Igor Campillo Santos

 I am in charge of designing and implementing Euskampus Fundazioa’s strategy and overall performance.


I have dedicated the last few years of my career to promoting the Euskampus International Campus of Excellence (CEI), first from the UPV/EHU and since December 2011 from my position as Director of Euskampus Fundazioa. I have worked on designing an approach for the Euskampus Fundazioa to consolidate and systematise the core activities of the International Campus of Excellence project since it was completed. I also focus on diversifying the Foundation’s activities, exploring new and highly complex areas and working with dynamic innovative trans-disciplinary cooperatives with systemic approaches. I am passionate about the university world, science, technology and the relationships with our evolution as a society and as a species.


I have a Bachelor’s Degree and a PhD in Physics from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). I qualified as a University Expert in Scientific Journalism and Communication from the UNED (Spanish Open University).
I lectured Condensed Matter Physics at the UPV/EHU Science Faculty and at the UNED (1998-2000). I worked as an international project engineer at Gamesa Energía (2000), a researcher and project manager at LABEIN-Tecnalia (2000-2006), a lecturer at Deusto University (2002 – 2003), and a communication and project manager at CIC nanoGUNE (2006-2009). I was the manager of the nanoBasque Agency - SPRI (2008-2009) and the director of the Deusto University Technology Institute – DeustoTech (2009-2011).

I have written 80 international scientific articles indexed in the Web of Knowledge and I am the author of 3 patents. I coordinated the Atom by Atom and Passion for Knowledge congresses, held in Donostia-San Sebastián in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

I am passionate about reading, and I sometime think up and write my own stories. I am constantly learning, keeping an open mind, trusting and hoping for the best, my curiosity guides me over utility. I have never considered that science is incompatible with spirituality, such as Zen meditation or similar techniques and contemplative practices. I like to swim and go on bike rides.
I prefer the countryside to towns, but, from time to time, I like to stroll through and enjoy everything large cities have to offer. And finally, but no less important, I am the father of four children with whom I share everything I enjoy.