Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas-CSIC
Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-CSIC (the Spanish National Research Council) is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third largest in Europe. It belongs to the Spanish Ministry of Education through the Secretary of State for Research. Its main objective is to foster, coordinate, develop and promote scientific and technological research, in a multidisciplinar way, in order to contribute to advancing knowledge and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to train staff and advise public and private entities. CSIC plays an important role in scientific and technological policy, since it covers from basic research to the transfer of knowledge to the productive sector. It has 128 institutes spread across all the autonomous regions, with 4010 full researchers, 1435 PhD students and master thesis, 6300 support personnel and 1800 administrative staff. CSIC generates approximately 20% of all scientific production in the country. Tomas Undabeytia is a member of the CSIC and will participate through the Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology located in Seville (CSIC-IRNAS).