Universidad Pública de Navarra (UPNA)

HoNESt staff members
M. del Mar Rubio-Varas
Dr. Joseba De la Torre
Maria Elena Aramendia Muneta

The Universidad Pública de Navarra (UPNA) was established in 1987. It has some 10,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, among which more than 500 accrue to foreign students from Europe, Asia and America in exchange programs. UPNA is strongly committed to research excellence. Our university is internationally recognised the fields of Renewable Energies, Telecommunications and Biotechnology.

In HoNESt, UPNA will participate through the Economics Department. Within the university, Economics is the 5th research area with the largest number of articles published in JCR listed journals (an important merit within an university with strong reputation in engineering). Members of the Department have leading roles in research projects funded by international bodies (European Union, European Science Foundation, etc), the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and private foundations (Bank of Spain, Areces Foundation, Caixa Foundation, etc).

Role in HoNESt

Staff from UPNA will be involved in the management structure (WP1) and in the development of contents for phase 1 (history) of the project. The Academic Secretary (WP1) of the project will be based at UPNA, as external supervisor and communicator between the different working packages of the project. The Academic Secretariat will work side by side with UPF (coordinator, WP1) but will be leading the coordinating efforts of the interdisciplinary working package between historians and social scientist (WP3). In order to make sure that the results of all disciplines from the project reach the stockholders UPNA will also play a role in the Dissemination Working Package (WP6). In addition UPNA will be responsible for the Spanish and Portuguese case studies within WP2 with particular emphasis on the economic and industrial implications of the nuclear program in Spain. Staff at UPNA will conduct the interviews to the relevant stockholders and key policymakers relevant for the understanding of the Spanish nuclear moratorium.