The Gold Medal of the University of Navarra is a special recognition for services rendered, awarded by Chancellor. Since 1985, the University has awarded 25 Gold Medals.
Eduardo Ortiz de Landázuri
Dr. Eduardo Ortiz de Landázuri was one of the pioneers of the School de Medicina and the Clínica Universidad de Navarra, which he joined in 1958.
His widow, Laura Busca, collected the medal at an academic ceremony held in his honor.
Ismael Sánchez Bella, Juan Jiménez Vargas and Álvaro d'Ors
Ismael Sánchez Bella was the first President of the University between 1954 and 1960.
Dr. Juan Jiménez Vargas was the promoter and first Dean of the School of Medicine at the University between 1954 and 1962.
Álvaro d'Ors joined the University in 1961, where he combined teaching with setting up and directing the Library Services.
Francisco Ponz, Carmen López and Amadeo de Fuenmayor
Francisco Ponz, Full Professor of Animal Physiology, was the third President of the University, between 1966 and 1979.
Carmen López was part, as director, of the first Nursing management team at Clínica Universidad de Navarra.
Amadeo de Fuenmayor, Full Professor of State Ecclesiastical Law, was Dean of the School of Canon Law between 1968 and 1987.
José Cañadel, Félix Álvarez de la Vega and Joaquín Casellas
Dr. José Cañadel was director general of the Clínica Universidad de Navarra for 15 years (1969-1984) and its director doctor for 5 more years (until 1989).
Professor Félix Álvarez de la Vega was the first Dean of the Pharmacy School .
Joaquín Casellas was the first director of Tecnun, between 1962 and 1978, and Vice President of the campus of San Sebastián.
Professor Jesús Vázquez joined the University in 1960 and was Dean of the Schools of Science and Medicine. He also directed the department of Pathological Anatomy at Clínica Universidad de Navarra.
The University presented its twelfth Gold Medal to the Association of Friends. Its president, Álvaro Lacalle Leoup, received it from the hands of President José María Bastero.
Antonio Valero was one of the initiators of IESE. The submission event took place on 11 March at IESE in Barcelona and was shared via videoconference with IESE in Madrid.
Professor Alfonso Nieto, Full Professor of business Informative, was the driving force behind the programs of study university Journalism courses in Spain. As such, he was director of the high school of Journalism of the University between 1967 and 1971, and first Dean of his School of Information Sciences between 1971 and 1974. He was President of the University from 1979 to 1991.
Lucas Mateo-Seco, Natalia López Moratalla, Mª Pilar Fernández Otero and Carlos Cavallé
Lucas Francisco Mateo-Seco was one of the professors who started School of Theology at the University in 1967. He was a member of board for 23 years.
Natalia López Moratalla, professor of Biochemistry , joined the University in 1981, where she has held various positions as director of programs of study, vice-dean, and Vice President.
María Pilar Fernández Otero was, from 1986 to 1994, dean of School of Pharmacy and for more than twelve years, Vice President.
Carlos Cavallé was director general at IESE from 1984 to 2001.
María Teresa Igúzquiza
In her 48 years of work at the University, María Teresa Igúzquiza was the administrative assistant of five rectors: Francisco Ponz, Alfonso Nieto, Alejandro Llano, José María Bastero and Ángel J. Gómez-Montoro.
It was the first time that this distinction was awarded to a member of the Administration and Services staff.
The Full Professor of Metaphysics Alejandro Llano joined the University in 1977. He was Dean of the School of Philosophy and Letters (1981-1989) and President (1991-1996).
Francisco Errasti and José María Bastero
Francisco Errasti set up the Centre for Applied Medical Research (CIMA), of which he was director general. He also promoted the University's Tropical Health Institute and was director general of the Clínica Universidad de Navarra from 1984 to 1997.
José María Bastero, President between 1996 and 2005, was also Vice President for Research, director of the School of Engineers of San Sebastian and director of the Centre for Technical Studies and Research of Gipuzkoa (Ceit).
Jesús Prieto, María Ángeles Sánchez and Pilar Sesma
The Full Professor Jesús Prieto was director of the department of Internal Medicine of the Clínica Universidad de Navarra and of the area of Hepatology and Gene Therapy of the research center Médica Aplicada (CIMA).
María Ángeles Sánchez was Director of Nursing at the Clinic from 1998 to 2003.
Pilar Sesma was dean of the School of Sciences between 1990 and 2005.