The University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) is a teaching and research institution officially founded in 1985. The university employs over 7.000 people throughout 31 faculties and schools geographically distributed in three campuses with over 50,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The UPV/EHU is the Spanish University offering the highest number of degrees, one third of these degrees having a quality mention from the Spanish Ministry of Education. The UPV/EHU has been recently recognised as an International Excellence Research Campus by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. Since the first Research Framework Programmes, the UPV/EHU has been very active and has participated in many collaborative projects and Marie Curie actions. With regards to the 7th Framework Programme, during the period 2007-2013, the University of the Basque Country participated in 94 projects, coordinating 22 of them and is the beneficiary 5 ERC Grants, accounting with more than 30 million euro of FP7 financing and more than 3 million euro of other European or International Programmes.