Xarxa Vives d'Universitats

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The Xarxa Vives d'Universitats (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈʃarʃə ˈβiβəz ðuniβərsiˈtats], acronym: XVU; English: "Vives Network"), formerly known as Institut Joan Lluís Vives (English: "Joan Lluís Vives Institute"), is the network of Catalan language universities.

XVU was founded in 1994 and it is headquartered in the Valencian Community, in the city of Castelló de la Plana. On May 21, 2008, it was integrated into the Ramon Llull Institute.[1]

The institute is named after Joan Lluís Vives, a prominent Valencian scholar and humanist from the 16th century.


The network currently comprises 22 universities situated in the Catalan language domain, in four different states (Andorra, France, Italy and Spain). It consists of the following 22 universities:[2]


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