THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN EUROPE
| The University
is one of the oldest in Europe
The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, continues
a long teaching tradition, the roots of which can be traced
back to the madrasahs of the last Nasrid Kingdom.
| 4 university campuses
which combine traditional elements with a commitment to
There are four University Campuses in Granada, as well as
the "Campus Centro". The latter encompasses the
centres spread throughout the historical part of the city.
The UGR's policy of using buildings of historical and cultural
value has not only enriched its heritage, but also promoted
their restoration and maintenance.
3,650 lecturers and over 2,000 administrative, technical
and maintenance staff
qualifications, 68 Master's courses and 116 doctorate
In addition to the emphasis placed on more traditional elements,
the Health Science Technological Park (still in development)
demonstrates a firm commitment to innovation by promoting
interaction with technological bio-health companies, and boosting
high-quality healthcare and biomedical knowledge. There are
two other UGR Campuses in the cities of Ceuta and Melilla,
in Northern Africa.
At present, the UGR offers courses for 75 different qualifications
in its 28 teaching centres. The courses are taught across
116 departments. The Postgraduate School offers 68 master's
courses, 116 doctorate programmes and 113 additional courses.
Over 60,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students study
at the UGR, with another 20,000 students taking additional
courses, language courses, summer courses etc. There are 3,650
teachers and over 2,000 administration, technical and services
| An investment
in quality research, channelled into 12 research institutes
and 346 research groups
The commitment to high-quality research has placed the University
of Granada in a prominent position in terms of national rankings.
The financing of 346 research groups illustrates this commitment.
Through the Spanish Research Programme, as well as other national
programmes and organisations, the University supports 165
research projects, and the Spanish Ministry of Innovation,
Science and Business has provided financial support to 78
Projects of Excellence.
In addition to the research work carried out by the different
departments, the UGR has 12 research institutes, along with
other specific research units and centres that focus their
work on different fields
| The number
University in receiving nternational students and second
in Spain for outgoing students
For many years, the UGR has promoted a strong international
dimension through its International Relations Office. The
importance of international students is most clearly seen
in the 606 mobility agreements signed with European Higher
Education institutions and the ERASMUS mobility programmes;
the UGR is the leading European university in terms of receiving
students and the second Spanish university in terms of the
mobility of its own students. The University is also involved
in major exchange programmes with universities in the United
States, Canada, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe,
the Middle East, Mediterranean countries, Australia, Oceania
| A wide range of sports
facilities and activities
The various Campuses offer a range of sports facilities such
as football and rugby pitches, multi-sports facilities, covered
areas, swimming pool etc.
Each year, the Sports Centre offers over 400 courses in all
kinds of sports.
| Commitment to quality
As a result of the UGR's commitment to both society and the
institution itself, a number of quality assurance mechanisms
have been developed in relation to its services, centres,
qualifications and lecturers, which operate through the various
Evaluation, Quality Support and Teaching Improvement Offices.
The quality of life within the University Community is another
of the UGR's objectives and a specific Office for the Environment,
Wellbeing and Sport operates in this area. The Environmental
Quality Unit and the Social Action Office also work in this
and variety of
In addition to the teaching, research and management activities
there are many centres and services: Library, Editorial, Accommodation,
Colleges, Catering, Employment promotion office, Grants, Information
Technology etc., which can be found in the different sections
of the University website or by requesting information from
the General Information Office.