University of La Laguna
|University of La Laguna|
|Universidad de La Laguna|
Seal of the University of La Laguna
|Location||San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain|
The University of San Fernando de La Laguna, also known as the ULL (Spanish Universidad de La Laguna) is situated in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, on the island of Tenerife. It is the oldest university in the Canary Islands. It has four campuses: Central, Anchieta, Guajara, and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Its origins date to the year 1701 when a center for advanced studies was established by the Augustinians in the town of La Laguna. A Papal Bull of 1744 proposed that it be converted into the Ecclesiastical University of San Agustín.
In 1792, by royal decree, Charles IV of Spain ordered the establishment in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, then the capital of Tenerife, of the first Universidad Literaria of the Canaries, but the political situation on the mainland prevented its establishment. However, with the restoration of the House of Bourbon in the guise of Fernando VII of Spain, the university was established at La Laguna as the Universidad de San Fernando in spite of objections from the governments of the other islands.
Split their units in the cities of San Cristobal de La Laguna and Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Moreover, its activity includes university curricula such as the University's environmental La Palma, the Summer University of Lanzarote, the Summer University of La Gomera, the Summer University of Adeje (Tenerife), Classrooms El Hierro Sea, and university extension courses, in some municipalities of Tenerife and other islands.
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