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The creation of the Institute of Physics and Aerospace Sciences (IFCAE) was approved at the end of 2022 by the University of Vigo. The institute, based in Ourense and with researchers at the Ourense and Vigo campuses, will be launched in early 2023. The aim of the institute is to develop its areas of work, integrating capacities to carry out cutting-edge scientific research, providing value to society, supporting the regional research and innovation strategy and structuring the transfer of the value developed in the academic institution to the industrial and business world.


  • Developing multidisciplinary and competitive science of excellence.
  • To provide the IFCAE with the physical and scientific infrastructures necessary for its research activity.
  • Promoting the Science Agenda and responsible research.
  • Strengthen the Galician aeronautics and aerospace sector through applied research focused on the sectoral challenges of RIS3.
  • Fostering the relationship with the industrial sector.
  • To stimulate and promote the professional career plan of the institute’s researchers.
  • Attracting and retaining talent.
  • Promote a communication and dissemination strategy for IFCAE.
  • Promoting participatory and multilevel governance.
  • To promote the efficient and results-oriented management of the Institute.
  • To create a corporate culture of the Institute.


To become and position itself as a research centre of excellence and sectorial R&D transfer of reference in the fields of physics, aerospace systems and other related disciplines, connected to the most relevant national and international networks.


To contribute to innovation in applied physics and in different aspects of the aerospace sector, promoting synergies between both fields through research excellence and an efficient transfer of research results in a responsible, recognised, multidisciplinary, competitive and committed way to promote the territorial, social and business development of the environment.