Research is one of the most important features of the University of Cantabria. The projects carried out by its research groups cover the most varied aspects of Arts and Sciences in both basic and applied research. The University provides society with a wide range of scientific and technological research, which is guaranteed by the qualifications and international recognition of its investigators.
Several comparative studies analysing general and specific aspects of research in Spain rank the University of Cantabria among the most outstanding Spanish R&D&I institutions both for its productivity and its scientific quality.
The R&D groups maintain close and permanent links with companies, public administrations and institutions to collaborate in the development of varied projects and studies that require a high level of specialisation and competence.