CRETUS, Cross-disciplinary Research in Environmental Technologies, is a strategic group formed in 2015 by 8 research groups of the University of Santiago de Compostela (4 GRC and 4 GPC) with the objective of developing and evaluating sustainable environmental technologies looking for solutions that allow minimize impacts and risks, trying to recover resources, through processes that are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.
The group, consisting of 50 professors and 90 researchers from various fields, will seek joint actions that allow the integration of several groups to work under a more interdisciplinary and holistic perspective.
The groups develop their activity in the faculties of Biology, Physics, Psychology, Economics, Chemistry, Institute of Technological Research (IIT) and School of Engineering (ETSE) of the University of Santiago de Compostela.
CRETUS, coordinated by Juan M. Lema Rodicio, Professor of the Department of Chemical Enxeñaría, has also the support of other research groups as well as 13 companies and institutions of the environmental sector.
CRETUS is defined as :
between different fields of knowledge and different needs
from the perspective of human, technological and financial resources
responsible and committed to society
In the year 2019, the CRETUS Institute “Cross-disciplinary Research in Environmental Technologies” will be launched, as a new Research structure of the USC. CRETUS will have its own building (which will only partially accommodate the members of the Association) and will be its identifiable headquarters. The Institute is part of the official structure in the USC and will have centralized management, administration and dissemination teams.
CRETUS is an initiative of the USC funded by the Ministry of Education, University and Vocational Training of the Xunta de Galicia, as a strategic grouping through the program Creation, Recognition and Structuring of Strategic Groups of the University System of Galicia.
The institute will have its headquarters on Constantino Candeira Street s / n on the USC Life Campus.
CRETUS IN NUMBERS
Multidisciplinary group of researchers in the field of environmental technologies committed to sustainable development to respond, promote and comprehensively address the challenges and demands of society through the generation of knowledge, innovation and promotion of professional talent.
- Become an international reference center in the field of Environmental Technologies.
- Offer responsible environmental technologies to the scientific and business world that effectively solve current and / or future problems.
- Promote pro-activity through a collaborative, integrative and entrepreneurial vision.
- To promote the capture of resources and the valorization of results that enable a sustainable growth of our activity.
- Develop a leading team that shares the values of commitment, professionalism, integrity and talent.
Talent attraction, promotion of young researchers and training in transversal competences.
Projects in collaboration with the productive fabric
SOCIETY, RESEARCH AND RESPONSIBLE INNOVATION
Integration with the Society