Universidad de Deusto • Bilbao, Spain
The University of Deusto (Universidad de Deusto) is a private university, owned by the Scoiety of Jesus. It has campuses in Bilbao and San Sebastián, as well as a business school in Madrid. The University of Deusto was established in 1886. Its location in Bilbao is perfect for students, as Bilbao is the centre of a metropolitan area with over one million inhabitants. The school still values its Christian traditon, in form of fulfilling its role as a Catholic institution that promotes theological reflection in Europen cultural issues. The institution also offers pastoral services to students and staff. Internationalization is important to Universidad de Deusto. Therefore, the school has signed agreements with more than 200 universities across Europe and Latin America. About 1,300 students and 50 professors take part in exchange programmes. The university is also involved in intensive programmes, European programmes and joint curricular drafts at various levels- it participates in cross-border activities, integrated languages and Leaonardo programmes, in order to provide its students with a truly global outlook. Diversity is also another important factor- students from all parts of the world, regardless of religion and background are encouraged to apply. Since 1994, the university has adapted the European credit sytsem, being the first European university to extend the European credits to all of its faculties. The university is made up of six schools and colleges: School of Law, Theological College, College of Engineering, Deusto Business School, College of Psychology and Education, and College of Social and Human Sciences. Graduates of Universidad de Deusto are likely to find employment within a short period of time after graduating. They are well-equipped with the necessary skills and means that are needed become successful in their chosen careers. Speaking of- the alumni network is large, and includes journalists, film makers, politicians and bankers.