Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset


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More than thirty years of experience support the academic excellence that has allowed us to build a teaching model whose main objective is to promote innovation. The Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset (IUIOG) is an internationally recognized academic institution, attached to the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), through which more than 30,000 students who have completed their PhD, Master's degrees have already passed Official university students, in collaboration with other leading universities, and Master's and Postgraduate degrees with their own degrees in areas of knowledge included in Social Sciences and Humanities.

Our university campus, open, plural and independent, fosters the generation of Talent, the main resource coveted by companies. The teaching model is characterized by the participation of academics from the best international universities. It also promotes a rigorous scientific methodology and innovative techniques adapted to the needs of a world in constant change. This formula allows the student to develop leadership skills together with critical thinking about the problems that exist in our society, and take advantage of the synergies between the academic and professional world; in addition to creating new experiences and expanding the student's curriculum, thanks to an extensive offer of internships in companies and active inclusion in different scientific networks.


Get to know our PhD programs, official University Master's degrees and Master's degrees with their own degree, all of them adapted and aimed at increasing your knowledge, and improving your personal and professional profile.


It connects with a plural and independent knowledge space, through the different research projects developed by the IUIOG, in the hands of prestigious academics and experts in Social Sciences.


Discover our academic and cultural agenda, and contribute to dialogue and debate from a critical perspective that allows us to get closer to understanding our social reality.

Our campus

The Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset has its campus located in a privileged environment, right in the center of Madrid, at the confluence with Fortuny and General Martínez Campos streets.

Founded in 1986, the Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset (IUIOG) is a postgraduate and research center equivalent in essence to the graduate schools of North American universities. It was the first university institute promoted and managed in Spain by a private entity, the José Ortega y Gasset Foundation, and attached to a public university, the Complutense University of Madrid. Its patronage is integrated by the José Ortega y Gasset-Gregorio Marañón Foundation, the Autonomous Community of Madrid, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and the Complutense University of Madrid, as well as a select group of academics elected by consensus.


Develop and enhance the talent of students in a space that generates synergies between the academic, professional worlds, scientific networks and the business world, with the aim of educating aware and sensitive students of the existing problems in the social environment.


Contribute to the formation of academic excellence, with a marked multidisciplinary and transversal character, in order to respond to the demands of an increasingly global and competitive world, through a teaching model that emphasizes personalized attention to the student, coexistence in the classroom, critical thinking and the use of new technologies.


  • Responsibility and social sensitivity
  • Scientific rigor
  • Academic innovation
  • Plurality and diversity of ideas and opinions
  • Commitment to inclusion and social equality


The IUIOG also surprises with the high degree of internationalization in its professors and students: more than 60 percent of the students come from America and other regions, and the faculty comes from more than 30 prestigious universities such as Oxford, California, London, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Hamburg, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), among others, in addition to those of greater renown in Spain.

Formative offer

The IUIOG offers a wide and varied range of courses (face-to-face, blended and online): doctoral programs, university master's degrees -with the Universities of Menéndez Pelayo, Complutense de Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, Rey Juan Carlos and CEU San Pablo-, Master's degrees own, expert and specialist courses, executive programs, seminars, workshops and continuing education courses. The research is another core of the IUIOG, along with the creation of specialized centers on areas of study that support its academic activity, such as the case of Goberna, School of Politics and High Government, created for the training of leaders in a globalized world.

Collaborating institutions

The IUIOG is an international academic center that has signed agreements and agreements with more than a hundred institutions around the world, with the aim of developing courses, research projects, diverse activities or scholarship programs. Thanks to the support of these institutions, we can keep alive our mission of spreading applied knowledge and culture in an increasingly technological world.


Campus of Excellence

The IUIOG's campus of excellence enhances the student's talent and allows the development, through specialized centers such as Goberna, of leadership skills along with training that is more oriented towards professional development in contact with scientific and business networks.

Teaching Model

The IUIOG offers excellent training, with a marked multidisciplinary and transversal character, with the aim of responding to the demands of a professional and academic world that is increasingly global and competitive. Its teaching model emphasizes the personalized attention to the student, the coexistence in the classroom, the use of new technologies, a plural environment open to ideas and the integration of students in international reference networks. Some signs of identity to which are added its long academic and research tradition and a firm commitment to new methods of online education.

