Miguel Ángel Santos Rego

Graduate in Philosophy and Educational Sciences from the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (USC) (1978), where he obtained his PhD in 1985. He has been a University Professor since 2002. Further studies at the University of Cambridge (UK). Researcher and Visiting Professor at Florida International University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Johns Hopkins University, University of Southern Mississippi and University of Texas at Brownsville.



In addition to supervising 29 doctoral theses, he has been Principal Investigator of 24 projects. He is an evaluator for the National Science Foundation (NSF-US), the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA), the National Agency for Evaluation and Prospective (ANEP) and various Autonomous Agencies, and has also been President of the Social Sciences Committee of the Andalusian Knowledge Agency. He is the coordinator of the Esculca Research Group (Competitive Reference Group in the Galician R&D&I System) and of the PAIDEIA Teaching Innovation Group. He also coordinates the RIES Research Network, made up of 8 research groups of the Galician University System, and the Network of Excellence "University, Innovation and Learning in the Knowledge Society" (MINECO), in which 7 universities participate. He chairs the Organising Committee of the XVII National and IX Ibero-American Congress of Pedagogy.


He has been Director of the Associated Centre of the UNED in A Coruña (1990-1992), Deputy Director General of Universities and Research of the Xunta de Galicia (1992-1994), Vice-Rector of Teaching Staff (1994-1998), Director of the Institute of Education Sciences of the USC (1998-2006), and President of the SITE Scientific Network (2017-2019). He was part of the EU Alfa Programme for the improvement of university relations between Europe and Latin America. He has been a member of the Galician School Council (1995-2010). He is currently President of the Galician Commission of Reports, Evaluation, Certification and Accreditation (CGIACA-ACSUG), and Director of the Department of Pedagogy and Didactics (Faculty of Education Sciences) of the USC.


His research interests are: intercultural education and pedagogy, school and immigration, educational policy and research, and service-learning and competences in higher education.


He has published or participated in the publication of some 45 books, along with some 100 book chapters. He is the author of more than 150 articles in national and international reputable journals. He has 6 six-year research periods (CNEAI).