From the University of Cordoba, I want to give the warmest welcome to the ISSA Management Committee,
as well as to all its members, professionals or institutional representatives interested in attending
the 39th edition of the ISSA International Colloquium, Agriculture Section.
Our university, which is located in the south-east of Spain and the south of Europe, has a marked
agri-food character, leading a Campus of International Excellence in Agri-food, CeiA3, formed by 5
universities in Andalusia, and with a high level of research and technology transfer to the
agricultural sector. This university, has a medium size, and has magnificent facilities and
equipment, which we offer at the disposal of this international meeting of specialists in security in
In our institution, Occupational Risk Prevention, and within it Safety, is one of the main axes
included in our Strategic Plan, and applicable in all sectors of activity of our University.
Therefore, and following the actions and objectives set out in this line, it is an honour and
satisfaction to host this prestigious International Colloquium.
Córdoba, an area of multicultural encounter, a welcoming city with the millions of travellers who
visit us every year, currently has 4 UNESCO recognitions as a World Heritage Site, the only city in
the world that has been worthy of such an honour.
We hope that your stay in the city of Cordoba, and in our University, will be as pleasant as we wish,
and with the level of scientific interest that the organizing entity guarantees.
José Carlos Gómez Villamandos
Chancellor of the University of Cordoba