What is INUO?

The University Institute of Research on Olives and Olive Oils (INUO) is a multidisciplinary research institute created by the University of Jaén. It is located in Jaén (Spain), the world capital of olive oil. INUO is currently the international reference in the olive sector to face the global challenge of the transition to sustainability through science of excellence and the development of technologies for SUSTAINABLE agriculture.

The Institute is located in the province of Jaén, the world’s largest producer of olive oil. Therefore, INUO has to lead as a world reference in olive grove and olive oil research, promoting a network of researchers who work, in collaboration with all the agents of the olive sector, to generate frontier knowledge towards a healthy and
sustainable crop.



We focus on multidisciplinary research committed to excellence to offer pioneering solutions to the needs of the olive industry that favor its modernization, professionalization and productivity. We transfer the results of our research to the sector through technology, establishing collaborations with olive companies and other ones related.

As a University Institute we are also committed to knowledge, offering the best training in all areas related to olive grove and olive oil to young researchers, students and society through scientific dissemination.


The INUO is conceived as a natural evolution of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Olive Grove and Olive Oils created in 2012 by the University of Jaén, which achieved approval of the status of University Research Institute in July 2021 by the Andalusian Government. (BOJA 12 th July, 2021). We are in Las Lagunillas Campus (Jaén, Jaén) and in the GEOLIT Scientific and Technological Park (Mengíbar, Jaen).

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