University of Mondragón

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University of Mondragón
Mondragon Unibertsitatea
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Established 1997
Type Private, cooperative
Rector Vicente Atxa
Academic staff
Students 4,000 (2007-2008)[1]
Location Mondragón
Campus Nine locations:
Mondragón, Goierri, Donostialdea, Oñati, Bidasoa, Eskoriatza, Aretxabaleta, San Sebastián and Bilbao.
Affiliations Mondragon Corporation

The University of Mondragón (officially in Basque: Mondragon Unibertsitatea, MU) is a private university in the Basque Country, officially established and recognized in 1997. Its main campus is in Mondragón, Gipuzkoa.


The institution first originated as the Escuela Politécnica Superior by Father José María Arizmendiarrieta, in 1943. The current university was created by the association of three existing educational cooperatives: Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa “Jose Mª Arizmendiarrieta” S. Coop., ETEO S. Coop., and Irakasle Eskola S. Coop.


Currently the university consists of four faculties:

In addition, the university contains an innovation centre, the Bilbao Innovation Factory, which opened in Bilbao in 2014.

José Mª Arizmendiarrieta memorial at the Faculty of Engineering in Mondragón.

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