The University of the Basque Country is the public university based in the Basque Country. Its roots can be traced back to the University of Bilbao. It now has campuses, spread across the region- Biscay Campus (in Leiao, Bilbao, Portugalete and Barakaldo), Gipuzko Campus (in San Sebastián and Eibar), as well as Álava Campus in Vitoria-Gasteiz. With 90% of the basic research made in that territory, the school is the main research establishment in the Basque Country, and therefore playing an important part in the region’s success. Since its foundation over 30 years ago, the institution is now host to 45,000 students, 5,000 world-class academic staff, as well as modern facilities. The University of Basque Country’s motto is “Give and spread knowledge” and the school has been doing just that for the past few years. The institution is proud to be an excellent knowledge and experience and research provider. Prospective students can choose from 67 Bachelor degree programmes, and 103 official Master programmes, 44 professional & expert diplomas and 71 PhD programmes. The university strongly believes that education should include raising students’ awareness of the world. Its programmes are therefore build around an up-to-date curriculum that is designed to enable students to develop valuable skills for both career and life. Graduates are well-equipped with the competences to find employment within short time after graduating. Global companies value University of the Basque Country’s graduates for their teamwork and leadership skills, as well as their ability to solve problems and their decision-making skills. The school also places special emphasis on international connections- it works closely with academic and business partners in Spain and abroad. International students make up an important part of the student body; the International Relations Office manages over 900 exchange agreements with other Spanish, European and International universities worldwide.
The facilities are great and the communication to them is decent although it could be improved, especially in terms of prices or creating a student bonus. The study environment and classrooms are very good, as is the teaching staff, although perhaps many of the subjects are a bit outdated and not very up-to-date with the digital age. The degree is one of those that has the fewest professional opportunities, although it can always be made compatible with other professional opportunities from similar studies such as audiovisual communication or advertising.View more
What I really liked about the UPV university program was the professionalism and the university atmosphere on campus. Before going to university I did a higher degree in finance, so the bachelor degree in marketing has helped me reinforce all the skills I acquired in the higher degree.View more
The campus is Leioa around 20 mins by bus, near the shore and the mountain, a win-win situation. Subjects are mostly common to the biochemistry and chemical engineering degrees. From the first to the third course, all the subjects are compulsory then you can choose between a small range of them.View more
UPV is the best option for Spain and especially for Bilbao. maybe the Leioa campus can be far but transportation is so easy. Everyone tries to help the international students. You need Spanish here but it is not a big problem because professors and other people are so helpful.View more
I did the Audiovisual Communication career at Upv-Ehu from 2016 to the end of 2020. The career for me lacks a bit because it gives me the feeling of being not very creative. But in general, the same thing happens in all Spanish universities with this specific career.
The first year you go in wanting to make movies, but the second year you discover that you are going to spend more time studying things that do not interest you than those that do.
Even so, there are classes that I really liked such as the Script for Fiction 1 or the Documentary subject. The teachers in general are very nice and know what they are talking about, but the structure of the degree does not allow them to teach their classes better.
The uni is close to Bilbao, which is one of the best and most unknown cities in Spain. In Bilbao you can make friends, travel the entire city and province by public transport and eat like you have never done before. So it is a great destination to be able to come to study.
The best thing that the university has left me is the Erasmus that I did in New Mexico and a good contact list for future projects.
My opinion is that if you know how to take advantage of your university time searching and doing other projects on your part, you will take advantage of the experience. It is not the best university in the world, but it is very good.View more
It is not a bad university but after four years of career you come out with a fairly mediocre training in your area and little prepared to practice in your field. The subjects are more intended to be passed than to teach the students.View more
The University of the Basque Country is one of the top-10 universities in Spain, offering all kind of studies in three different campuses. It offers mobility opportunities and an international atmosphere, as well as all the student facilities you could need.View more
I am an engineering student and AEGEE-Bilbao member. After having studied abroad I have discovered that in the UPV/EHU they teach us too much theory and deffinitely not enough practice, which leads to imposible exams and no learning at all. It is very outdated too.View more
I like the campus a lot because it has a lot of university life.
I also like all the courses and scholarships that they offer.
Many study rooms.
Sometimes the wifi does not work well.
Lack of space in the dining room
In my opinion, the website is very usefull and easy to use. Nevertheless, the WiFi drops very often just as the virtual system where students consult their marks and the university mail (which is a little poor and sluggish. It also sends a lot of spam, and I do not like that). The workforce, such as secretaries, jurnitures and even teachers, are almost inefficient, so that students have to solve so many problems by themselves. Only a little group of teachers are excellent professionals in their field in due to they do not have are not involved or interested at the subject, which is frustrating. Some subjects are taught theoretically and I miss aspects that are really important for the students’ future (especially to learn to interpret and not to study by heart). Accordingly, it would be fine encouraging debates. Another problem is the schedules, I mean: many classes and compulsory practices match with talks, courses, etc., which are complementary and frequently very interesting. A positive point is the library. It has several study rooms, a lot of bibliography and an attentive and efficient staff. In short, although the University of the Basque Country is trying, it needs to improve in general lines.View more