University of Granada

The University of Granada (UGR) is a public university situated in the historical city of Granada. It was officially founded by the Emperor Charles V in the year 1531, and built on a centuries-old teaching tradition dating back to the madrasahs of the Nasrid dynasty of Granada. Accordingly, it is one of the most significant universities in Europe in terms of its historical importance.

The University of Granada is an innovative and comprehensive research University.

As a forward-looking historical University located at various sites throughout Granada, the UGR is deeply engaged with today’s city, province and surrounding region, playing a leading role in the recovery and conservation of Granada’s magnificent historical and cultural heritage sites. We have a vibrant presence in the local economy, where we represent 4.6% of the provincial GDP.

With over 55,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 6,000 staff members, the UGR has a powerful presence in a city of 240,000 inhabitants. Its role as leader in incoming and outgoing student and staff mobility in European and international programmes, and its attractiveness for international students and researchers, make for multicultural campus life and a lively cosmopolitan setting. Over the course of the current academic year 2018-2019, 2800 new international undergraduate students from over 70 countries will complete studies at the UGR, thanks to the diverse range of mobility programmes on offer at our institution.

The UGR is the highest-ranked university in the South of Spain and the 3rd highest-ranked in Spain, according to the prestigious Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU 2018). This substantial international standing in both research and education is the reason behind the success of our BioTic excellence initiative, jointly managed by the University, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Health Sciences Technology Park. The excellence initiative was built on four major pillars of research excellence: Biohealth, Information and Communication Technologies, Earth Sciences, and Heritage, reflecting some of the University’s key research strengths. With its fifty supporting partners, the initiative is an excellent example of the University’s policy of strong strategic cooperation with public and private, national and international bodies.

The state-of-the-art Health Sciences Technology Park (PTS), which houses the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine, offers a cutting-edge combination of teaching, research, healthcare and knowledge transfer, and is a significant example of the University’s commitment to innovation and to local and global partnerships with both the public and private sectors.

Website: www.ugr.es

Contact person: Ana García López – agarcial@ugr.es