The José Ortega y Gasset-Gregorio Marañón Foundation (FOM) is a private institution created in 2010 by the Jose Ortega y Gasset Foundation and the Gregorio Marañón Foundation (constituted respectively in 1978 and 1988). Inspired by the liberal spirit and the intellectual legacy of its owners, its work is directed to cultural promotion, training, debate and research in the field of Social Sciences, Humanities and Bioethics.
FOM develops a wide range of activities: postgraduate training, university education for international students, training courses for Spanish teachers, applied research, consultancy and development cooperation projects, publication of essays, doctoral theses and studies, congresses , Seminars, conferences, round tables, book presentations and exhibitions. Its activity also extends to other fields related to health, health and the welfare society.
The Foundation adds, for the development of these activities, a select group of prestigious academics and professionals that make it one of the most accredited think tanks in Europe. With its support, the institution has become an important meeting and debate venue in which prominent representatives from the political, economic, academic and business fields of the world are regularly involved.
The FOM has subscribed over the years a large number of agreements with prestigious institutions -St. Antony's College, Institut D 'études Politiques de Paris (Scien¬ces Po), Colegio de México, Minnesota University, Southern Methodist University (SMU) or Instituto Torcuato di Tella, among others - mainly in Europe and America.
The FOM counts in Spain with offices in Madrid, Toledo and Zamora and carries out an internationalization process that has led to the establishment of sister institutions in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Bogotá (Colombia), Mexico City (Mexico) and Miami (USA.). This presence is similarly reflected through training and cooperation programs in other countries in the Americas (Dominican Republic, Chile, Peru and Ecuador) and Europe.
The Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset is located in an old palace located in the center of Madrid, between the streets Miguel Angel and General Martinez Campos, and has excellent communications by metro, bus and suburban train. The same building houses a second building, a paradigmatic work of the rationalist architecture of the 1930s, which contains a large part of the classrooms where courses are held, and a computer room. Students also have a meeting room located in the garden.
The students have at their disposal a library that is incorporated into the network of the Higher Council of Scientific Research (CSIC), which currently houses some 50,000 volumes related to the subjects of study and about 300 periodicals.
The Ortega y Gasset University Research Institute (IUIOG) is a postgraduate and research training center in the Social Sciences and Humanities attached to the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM).
Doctoral programs, official postgraduate programs, postgraduate courses, postgraduate programs in Latin America and Masters programs are offered. Some of his masters have been recognized by the newspaper El Mundo , in his special 250 master published in June 2009, among the five best postgraduate degrees in political science that can be taken in Spain.
The Institute, for its dissemination in Latin America, maintains collaboration agreements with entities in Argentina and Mexico.
Its academic director, since July 2011, is Fernando Vallespín Oña , Professor of Political Science at the Autonomous University of Madrid .