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The University of Valencia
Olga Gil Medrano
Vice-Rector for International Relations and Cooperation
Dallas, Novemberthe 16th 2012
Situated on the Spanish Mediterranean Coast, the city of Valencia was founded by the romans on the banks of the Turia river in 138 B.C.
Valencia ranks third in Spain by its administrative importance and by population, with more than 800.000 inhabitants in the city and approximately 1.800.000 in the surrounding metropolitan area.
The climate in the city is one of the mildest in Europe: it enjoys a Mediterranean climate with an average temperature of above 17º, with hot summers and moderate winters.
Important cultural institutions, such as City of Arts and Sciences, has an intense cultural life and historical heritage. Valencia’s traditional festival is “Las Fallas”, which is associated with fire and fireworks. Its traditional dish “paella” is known worldwide. Valencia host important international sport events (F1 Valencia Street Circuit, MotoGP Grand Prix and was the site of the 2007 America’s Cup)
The Universitat de València is the outcome of more than five centuries of history that have led to the accumulation of knowledge and unique documentary treasures, making it one of the top Spanish universities.
In the 13th century, higher education was establish in the city of Valencia, obtaining in 1245 a StudiumGeneraleinstitution from Pope Innocent IV. However, not until 1499 did the Juries of Valencia draw up the Constitucions of what was to become the first Universitat de València, authorized by the Pope Alexander VI Bull on 1501 and the royal privilege of Ferdinand II the Catholic on 1502.
For more than 500 years, the development of the Universitat de València has run in parallel with the development of the city and has been an inextricable part of its urban fabric, creating spaces for teaching, research, creation and dissemination of culture and science as well as knowledge transfer.
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Undergraduate studies; graduate studies (official masters & phd programmes); postgraduate courses
Basic & applied sciences
CULTURE & SCIENTIFIC DIFFUSION
Serving our society
Conferences, Music, Theatre, Awards, Poetry, Exhibitions…
COOPERATION & SOLIDARITY
Local & international.
Areas & Facilities
Burjassot - Paterna
Located in the city center for more than 200 years
Cultural Centre, Protocol Building, Historical Auditorium and Historical Library.
In the heart of the city since 1499
Rectorate & Governing bodies
Clinics of the
Health services: Dental, Optometry, Podiatry and Nutrition Clinics
Education and Busines,
138,000 squared metres distributed in 4 main areas: scientific, university research institute, central service and enterprise centre
In the city centre, research centre and site of the Institute for History of Medicine and Science
Extended between Burjassot-Paterna campus & Aras de los Olmos, follows the Universitat’s centuries-old tradition of astronomical observation
Studies offer: 53 undergraduate degrees; 4 dual-degree; 70 PhD programs, 97 official masters; 309 other postgraduate studies
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La UNIVERSITAT ranks 4th in research activity in the Spanish university system
RankingErasmus MobilityLa UNIVERSITAT is the second European university in incoming students and the 6th in outgoing students
Ranking UniversityJiao Tong, de Shanghai
La UNIVERSITAT 4th-7th Spanish University, position 301 – 400
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The Universitat de Valencia’scommitmentto culture isrepresentedespecially in theongoingprogramming of itsowntemporaryexhibitions of the Universitat de Valènciaheld in the Cultural Centre La Nau and exhibition halls located in Ceveró Palace, theBotanic Garden and the Rector Peset Hall of Residence.
ThePhilharmonicOrchestra of the Universitat de Valènciawascreated in 1995. Made up of more than 70 musicianswithanaverageage of 20, itseekstobringtogetherdiverse musical groupsorganisedbyuniversitystudents.
The Drama Club and theTheatreGroup, withtheeducationalobjective of theperformingarts and theatreentertainment, seektocreate a discerningaudience.
Withintheinternationalisationprocess, the Universitat de València has set up a theatreprojectcalled Escena Erasmus,
Sportsare part of theessence of the Universitat de València: fromthestandpoint of teaching and research, as well as fromtherecreational, educational, competitive and healthperspectives.
Facilitiesat itsthreecampuses. ThesemodernfacilitieshelptocarryouttheUniversitat’ssportsobjectives: sports training, sportsparticipation and competition.
Coursesand activitiesenableusers of thesportsservicestohaveaccesstoallsports and recreationalactivities.
Universitycooperationiswidereaching and coversvarioustypes of action:
Aacademicstaysforteacherstocarryout training programmes in developingcountries as isthe case of PhD programmestaught in Central America;
Establishingcentres such as theOptical Centres in Havana and Santiago, theHealth Center in El Salvador Universityand the Valencia Law Library in Bolivia.
Supportforstudentsfromemergingcountriesprovidesaccesstohighereducation at the Universitat de València. Thisisone of thepriorities of the Universitat, whichoffersscholarshipsforthispurpose.
Universitat de València has been recognized as an International Campus of Excellence by the Ministry of Education. Two programs havereceived this award:
Accordingtovarious rankings, the Universitat places thirdorfourthamongSpanishuniversities.
The Universitat de ValènciarankssecondamongSpanishuniversities in citation of itsscientific output and third in raisingfundsforresearch and scientificpublicationsaccordingto La Universidad Española en Cifras (TheSpanishUniversity in Numbers), a reportpublishedbytheConference of Rectors of SpanishUniversities (CRUE).
The Ibero-American ranking SIR liststhe Universitat amongthe top 15 Ibero-American researchinstitutions, whereastheThirdEuropeanReportonScience & TechnologyIndicatorsbytheEuropeanCommissionclassifiesthe Universitat de València as thetop-ranking university in collaborativepublications.
TheInstitute of ScientificInformationconfirmsthatthe Universitat de Valènciais a first-classresearch centre and specificallyhighlightsitscontributions in Chemistry, Physics, Neuroscience, Biology and Biochemistry, Microbiology, Plantand Animal Sciences, Pharmacology, Engineering, EnvironmentalStudies, MaterialsScience and AgriculturalScience.
More than 1.400 scientists and technologistsfromtheUniversity of Valencia and fromthe 70 companieslocated in theScientific Park, 9 of which are universityspin-off .
Sectorsincludingbiotechnology, energy, and information and communicationtechnologies, amongothers, are developed at the Universitat de ValènciaScience Park, withthesupport of theValencian regional government, theSpanishgovernment, the Valencia Chamber of Commerce and the Valencia Business Confederation (CEV), Bancaja and Banco Santander.