Universidad de Sevilla • Sevilla, Spain
Universidad de Sevilla, or University of Seville in English, is a public university and the main university of the Andalusia region of Spain. It was founded in the year 1505 and was then named Colegio Santa María de Jesús. Over 500 years later, the university educates approximately 70,000 students and is one of the best institutes of education in all of Spain. Its motto is ‘Equality, Liberty, Justice and Pluralism.’
Students at Universidad de Sevilla can choose from a range of 65 subjects and have an expansive choice of both sporting and academic facilities available to them, like the library which contains a massive 777,000 volumes. The various amenities are allocated between the university’s different campuses, and are, along with the university’s stellar reputation, a strong attraction for international (the institute has agreements with around 15 other organisations the world over) as well as Spanish students. Most importantly, though, Universidad de Sevilla’s main goal is to produce students who will advance ‘scientific and technological innovation’ as a whole.
Returning to the university’s facilities, its main building is steeped in history as it was built in the 18th century. Known as the ‘Old Tobacco Factory’ (for obvious reasons) the building has even been part of famous stories. The university also boasts campuses across Seville showcasing its various faculties, for example the Languages Institute and Science Schools in Reina Mercedes, the Health Science Schools in La Macarena, the Engineering School and School of Communications in La Cartuja, and the Business School in Nervion.
An impressive and influential alumnus of Universidad de Sevilla is former Prime Minister of the Spanish Government Felipe González.