Who we are

Although it may be a cliché, the members of the Institute of Humanities "Angel Ayala"-CEU form a large family, formed by different specialties, spread over three university centers (Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona), united, from our particular idiosyncrasies, personality and knowledge, for the same purpose: to bring to our students and staff within our reach a rational analysis of reality in its various facets from the perspective of Christian humanism and the teachings of the Catholic Church about man, his meaning and transcendent destiny. Such is the purpose of our vocation, which we develop through a series of cross-cutting subjects present in all the degrees of CEU universities, as well as social action practices, dissemination and analysis conferences, or testimonies related to the most pressing challenges and issues of the present time.


Mr. Manuel Bustos Rodríguez

Director of the CEU Angel Ayala Institute of Humanities, Emeritus Professor of USPCEU, former Professor of Modern History at the University of Cadiz, Scholar of the Academy of Europe based in London, of the Real Academia Hispanoamericana (of which he was Director) and corresponding member of the National Academy of Bordeaux. Former member of the Board of Trustees of Fundación Universitaria San Pablo-CEU and Director of the Institute of Theology of the Diocese of Cadiz-Ceuta,

Secretary General

Mr. Juan Ignacio Grande Aranda

Doctor in Philosophy of Law from Universidad Complutense of Madrid and a Diploma in Social Doctrine of the Church from the CEU Ángel Ayala Institute of Humanities. He has developed his research activity at Universidad Pontificia Comillas of Madrid and currently at Universidad CEU San Pablo. His fields of research include Family Policies, Childhood, Youth, Education and Bioethics.

Vice-Secretary General

Mrs. Ana Sánchez-Sierra Sánchez

PhD holder in Humanities and Graduate in Political Science from Universidad Complutense of Madrid. Her thesis on the thought of Luis Díez del Corral was awarded the Ángel Herrera award for the best research project in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences in its XXI edition. She teaches Moral Philosophy at Universidad CEU-San Pablo.

Delegate of the Director at UCH-CEU

Mr. Emilio Callado Estela

Full Professor of Modern History at Universidad CEU-Cardenal Herrera in Valencia, whose Department of Political Science, Ethics and Sociology he directs. Secretary of the CEU Angel Ayala Institute of Humanities in Valencia, he is in charge of the Research Group Church and Society in Modern Valencia (ISVaM), funded in the last decade by the Ministries of Science and Innovation and Economy and Competitiveness of the Government of Spain.

Delegate of the Director at UAO-CEU

Mrs. Carmen Cortés Pacheco

PhD in Law from USP CEU and professor of the subjects "Human life in the political community" at the MEHS of the Universitat Abat Oliba CEU. She teaches Theory of Law, Political Philosophy and Law and DSI, among other subjects. She is Secretary of the Department of Law and Political Science of the Universitat Abat Oliba CEU.