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04 March 2022Bilbao Campus

The XVI Research Awards UD-Santander support 2 impactful DEUSTO research projects on future jobs profiles and accessibility of adapted tourism

The research work "New Skills Agenda Steel”: Industry-driven sustainable European Steel Skills Agenda and Strategy (ESSA)", led by Aitor Goti, from the Faculty of Engineering, has won the highest award of the XVI Research Awards UD-Santander.

The ESSA project aims to define and develop future job profiles in various areas, starting from the steel sector, that serves as a spearhead for others. Its objective is to design and deploy a coordinated, sustainable and industry-driven plan towards a European Skills Agenda.

The research project “Evaluation of the accessibility of the hotels in Bilbao Bizkaia (BBAG2019)”, led by Asunción Fernández-Villarán, DEUSTO researcher of the Leisure, Culture and Tourism from Social Transformation research group ( Faculty of Social and Human Sciences), has been awarded the accesit of the 17th UD-Santander Research Awards.

BBAG2019 created and implemented a new assessment model on the accessibility of adapted tourism in Bizkaia focusing not only on mobility but also the needs of people with sensory and cognitive difficulties at all stages of the journey.

Both projects had already been granted the DEUSTO Social Impact Label for their contribution to transform and positively impact the society.

Through the Research Awards UD-Santander, the University of Deusto and Banco Santander support the development of impactful research which seeks to respond to the challenges of today's society and influence its transformation. This award seeks to recognize and reward the excellent research carried out by DEUSTO research teams outlining its scientific and social impacts.