Biography of Salustiano del Campo

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Salustiano del Campo
  • Born in La Linea de la Concepcion in 1931.
  • He graduated in law from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid in 1954.
  • He did his postgraduate studies between 1955 and 1957 at Chicago University.
  • He obtained a doctorate with special prize in 1959 with his thesis, “La familia española en transición".
  • In 1960 he obtained the sociology chair at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Madrid.
  • In 1962 he was professor of sociology at Barcelona University's Faculty of Political, Economic and Business Sciences.
  • In 1967 he was professor of sociology at the Universidad Complutense.
  • From 1977 to 1980 he was Dean of the School of Political Sciences and Sociology.
  • From 1971 to 1999 he was head of the Social Structure Department.
  • He has collaborated with the United Nations in different posts in matters relating to population studies.
  • He was the main promoter and founder of the Institute de Opinion Pública (today the CIS), becoming its Managing Director in 1963 and then its Director, from 1967 to 1971.
  • He became a tenured member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences in 1980 and in 1985 was appointed Secretary.
  • He was appointed Chairman of the Spanish Institute in 2004.