University of Granada

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University of Granada
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Latin: "Universitas Granatensis"
Established 1531
Endowment 395,663,000 €
Rector Francisco González Lodeiro
Admin. staff 3,400
Students 88,000
Location Granada, Spain
Affiliations Coimbra Group, UNIMED
Website http://www.ugr.es
Logo Universidad de Granada.svg

The University of Granada (UGR) is a public university located in Granada (Spain) that enrolls approximately 80,000 students, thereby becoming the fourth largest university in Spain. The university also has campuses in northern Africa (Ceuta and Melilla), thus being the only European University with campuses on two continents. Founded in 1531 by Emperor Charles V, UGR has almost 500 years of history and it is one of most traditional universities in Spain.

According to several rankings,[1] the University of Granada ranks among top ten best Spanish universities and holds first place in Translation and Interpreting studies.

The university has an important heritage thanks to 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.[2]

History[edit]

In 1526 a college was founded in Granada by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V for the teaching of logic, philosophy, theology and canon law.[3] On 14 July 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.[3][4]

Today the University of Granada is one of the most famous universities among Spanish students. As a result, Granada has become a city built around the University and student life.

UGR's Centres[edit]

UGR is a confederation of 5 Higher Technical Schools, 22 Faculties and 116 Departments.[5]

The Faculties and Higher Technical Schools are the University's physical places where the degrees composing the University's academic offer are taught to the students, while the Departments refer to the group of professors and lecturers in charge of teaching and research into individual subjects.

In simple terms, the Faculties and Schools are the University's buildings where Departments deliver education in an specific subject field. For example, the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting is the University's physical division where undergraduate and postgraduate programmes on Translation and Interpreting studies are taught. The teaching of the modules comprising those programmes is delivered by lecturers and researchers from the Departments whose subject field is related, in this case, to Translation and Interpreting studies, such as Department of English and German Philology, Department of Literature, Department of Translation and Interpreting, Department of Political and Administrative Sciences, etc.

Campuses and Qualifications[edit]

Faculties and Schools are spread over five different campuses in Granada (Centro, Cartuja, Fuentenueva, Aynadamar and Ciencias de la Salud), plus two more campuses located in Ceuta and Melilla, Spanish territories in Northern Africa.[6]

Granada Campus[edit]

Higher Technical School for Building Engineering[edit]

  • Undergraduate Degree in Building Engineering

Higher Technical School for Architecture[edit]

  • Undergraduate Degree in Architecture

Higher Technical School for Civil Engineering[edit]

  • Undergradute Degree in Civil Engineering

Higher Technical School for Information Technology and Telecomunication[edit]

  • Undergraduate Degree in Information Technology and Telecomunication
  • Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science
  • Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics

Faculty of Fine Arts[edit]

  • Undergraduate Degree in Fine Arts
  • Undergraduate Degree in Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Properties

Faculty of Sciences[edit]

  • Undergraduate Degree in Biology
  • Undergraduate Degree in Biochemistry
  • Undergraduate Degree in Environmental Science
  • Undergraduate Degree in Statistics
  • Undergraduate Degree in Physics
  • Undergraduate Degree in Geology
  • Undergraduate Degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Undergraduate Degree in Mathematics
  • Undergraduate Degree in Chemistry
  • Undergraduate Degree in Optics and Optometry
  • Undergraduate Degree in Computer Sciencice and Mathematics

Faculty of Sport Sciences[edit]

  • Undergradute Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

Faculty of Economics and Business[edit]

  • Undergraduate Degree in Business Management
  • Undergraduate Degree in Economy
  • Undergraduate Degree in Finance and Accounting
  • Undergraduate Degree in Marketing
  • Undergraduate Degree in Tourism
  • Undergraduate Degree in Business Management and Law

Faculty of Educational Sciences[edit]

  • Undergraduate Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Undergraduate Degree in Primary Education
  • Undergraduate Degree in Social Education
  • Undergraduate Degree in Pedagogy

