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Current position
Reseacher Scientist of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) at INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), joint institute of the CSIC and the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV).

Academic Degrees
1995 Graduate in Economics, specialism in Contextual Economics and Public Sector at the University of Valencia.
1998 Diploma of Advance Higher Education Studies at the University of Valencia. Minor Thesis: “Wives labour supply”. Applications of limited dependent variable procedure combining two different but complementary data bases: Spanish Labour Force Survey (“EPA”) and the Spanish Family Expenditure Survey (“EPF”).
2003 Doctor in Economics (European Doctorate) at the University of Valencia. Inter-departmental doctorate of Economic Analysis and Applied Economic. Her thesis “Labour Market Analysis for European Higher Education Graduates”, which was completed in 18 months – analysed the job benefits (monetary and non-monetary) of higher education graduates, and the mismatch among competences and job requirements. This doctoral research used the CHEERS data base.

Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships
November 1996 – June 1998. Predoctoral Fellowship at the Valencian Institue of Economic Researchers (“IVIE”). It allowed me to start the doctoral courses at the University of Valencia, and to start an active collaboration with some European experts in the field of Economics of Education.
July 1999 – August 1999. Summer Internship Program, World Bank, Washington, DC., (US). It allowed me to start an active collaboration with international experts in the field of Education and Human Development.
February 2002 – January 2004. Predoctoral Fellowship at INGENIO (CSIC-UPV). It allowed me to develop my PhD.
June 2003 – August 2003. Predoctoral Fellowship at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (The Netherlands). It allowed me to expand my knowledge in novel analysis of human capital competences.
July 2008 (15 days). Postdoctoral Fellowship at ROA, Maastricht (The Netherlands). It allowed me to study in depth the evaluation of complex competences among European young higher education graduates.

Research Experience
Private Sphere. November 1996 – June 1999. Initial research position at the “IVIE”. Expertise Area: Higher Education – Human Capital Development and Labour Market Analysis.
International Sphere. July 1999 – December 2001. Internal Consultant at the World Bank, Washington, DC. She worked in the Social Human Development (SHD) – Education Department in the Latin America and Caribbean Region (LCSHE), and in the Human Development Network (HDN) – Education Department in the Middle East and North of Africa Region (HDNED). Expertise Area: Primary and Secondary Education – Education and Human Development.
Public Sphere. Since 2002 at INGENIO (CSIC-UPV). Expertise Area: Innovation Management – Socioeconomic impact of Higher Education Institutes (HEIs); University-Industry linkages; Analysis of Human Capital Competencies – Surpluses and Shortages; Strategic Planning; Assessment of HEIs Performance through Indicators System.

Scientific Publications
Author of 14 articles published in international refereed journal (Higher Education, Journal of HE, Research in Higher Education, Research Policy, Regional Studies, Scientometrics and World Development), 7 articles in international journals, 2 articles in national reviews, 8 book chapters and two monographs.
Over 65 contributions to Proceedings of international conferences, workshops, forums and others, 11 participations as invited lecturer (for more detail see section on early achievement track record).

Google academic profile: https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=HDms764AAAAJ&hl=es

ORCID code: 0000-0002-9745-0563

Teaching and Supervision Activities
Over 8 years of experience at the Advanced School of Business Research and Marketing – ESIC-Valencia as associate professor, giving lectures on Bachelor’s degree courses. Over 2 years of experience at the Technical University of Valencia giving lectures on Master’s courses. Academic activity is related to innovation and technology management, and knowledge transfer in higher education institutions.
During this time I supervised: (i) one PhD, in 2010, working on analysis of the teaching and research trade-offs at Spanish universities; the student was awarded cum laude; (ii) two master dissertations, one in 2007 on the indicators system as a way to assess the performance of higher education institutions, and the other in 2006 on the evolution of Spanish universities’ efficiency over time; (iii) three final undergraduate degree dissertations, one in 2010 focused on the relationship of the university with its socio-economic environment, and two in 2006 focused on the productivity and efficiency analysis of the public research centres.
 

