Pontifical University of Salamanca

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Pontifical University of Salamanca
Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca
Pontifical University of Salamanca seal.png
Seal of the Pontifical University of Salamanca
Type Private
Established 1940
Affiliation Catholic
Students 6520
Location Salamanca, Castile and León,  Spain
40°57′47″N 5°40′01″W / 40.963°N 5.667°W / 40.963; -5.667Coordinates: 40°57′47″N 5°40′01″W / 40.963°N 5.667°W / 40.963; -5.667
Website http://www.upsa.es

The Pontifical University of Salamanca (in Spanish: Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca) is a private Roman Catholic university based in Salamanca, Spain.


Resulting from the resolution of the Spanish government dissolving of the faculties of Theology and Canon Law at the University of Salamanca in 1854,[1] Pope Pius XII decided to establish a new pontifical university and restore those faculties in the new institution. Additional faculties and schools were added over the years.

Olegario González de Cardedal, who received the Ratzinger Prize in 2011, teaches Dogmatic and Fundamental Theology.


Currently, the Pontifical University of Salamanca offers the following undergraduate degrees adapted to the European Higher Education Area :

Salamanca Campus[edit]

  • Canon Law
  • Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport
  • Communication Studies
  • Social Education
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Trilingual Biblical Philology
  • Humanities
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Speech Therapy
  • Master in Early Childhood Education
  • Teacher of Primary Education
  • Pedagogy
  • Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Advertising and Public Relations

Madrid Campus[edit]

  • Architecture
  • Building Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Industrial Management Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Osteopathy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sociology


  1. ^ "Historia" (in Spanish). Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca. Archived from the original on March 13, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-15. 

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