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The Department of Education, Language policy and Culture of the Basque Government, The University of the Basque Country and Ikerbasque have promoted BCAM - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, a world-class interdisciplinary research center on Applied Mathematics.The center started operations in September 2008 and is located in Bilbao, Basque Country (Spain).

Public funding

core values

From the administrative staff to our highly qualified and specialized international researchers, the people within BCAM is the driving force of the Center. Embedded in a multicultural environment, BCAM provides the right atmosphere for research and promotes the creation of hard-working international and interdisciplinary teams.

The European Commission adopted the European Researchers' Charter and the Code of Conduct for Researcher Recruitment, drafting two documents aimed at researchers as well as employers and providers of public and private sector funding. Both documents have become key elements of European Union policy, making research an attractive career and stimulating economic growth and employment in Europe.

BCAM signed its commitment to the European Researchers' Charter and the Code of Conduct for Researcher Recruitment in December 2008.

At the beginning of 2015 BCAM decided to go one step forward in its compromise with people management and it started the internal analysis process of "the Human Resources Strategy For Researchers (HRS4R)" promoted by the European Commission. HRS4R is a mechanism to support the put into practice European Researchers' Charter and the Code of Conduct for Researcher Recruitment.

Download the BCAM HR Internal Analysis (2016)
Download the BCAM HR Action Plan (2016)


In addition to the support of the Basque Government, BCAM is able to count on a solid network of international collaborators. This cooperation points towards worldwide reference organizations and scientists, promoting mobility and exchange of researchers, predoc and posdoctoral training tasks and the organization of dissemination events and knowledge transfer.

scientific program

The scientific program is structured in several research areas covering various fields of Applied Mathematics: Partial Differential Equations and Control Theory, Multiphysics Numerical Simulations, Mathematical Biology, the Calculus of Variations and Material Sciences, Financial Mathematics and the Modelling and Mathematical Analysis of Networks, among others. The scientific policy of the center is agreed with an international Scientific Committee.

corporate information

If you want to know us better check our video "Mathematicians beyond frontiers" and our catalogues in PDF format.