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1st Meeting of the Governing Council

Publication date: 24/02/2017

ANECA Governing Council

On February 24th 2017 the Governing Council of ANECA as an autonomous body gathered for the first time under the chairmanship of Jorge Sainz, Secretary General for universities of the Ministry of Education, culture and Sports.

The first point of the agenda was the formal constitution of the Governing Council, according to the Regulations of the autonomous body approved by the Royal Decree 1112/2015, December 11th . The agenda included the appointment of José Arnáez Vadillo Director of ANECA, as a proposal of the Chairperson of the Governing Council. The council showed its gratefulness to the leaving Director, Miguel Ángel Galindo, for his dedication to the Agency.

José Arnáez Vadillo is full professor of Physical Geography in the University of La Rioja, Spain. He graduated in the University of Zaragoza and PhD in the University of La Laguna. Among his scientific background stands out his appointment as member of the Board of the Spanish Society of Geomorphology and his chairmanship of the Group of Physical Geography within the Association of Spanish Geographers. Between 2012 and 2016 has been rector of the University of La Rioja.

Furthermore, and according to the Regulations, the Governing Body approved in the meeting the Code of Ethics for the staff and the external evaluators of ANECA, as well as the criteria and procedures for the selection of the members of the advisory boards for the Evaluation of Programmes and Institutions and Academic Staff.