One way to establish a strategic, broad, qualified and stable collaboration with the business environment and foundations or entities are the Company Chairs, initiatives that -beyond the economic one- allow to achieve through jointly planned teaching, training and research strategies, fruits that directly benefit both parties.

In this way, a particularly interesting collaboration model for the future of the participating entities is given shape. In this model, the company or entity commits to an annual financial contribution equivalent to the salary of a university professor and the Chair can be named according to its objectives. The activities that can be included in the framework of the Chair are plural and range from the training and exchange of personnel and experiences to the realization of R&D projects.

For the better functioning of the Chair, a Monitoring Committee is created, made up of representatives of both entities, which is responsible for selecting the activities, monitoring them and resolving any needs that may arise.

Currently active Chairs

EET currently participates in the following chairs:

R Chair in Cybersecurity

Date of formation
18/12/2018 (valid for 4 years)

Head of the Chair
Professor Ana Fernández Vilas, on behalf of the Rector of the University of Vigo.

Chair Activities
It involves the stable collaboration between the University of Vigo and R to promote the development of professional skills of university students, improve training, expand or update the knowledge, techniques or skills of the university community or other professionals with the aim of adapting them to the needs of the company, promote continuous training, innovation and research in the area of cybersecurity. Under the umbrella of this generic objective, the strategic lines of action of the R Chair in Cybersecurity are:

  1. Collaboration in teaching and research, especially in the Master’s Degree (UVigo-UDC) in Cybersecurity (munics.es).
  2. Creation of a talent attraction program aimed at achieving academic excellence in the Universities of Vigo and A Coruña.
  3. Promotion of activities that allow the creation of spaces for debate and dissemination of teaching and research activities in the field of cybersecurity.
  4. Promotion of actions that stimulate the training, specialization and updating of the competencies of the university community and professionals from outside the university community, attending to the competitive needs of the company.

MN Chair in Technological Entrepreneurship 

Date of formation
2019 (valid for 2 years)

Head of the Chair
Professor Carmen García Mateo, on behalf of the Rector of the University of Vigo

Chair Activities
It involves the stable collaboration between the University of Vigo and MN PROGRAM in order to promote the development of professional skills of university students, improve training, expand or update the knowledge, techniques or skills of members of the university community or other professionals to adapt them to the needs of the company, promote lifelong learning, innovation and research in the following areas:

  • Robotic process automation
  • Biometric identification
  • Language engineering and speech interfaces
  • Advanced artificial intelligence techniques
  • Advanced and massive data management / Big Data

Deloitte Advisory Chair 

Date of formation
21/12/2016 (valid for 4 years) 

Head of the Chair
Professor Iñigo Cuiñas Gómez, on behalf of the Rector of the University of Vigo

Chair Activities
It involves the stable collaboration between the University of Vigo and Deloitte Advisory in the creation of a talent recruitment program, which aims to train students of the University of Vigo with a good academic record, innovative capacity and a good level of English. It will promote the implementation of training activities that aim to train, specialize and update the skills of members of the university community and external professionals to meet the competitive needs of the company. A system of internships will be promoted for maximum periods of 6 months for students or recent graduates of the University of Vigo, after selection through a regulated process. Congresses, conferences, conferences, seminars or forums will be organized in the fields of studies of the chair. The publication of studies or scientific or divulgation works will be promoted, referred to the fields of studies of the chair.

Propose a Chair

If your organization is interested in defining a Chair
with the School of Telecommunication Engineering,
please contact the school’s management.