Cutting-edge Research

for Global Challenges

SOMMa is the alliance of Severo Ochoa Centres and María de Maeztu Units to promote Spanish Excellence in research and to enhance its social impact at national and international levels


Key facts and figures

SOMM alliance brings together the top-performing and most competitive Spanish research centres and units in all disciplines




Total number of members of the Severo Ochoa - María de Maeztu alliance
Total of researchers, scientific research support and research facility personnel working in SOMMa member institutions (data at end 2019, obtained from 52 members).
Total number including Starting, Consolidator, Advanced and Synergy grants (data at end 2019, obtained from 54 members)
Out of 9980 publications, this fraction was published in the top-10% ranked journals (data from 2019, obtained from 52 members)

SOMMa Research disciplines

SOMMa centres and units cover a wide breadth of scientific disciplines, from life sciences and medicine, mathematics, chemistry, physics, engineering, to humanities, economics and social sciences.

  • Life Sciences

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  • Maths, Experimental Sciences and Engineering

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  • Social Sciences and Humanities

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  • Open Science

    Scientific knowledge openly hared, fuelling the discovery process, and empowering society

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Facilitating the exploitation of research results for the public good, and contributing to economic growth, are core activites for all SOMMa members

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