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Employers’ perceptions of young higher education graduates’ employability in Belarus
Adela García-Aracil, Rosa Isusi-Fagoaga, Isidora Navarro-Milla, 2023. In: Research in Comparative and International Education.
https://doi.org/10.1177/17454999221145545


Perceptions and use of metaverse in higher education: A descriptive study in China and Spain
Yinglong Qiu, Rosa Isusi-Fagoaga, Adela García-Aracil, 2023. In: Computers and Education: Artificial Intelligence.
10.1016/j.caeai.2023.100185


Social Commitment at Higher Education Institutions: Analysis of Their Strategic Plans
Adela García-Aracil, Rosa Isusi-Fagoaga, Sílvia Monteiro, Leandro Almeida, 2023. In: Education Sciences.
10.3390/educsci13121185


Contribution of Higher Education Institutions to Social Innovation: Practices in Two Southern European Universities
Sílvia Monteiro, Rosa Isusi-Fagoaga, Leandro Almeida, Adela García-Aracil, 2021. In: Sustainability.
https://doi.org/10.3390/ su13073594


“It’s a very different world”: work transition and employability of higher education graduates
Silvia Monteiro, Leandro Almeida, Adela García-Aracil, 2021. In: Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning.
https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-10-2019-0141


Adaptation and Initial Validation of the Perceived Employability Scale
Silvia Monteiro, Adela García-Aracil, Leandro Silva Almeida, 2019. In: Paidéia.
10.1590/1982-4327e2935


Students’ perceptions of their preparedness for transition to work after graduation
Adela García-Aracil, Sílvia Monteiro, Leandro S Almeida, 2018. In: Active Learning in Higher Education.
10.1177/1469787418791026


Individual Well-Being, Geographical Heterogeneity and Social Capital
Isabel Neira, Fernando Bruna, Marta Portela, Adela García-Aracil, 2017. In: Journal of Happiness Studies.
10.1007/s10902-016-9840-z


The Challenges of Higher Education: Improving Graduates’ Employability and Social Cohesion
Adela García-Aracil; Isabel Neira; José Féliz Lozano, 2014. In: Journal of the European Higher Education Area.


Understanding Productivity Changes in Public Universities: Evidence from Spain
Adela García-Aracil, 2013. In: Research Evaluation .


Agrupación alternativa para la evaluación de las universidades públicas españolas
Adela García-Aracil, Davinia Palomares-Montero , 2012. In: Regional and Sectorial Economic Studies (ISSN: 1578-4460).


Current missions of public universities: A sociological perspective
Palomares-Montero,D.;García-Aracil,A.;Castro-Martínez,E., 2012. In: Arbor.
10.3989/arbor.2012.753n1011


Indicators for evaluating higher education institutions: Validation through the Delphi method
García-Aracil,A.;Palomares-Montero,D., 2012. In: Revista Espanola de Documentacion Cientifica.
10.3989/redc.2012.1.863


Con el objetivo de conocer mejor a nuestro equipo humano, desde la Casa de la Ciència del CSIC en València estamos realizando una serie de entrevistas al personal de investigación, técnico y…

A lo largo de tres días investigadores, responsables de programación cultural y artistas han impartido un curso en la sede de la Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) en Cuenca sobre la…

La UIMP acoge en Cuenca un curso del Programa DINA-ITC, que promueve el Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación con Fondos NextGeneration de la UE, centrado en el Patrimonio Cultural desde la perspectiva…

La investigadora de INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) Adela García Aracil impartió esta semana un taller sobre innovación social en la universidad. Lo hizo en la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (USC), junto a…

El Instituto INGENIO, centro mixto del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) y la Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) trabaja en la creación de la primera red universitaria…

Desde el CSIC y una red de universidades públicas españolas – Universitat Politècnica deValència, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela y Universitat de València – se está llevando a cabo una…

Aumentar la visibilidad de las mujeres en la ciencia es el principal objetivo de INVISIBLES, un grupo de trabajo integrado por investigadoras de INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), personal de la Universitat…

Ayer se celebró un evento para calibrar el estado de la innovación social en las universidades españolas enmarcado dentro del proyecto SUISIA (Spanish Universities Involvement in Social Innovation…

El equipo del proyecto SUISIA (Spanish Universities Involvement in Social Innovation Activities), que pretende analizar el grado de desarrollo de las universidades españolas en materia de innovación…

El proyecto SUISIA (Spanish Universities Involvement in Social Innovation Activities), que pretende analizar el grado de desarrollo de las universidades españolas en materia de innovación social, ha…

El proyecto SUISIA (Spanish Universities Involvement in Social Innovation Activities), que pretende analizar el grado de desarrollo de las universidades españolas en materia de innovación social, ha…

December 6, 2019 at the National Institute of Higher Education (Minsk-Belarus) held the Final International Conference on the draft program ERASMUS+ "Promoting competencies of the Belarusian Higher…

December 6, 2019 at the National Institute of Higher Education (Minsk-Belarus) held the Final International Conference on the draft program ERASMUS+ "Promoting competencies of the Belarusian Higher…

Adela García-Aracil y Rosa Isusi invitadas en la "International Conference Social Industry in Smart Education Context" que se celebrará el 3-4 de Junio del 2019 en Vilnius (Lituania).
La conferencia…

