The University of Oviedo undertakes 80% of the R&D and Innovation carried out in the region and has more than 460 research projects, contracts and collaboration agreements with companies. The collaboration between the academic institution and business is also reflected in teaching, especially in its Master’s degree programmes.
Knowledge transfer is one of the University of Oviedo's principal goals, and one in which it has been making a major effort in recent years. Collaboration with business has increased, especially through the Campus of International Excellence. The University of Oviedo also offers state-of-the-art facilities and equipment as part of its scientific and technical services.
Contracts and agreements with companies are one of the most common ways of collaborating. The University of Oviedo has a teaching and research staff of over 2,000 people, in addition to around 350 young researchers working in research groups through various calls and programmes. Besides its human resources, the University of Oviedo also offers state-of-the-art facilities and equipment as part of its scientific and technical services.
Business Chairs constitute a good example of collaboration. They reflect a strategic, long-lasting relationship, in which both sides benefit from the results achieved in the fields of education, cultural and artistic creation, research, development, innovation and knowledge sharing.
Companies also have the opportunity to participate in sponsorship and patronage actions, which afford public recognition and tax benefits. Within the framework of the International Campus of Excellence, many of the companies that form part of the associated Strategic Clusters have participated in talent recruitment and promotion of academic excellence programmes through mobility grants and grants to cover Master's degree tuition.
Business has also begun to collaborate on postgraduate courses, via teaching, co-supervision of Master's Thesis work and student placements and internships.