The University of Valladolid is one of the most important centres of Higher Education in Spain. It counts four campuses -Valladolid, Palencia, Segovia and Soria-, over 100 degrees, 80 doctoral programs (14 with Honour Mention) and 68 postgraduate degree, accredited international relations and prestigious research Centres. On average, nearly 25,000 students enrol each year, and it counts on more than 2,500 teachers and nearly 1,000 people dealing with administration tasks and other services. Over 60% of students do internships in companies and other institutions. It offers a comprehensive range of double international degrees and promotes the transfer of research results. The UVa manages around 852 research projects financed through competitive public R+D+i calls (European, national or regional), and approximately 500 contracts and agreements aimed at the transfer of knowledge and technology, amounting to an average value of over fifteen million Euros per annum. Moreover, its researchers take part in almost 250 further projects and contracts managed by other institutions. UVa has been taking part in a very active way in different European projects, at research or training level, during the last 20 years. There is a long experience in international projects developed by different groups of research in the University and different fields of knowledge.
As the main modeler in MEDEAS, UVa will lead LOCOMOTION in terms of management and technical coordination (WP1 and WP9). Furthermore, as the leading group, UVa will have a role in most of the WPs, carrying out tasks related to preparation of modelling (WP2-3), modelling and assessment aspects (WP4-8), but also in the dissemination, communication and exploitation WPs (WP10-11).