Universidade de Santiago de Compostela - USC • Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela – USC is a public higher education institution. It is located in the beautiful city of Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia in Spain. The university is one of the oldest universities in Spain- it was founded in 1495 and has been striving to provide excellent training ever since. A second campus was opened in Lugo, Galicia. The school received the stamp of approval by Pope Julius II in 1504. From 1555 on, the school started to slowly separate itself from strictly religious instruction and developed other academic fields. Nowadays, the school is able to offer degrees in the fields of Health Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Technical and Humanities. The prestigious courses are well-known around Spain and the world- many famous leading professors, scientists and writers studied at USC. But the famous alumni doesn't only consist of successful creative graduates, the school also produced a prime minister and many Spanish ministers, as well as all of the Xunta de Galicia presidents. The campus in Santiago de Compostela has 18 faculties, 1 associated university school, 1 associated centre, as well as 1 higher technical school, and 1 professional development school. It is also host to 16 research institutes, 6 research centres. The facilities spread across more than 130 hectares. The faculty is made up of excellent teachers, more than 2,000 to be exact. Over 42,000 students are currently enrolled in one of the many degree programmes at USC. The administrative staff is made up of more than 1,000 people. The university is renowned and constantly ranked among Spain's best universities. The “Complutense University of Madrid” ranking places Universidade de Santiago de Compostela 5th in the best universities in Spain ranking. In 2009, the school received the accreditation of Campus of International Excellence by the Ministry of Education (Spain)- officially recognizing Universidade de Santiago de Compostela one of the most prestigious schools in Spain. Screen reader support enabled.