University of Granada


The University of Granada (UGR) is known as one of the most outstanding universities of Spain. The UGR has both a long-standing tradition and well established experience in running and co-ordinating academic and institutional co-operation projects within the framework of international programs. In the action line “Citizens and governance in a knowledge-based society” of the Sixth Framework Program, the University of Granada has been working as a participant organization in 4 projects: REDCO (Religion in Education. A contribution to dialogue or a factor of conflict in transforming societies of European countries), NEWGOV (New modes of governance), INTUNE (Integrated and united? A quest for citizenship in an „ever closer Europe”), and EUROSPHERE (Diversity and the European public sphere: towards a citizens’ Europe), which is the last project approved whose end date is January 2012. The School of Educational Sciences (Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación) of the University of Granada is the second largest institution of its twenty-eight faculties, and its Deparment of Educational Sciences (Departamento de Pedagogía) is one of the largest departments of this school.

Key players

Dr. Miguel A. PereyraDr. Miguel A. Pereyra, supports the Granada research team. He is full professor of Comparative & International, and is past President of CESE (Comparative Education Society in Europe). He has been involved in major cross country comparative research projects across Europe and Latin American. Further his work as president of CESE and in the Spanish Ministry of Education provides him a particular expertise related to international organizations.

Dr. Antonio Luzón TrujilloDr. Antonio Luzón Trujillo, Coordinator the Granada research team. Associate Professor of Comparative & International Education at University of Granada. He is Coordinator of the Research Group “Educational Policies and Reforms” of the regional government of Andalusia (Spain).

Dra. Magdalena JiménezDra. Mónica Torres Sánchez supports the Granada research team. Assistant Professor of Comparative & International Education at the University of Granada. She is member of the Research Group “Educational Policies and Reforms” of the regional government of Andalusia (Spain), and she has participated in national and international research projects related to the educational policies and reforms.

Dra. Mónica Torres SánchezDra. Magdalena Jiménez, supports the Granada research team. Assistant Professor of Educational Policies of Childhood and Youth in the European Union. Ph.D. in Education (2003, University of Granada). She is member of the Research Group “Educational Policies and Reforms” of the regional government of Andalusia (Spain), and she has participated in national and international research projects related to the educational policies and reforms.

Domingo BarrosoDomingo Barroso holds a bachelor in Social Educational Work and a Master in Criminality and Social Intervention with Minors. He is a research fellow of the Spanish Ministery of Education at the Department of Pedagogy of University of Granada, and a member of the research group about “Educative Policies and Reforms” of the Government of Andalusia. At the moment, he is working in his doctoral dissertation, which is related to the content of the European research project YOUNG_ADULLLT.

Rosario-ScandurraRosario Scandurra main area of research is the (comparative) analysis of educational and social intergenerational inequality. Currently, he is a researcher in the framework of Young Adulllt, a research project financed under the programme Horizon 2020. Before, he was researcher at the University of Barcelona (UB), and from 2016 he hold a Ph.d. in Sociology. His thesis has dealt with how adult skills are acquired in a comparative perspective.

Rocío Lorente Rocío Lorente is a researcher and Assistant Professor at the University of Granada (Spain). In this institution, she is part of the research team "Policies and Educational Reforms", with which she works in numerous projects, both national and international. Currently, the team is working about vocational education and training, the same line of her research dissertation PhD.

Aurora FeriaAurora Feria is a PhD student and a research fellow of the Spanish Ministry of Education at the Department of Pedagogy of the Faculty of Education at the University of Granada. Also, she is a member of the research group about “Educative Policies and Reforms” of the Government of Andalusia. She graduated in Pedagogy by the University of Granada in 2014. And, she completed the Master's Degree in Social Education: Research and Professional Development by the University of Granada en 2015.

Juan Manuel García FuentesJuan Manuel García Fuentes is a University Teacher Training grant holder in the Internal Training Programme of the University of Granada. Since December 2015, he has been attached to the Department of Pedagogy and forms part of the "Education Policies and Reforms" research group (HUM 308) of the Andalusian Research Plan. He holds a first degree in Pedagogy (2010), Master's degree in Cooperation in the Development, Public Management and Services of NGODs (2011) by the University of Granada, Master's degree in Social Programmes for Insertion (2014) by the Personal Distance University, and is at present undertaking Doctoral courses in the University of Granada..

Laura Guerrero Puerta Laura Guerrero Puerta prepares a doctoral thesis about Early School Leaving in Spain, that is related to the content of the European research project YOUNG_ADULLLT. She has an university degree in Early Childhood Education and a master in Secondary and Vocational education. She collaborates with the Research Group "Educational Policies and Reforms" of the regional government of Andalusia (Spain).