Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia - UNED • Online city, Online
The National Distance Education University (UNED), which is also known as Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia is a distance education provider, that made it its mission to provide the public with outstanding online education. The research university was established in 1972 and has campuses in all of Spain's autonomous communities. The main office is based in Madrid, Spain. UNED has over 205,000 students, which makes it one of the largest universities in Europe. It has the largest student population in the country. The school has been offering excellent education and training through a methodology which is based on the principles of distance learning and is designed to meet the needs of the students. The university's splendid education combines traditional on campus learning with distance learning programmes. The state-of-the-art facilities and cutting edge, modern technologies are what makes studying at UNED so attractive to prospective students. The National Distance Education University has the largest offer of virtual courses in Spain. Students can choose from a variety of courses, including 27 bachelor degrees (adapted to the European Higher Education Area), 76 master degrees, as well as 19 doctoral programmes and general diplomas. The institution even offers University Access Courses (CAD) for mature students who lack the qualifications to enter university- the age limit is 45 and interested students should be older than 25 at the beginning of the programme. UNED also places special value on multilingualism, therefore language courses at different levels are offered, too. Everyone should be able to study at UNED, no matter the age or academic background- that's why there are more than 600 Life Long Learning courses to choose from, as well as a special offer of courses for senior citizen, ages 55 and older. The university has branches (study centres and exam points) in 13 countries in Europe, the United States, and Africa.