A. Guardiola-Villora, L. Basset-Salom

Universitat Politècnica de València (SPAIN)
Each year, since 1989, the National Research Activity Evaluation Committee (CNEAI), evaluates, assisted by a scientific commission in each one of the eleven fields set, the individual research activity of the Spanish University faculty members who apply for (this is not a compulsory evaluation), in order to encourage teaching staff to improve their research results.

In December 2001, a new University law is approved in Spain, (LOU) being one of its main improvement the creation of The National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation, ANECA, set up as a public trust.
Later on, in April 2007 a modification of this law established a compulsory accreditation by this agency for new teaching staff and for those willing to change their status.
Since then, the criteria used by ANECA for this accreditation have been the same that those used by the CNEAI. This fact means that the research evaluation results have become a quality index.
In this paper, the last CNEAI evaluation results in Architectural and Urbanism fields are analysed by gender. The purpose is to evaluate, with the Ministry of Education criteria, women Architect academic staff research situation.