University Secretary

María Asunción Torres López
María Asunción Torres López
University Secretary

María Asunción Torres López has been a Full Professor in the Department of Administrative Law since 2015.

Upon completing her Undergraduate Degree in Law, Prof. Torres López obtained a Predoctoral Grant for the Training of University Lecturers (FPU) from the former Spanish Ministry of Education. She obtained her doctorate in Law from the University of Granada with a Cum laude distinction by unanimous vote in 1997, and received the Best Doctoral Thesis award from Granada's Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation (Real Academia de Jurisprudencia y Legislación de Granada).

During her doctoral studies, she completed several research mobility periods at prestigious international universities (Law Faculty of the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, 1994; Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, 1995; University of Bologna, Italy, 1996; National University of Córdoba, Argentina, 1997). She continued her academic career at the Department of Administrative Law as a Part-time Associate Lecturer until she obtained a position as a Senior Lecturer through a competitive examination in 2001.

The past twenty-four years of her research career have mainly focused on three lines: Law in Telecommunications, New Technologies and Media; Environmental and Energy Law; and Law in Health, Social Services, Disability and Dependency. She is the author of numerous books and publications in prestigious journals in the field of legal sciences. Furthermore, she has participated in and led several research projects, holding the position of principal investigator in 4 of them: R&D&I “Healthy habits and food safety: fighting obesity” (2017-ongoing); R&D&I “Risks associated with the use of medicines and food consumption: pharmacovigilance and food safety” (2013); R&D&I “Renewable energies and local administration” (2010); and  the project of excellence titled “Renewable energies and local administration” (2011).

She is a member of other international and national research projects and contracts, such as the Fourth Framework Programme NEWGOV project (2004). Her research has had a significant impact in terms of knowledge transfer, leading to contracts and research agreements with public and private bodies in the legal and social fields.

She has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Bologna, the University of Edinburgh (2003) and at the Alexander Blewett School of Law at the University of Montana (2016), which has given rise to the consolidation of professional relationships and scientific collaborations with these international universities. She has also completed short research stays at Harvard University, the University of Havana, Federal University of Pelotas, University of Coimbra and University of Trento.

She teaches courses such as “Administrative Law 1 and 2” at the Faculty of Law, and on the Bachelor's Degree in Audiovisual Communication (e.g. “Legislation in Audiovisual Media and Telecommunications”). Since 2013, she has been the Coordinator of the Master's Degree in Health Law, Bioethics and the Right to Health in the European Union. Moreover, she has been an evaluator of multiple master’s dissertations submitted as part of this programme and the Master's Degree in New Interactive Media and Multimedia Journalism. She has also taught doctoral courses on national and international programmes, and has delivered a wide range of seminars and conferences.

Prof. Torres López has a wealth of experience in the area of university management, holding positions such as Director of the Department of Administrative Law (since 2012); Academic Secretary of the Department of Administrative Law (2008-2012); and has been a member of collegiate bodies such as the Governing Council (since 2016), the Research Committee, the Regulations Committee, and the Mentoring Circle of the Social Council. Furthermore, she is a member of the scientific, evaluation and executive committees of prestigious law journals, and is an evaluator of R&D projects supported by the National Evaluation and Planning Agency (ANEP).

Roles & responsibilities

The University Secretary is responsible for the following areas:

  • Drafting and safeguarding the minutes of meetings held by UGR governing and representational bodies, swearing staff into office and issuing the corresponding certifications.

  • Managing the University General Register Office, safeguarding the UGR Archive and Seal and issuing the appropriate certifications.

  • Ensuring the transparent advertising and promotion of agreements, resolutions, regulations and other operating procedures, especially among members of the university community.

  • Performing any other duties delegated by the Rector or stipulated within the existing Statutes or other regulations.

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