The School of Health Science Blanquerna - URL, adheres to the philosophy of the Universitat Ramon Llull which regards research as an essential function and a basis for the university learning process. Its objectives and activities are therefore stipulated in the Research Plan 2012-2014, which aims to continue to encourage research on the part of its teachers and provide continuity to those research areas already embarked upon, of which those related to healthcare and society (ethics, immigration) should be stressed as well as those dealing with the healthcare process based on the practice of Nursing, Physiotherapy and Nutrition and Dietetics. The purpose of the Plan is to improve the quality and increase the quantity of research carried out at the FCS by supporting projects of a national and international nature, in which teachers, students with scholarships and other associated researchers are involved, in accordance with the criteria of the AQU(standards of quality in the Catalan university system)/ANECA (National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation) and the regulations of the URL.