Catholic University of Ávila

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Catholic University of Avila
Universidad Católica Santa Teresa de Jesús de Ávila
Picture of beige 4 story building with blue sky and green grass.
Main building of the Catholic University of Ávila.
Type Private
Established August 24, 1996
Affiliation Catholic
Rector Maria Rosario Sáez Yuguero
Location Ávila, Castile and León,  Spain
Coordinates: 40°39′51″N 4°41′55″W / 40.6641°N 4.6985°W / 40.6641; -4.6985
Website http://www.ucavila.es

Saint Teresa of Jesus Catholic University, (Spanish: Universidad Católica Santa Teresa de Jesús de Ávila), commonly known as the Catholic University of Ávila (UCAV), is a private, Catholic university, located in Ávila, Castile and León, Spain. It's named after Saint Teresa of Ávila.

The current rector of the university is Maria Rosario Sáez Yuguero.[1]

History[edit]

On August 24, 1996, Antonio Cañizares Llovera, bishop of the diocese of Ávila, founded the university via a decree.[2] The university is named for the city and Teresa of Ávila.

Degrees[edit]

The Catholic University of Ávila offers degrees in business, law, and engineering.[3][4]

Institute of Hispanic Studies[edit]

The Institute of Hispanic Studies at the university offers a summer program for students from other countries to study Spanish language, culture, and civilization. The Institute offers a Catholic mysticism course, and through weekend trips, allows students to visit the cities of Segovia, Salamanca, Madrid, as well as important Carmelite sites like Fontiveros and Alba de Tormes.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "President's greetings". Catholic University of Ávila. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ "History". Catholic University of Ávila. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Degrees". Catholic University of Ávila. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Degrees". Catholic University of Ávila. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Institute of Hispanic Studies". Catholic University of Ávila. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 

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