Universidad del País Vasco - UPV/EHU • Bilbao, Spain; Donostia, San Sebastián, Spain; Vitoria, Spain
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.