Linking university knowledge on the Camino

The project Linking university knowledge on the Camino promotes the heritage legacy of the Camino de Santiago in the international sphere and brings university research in the scientific-technological sector closer to the communities of the Galician town councils, located along this pilgrimage route.

This project will be held on 18-25 October 2019 in Santiago de Compostela and 17 Galician municipalities. Rectors, professors, students and services staff of the three Galician universities and nine-member universities of the Compostela Group of Universities.

Linking university knowledge on the Camino is a reflection of the work that the network has been developing over the last 25 years to build bridges between Higher Education and the Camino de Santiago.



The main objectives of this project are the university exchange of scientific-technological knowledge, the promotion of creativity, joint work and the strengthening of links and networks between participants and their universities.

Likewise the promotion of the Camino de Santiago in the academic-university environment and its link with the dissemination, outside the classroom, of scientific-technological knowledge.

It also seeks to further the Camino de Santiago as a universal classroom and space for cultural exchange between participants, pilgrims and the local population.


Structure of the project Linking university knowledge on the Camino

The academic activities will be carried out in the municipalities located along the Camino de Santiago. The main activities will be the following: discussions, mentoring sessions, non-formal informative sessions and exchange of experiences.

During this first stage, the students will work on the development of prototypes and technological projects, with the collaboration of their professors and university

Students will have the opportunity to share with the attendees their experience on the Camino de Santiago and the knowledge acquired during the walk.

In addition, they will present the projects and technological prototypes developed in the first phase. The outstanding projects and prototypes will receive a distinction.

As the project is focused on the scientific-technological field, the final touch will be a performance that will serve as a symbolic element of the implementation of new technologies on the Camino de Santiago.


This project is organised by the Compostela Group of Universities and the three Galician universities are co-leaders: University of Santiago de Compostela, University of A Coruña and University of Vigo.


Collaborators and supporters

Linking university knowledge on the Camino has the institutional and financial collaboration of the following organisations:

This project is co-financed by the Xunta de Galicia, under the programme O Teu Xacobeo.

The European Institute of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, the Cátedra del Camino de Santiago y de las Peregrinaciones of the University of Santiago de Compostela, the Asociación de Municipios del Camino de Santiago, the European Federation of Saint-James Way and the Cátedra de Estudios Jurídicos Locales Màrius Viadel i Martín de la Universitat Rovira i Virgili.


Besides, it is supported by Ayuntamiento de Mos and the Federación Gallega de Municipios y Provincias (FEGAMP).