The School of Prevention and Integral Safety and Security of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona was the first to offer studies in risk prevention and security in Spain in 1998 and undertook the task of professionalising a sector which until then had no openings in universities. The educational model of the School offers the security sector the opportunity of advancing towards European standards while taking on new lines of research and teaching innovation. At the same time, it has made great efforts to maintain a close relationship with companies in this sector in order to answer their increasing need for qualified personnel.
CONRIS (Cooperation Network for Risk, Safety & Security Studies) is a network of universities with accredited degree programmes in risk, safety & security management. CONRIS aims at increasing safety and security in Europe through collaboration in education and research. It promotes student and teacher mobility, both physical and online, within the Erasmus+ programme framework; improves its curricula through developing and giving (summer) courses together and cooperates in setting up, implementing and disseminating safety and security research.