Comillas Pontifical University aspires to maintain the highest levels of quality and continual improvement through evaluation, innovation and professionalism and efficiency in management activity. The seals and awards that Comillas has received are detailed below:
Seals and Awards
- EUR-ACE® Seal
Through its ACREDITA PLUS system, the national agency for external quality assurance in the Spanish higher education system (ANECA) offers the chance to receive a prestigious international seal as part of the process of renewing accreditation for degrees in certain fields.
The Official Master's Degree in Railway Systems, taught at the ICAI School of Engineering, has held the EUR-ACE® seal in the field of engineering since August 01, 2014. This seal is awarded for exceeding European standards regarding quality, relevance, transparency, recognition and mobility.
AUDIT is a program run by the national agency for external quality assurance in the Spanish higher education system (ANECA) in order to guide university centers through the design of Internal Quality Assurance Systems (SGIC). These systems cover all activities performed to date in relation to quality assurance in teaching and learning processes. Comillas has been working on an Internal Quality Assurance System for all its Centers that follows the guidelines of this AUDIT program from ANECA.
In December 2013, we obtained an overall positive evaluation for the design of our System from the ANECA Certification Commission. Currently, the University is working in order to receive the Certificate of Implementation. On October 20th, 2015 the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (ICADE) was awarded the certification for the implementation of its System for Quality Management in accordance with the AUDIT Program. On June 2nd, 2016 the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Law, and on January 30th, 2017 the ICAI School of Engineering, was presented with the same certification .
- Certificate of Design - Comillas Pontifical University
- Certificate of Implementation - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
- Certificate of Implementation - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Certificate of Implementation - Faculty of Law
- Certificate of Implementation - ICAI School of Engineering
- Campus of International Excellence
The Aristos Campus Mundus project (ACM) obtained the award of Campus of International Excellence in the regional European category of the 2011 Campus of Excellence awards organized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, and was awarded permanent status as such by the Ministry in December, 2016 (in the Resolution following the final evaluation of the Campus of International Excellence Projects).
Aristos Campus Mundus is a strategic alliance between three socially committed universities: the University of Deusto, Comillas Pontifical University and the Universitat Ramon Llull. The alliance maintains an advanced strategic cooperation agreement with Georgetown University, Boston College and Fordham University.
The aim of ACM is to reinforce the academic, research and teaching excellence, and the complete globalization of its university projects, entailing a joint commitment to socially responsible and sustainable innovation.
- Center accredited by the Instituto Cervantes
Since July 01, 2013, Comillas Pontifical University has been part of the global network of centers accredited by this institution. Through this accreditation, the Instituto Cervantes acknowledges the excellence of the Spanish courses taught at Comillas.
The ELE Center Accreditation System designed by the Instituto Cervantes promotes a firm commitment to quality and improvement among centers that offer Spanish courses both in Spain and abroad.
The Institute of Modern Languages at Comillas offers Spanish courses to our exchange students and international students, whether to obtain credits or to help with their academic integration. These courses are now accredited by the leading institute for promotion and teaching of the Spanish language. In addition, the Institute of Modern Languages also organizes courses for the Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE).