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University of Granada

University of Granada
Latin: "Universitas Granatensis"
Established 1531
Endowment 395,663,000 €
Rector Francisco González Lodeiro
Admin. staff 3,400
Students 88,000
Location Granada, Spain
Affiliations Coimbra Group, UNIMED

The University of Granada (UGR) is a public university located in the city of Granada (Spain) that enrolls approximately 80,000 students, thereby becoming the fourth largest university in Spain. UGR also has campuses in Northern Africa (Ceuta and Melilla), thus being the only European university with campuses in two continents. Founded in 1531 by Emperor Charles V, UGR has almost 500 years of history and it is one of the most famous universities in Spain.

According to several rankings,[1] the University of Granada ranks among top ten best Spanish universities and holds first place in Translation and Interpreting studies. In addition, UGR plays a major role in scientific output, placing high in national ranks and being one of the best world universities in computing and mathematics studies. [2]

The university has an important heritage thanks to its policy of using buildings of historical and cultural value. The Madrasah of Granada represents one such example. Furthermore, the university has major new facilities committed to innovation, such as the Parque Tecnológico de Ciencias de la Salud.

Every year, over 2,000 European students enroll in UGR through the Erasmus Programme, making it the most popular European destination. The university's Center for Modern Languages (CLM) receives over 10,000 international students each year.[3] UGR also has been recently voted best Spanish university by international students.[4]


In 1526 a college was founded in Granada by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V for the teaching of logic, philosophy, theology and canon law.[5] On 14 July 1531, the establishment of a studium generale with the faculties of theology, arts and canon law was granted by a papal bull by Clement VII, marking the birth hour of the university.[5][6]

Today the University of Granada is one of the most famous universities among Spanish students. As a result, Granada has become a city built around the University and student life.

Centres and Qualifications

UGR is composed of 5 Schools, 22 Faculties and 116 Departments responsible for teaching and researching into specific subject areas.[7] They are spread over five different campuses in the city of Granada (Centro, Cartuja, Fuentenueva, Aynadamar and Ciencias de la Salud), plus two more campuses located in the cities of Ceuta and Melilla, Spanish territories in Northern Africa.[8]

Campuses located in Granada

School of Building Engineering

School of Architecture

School of Civil Engineering

School of Information Technology and Telecommunications

Faculty of Fine Arts

  • Undergraduate Degree in Fine Arts
  • Undergraduate Degree in Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Properties

Faculty of Sciences

Faculty of Sport Sciences

Faculty of Economics and Business

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Political Science and Sociology

Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Labour Studies

Faculty of Communication and Documentation

  • Undergraduate Degree in Media Communication
  • Undergraduate Degree in Information and Documentation

Faculty of Law

  • Undergraduate Degree in Law
  • Undergraduate Degree in Criminology
  • Undergraduate Degree in Law and Business Management
  • Undergraduate Degree in Law and Political Science
  • International Undergraduate Degree in Law and Juris Doctor by the UGR and the Stetson University College of Law of Florida
  • International Undergraduate Degree in Laurea in Giurisprudenza by the UGR and the Università degli Studi di Ferrara

Faculty of Pharmacy

Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Dentistry

Faculty of Psychology

  • Undergraduate Degree in Psychology
  • Undergraduate Degree in Speech and Language Therapy

Faculty of Social Work

Faculty of Translation and Interpreting

  • Undergraduate Degree in Translation and Interpreting
  • International Undergraduate Degree in Applied European Languages

Campus located in Ceuta

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Undergraduate Degree in Nursing

Faculty of Education and Humanities

  • Undergraduate Degree in Business Management
  • Undergraduate Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Undergraduate Degree in Primary Education
  • Undergraduate Degree in Social Education
  • Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science

Campus located in Melilla

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Undergraduate Degree in Business Management
  • Undergraduate Degree in Public Management

Faculty of Education, Economy and Technology

  • Undergraduate Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Undergraduate Degree in Primary Education
  • Undergraduate Degree in Social Education
  • Undergraduate Degree in Business Management
  • Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science

Faculty of Nursing

  • Undergraduate Degree in Nursing

The University of Granada also offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes (Master's Degrees, Doctorate Programmes and UGR's Postgraduate studies), made up of studies adapted to the European model.

School for Modern Languages

The UGR began admitting international students in 1992 with the founding of the School for Modern Languages (Centro de Lenguas Modernas). As of 2009-2010, there were some 5,000 international students, including Canada in order to bring North Americans to the UGR, including the American Institute For Foreign Study, Arcadia University, International Studies Abroad and the University of Delaware.[9]

Famous alumni

See also

Notes and references

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  5. ^ a b Jílek, Jubor (ed.): "Historical Compendium of European Universities/Répertoire Historique des Universités Européennes", Standing Conference of Rectors, Presidents and Vice-Chancellors of the European Universities (CRE), Geneva 1984, p. 160
  6. ^ Frijhoff, Willem: "Patterns", in: Ridder-Symoens, Hilde de (ed.): A History of the University in Europe. Vol. 2: Universities in Early Modern Europe (1500–1800), Cambridge University Press, 1996, ISBN 0-521-36106-0, pp. 43–113 (80–89)
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External links

  • Official site of the University of Granada
  • Center of Modern Languages Site
  • English language magazine for the region
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