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Universitat de València. The University of Valencia. Olga Gil Medrano Vice-Rector for International Relations and Cooperation. Dallas, November the 16 th 2012. Valencia. The city : . Longitude : 0º 22' 28" W Latitude : 39º 28' 36" N. Longitude : 0º 22' 28" W Latitude :

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Universitat de València

The University of Valencia

Olga Gil Medrano

Vice-Rector for International Relations and Cooperation

Dallas, Novemberthe 16th 2012

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Valencia

Thecity:

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Longitude:

0º 22' 28" W

Latitude:

39º 28' 36" N

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Longitude:

0º 22' 28" W

Latitude:

39º 28' 36" N

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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.

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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.

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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)

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Over five centuries of history

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.

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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.

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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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Fields ok knowledge

  • Basic sciences
  • Engineering
  • Health sciences
  • Arts & humanities
  • Education
  • Social sciences, law,
  • business & economics

Foto gorros universitarios

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La Universitat, a wide range of activities

TEACHING

RESEARCH

Undergraduate studies; graduate studies (official masters & phd programmes); postgraduate courses

Basic & applied sciences

Spin-Off

TRANSFERING KNOWLEDGE

CULTURE & SCIENTIFIC DIFFUSION

Serving our society

Conferences, Music, Theatre, Awards, Poetry, Exhibitions…

COOPERATION & SOLIDARITY

Local & international.

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Universitat de València

Areas & Facilities

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3 universitycampuses

València

Tarongers

València

Blasco Ibáñez

Burjassot - Paterna

  • Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Law
  • Business & Economics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Health sciences
  • Education
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Otherfacilities

La Nau

Botanic Garden

Rectorate

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

Central services

Rectorate & Governing bodies

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Otherfacilities

Clinics of the

University

Ontinyent

Campus

Gandia

Campus

Health services: Dental, Optometry, Podiatry and Nutrition Clinics

Education and Busines,

Cultural activities,

Long-Life-Learning Programs

Cultural activities,

Postgraduate studies,

Long-Life-Learning Programs

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Otherfacilies

Astronomical

Observatory

Science

Park

Cerveró

Palace

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

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Faculty & staff:

  • 4.000 faculty members, 1.828 staff
  • Students:
    • 46.000 undergraduate (3.000 international students)
    • 7.700 postgraduate (official Master & PhD programs) (1450 international students)
    • 5.080 other postgraduate studies;
    • International mobility programs: 1.500 outgoing students and 2.000 incoming
    • Work placements/internships: 8.450 students in 2.400 firms and institutions
  • Schools & faculties: 18
  • Departments: 92
  • Research Institutes: 19
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Studies offer: 53 undergraduate degrees; 4 dual-degree; 70 PhD programs, 97 official masters; 309 other postgraduate studies

  • Library Collection: 1.484.000 volumes, acces to 43.492 journals (print and electronical)
  • Bookspublished/year: 2.800 volumes
  • Agreements with other universities: 400 agreements with more than 50 countries across the world
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University of Massachusetts Lowell

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RankingSpanish Foundation for Science and Technology

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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Cultural activities

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,

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Sports

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.

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Sustainability

  • Commitmentbytheuniversitycommunity has helpedgenerate a 15% reduction of energyconsumption in a single year. Moreover, the Universitat de València has themostpowerful solar energypark in Spain, thuscontributingtothegeneration of cleanenergy.
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Cooperation

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.

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La Universitat de València

StrategicAlliances

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Universitat de València has been recognized as an International Campus of Excellence by the Ministry of Education. Two programs havereceived this award:

  • VLC/Campus, a joint project with Technical University of Valencia and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
  • CAMPUSHÀBITAT5U, developed with the 5 public universities in the Valencian region.
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VLC/Campus

  • Campus of International Excellencewithinthemetropolitanarea of Valencia whichaimsto:
  • ConverttheVLC/CAMPUS into a hub of knowledge of internationalexcellence, throughspecialization of scientific and technologicalproduction in health, sustainabilityinformation and communication.
  • Improvethequality of training onoffer, services and facilities, withanorientationtowardsstudentcentrality;
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La Universitat de València

A reseachUniversity

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ResearchNumbers (2011)

  • 1.000 researchprojects
  • 1.000 researchcontracts
  • More than 130 patents,
    • 50 Million Euros of researchbudget
    • 2 Supercomputers place UV intothe top fiveSpanishUniversities in computingcapacity.
    • Places 5 or 6 amongSpanishUniversities in rankings
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ResearchResults

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.

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Scientific Park

More than 1.400 scientists and technologistsfromtheUniversity of Valencia and fromthe 70 companieslocated in theScientific Park, 9 of which are universityspin-off .

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Scientific Park

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.