Universidad de Murcia - UMU • Murcia, Spain
Universidad de Murcia, or University of Murcia in English, was first founded as an institution in 1272 as Universitas Studiorum Murciana by Alfonso X of Castile, making it the thirteenth oldest university in the world. The university as we know it today was founded in 1915, and is the biggest university in Spain’s region of Murcia – catering for around 38,000 students.
It is a public university offering a large number of courses in a variety of subject areas at under- and postgraduate levels, taught by around 2,000 academic staff. The university is divided into faculties; Sports Science, Biology, Fine Arts, Industrial Sciences, Philosophy, Medicine, Economics and Business, and Law as well as schools, namely the School of Social Work, School of Tourism, and the Nursing School of Murcia. Universidad de Murcia also offers a number of doctorate courses such as Economy, Health Science, Humanity, and Technological Teaching.
The university is made up of 5 campuses. Most of the facilities can be found on the Espinardo and La Merced campuses which are 5km north and in the centre of Murcia respectively. The other campuses; the Medical and Health Studies Campus, the Sports Science Campus, and the Lorca Campus can be found at varying distances from Murcia itself, so students should take note of where they will be studying before they decide on accommodation.