

Researchers.

RESEARCH
PROFFESSORS

Senior researchers with extensive research experience and leaderships skills. They are assigned permanently to Basque universities and research centres.

Research professors

149

Nationality of Research professors

30
  • Austria1
  • Belgium2
  • Brazil1
  • Canada5
  • China1
  • Croatia1
  • Colombia1
  • Denmark1
  • France2
  • Germany10
  • Hungary1
  • India1
  • Ireland1
  • Israel1
  • Italy14
  • Macedonia, Republic of1
  • Mexico1
  • Netherlands1
  • Pakistan1
  • Poland1
  • Portugal1
  • Romania1
  • Russia6
  • Spain73
  • Switzerland3
  • Turkey1
  • Ukraine3
  • United Kingdom7
  • United States4
  • Venezuela1

Distribution by sex

125
24
149

Distribution by knowledge field

Distribution by age

RESEARCH
ASSOCIATES

Independent researchers who have demonstrate maturity, intellectual independence and leadership ability. An Ikerbasque Research Associate should be an active player in the improvement of the Basque science community. They have a tenure track contract.

Research associates

10

Nationality of Research associate

5
  • France1
  • Italy1
  • Poland1
  • Spain6
  • Ukraine1

Distribution by sex

7
3
10

Distribution by knowledge field

Distribution by age

RESEARCH
FELLOWS

Young researchers with a promising scientific career and international experience. The aim is to create a source of new talent, to lead the future of scientific research in the Basque Country.
Ikerbasque offers them 5-year research positions with the aim of providing a track towards an independent researcher role.

Research fellows

62

Nationality of Research fellows

12
  • Austria1
  • Canada1
  • Germany1
  • Greece1
  • Italy6
  • Japan2
  • Mauritius1
  • Montenegro1
  • Russia1
  • Spain45
  • Ukraine1
  • United States1

Distribution by sex

39
23
62

Distribution by knowledge field

Distribution by age

Relevant
data

26318166
RETURN OF INVESTMENT
Total funds that Ikerbasque researchers have obtained from external competitive calls in 2017
1060
ARTICLES
1,060 articles in indexed publications.
804
STAFF LEAD BY RESEARCHERS
804 People working in research groups led by Ikerbasque Researchers.
429
PROJECTS
429 Projects with external funding in which Ikerbasque researchers participate.
20000
CITATIONS
More than 20,000 citations by other international researchers.
9
ERC
9 Ikerbasque researchers are leading ERC grants to develop very significant projects.
The ERC (European Research Council) is the main European organization that promotes research projects based on scientific excellence.

Host Centres.

Ikerbasque researchers have joined the following centres in the Basque Country.