The SOMMa Alliance aims at promoting Spanish science of excellence, and safeguarding its competitiveness
The Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria de Maeztu Units Alliance (SOMMa) gathers research centres and units that received the Spanish Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu excellence awards respectively. Thanks to the support of the Spanish State Secretariat for Research, Development and Innovation, these centres and units have joined efforts to promote, strengthen and maximise at the national and international level both the value of science of excellence produced by research centres and units, as well as its economic and social impact.
The IFT participates in the new Alliance of Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria de Maeztu Units of Excellence
The alliance´s target is to internationally promote and strengthen the centres and units accredited with this distinction, to give their research a higher profile.
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The Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiviness has renewed this Excellence Award for 4 more years. The Instituto de Física Teórica IFT UAM-CSIC was awarded the Severo Ochoa Distinction for the first time in its 2012 edition. The funding of the Severo Ochoa Program of the IFT, SO (IFT), started in July 1, 2013 and will finish on June 30, 2017.