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At the University of Salamanca we align past, present and future: a past of more than 800 years of promoting knowledge; a present focused on innovation and quality in teaching/learning, research, knowledge transfer and culture, with a clear international vocation; a future committed to and responsible for sustainable development.


Since Alfonso IX of León founded, more than eight centuries ago, the 'Scholas Salamanticae', the seed of the current University of Salamanca, a long and rich road has been travelled, in which numerous experiences of progress have been accumulated, in collaboration with its closest environment, with Europe and with Latin America. We are the oldest Spanish-speaking university and one of the oldest in Europe, the cradle of the law of nations, of the School of Salamanca which established the first modern economic theories, of the first grammar of Spanish and of the Gregorian calendar which governs our time. Over the years, the University of Salamanca has proved to be a destination and starting point for those who are interested in knowledge.


It has a stable student body of around 30,000 students and has nine campuses to serve them, among which are divided the 26 faculties and colleges and the 12 centres that make up a broad and competitive structure of research units covering aspects as varied as biosciences or lasers, as well as agri-food developments, neurosciences, history studies or basic research, among others. These are joined by centres dedicated to strengthening academic and cultural links with other countries and cultures, such as the Hispanic-Japanese Cultural Centre, the Centre for
de Estudios Brasileños or the Instituto de Estudios de Iberoamérica, where the continuous movement of lecturers and students maintains the links and creates new perspectives for the future in the alliances established.


It is also worth highlighting the work carried out by its General Foundation as an instrument of the University of Salamanca to channel its institutional, business and social relations, being a primary and active agent in collaboration with the scientific, technological and business communities.



The International Center on Aging is a positive response to a socio-demographic reality that has to face new challenges and opportunities, for this it promotes research programs, promotes actions that favor a change in the perception of older people and develops training and information programs. Its main mission is to consolidate itself as an international reference center promoting research and innovation through leadership and the generation of knowledge.


Likewise, it promotes collaboration between companies and the academic world with the intention of multiplying the benefits of public and private investment. It is time to change the attitude towards aging, and instead of advancing improvising, promote strategies on how to better optimize the additional decades of life that humanity has achieved with its advances. In this way we will be able to help people to have a longer, more active and independent life, and also contribute to a better use of the opportunities inherent in a rapidly changing society. More information at





The General Foundation of the University of Salamanca (FGUSAL) acts as an interface body in the promotion and development of activities and projects to promote R&D&I. It carries out its activity through three directorates or departments: Directorate of Higher Studies, Directorate of University-Company and Directorate of Headquarters Abroad. The lines of work of the University-Business Department, in charge of establishing stable links of collaboration between the university and companies, place special emphasis on those initiatives that promote rapprochement between companies and technological supply and demand and support for innovation.






This Cooperation Program addresses the most important cross-border challenges related to the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy in the Spanish-Portuguese border region.


Thus, in the "intelligent growth" section, the Program aims to strengthen the innovative capacity of the cross-border region and increase cooperation between SMEs, as well as research and development on both sides of the border. , in the search for territorial cohesion, the Program pursues the development and improvement of cross-border public services and a greater identification of citizens with the border region of Spain and Portugal.





The Program for a long-lived society wants to work both with the Public Administrations and with the private initiative; with universities and research centers; with representative institutions of the social, economic, political, educational and cultural reality. With those industries and companies especially devoted to the generation of products and services conducive to our transforming objective. With the technological world, from which many of the tools to be incorporated into our new population reality will come. Also with the media, whose work is decisive in the dissemination of new concepts, of the new activities that, in favor of a more prosperous and innovative longevity, are developed in the world, as well as with all kinds of communication networks that, based on the impact made possible by the new media, expand the reality of the project in the widest and most intense way possible.


The project wishes to be a field of experimentation for collaborative culture, for permanent dialogue between fundamental actors, so often isolated or unconnected. Only in this way will it be possible to achieve the objective that we seek, since efforts that are never known, that are barely perceptible, are worthless; or actions based exclusively on good will, on activism that does not obey thoughtful planning or constant and rigorous evaluation.


The Program for a long-lived society means betting on innovation. For creativity in the search for new answers. Assuming the concept that animates the project is becoming a participant in a transformation process in which the duration of life goes hand in hand with the extension of its quality.


And that process tolerates no delay.


The Management Committee of INTERREG V-A, Spain Portugal, (POCTEP), financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), at its meeting on 03/28/2019 in Madrid, agreed to grant an ERDF grant of 1,693,567 .37 euros to the project Program for a long-lived society (code 0551_PSL_6_E).