The University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) is a teaching and research institution officially founded in 1985. The university employs over 7,000 people in 31 faculties and schools distributed in three different campuses, with a total of more than 50,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The UPV/EHU offers the highest number of doctorate programmes of all Spanish universities, one third of which have received a mention of excellence from the Spanish Ministry of Education. The UPV/EHU has been recognised as an International Research Campus of Excellence by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.
Since the first Research Framework Programmes, the UPV/EHU has been very active and has participated in many collaborative projects and Marie Curie actions. With regards to the 7th Framework Programme, during the period 2007-2013, the University of the Basque Country has participated in 94 projects, has coordinated 22 of them and has been the beneficiary of 5 ERC Grants, amounting to more than 30 million Euros. In Horizon 2020 the UPV/EHU has already been successful with 42 projects which so far have attracted a total sum of 12 million Euros in research financing.
The involved research group, Networking, Quality and Security (NQaS) has vast experience in mobile networking R&D projects for more than 10 years; it has proven its capability in proposing innovative logic for the enhanced management of services under 3G / 4G / 5G infrastructure. In FP7 ICT ADAMANTIUM project, it was in charge of developing a QoE-driven service/network real-time adaptation logic for IMS-based multimedia services. In FP7 SEC GERYON (Project Coordinator partner), it has designed and developed the architecture for the deployment of IMS-based Public Safety services over 4G networks. In H2020 ICT SESAME, the EHU-NQaS staff is researching the new opportunities to exploit edge computing capabilities for providing enhanced QoE for context-aware mobile services.