MEGIN - Competences

The framework for MEGIN competences was set up by the principles laid down in article 3.5 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, amended by Royal Decree 861/2010:

  • Respect for fundamental rights and for the principle of gender equality including in the programs, where appropriate, teaching related to those rights.
  • Respect for and promotion of Human Rights and the principles of universal accessibility and design for all in accordance with Law 51/2003.
  • In accordance with the values of a culture of peace and of democratic values, including in the programs, where appropriate, teaching related to those values.


  • CG1: Possessing and understanding the knowledge that provides a basis or an opportunity to develop and/or apply ideas in an original manner, often in a research context.
  • CG2: Training students to apply the acquired knowledge in order to solve problems in new or little known environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study.
  • CG3: Training students to integrate knowledge to cope with the complexity of issuing judgments on the basis of limited or incomplete information, including reflections on social responsibility and ethics arising from the implementation of their knowledge and opinions.
  • CG4: Training students to communicate their conclusions, as well as the underlying knowledge and reasons, to both specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous manner.
  • CG5: Enabling students to acquire the necessary learning skills to continue their studies largely in a self-directed or autonomous manner.
  • CG6: Training students to determine the steps required to achieve their goals in a structured and coherent manner in the light of available resources.


  • CT1: Information seeking and research capabilities. Students must be able to find relevant information using different sources (e.g., data bases, media, manuals, etc.) and deeply study that information.
  • CT2: Competence in using information technologies and telecommunications. Students must be able to deal with available new technologies (e.g., Internet, computer programs and applications, etc.).
  • CT3: Capacity for teamwork. Students must be able to collaborate and cooperate with others to achieve the goals of the team. Students must accept and value the skills of other team members and build relationships of mutual respect and growth.
  • CT4: Ability to understand the content of master classes, conferences and seminars presented in English.
  • CT5: Ability to work in international contexts.


  • CE1: Understanding the relevance of innovation for the productivity, competitiveness and growth of economies.
  • CE2: Understanding the strategic dimension of innovation and technology, and the interrelationships between innovation and organization.
  • CE3: Understanding and applying the new innovation management techniques, their potential to solve problems for organizations and their future impact.
  • CE4: Knowing the regulatory framework of innovation management and its implications.
  • CE5: Understanding the evolution of research and innovation policies at national and international levels.
  • CE6: Knowing and using national and international statistical sources on innovation and technological change.
  • CE7: Understanding the processes of convergence or divergence on the grow paths of different countries in relation to innovation.
  • CE8: Understanding the new models for growth analysis, particularly the endogenous growth model.
  • CE9: Understanding the interrelationships between quantitative and qualitative elements involved in the decision making of innovation agents.
  • CE10: Knowing the design structure and methodology of an Intellectual Capital Report.
  • • CE11: Understanding the evolution, functions, bodies and budgets of the European Union, with an emphasis on those related to R+D and innovation.
  • CE12: Knowing the characteristics of the main quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • CE13: Understanding the conceptual and practical aspects for designing and conducting a research project.
  • CE14: Knowing the instruments for industrial property management and granting procedures.
  • CE15: Knowing the basic technological surveillance tools based on patents.
  • CE16: Knowing the financing instruments for innovation projects.
  • CE17: Knowing methodologies to assess the impact of innovation support programs.
  • CE18: Knowing organization schemes based on the dissemination of individual knowledge.
  • CE19: After obtaining all the program credits, completing, presenting and defending before a university committee an original work, individually produced, consisting on a research work in which the competences acquired through the program are synthesized.
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