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The geographical location of the Canary Islands enables the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to share scientific projects, interact with and carry out collaborations with universities and research centres all over the world.

The ULPGC has university institutes, research centres and 161 research groups covering all fields of knowledge, made up of nearly 1000 researchers and around 1000 PhD students. It also has a Scientific and Technological Park.

The ULPGC's leading research fields include computer, telecommunications and electronic technology; medical science and technology; economics; marine science; development cooperation; renewable energies; environmental conservation and tourism.

The office of the Vice-President for Research, Development and Innovation (VIDI, in Spanish) is the body responsible for lending institutional support to research and for defining policies relating to R&D+i.