Two centuries of history back the trajectory of the University of Cordoba, which, founded as such in 1972, has its roots in the Free University that operated in the province at the end of the 19th Century. Its youthfulness and average size -the UCO has 21,000 students; just over 1,200 teachers and 700 workers- have given it the necessary dynamism to adapt to and enter into the 21st Century as a University of high teaching quality and proven scientific expertise.

The Rabanales campus constitutes the best proof of the modernisation process that characterises the University. Its facilities house the most advanced infrastructure for research and teaching, while integrating a whole series of complementary services that make it one of Andalusia's most outstanding education centres. Rabanales is responsible for a considerable part of the University's scientific output, positioned at the forefront of research in the autonomous community of Andalusia and amongst the most relevant research institutions on a national level. The University of Cordoba understands both research and teaching as the two main pillars of the institution, always with the same goal: quality. This goal goes hand in hand with the central role the UCO is playing in the development of the European Higher Education Area. Teaching, Research, Quality and Europe are therefore the maxims that currently govern the life of the University.

As regards the project, the participants have more than 20 years' experience in Conservation Agriculture, where the Department's research group AGR126 is the leader in Spain on this subject.

Since 2012, this research group has led the University's participation in the Life+ Agricarbon project (Life08 ENV/E/000129), which is obtaining fantastic results in the proposal area, as a beneficiary member.

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