Royal Decree 536/2015, 26 June, Amending The Royal Decree 1160 / 2010, 17 September, Which Regulates The Institute Of Spain, For The Integration Of The Royal Academy Of Engineering.

Original Language Title: Real Decreto 536/2015, de 26 de junio, por el que se modifica el Real Decreto 1160/2010, de 17 de septiembre, por el que se regula el Instituto de España, para la integración de la Real Academia de Ingeniería.

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By Royal Decree 1160 / 2010, September 17, approved a new regulation of the Institute of Spain, as a public corporation that brings together the Royal Academies of national integrated therein for the coordination of functions that must be exercised in common. The main objective of this regulation was the modernization of the Institute, conserving and enhancing the most valuable aspects of his career, boosting your organization, again defining its functions and objectives to serve the Spanish society of the 21ST century, giving it greater internal autonomy and strengthening the involvement of the Royal academies in the.

The Royal Decree also includes the eventual integration into the Institute of Spain, whose composition has remained unchanged since 1947, other Academies nationwide that have failed to consolidate later and whose incorporation can be a significant contribution to the Institute. But that possible integration must be, in each case, with rigour and prudence, and thoughtful and motivated way. For ensure it, the Real Decree 1160 / 2010 requires ones requirements (it valuation of the trajectory of the entity whose integration is aims to, and the quality and excellence of their members and activities) and sets a procedure, by real Decree of the Government, to proposed of the Minister of education, culture and sport, prior report of the Institute of Spain and of them academies integrated in it.

It is, in short, that integration in the Institute of Spain of a new Academy is a recognition of the trajectory, members and activities of this, but also involves a benefit for the Institute, an enrichment and expansion of its capabilities, to continue to act in accordance with its objectives and purposes in the public interest.

The Academy of engineering was established by Royal Decree 859/1994 of 29 April, which also approved its first statutes, to respond to the desirability of establishing an institution of national scope, able to advise and guide with increased competition to the State and society on technological matters. Their need was justified because engineering is a field of human activity with a decisive influence on the well-being of society. On July 14, 2003, was granted the title of Real, and thus covered by the high patronage of H.M. the King, which is enshrined in the article 62.j) of the Constitution.

Consideration of this Academy allowed to verify the members category, the relevance of its activities and publications, and the value of his career. Since its inception, the Academy has been working with continuity and rigour, in fulfilment of the purposes which has entrusted: promoting the quality and competence of the Spanish engineering, encouraging the study, research, discussion and the dissemination of techniques and their scientific and social foundations. The Real Academy of engineering is an institution that promotes the excellence, the quality and the competition of it engineering Spanish in their various disciplines and fields of action. Its members cover a wide range of different areas of engineering and technology, and researchers and teachers who work at the forefront of their fields are represented on them. The Academy maintains an important activity scientific and cultural, highlighting their excellent and maintained publications, and has got integrate the support of the administrations public, including them universities, next to the society civil and them groups business more featured.

On the other hand, in the years since 1994, the presence of technology in human life and its relevance to economic, social, educational and cultural, have done nothing but grow. New perspectives, experiences and knowledge that will bring the Royal Academy of engineering within the Institute of Spain, conceived as a meeting point and scope for collaboration and exchange of the Royal Academies, will be very beneficial for the fulfilment of the purposes of public interest attributed to the Institute, in relation to a matter essential to the well-being of the people.

In his virtue, a proposal from the Minister of education, culture and sport, following a report from the Institute of Spain and the Royal Academies that compose it, and after deliberation by the Council of Ministers at its meeting of June 26, 2015, HAVE unique article. Modification of the Real Decree 1160 / 2010, 17 September, which regulates the Institute of Spain.

Add a new letter i) in article 1.2 of the Royal Decree 1160 / 2010, 17 September, which regulates the Institute of Spain, with the following wording: «i) the Royal Academy of engineering.»

Sole final provision. Entry into force.

This Royal Decree shall enter into force the day following its publication in the "Official Gazette".

Given in Madrid on 26 June 2015.


The Minister of education, culture and sport, IÑIGO MÉNDEZ DE VIGO and MONTOJO