Universidad de Salamanca • Salamanca, Spain
The University of Salamanca's Spanish name is Universidad de Salamanca. The higher education institute is based in the heart of the beautiful city of Salamanca, which is west of Madrid, in the autonomous community of Castile and Léon. The university's origins can be traced back to 1134, making it the oldest university in the Spanish-speaking world and the third oldest in the world that is still education students to this day. It received the Royal charter of foundation by King Alfonso IX in the year 1218. Nowadays, students from near and far take the opportunity to study at this great institution. It is one of the leading universities in Spain- it is actually the top-ranked university in the country. The school offers degree level courses and is known for its Spanish-language courses for foreign students, those attract over 2,000 international students per year. The University of Salamanca is a renowned university which places special value on presenting its student with a global outlook. It therefore encourages students to take part in exchange programmes and work placements at one of its business and industry partners abroad. The school is mostly known for its excellent humanities degree options, and particularly for the studies of languages, as well as its great law and economics programmes. The university also carries out scientific research on campus and in research centres that are associated with the establishment, such as the Centro de Investigación del Cáncer, which is a Cancer Research Centre, and the Institute of Neuroscience of Castile and Léon. The campus offers a great and multicultural learning environment and is home to a large library that holds about 906,000 volumes. The schools works closely together with numerous academic partners, in order to give its students the best training to become successful in their chosen fields of expertise.