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IMDEA 2022

Since it was founded, IMDEA has attracted outstanding researchers with international experience.  Its selection processes follows the standards used by the best research centres in the world, being based strictly on scientific criteria and without regard to borders.

and support staff

In 2022 around 850 researchers were working in IMDEA institutes, of which 44% were doctors. Of these, approximately 40% were from abroad and more than half have obtained qualifications from foreign universities and bring experience from other research centres outside Spain.

Combined total budget 2022
Funds obtained through competitive calls and contracts with companies

Research projects
and contracts

Projects financed by the European Union and other international organisations
Projects support by European Research Counsil
  • Almost 38,300 citations
  • Almost 900 indexed publications


For the IMDEA institutes the training phase of a researcher’s career is important.

  • IMDEA institutes collaborate with 382 researchers in the early stages of their professional career.
  • 47 doctoral theses have been defended.
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