What is KSIgune
The KSIgune Cultural and Creative Industries Cluster was set up as a strategic tool to develop actions in the fields of higher education, research, innovation and transfer related mainly to the needs of the cultural and creative sector.
In 2020, the Deputy Minister for Universities and Research from the Basque Government’s Department of Education commenced the process of creating clusters of Basque Higher Education centres with skills related to Cultural and Creative Industries, in which 21 Faculties and Schools from four Universities and 6 Higher Education Centres took part.
In the same year, the Basque Deputy Minister for Culture deployed the RIS3 EUSKADI CREATIVA Strategy, aimed at professionalising and internationalising the sector.
The confluence of the two Departments, Education and Culture, resulted in KSIgune, an ecosystem which led to the coming together of Higher Education and the Sector through their stakeholders. KSIgune's mission is to mine the wealth of the Basque cultural and creative ecosystem, fostering cooperation between nodes and with other sectors, and to grow its social impact.
Faculties and Schools
10 Universities and Higher Education Centres
A total of 21 Faculties and Schools from 4 Universities and 6 Higher Education Centres offer training in skills related to Cultural and Creative Industries in the Basque Country.
57 Master’s degrees
13 PhD programmes
125 Training Skills related to Cultural and Creative Industries identified in Basque Higher Education
55 Research Skills related to Cultural and Creative Industries identified in Basque Higher Education
Institutes and Chairs
8 Transfer Skills related to Cultural and Creative Industries identified in Basque Higher Education
368 Research staff
Located in the facilities of our University Centres. 54 laboratories and 31 libraries stand out.
6 Cultural sectors and 8 Creative sectors related to training and research backed by Basque Higher Education
Performing Arts / Visual Arts / Audiovisual and Multimedia / Books and Press / Music / Cultural Heritage
Architecture / Advertising / Video games / Design / Gastronomy / Language Industries / Fashion / Crafts