IMIENS’s founding mandate is to meet the demands and needs for continuing education among health sector professionals, to foster research and collaboration between different groups on issues pertaining to health, and to provide support to all institutions operating in this field.

Given its particular characteristics, UNED (National Distance Education University) has a mission to work in conjunction with all institutions and very particularly with those, like ISCIII, which share the same public character and projection throughout the whole of Spain. Among the primary functions of ISCIII is the formation of health professionals working in the public health system within areas of research in biomedicine and health sciences. Both institutions, ISCIII and UNED, also share a successful track record of working together and a common interest in strengthening their presence abroad in the fields of education and research. Working together makes us both stronger.