During the last ceremony of the opening of the academic year of our University “Universidad de Valladolid” 3 of the members of our research group were awarded. As fruit of their effort, Nuria Sánchez (left), Alberto Romero (2nd on the right) and Esther de Paz received (right) a diploma as best degree, master and PhD students respectively. Also two other members of the department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology were among the prizewinners. The ceremony was host by the rector Daniel Miguel in the Paraninfo Hall. It started with a summary of the activities developed during the last year. Then Professor Emilio Ridruejo gave a very interesting and motivating speech about linguistics. That was followed by the recognition to the best students of the year. Afterwards the rector analyzed the new challenges of the spanish Public Universities. The act was closed by a performance of the choir of the University.