We promote the sciences, the arts and the letters

With special emphasis on quality and the quest for excellence, we constitute a forum of reflection, analysis, diagnosis and counselling on the great challenges of the scientific, artistic and literary communities and of society as a whole.

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Jakiunde's goal is to champion, design and assess initiatives that promote a knowledge society. The Academy aims to encourage the exchange of knowledge between Science, Arts and Literature, as well as to boost freedom of research and creation, as it regards knowledge as the driving force for social progress. In keeping with these values, it is involved only in intellectual and academic activities which are based on reflection, unrelated to circumstantial trends and guided by a critical spirit.

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The Academy has several lines as far as publications are concerned: JAKITERA, the Statements by the Academy, the conferences... Likewise, the academics at Jakiunde generate a large number of publications that are at the disposal of the public in this section, along with the news that is published in the media about Jakiunde.

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The academy

Members of Jakiunde include recipients of the Euskadi Research Award, the Príncipe de Viana Award and the Eusko Ikaskuntza Award, among others. The aim is for all of them to engage in joint reflection and provide their opinions and conclusions to society.




Jakin-mina is a programme for students aged 15-16 who are studying at secondary schools in the Basque Autonomous Community and Navarra, and it involves a series of lectures which cover numerous disciplines and are presented by leading experts in the field. The courses are held in Bilbao, Durango, Donostia/San Sebastian, Arrasate, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Iruñea-Pamplona and Tudela. Since it started in 2011, around three thousand young people have taken part in the programme.

By offering this activity, Jakiunde hopes to give these young people a broader outlook with regards to knowledge and to ignite their curiosity, boosting their interest in the search for the unknown.

Jakin-mina is sponsored by the Basque Autonomous Government and the Government of Navarre, as well as the collaboration of the following entities and universities: Fundación Caja Navarra, Kutxa Fundazioa, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Mondragon University, University of Deusto, Public University od Navarre (UPNA/NUP), University of Navarre, and Polymat.

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Members of the Academy

The Academy’s value rests in its members.
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