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Academic partners

IMDEA Networks Institute is meeting place for scientists, researchers, institutions, government bodies and businesses who share our interest in conducting and promoting leading edge research in the field of network technologies. We aim to provide a place where people and institutions are constantly meeting, collaborating and then forming new working arrangements to undertake specific, research-related activities. We are building the hub of an extended global network through collaboration.

Collaborative arrangements are of both an informal, ad hoc character and, in some cases, of a more formalized nature, in the form of collaboration agreements with research institutions (including research groups within some Universities). The scope of such arrangements can include:

  • Double appointment of senior researchers
  • Participation in the governing organs of the Institute including the Board of Trustees and the Scientific Council
  • Postgraduate programs for early-stage researchers
  • Training and development of researchers
  • Exchanges of personnel
  • Joint research project collaboration
  • Joint publications
  • Access to shared resources such as facilities and equipment

IMDEA Networks Institute currently has Collaborative Agreements with several eminent institutions. These include:

Columbia University of New York City (New York, USA) – A Memorandum of Understanding whose scope includes the double affiliation of Emeritus Professor Dr. Nicholas F. Maxemchuk.



NEC Laboratories Europe (Heidelberg, Germany) and Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUD) (Darmstadt, Germany) - A Memorandum of Understanding which brings together researchers from all three organizations to understake joint research projects, and address issues including Green ICT and advanced Internet multimedia.


Politecnico di Torino (Turín, Italy)– A Memorandum of Understanding whose scope includes the double affiliation of Professor Dr. Marco Ajmone Marsan.


Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Madrid, Spain) - A far-reaching collaboration agreement that includes provisions for several forms of collaboration as listed above.


Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid, Spain) - A collaboration agreement that promotes joint research and development activities.


IMDEA Networks Institute also collaborates with other scientific institutions around the World, offering their leading scientists the opportunity to work with us on extended sabbaticals. Visiting researchers come from institutions such as:

College Station, Texas, USA
Coimbra, Portugal
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Eugene, Oregon, USA
Ottawa, Canada
Ulsan, South Korea

We are presently collaborating with leading institutions on research projects in both Spain and the rest of the World. These research bodies include: