UAB Strategic Research Communities (COREs)

Strategic Research Communities (COREs)


The majority of great challenges faced by today's society must be tackled with a multidisciplinary and innovative approach from different sides, and this includes research. The institutions which make up the UAB-CIE Sphere include the necessary human and material capacities to carry out successful projects in complex and strategic fields. The objective of effectively communicating these capacities has brought about the creation of strategic research communities under the name of CORE (Comunitats de Recerca Estratègiques).

The CORE are networks of research, generators of knowledge, formed by research centres and groups from the UAB Campus of International Excellence.

The CORE networks are established depending on the strategic challenge identified at global, European (Horizon 2020, Research and Innovation Smart Specialisation Strategy, RIS) and national scale. In this sense, the UAB defines three social challenges as priority issues: smart cities, cultural heritage and mental health .



Its mission is to promote and manage R&D&I activities conducted by the UAB and aggregated institutes by offering support to the development of new strategic policies and projects.

Its main objective is to create a stable research network which will:

· Give visibility to its members and position them at local and at international level. 

· Contribute to the advance of knowledge by identifying synergies and generating complementarities through the incorporation of all of the system's key agents in order to overcome the challenges posed by specific areas of research.

· Increase the competitiveness of groups, both individually and collectively.

· Unite forces by coordinating actions and sharing resources and information with different sectors.

These networks aim to be a driving force behind the UAB-CIE Sphere's potential in research and knowledge transfer (to the industry and society in general), within a critical environment and as part of a leading hub at European scale.

The CORE communities were created thanks to  the efforts of researchers and with the support of the Office of the Vice Rector for Research and of the Office of the Deputy Executive Administrator for Research, with the affiliation of its Strategic Development Unit.