Adela García-Aracil and Rosa Isusi invited at the "International Conference Social Industry in Smart Education Context" | June 3-4, 2019 - Vilnius (Lithuania)
The conference takes place on a special…

Adela García-Aracil, researcher at Ingenio (CSIC-UPV), and Rosa Isusi Fagoaga, professor at the Universitat de València, invited experts at the "XII International Scientific-Methodical Conference:…

Adela García-Aracil, investigadora en Ingenio (CSIC-UPV), y Rosa Isusi Fagoaga, profesora de la Universitat de València, invitadas expertas en el "XII International Scientific-Methodical Conference:…

Seminario "Improving educational programs on the basis of competence approach"
May 29, 2019 an international seminar on the basis of the higher school of the National Institute held "Improving…

Seminar on "Improving educational programs on the basis of competence approach"
May 29, 2019 an international seminar on the basis of the higher school of the National Institute held "Improving…

Dr. Adela García Aracil is invited to the Annual BSRUN Forum of 2017 “Universities as the Bridge Between the East and the West”which will be held on October 19, 2017 in Riga. She will talk about the…

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Social innovation approaches at higher education institutions
E Planells-Aleixandre, A García-Aracil, R Isusi-Fagoaga
14th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
How spanish universities are addressing social issues in their strategic plans?
E Planells-Aleixandre, R Isusi-Fagoaga, A García-Aracil
14th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN) (2022)
The effects of the study field choice on higher education graduates' job performance
I Navarro-Milla, A García-Aracil, R Isusi-Fagoaga
15th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
How does students' mobility affect to their learning outcomes?
I Navarro-Milla, R Isusi-Fagoaga, A García-Aracil
15th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Graduates´ performance according to teaching and learning approaches
Navarro Milla, Isidora; García Aracil, Adela
2020 Eu-SPRI ECC. Innovation and research agendas: between policy priorities, societal challenges and academic autonomy
Contribución de las universidades a la innovación social y objetivos de desarrollo sostenible
Adela García Aracil, Rosa Isusi
NODOS del CONOCIMIENTO 2020. Universidad, innovación e investigación ante el horizonte 2030
Aprender evaluando: evaluación formativa del aprendizaje basado en competencias en los estudios de máster
Rosa Isusi, Adela García Aracil
NODOS del CONOCIMIENTO 2020. Universidad, innovación e investigación ante el horizonte 2030 (2020)
La Innovación Social en las Universidades. Consideraciones y Retos
Adela García Aracil
II Jornadas (virtuales) d´ innovació educativa EspaiCinema: Educació, cinema i canvi social. Les heroïnes amb una mirada des del segle XXI (2020)
Fostering Competencies Development in Belarusian Higher Education
Adela García Aracil
Annual BSRUN Forum of 2017
Da Universidade ao Mercado de Trabalho: Perceçoes de Competencia, Formaçao e Condiçoes de Integraçao Profissioal de Graduados da Universidade do Minho
Sílvia Monteiro, Leandro S. Almeida, Adela García-Aracil
III Seminario “Ser Diplomado do Ensino Superior: Escolhas, Percusos e Retornos”
Fostering Competencies Development – FOSTERC
Adela García Aracil
1st seminar FOSTERC "Competence Approach in Designing Educational Programs"
Competencias Vs. Capacidades: ¿Enfoques Complementarios o Excluyentes?
Escrich Gallardo, Teresa, García Aracil, Adela y Lozano, J. Félix
XXIV Jornadas de la Asociación de Economía de la Educación (AEDE)
Are graduates well-equipped for the labour market?
Adela García-Aracil
XXIII Meeting of the Economics of Education Association (AEDE)
Towards a New Understanding of the Role of Higher Education: Factors Impacting the Employability of Portuguese Graduates
Sílvia Monteiro, Leando Almeida, Adela García-Aracil
XXIII Meeting of the Economics of Education Association (AEDE)
Higher Education Programme Characteristics and Graduates' Performance Issues
Adela García Aracil
XV Congreso Latino-Iberoamericano de Gestión de Tecnología - ALTEC 2013
Competencias para la Innovación: El papel de la Educación Superior
Adela García Aracil
I Foro Mediterráneo, un mar de innovación
Higher Education and Graduates Performance Issues
Adela García-Aracil
XXII Asociación de Economía de la Educación (AEDE)
What might an entrepreneurial university constitute?
García-Aracil, A.; Castro-Martínez, E.; Jiménez-Sáez, J.; Arroyo-Vázquez, M.
2013 EU-SPRI Forum Conference
Becoming entrepreneurial university: Fact or Fiction?
Arroyo-Vázquez, M.; Castro-Martínez, E.; García-Aracil, A.; Jiménez-Sáez, F.
2013 Eu-SPRI Forum Conference: Management of Innovation Policies