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Our campus

The Campus is located in the center of Madrid, and in an emblematic building, the old Residencia de Señoritas, located at the confluence of Fortuny and General Martínez Campos streets. This institution played an important role in the incorporation of Spanish women in professional fields. Among the teachers, they highlighted figures such as María Zambrano, Zenobia Camprubí, Gabriela Mistral, Victoria Ocampo, María Martínez Sierra and Clara Campoamor. And from their classrooms came pedagogues such as Juana Moreno, María Comas Camps, Carmen Castilla, Margarita de Mayo Izarra and Carmen Isern; scientists such as María García Escalera or Cecilia García de Cosa; policies like Victoria Kent, or law specialists like Matilde Huici.

Converted into the headquarters of the Ortega y Gasset Foundation in 1978, the Library stands out, created from the 13,000 volumes owned by José Ortega y Gasset, to which bibliographic collections of prominent intellectuals, national and international institutions have been added. ; and in 2011, and thanks to the merger with the Gregorio Marañón Foundation, of the library of Gregorio Marañón.

The Campus has all the necessary facilities to provide training, and is equipped with the most advanced technologies to facilitate, both teachers and students, the completion of their respective jobs.

The confluence of the environment with the presence of leading professional and intellectual experts, who exercise their teaching, contribute to provide the IUIOG with an appropriate environment to acquire an excellent education, foster a passion for research, and create a critical spirit that It will allow our students to face their personal and professional challenges.

Virtual campus

The Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset has more than five years of experience in teaching its programs online. To do this, it has developed a modern Virtual Campus with Moodle support (the system used by most universities) that is easy to use and allows you to take the classroom to your home computer or your own cell phone. The Virtual Campus is an online teaching and interaction platform that offers teaching staff and training participants the possibility of establishing fluid and continuous communication throughout the training process. It also provides educational support for face-to-face formal training and a basic tool for the development of virtual sessions. We have all the necessary tools for you to make the most of your study program.

At IUIOG we have wanted to go further, that the training experience is not limited to the stay in the classroom (both face-to-face and virtual). We want our students to be part of a network of thousands of people in which, in addition to former students of the different training programs, people with an interest in the cultural and academic activity of the Ortega-Marañón Foundation are connected. That is why the Virtual Campus is integrated into what has been called the Ortega-Marañón Virtual Community, a much larger network space with specific services for its users. We invite you to visit our Community.

FOM community

A virtual space where teachers and students have their meeting point. The best agenda of cultural activities organized by the Ortega Marañón Foundation and all the brands and institutions that it hosts: IUIOG, Marañón Institute, Goberna and International Programs.

The most up-to-date information on the training offer, and the gateway to the virtual campus, where students will access the academic content, forums, activities and all the necessary tools for the development of virtual sessions.

Students must access the virtual Campus through the FOM Community page. The academic coordination of the program will provide them with a username and password so that they can have access. To familiarize yourself with the operation of this platform, basic instructions for use will be provided.

Victoria Ocaña, Student of the Master in Contemporary Culture

"It perpetuates the famous academic and thinking tradition of the buildings where it is taught. Thanks to its transversal program, students from different careers receive a solid foundation from other artistic disciplines, before opening the door to the cultural industry and its Management. In my case, graduated in English Philology, I have completed my training with knowledge of contemporary art and cinema. Although, without a doubt, the strength lies in the quality of the teaching staff and their individual and close attention. "

Pierpaolo Farina, Student of the Master in International Cooperation

"I was looking for a professional career that would allow me to combine the international arena with the interest I have always had for NGOs and the actions to help the most disadvantaged communities. This master's degree is giving me the essential tools to be able to work effectively and efficiently in the world of International Development Cooperation. "

Cristian Ivan Hernández Muñiz, Student of the Master in Government and Public Administration

"It has been one of my best experiences at a personal, academic and professional level, being able to acquire the theoretical and practical knowledge of the broad faculty, who have undoubtedly had a remarkable performance in the professional area. Thanks to this program I have been able to develop an apprenticeship autonomous and group, but above all know in detail different concepts, examples and analysis both nationally and internationally.My colleagues from different countries of the world, through coexistence and teamwork we managed to share different points of view, know a little about each one of its cultures, customs and traditions, strengthening the ties that unite us as countries. ”



Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset

Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset
c/ Fortuny, 53 -

28010 Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
+34 917 00 41 00

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