The Universidad de Granada, founded in 1531, continues a long teaching tradition, the roots of which can be traced back to the madrasahs of the last Nasrid Kingdom.
In Granada, there are four University Campuses, as well as the “Campus Centro”, in which all the centres spread throughout the historic part of the city are brought together. The UGR’s policy of using buildings of historical and cultural value has enriched its heritage, as well as promoting the restoration and maintenance of these buildings.
In addition to this emphasis on more traditional elements, the Health Science Technological Park, which is still being developed, demonstrates our strong commitment to innovation by promoting interaction with technological bio-health companies and favouring high-quality healthcare and biomedical knowledge. There are two other UGR Campuses in the cities of Ceuta and Melilla, in Northern Africa.
Over 60,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students study at the UGR, with another 20,000 students taking additional courses, language courses, summer courses etc. The University employs 3650 lecturers and over 2000 administration, technical and maintenance staff.
The commitment to high-quality research has placed the Universidad de Granada in a prominent position in terms of national rankings. The financing of 346 research groups illustrates this commitment. Through the Spanish Research Programme, as well as other national programmes and organisations, the University supports 165 research projects, and the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Business has provided financial support to 78 Projects of Excellence.
The links with the business world operate through the Research Results Transfer Office (OTRI).
The Scientific Instrumentation Centre (CIC) offers various services to support research, focusing in particular on experimental subjects.
Collaboration on international projects, as well as seeking resources and partners, is managed through the International Projects Office (OPI).
For many years, the UGR has promoted a significant international activity through the Vice-Rector’s Office for International Relations. The importance of the presence of international students is most clearly demonstrated by the 606 mobility agreements signed with European Higher Education institutions and the ERASMUS mobility programmes; the UGR is the leading European university in terms of receiving students and the second Spanish university in terms of the mobility of its own students. The University is also involved in major exchange programmes with universities in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Mediterranean countries, Australia, Oceania and Asia.
The Universidad de Granada is a member of, or is involved at various levels in, the following International Networks and Associations:
- Coimbra Group
- Tordesillas Group
- AUIP: Ibero-American University Association for Postgraduate Studies
- CEURI: Spanish University Committee for International Relations
- IAU: International Association of Universities
- EUA: European University Association
- UNIMED: Mediterranean Universities Union
- CUM: Community of Mediterranean Universities
- EPUF: EuroMed Permanent University Forum
- ORION: Network of Universities and NGOs of Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe
- COLUMBUS: University cooperation programme between European and Latin American higher education institutions
- EAIE: European Association for International Education
- SEFI: European Society for Engineering Education
- ISTEC: Ibero-American Science and Technology Education Consortium
- AIEA: Association of International Education Administrators
- PEACE: Palestinian European Academic Cooperation in Education
- CASCADE: Chemicals as contaminants in the food chain. Network of Excellence
- POLYMNIA: International network for Research and Research Education: “The Mythographic Tradition in Europe from Antiquity to the 17th Century”
- AOIFE: Association of Institutions for Feminist Education and Research in Europe.
- MARISTAN: International Network for University Cooperation of Psychiatry Departments
- UNISCAPE: European Network of Universities for the Implementation of the European Landscape Convention
- STEPS-EUPEN: Stakeholders Tune European Physics Studies — European Physics Education Network
- Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation: International foundation to promote dialogue, peace and tolerance between the peoples and cultures of the Mediterranean
- TERRA MADRE: International network for the preservation, stimulation and promotion of sustainable food production methods
- Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for Dialogue between Cultures