Alumni Spanin

Sevilla, Spain. Photo: Colourbox

NTNU Alumni Spain

NTNU Alumni Spain

NTNU Alumni Spain is a network for all our former students who are living in Spain.

It is a social and academic meeting place – a shared arena where you can become involved as an NTNU person.

The ambition is to have a large and active network where a strong NTNU identity means that members are good ambassadors and partners for their alma mater. Members should be a resource for NTNU and for each other. The network aims to link NTNU with business and society in Spain to enhance cooperation and contribute to developing more knowledge for a better world.

NTNU Alumni Spain arranges a variety of activities during the year, both social and professional. It is an outstanding arena for keeping in touch with NTNU. You will get many opportunities for updates in your field as well as networking and teamwork.

Sign up and get involved together with your NTNU Alumni fellows!

Recent activities

Recent activities

Innovations for a Sustainable Development

In november 2019, NTNU and NTNU Alumni Spain arranged a seminar on “Innovations for a Sustainable Development”. The aim of the event was to strengthen collaborations between NTNU and Spain and to develop NTNU’s Alumni network in Spain.

See photos from the event here 


08:30-09:00 - Registration, coffee and networking

Chair: Cecile Barrere, Chair of NTNU Alumni Spain

09:00-10:45 - Plenary session 1: Overview of collaborations between Norway and Spain

09:00-09:10 - Opening address: Norway & Spain 

Helge Skaara, Ambassador, Norwegian Embassy in Madrid

09:15-09:30 - Welcome remarks and an update on NTNU's Alumni network

  • Dr. José Miguel Atienza, Vice Rector for Academic Strategy and Internationalization, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Dr. Isabel Carrillo, Vice Director Alumni and International Relations, ETSIDI, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid 
  • Cecile Barrere, Chair of NTNU Alumni Spain and Sissel Myrold, Head of NTNU Alumni

09:35-09:55 - Existing collaborations and new opportunities

10:00-10:10 - Key-insights from NTNU & opportunities within the new EU framework programme, Horizon Europe

Massimo Busuoli, Head of NTNU Brussels Office

10:15-10:25 - Plenary Q&A

10:25-10:45 - Short break & light refreshments

10:45-12:20 - Plenary session 2: Fostering innovation through research

10:45-11:00 - Keynote: From research to innovation, a success story

Professor Nuria Espallargas, Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, NTNU

11:00-11:10 - Plenary Q&A

11:15-11:25 - Industry 4.0: Challenges, opportunities and main axis of research

Alberto Brunete, Associate Professor, Technical University of Madrid

11:30-11:40 - Strategic priorities and approaches within NTNU Energy

Benedicte Brubakken, Senior Adviser, NTNU Energy

11:45-11:55 - Healthy and sustainable oceans: an update on NTNU Oceans programmes, projects and partnerships

Maria Azucena Gutierrez, Coordinator, NTNU Oceans

12:00-12:30 - Panel discussion: How to facilitate more innovation from research?

Moderator: Benedicte Brubakken


Jacques Meunier, Director, CEPSA R&D

Santiago Patin, Information Deputy Director,ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones

Professor Nuria Espallargas

Director Grethe Bergsland

12:30-13:30 - Networking lunch

13:30-14:45 - Plenary Session 3: Opportunities for new collaborations

13:30-13:50 - Career testimonials from NTNU Alumni

Rosa Puentes Fernández, Innovation and New Energies Specialist, Enagas

Ernesto Llorente, Drones Strategic Plan Coordinator, Minister de Fomento and Board Member, COIAE/AIAE

13:55-14:30 - Panel discussion: Prospects for new partnerships

Moderator: Massimo Busuoli


José Luis Trimiño, Secretary General, Fundación Energía sin Fronteras

Armando Uriarte, Director, Madrid Subterra 

Carmen Sanz, President, Spanish-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Spain

Rosa Puentes Fernández, Innovation and New Energies Specialist, Enagas

Ernesto Llorente, Drones Strategic Plan Coordinator, Minister de Fomento and Board Member, COIAE/AIAE

14:30-14:35 Plenary Q&A

14:40 - Close and key messages

Eduardo Fernández Castro, Vice Chair of NTNU Alumni Spain and Tonje Olderskog, Coordinator of NTNU Alumni


Kick-off event NTNU Alumni Spain, photo

Dinner Hispano-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, 5 April 2019

Kick-off event NTNU Alumni Spain

Kick-off event NTNU Alumni Spain, 15 Februar 2019


Chapter Board

Chapter Board

Board 1

Cécile Barrere, photo

Chair: Cécile Barrere  

Geoscientist and Business Analyst, CEPSA
MSc in Applied Geophysics, 2004
PhD Petroleum Engineering and Applied Geophysics, 2009

Eduardo Fernández Castro, photo

Vice Chair: Eduardo Fernández Castro

Graduate Engineer – Refining Management, Repsol S.A.
MSc Natural Gas Technology, 2016

Virginia Rebaque Valdés, photo

Member: Virginia Rebaque Valdés

Engineer – Petroleum Petrochemistry, Repsol S.A.
MSc Petroleum Engineering (Erasmus), 2017

Board 2

Alberto Brunete, photo

Member: Alberto Brunete  

PhD and Associate Professor
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Erasmus, Cybernetics 2000

The Board’s priority tasks

The Board’s priority tasks

  • Build a strong and beneficial network for NTNUs alumni in Spain
  • Arrange scientific, professional and social events
  • Assist students on exchange schemes between NTNU and Spain
  • Provide access to international internships for NTNU students
  • Advise on trends and developments so that NTNU’s core activities are relevant to society
  • Be proactive in identifying or scouting potential partner and project opportunities for NTNU in Spain
  • Promoting NTNU's International Master's Programmes
  • Strengthen the university’s international visibility and reputation





Linkedin Alumni Spain



Mini calevent portlet