University of Granada
|University of Granada|
|Latin: "Universitas Granatensis"|
|Rector||Francisco González Lodeiro|
|Affiliations||Coimbra Group, UNIMED|
The University of Granada (UGR) is a public university located in Granada, Spain that enrolls approximately 80,000 students. The university also has campuses in Ceuta and Melilla. Founded in 1531 by Emperor Charles V, has over 480 years of history and it is one of the oldest and most traditional universities in Spain.
According to the yearly report of the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the University of Granada is ranked among the top ten best Spanish universities and holds first place in Translation and Interpreting Studies.
The university has an important heritage, through its policy of using buildings of historical and cultural value. The Madrasah of Granada represents one such example. Similarly, 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 the UGR through the Erasmus Programme, making it the most popular destination. The university's Center for Modern Languages (CLM) receives over 10,000 international students each year.
In 1526, a college was founded in Granada by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V for the teaching of logic, philosophy, theology and canon law. In 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.
The teaching centers (faculties and schools) are spread over five different campuses in Granada (Centro, Cartuja, Fuentenueva, Aynadamar and Health Sciences), as well as campuses in Ceuta and Melilla, Spanish territories in North Africa.
There are 17 faculties/departments at the UGR, as well as over one hundred departments and more than ten university institutes responsible for teaching and research, and development and innovation.
- Faculty of Communication and Documentation
- Faculty of Dentistry
- Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences
- Faculty of Education and Humanities in Ceuta
- Faculty of Education and Humanities in Melilla
- Faculty of Education Sciences
- Faculty of Fine Arts
- Faculty of Labour Sciences
- Faculty of Social Work
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Pharmacy
- Faculty of Philosophy and Literature
- Faculty of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
- Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology
- Faculty of Psychology
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Translation and Interpreting
- Faculty of Telecommunications Engineering and Computer Engineering
- Faculty of Civil Engineering
- Faculty of Architecture
- Faculty of Technical Architecture
Center of Modern Languages
The UGR began admitting international students in 1992 with the founding of the Center for Modern Languages (CLM). As of 2009-2010, there were some 5,000 international students, including Erasmus programme exchange students from the European Union. The CLM has agreements with 20 universities and study abroad organizations in the U.S. and in 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.
- Nicolás Salmerón y Alonso, President of the First Spanish Republic
- Fernando de los Ríos Urruti, prominent politician during Second Spanish Republic
- Niceto Alcalá-Zamora, President of the Second Spanish Republic
- Blas Infante, prominent politician during Second Spanish Republic and father of Andalusian nationalism
- Federico García Lorca, man of letters from the Spanish Generation of '27
- Frederick Forsyth, British author.
- Juan Francisco Casas, Spanish artist.
- Francisco de Paula Martínez de la Rosa, Spanish statesman and dramatist.
- Joaquín Sabina, Famous poet, singer and composer
- Luis Lloréns Torres, Puerto Rican poet
- Antonio Muñoz Molina, writer and former director of Instituto Cervantes of New York
Notes and references
- 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
- 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)
- Official site of the University of Granada
- Center of Modern Languages Site
- English language magazine for the region