Faculty of Political Science and Sociology[edit]

  • Undergraduate Degree in Political Science
  • Undergraduate Degree in Sociology
  • Undergraduate Degree in Political Science and Law

Faculty of Health Science[edit]

  • Undergraduate Degree in Nursing
  • Undergraduate Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Undergraduate Degree in Occupational Therapy

Faculty of Labour Studies[edit]

  • Undergraduate Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources

Faculty of Communication and Documentation[edit]

  • Undergraduate Degree in Audiovisual Communication
  • Undergraduate Degree in Information Science

Faculty of Law[edit]

  • Undergraduate Degree in Law
  • Undergraduate Degree in Criminology
  • Undergraduate Degree in Law and Business Management
  • Undergraduate Degree in Law and Political Science
  • International Undergraduate Degree in Law and Juris Doctor by the UGR and the Stetson University College of Law of Florida
  • International Undergraduate Degree in Laurea in Giurisprudenza by the UGR and the Università degli Studi di Ferrara

Faculty of Pharmacy[edit]

  • Undergraduate Degree in Food Science and Technology
  • Undergraduate Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Undergraduate Degree in Pharmacy

Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities[edit]

  • Undergraduate Degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Undergraduate Degree in Arabic Studies
  • Undergraduate Degree in French Studies
  • Undergraduate Degree in English Studies
  • Undergraduate Degree in Hispanic Studies
  • Undergraduate Degree in Classics
  • Undergraduate Degree in Philosophy
  • Undergraduate Degree in Geography and Land Management
  • Undergraduate Degree in History
  • Undergraduate Degree in History and Science of Music
  • Undergraduate Degree in Modern Languages
  • Undergraduate Degree in Comparative Literature

Faculty of Medicine[edit]

  • Undergraduate Degree in Medicine

Faculty of Dentistry[edit]

  • Undergraduate Degree in Dentistry

Faculty of Psychology[edit]

  • Undergraduate Degree in Psychology
  • Undergraduate Degree in Speech Therapy

Faculty Social Work[edit]

  • Undergraduate Degree in Social Work

Faculty of Translation and Interpreting[edit]

  • Undergraduate Degree in Translation and Interpreting
  • International Undergraduate Degree in Applied European Languages

Ceuta Campus[edit]

Faculty of Health Science of Ceuta[edit]

  • Undergraduate Degree in Nursing

Faculty of Educational and Humanities Sciences of Ceuta[edit]

  • Undergraduate Degree in Business Management
  • Undergraduate Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Undergraduate Degree in Primary Education
  • Undergraduate Degree in Social Education
  • Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science

Melilla Campus[edit]

Faculty of Social Sciences of Melilla[edit]

  • Undergraduate Degree in Business Management
  • Undergraduate Degree in Public Management

Faculty of Educational and Humanities Sciences of Melilla[edit]

  • Undergraduate Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Undergraduate Degree in Primary Education
  • Undergraduate Degree in Social Education

Faculty of Nursing of Melilla[edit]

  • Undergraduate Degree in Nursing

The University of Granada also offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes (Master's Degrees, Doctorate Programmes and UGR's Postgraduate studies), made up of studies adapted to the European model.

School for Modern Languages[edit]

The UGR began admitting international students in 1992 with the founding of the School for Modern Languages (Centro de Lenguas Modernas). 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.[7]

Famous alumni[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.unex.es/conoce-la-uex/estructura-academica/centros/ccdeporte/archivos/ficheros/SUPLEMENTO%20EL%20MUNDO%2050%20CARRERAS.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.infinitecourses.com/SADetails.aspx?University=University-of-Granada&UniversityID=11904
  3. ^ a b 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
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ http://www.ugr.es/en/pages/departamentos
  6. ^ http://www.ugr.es/en/pages
  7. ^ http://www.ugr.es/~clm/html/el_clm/ing/instituciones_colaboradoras.htm

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