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
- Institutional accreditations
Royal Decree 420/2015, of 29 May, establishes institutional accreditation as a further step in the accreditation of universities. Those centres that have obtained this institutional accreditation will be able to renew the accreditation of the official qualifications that they issue without the need to undergo the procedure outlined in the aforementioned Royal Decree. This enables universities to autonomously guarantee the quality of their qualifications and centres.
Below you can consult the resolutions from the University Board:
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.
- 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
- Certificate of Implementation - San Juan de Dios' University School of Nursing and Physical Therapy
- Accreditation of Official Degree Certificates
The national agency for external quality assurance in the Spanish higher education system (ANECA) performs evaluations for the renewal of initial accreditation of official degrees. The main purpose of this process is to check that appropriate results are being achieved and that the program can continue in a suitable manner until the next renewal.
The ANECA evaluation reports and the renewal resolutions of the accreditation from the University Board are available from the following link:
- EUR-ACE® Seal
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, and the Official Master's Degrees in Industrial Engineering and in Telecommunications Engineering since June 11, 2018. This seal is awarded for exceeding European standards regarding quality, relevance, transparency, recognition and mobility.
- 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).
- Madrid Excelente
The Universidad Pontificia Comillas bears the Madrid Excelente quality guarantee for its business management after having accredited the fulfilment of the quality and excellence criterion required for the use of said guarantee. Madrid Excelente is the stamp of guarantee for the Region of Madrid in order to certify the quality and excellence in business management and to encourage competitiveness in the business sector.