The ACPUA is an autonomous body (public law entity) attached to the 

Department of Science, Higher Education and Knowledge Society of the Government of Aragon. 

Below are the functions, composition and members that are part of the governing bodies, the advisory body and the technical bodies of the Agency.   







Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the highest council of the Agency, being the Government board of the Agency and consists of: 



Maru Díaz Calvo

President of Innovation, Research and Higher Education from the Aragon Government



Ramón Guirado Guillén

Aragon General Director for Higher Education



Antonio Serrano González

Chief Executive of the ACPUA



José Antonio Mayoral Murillo

Rector of the University of Zaragoza

María Berta Sáez Gutiérrez

Rector of the San Jorge University

Manuel Serrano Bonafonte

President of the Social Advisory Board of the University of Zaragoza

Enrique Navarro Rodríguez

General Director in charge of Research from Aragon Government 

Gerardo Sanz Saiz

Vice-Rector for Academic Policy of the University of Zaragoza

Alejandro López del Val

Vice-Rector for Faculty and Academic Affairs of the San Jorge University

Fiona Crozier

Member of the Committee of Experts

Eva Ferreira García

Member of the Committee of Experts

Gonzalo Martínez Marcos

President of the Student's Council from the University of Zaragoza

Manuel Mas Ferrer

Student representative from the San Jorge University

Ana Gargallo Castel

Representative of CCOO trade union

Josefina Jiménez Villar

Representative of UGT trade union

Juan Carlos Dehesa Conde

Representative of CEOE Aragón, the Confederation of employers and industries

Carmelo Pérez Serrano

Representative of CEPYME Aragón, the Confederation of small and middle size companies

Chief Executive

Antonio Serrano González

Professor Antonio Serrano González has a Bachelor’s Degree and a Doctoral Degree in Law by the University of Zaragoza. Law Professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt/ Main (Germany) and Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley (USA), Federico II in Napoli and Roma Tre (Italy), Macao (China) and the EHESS in Paris (France). Coordinator of the Ph. D in Comparative History, Theory and Anthropology of European Legal Cultures (Marie Curie Training Site) in Spain. Languages: French, English, German and Italian.

Committee of Experts

The Committee of Experts is the Agency's advisory body and consists of:


Laurent Mayali, Chair

Lloyd M. Robbins Professor, Berkeley Law, University of California



Fiona Crozier

International Expert (Ireland)



Eva Ferreira García

Professor of the University of Pais Vasco



Carlos Martín Montañés

Professor of the University of Zaragoza



Máximo Valenciano Arranz

President of INYCOM

Appeals Committee

This is the technical body of the Agency which has the task of supervising the correct processing of the Agency's evaluation, certification and accreditation procedures, reporting all complaints and appeals received by the Agency. It was created by agreement of the Board of Directors of 4 May 2015, in order to comply with the new ESG 2.7. Complaints and Appeals, introduced by the Conference of Ministers of the EEES (Yerevan 2015). Academics, professionals, internationals and learners are part of this committee. At least half of them must have legal training.


Gabriel Morales Arruga, Chair 

Expert in Law 



Manuel Cachón Cadenas

Professor of Procedural Law at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona



Carmen Ocal García

Research Professor at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)



Cristina Rodríguez Coarasa

Professor of Constitutional Law at the University Rey Juan Carlos of Madrid



Cosimo Cascione, International 

Professor of Roman Law at the University of Naples Federico II 



Patricia Cifredo Ortíz, Student

PhD student at the Faculty of Law at the University of Sevilla




Commission of Evaluation, Certification and Accreditation

The Commission of Evaluation, Certification and Accreditation (CECA) is the technical body that develops and approves the Agency's evaluation methodologies, protocols and procedures. It does not evaluate or issue evaluation reports. It is composed of academic experts, students, professionals, international experts and external stakeholders.


Antonio Serrano González, Chair

Chief Executive 



Patricia Espejo Megías

University of Castilla La Mancha



Vacancy, Vocal académico

 Universidad de Zaragoza



María Leonor González Menorca

University of La Rioja



Francisco Gracia Navarro

University of Cordoba



Ignacio Ladrero Paños, Student 

University of Zaragoza



Luis A. Polo Rubio, External stakeholder 

Cruz Roja Española



Teresa Sánchez Chaparro External stakeholder

QA Expert, Madrid



Erika Soboleva, International 

Director of the AKKORK, Russia



Programme Evaluation Committee

The Programme Evaluation Committee (SET) is involved in the evaluation processes of university education, including higher education in the arts. This committee includes academic, professional, student and international experts, all from outside the University System of Aragon..


Jordi Suriñach Caralt, Social & Legal Sciences (Chair)

University of Barcelona



Mariano Esteban de Vega, Arts & Humanities 

University of Salamanca



Andrés Prat Marín, Health Sciences

University of Barcelona



Celso Rodríguez Fernández, Sciences

University of Santiago de Compostela



Elena Valderrama Vallés, Engineering & Architecture

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona



María Josefa de la Torre Molina, Higher Education in Arts 

University of Málaga



Beatriz Atienza Carbonell, Student

University of Valencia



Irene Melchor Lacleta, External stakeholder 

 Reyes Católicos High School, Ejea de los Caballeros (Zaragoza)



Julio Gaitán Bohorquez, International expert

Universidad del Rosario (Bogotá)



Institutions Evaluation Committee

The Institutions Evaluation Committee (SEC) is the technical committee responsible for studying technical judgments from the evaluation or visit panels, issuing then the corresponding evaluation reports. It acts primarily in the certification processes of the internal quality assurance systems of university faculties and schools and in institutional accreditation. In this committee there is a presence of academic, professional, student and international experts, all from outside the Aragonese University System.


José Ángel Domínguez PérezChair

University of Salamanca



Gaspar Ros Berruezo

University of Murcia



Miguel Valero García

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – Barcelona Tech (UPC)



Gloria Zaballa Pérez

University of Deusto



María Jesús Blanco Sánchez, Student 

Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Sevilla)



Ana Rosa Gómez Arroyo, External stakeholder

QA expert, Valencia



Berta Fernández Álvarez, International 

University of Leiden (Netherlands)


Research Evaluation Committee

The Research Evaluation Committee (SEI) is the technical committee responsible for studying the technical judgments of the expert panels, issuing then the corresponding evaluation reports. It acts in all evaluation processes related to the research activity of people or institutions. In this committee there must be experts from each branch of knowledge and all of them have to develop their main research activity outside the University System of Aragon


José Bonet Solves, Sciences, Chair

Universitat Politécnica (Valencia)



Fernando López Alsina, Arts & Humanities 

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela



Eloísa Carbonell Porras, Area of Social & Legal Sciences

University of Jaén



María del Mar Malagón Poyato, Health Sciences 

University of Córdoba



Enrique Mirambell Arrizabalaga, Engineering & Architecture 

Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya



Elías Fernando Rodríguez Ferri, Health Sciences 

University of León