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Enrique Bustamante and Félix de Moya, awarded an honorary doctorate by the UEx


The former has been one of the fundamental pillars of Communication Science and Félix de Moya is an outstanding evaluator of scientific activity

The Faculty of Documentation and Communication Sciences of the UEx has invested this Wednesday honorary doctors aausa to Enrique Bustamante Ramírez, who died in 2021, and to Félix de Moya Anegón.

Bustamante’s godmother has been Professor Victoria Carillo, who has described the investee as “one of the fundamental pillars of communication in Spain” and who has highlighted his intellectual coherence and his independence when pursuing the objective that ” communication is a real right, supported by a quality public service». In the opinion of the professor at the UEx, Enrique Bustamante has played a relevant role in the origin of the young science of Communication, since he “was there from the beginning of Communication studies in Spain”.

Bustamante was born in Malaga in 1949 and died in the same town last year. He was a professor of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising at the Complutense University of Madrid and an expert in cultural industries in Spain. His long career can be summed up in that he is considered the “cornerstone” of the creation and consolidation of the Audiovisual Communication and Advertising area and the Journalism area, as recognized areas of teaching and research in Spain. In the name and representation of the professor, he received the title of Doctor “Honoris Causa” by the UEx his wife, Patricia Corredor.

For his part, the professor at the University of Extremadura, Vicente Guerrero, acted as godfather to the other investee, Félix de Moya Anegón, whom he presented as the “most universal scientometrist.”

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Félix de Moya was born in 1955 in Ciudad Real. He graduated in Philosophy and Letters from the University of Granada, completing a bachelor’s report entitled “Project for the computerization of the historical catalog of the Alhambra”. In 1985 he joined the then University School of Library Science and Documentation of the University of Granada. His work led him to become one of the greatest experts in DOBIS / LIBIS, one of the first library automation systems used in Spain. His link with libraries led him to be president of the Consortium of Andalusian University Libraries in 2001. In 2008 he obtained a position as a research professor at the CSIC. His research career has been changing from the automation of libraries to the evaluation of scientific activity, passing through the recovery of information.

The new Doctor Honoris Causa by the UEx directs the SCImago Institutions Ranking research group, where the scientific research of the most important universities and institutions around the world is evaluated.

During his speech at the UEx, the godfather of de Félix de Moya highlighted the enormous work as a consultant for international organizations, such as the World Bank, where he is responsible for the project to analyze the results of research in the Balkans and the Scientific Technological System of Colombia, where it works on its strengthening.

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