Ekhi Atutxa

As the Research and Programmes Manager I am responsible for designing and undertaking studies that contribute to fulfilling the Euskampus strategic objectives in the research area, as well as for developing and implementing programmes which promote cooperation between agents and skills transfer between the university and the social and economic make up of our area.


I have a Degree in Business Administration from the University of Deusto (2007), a Master's Degree in Globalisation and Development from the Hegoa Institute (UPV/EHU) (2013), a Master’s Degree in Innovation and Knowledge Management from the UPV/EHU (2011) and an MBA in Management Development from the University of Deusto (2007).

I specialise in strategic planning and diagnosis, and in providing expert advice to define and assess public policies, to analyse development processes and to manage, monitor and evaluate projects. I started my career at Deloitte in the Strategic and Operational Consulting area for Public Administrations. After a few years and after becoming a Senior Consultant I chose to redirect my career towards the academic-scientific areas by forming part of the Civersity Research Group at the UPV/EHU Department of Sociology and Social Work. In the past six years I have been mainly immersed in projects related to assessing public policies by measuring social and economical impact, as well as research related to urban sociology and social movements. I have been a university professor of International Trade and Economic Diplomacy and Business since 2014.

My academic and professional career is a faithful reflection of how I understand reality. On a personal level, I love to mix and merge, it is not only about knowledge and skills. To wander and question the hazy boundaries of socially constructed categories and embrace diversity. I am convinced that we need to move towards greater social and ecological justice, and while being partially aware of my inconsistencies I try to propose alternatives that may, where possible, contribute to transforming the currently prevailing socio-economic paradigm. The mountains are where I (dis)connect.