Universidad de Extremadura • Badajoz, Spain
The University of Extremadura (UEx) was created in 1973 and has been providing its students with excellent training ever since. Its roots can be traced back to its ties with the region of Extremadura. In the beginning, the establishment of higher education consisted of the Faculty of Sciences in Badajoz, the University College in Caceres, and also the University Schools for primary teacher-training in Caceres and Badajoz and the School of Agricultural and Technical Engineering in Badajoz. For the last few years, the university has consisitently been rising in student numbers and degree options. The school now has four seperate centres, which includes campuses in the cities of Badajoz and Caceres, in addition to the University Centre in Merida and another one in Plasencia. Today, over 24,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students have chosen the University of Extremadura as their institution to achieve their academic goals. 8,000 doctoral students are also enrolled in doctoral studies at the institution. The faculty is made up of highly qualified teachers and academic, administrative, technical and service staff – 1,500 teachers are working on campus, in order to transfer their knowledge and insights onto the students, so that they are well-equipped for their future in high level positions in global enterprises. The Rector is Dr. Píriz Duran and he is proud to have the honour of leading this great university. Students can study various courses in all fields of knowledge, and even take part in international exchange programmes and internships, as the university works closely together with other academical institutes in the world. Students are therefore able to gain a truly global outlook and, at graduation, possess the necessary skills and tools to make it in the business world. Graduates are highly employable and usually find fulfilling positions within a short period of time after graduating.