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Universidad Rey Juan Carlos - Escuela Superior de Ciencias Experimentales y Tecnología

Overview:
The Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) is the youngest among the six public universities in Madrid. It was opened in 1997 with the objectives of improving the standards of research and education within the region and the country. Being a newly created university, the URJC is structured so far in three departments: Experimental Sciences and Technology, Health Sciences, and Law and Economics.

Specialized in:

  • Instrumentation in multiprocessors of distributed memory
  • Automated personal identification using techniques of artificial vision
  • 3D object recognition

Description:
The Department of Experimental Sciences and Engineering is located in the fast-growing Campus of Móstoles and includes 48 lecturers in a multidisciplinary environment, with areas such as Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Applied Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Statistics. The Department's members currently run more than 25 sponsored research projects, having state-of-the-art computer facilities, including a multiprocessor installation. For the 1999-2000 academic year, it is foreseen that the Department's staff will be increased in about 40%.

Both the Health Sciences and the Experimental Sciences Departments of the URJC are strongly related to the Fundación Hospital de Alcorcón (FHA). Practical lessons for the Health Sciences degrees are usually conducted in the FHA. There are also agreements for co-operative research among them.

Fundación Hospital de Alcorcón is also very young, but it has the most advanced hospital information system in Spain, also one of the most advanced in Europe. It is also a reference centre for the Spanish Health Department, and many new computer tools are tested in the FHA before implantation in other public hospitals.

The health-related degrees in the URJC have a strong emphasis in the use of modern computer tools. The Medicine Degree is planned to start in 2000 and it is intented to be strongly supported by Electronic Books, Medical imaging and Virtual Reality.

The Experimental Sciences and Engineering Department is giving assistance to the Health Sciences Department in the definition, selection and development of the computer tools used in teaching. It is also in charge of computer courses for Health Sciences students (nurses, physiotherapists, etc.).

Products, projects and services

    The faculty members in the Experimental Sciences Department of the URJC have been involved in multiple R&D projects in collaboration with hospitals, mainly in the areas of Medical Imaging and Computer-based Patient Records.

Contact information:
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos - Escuela Superior de Ciencias Experimentales y Tecnología
Dr. Margarita Martínez Santamarta
Tulipán s/n
28933 M&oactue;stoles, Madrid, Spain
Tel.: +34-91-6655091
Fax: +34-91-6643683
E-mail: mmartinez@escet.urjc.es
Web site: www.escet.urjc.es

Last update:
Madrid , Tuesday 26th October 1999