A training programme in strategy and operations management for research units and centres of excellence

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A pioneering initiative

The Galician Department of Education, University and Vocational Training, in collaboration with Feuga, has set up the following programmes: GESCI (Strategic Management of Research Centres and Units) and GOSCI (Operational Management in Research Centres and Units).

A high-level training initiative targeting research entities intended to increase competitiveness, excellence and ensure ongoing improvements for research centres in the Autonomous Community of Galicia. The programme seeks to boost their efficiency and secure achievements with a growing scientific and technological impact.

Gesci Directors


A unique programme that meets the current and future needs of the research centre / unit directors, providing a 360º view of their organizations.

Gosci Managers


An essential programme for research centre and unit managers aimed at optimising managerial results and guaranteeing ongoing improvements.

Who is it for?

Estructuras supragrupales
Supragroup research structures, accredited by the Galician Department of Education, University and Vocational Training
Research Units
Research Units with María de Maeztu accreditation
Public Research Entities (OPIs in their Spanish initials), technology centres, and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC in its Spanish initials)
Specialization campus. Additionally, in the case of GOSCI only, universities included in the Galician University System (SUG in its Spanish initials) are entitled to be recipients

Teaching staff

GESCI and GOSCI will have an international teaching panel, made up of exceptional professionals whose talent, knowledge and management experience have positioned them at the forefront of their areas of ​​expertise.

The project also includes

A programme of additional activities to provide added value for this initiative, whilst also boosting and enhancing the results obtained. They include the following:

Methodological guides

The drawing up of a series of methodological guides to support the implementation of improvements in key aspects of the strategic management of research centres and units.

Planned topics:

  • Commissioning of research centres
  • Research centres appraisal
  • Brand building and positioning for research centres and institutions
  • Tips for the creation, composition and operation of the Scientific Advisory Board
  • Talent development

Expert post-training advice

This advisory service aims to facilitate and accelerate the particular processes of change in each centre or unit. It will provide support for fundamental aspects of institutional and scientific appraisal, an essential tool in the drive for excellence.

This service will be provided by an executive committee comprising outstanding professionals at the forefront of key areas in strategic management for centres.

It will be available for 6 months following completion of the training and will consist of 300 hours’ advice per academic course to be distributed among participating research centres / units.

Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information