The University of Alicante was founded in October 1979. It is the heir of the University Study Centre (CEU), which was established in 1968. The public university is based in Alicante, on the Mediterranean coast. The beautiful location offers the perfect learning environment for local and international students. The campus is one of the best ones in Spain, due to its infrastructure, but also because of landscaping, sustainability, as well as gender equality. University of Alicante offers a wide range of degree programmes in all fields of knowledge. The learning institution is divided into six faculties and one polytechnic school. The multidisciplinary university has excellent teaching staff, as well as outstanding administrative staff. 3,800 academic and administrative staff are working on campus. More than 32,000 students are enrolled in degree programmes. The university offers courses in Spanish and English, in order to perfectly prepare its students for a global career. Many of the cultural activities on offer also in English, French and other languages, as the school is committed to providing a multilingualism environment. Due to this fact, the university welcomes about 1,200 foreign students per year and 2,000 student from other regions in Spain. The course structure is dynamic and interactive, with a strong scientific and academic focus, to be able to meet the needs of the economy. This teaching model is based on research, entrepreneurship, innovation and knowledge transfer. The range of courses includes more than 120 degrees. Graduates are likely to find employment within a short time after graduating, as University of Alicante students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen workplace. Speaking of places of work- those could be either in Spain or anywhere in the world. The university has ties with numerous national and international academic institutions and companies.
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This University of Alicante wins through its beautiful green Campus with lots of water sources and the neverending sunshine. The teaching here, however, suffers under some educational disadvantages, however, the teachers are always open to questions and communicative.
UA is a good place to study, the campus is one of the biggest of Spain and it’s degrees are appreciate by bussines and companies.
The main problem I found on my degree (Law and Bussines adm.) is that they are teaching the same things (content) whith the same methods since they created the university.
Despite of that, you can find (in general) good and renowed teachers, and all the servicies you might need close to the campus.
I am happy with the study plans and all the studies that are offer but in this university there is a problem when a teacher is not fulfilling the needs of the students. It is very difficult to change the method of the teacher or even is difficult to change the teacher itself, even though there are complains.
University of Alicante is a big campus located in a big green beautiful area which offers studies in all fields of knowledge.
Local and international students are provided by countless opportunities for learning and develop themselves, within and outside their field of knowledge.
A Healthy lifestyle can be breathed in the campus by their sports facilities, the healthy menus offered at cafeterias and the several health activities organised often.
Do not worry if you are foreign, this university receives hundreds of international students every year and has lots of nice programs as “Buddy Program” (organised by AEGEE-Alicante), which main aim is to help international students to adapt quickly to the university and the city.
In short, a habitable and intergenerational university open to society and the environment.
The university and its campus are located in San Vicente del Raspeig which is near Alicante. I like the campus because it is full with vegetation such as palm trees, lemon trees, flowers etc so it is green almost year round. There is one main library with a lot of books, a computer room, a few study rooms including one that is open 24 hours a day so students can study or just use the Wi-Fi connection anytime they want. In addition, each department has its library with specific literature. For example, in the Economics department, you can find books related to economics, econometrics, statistics etc.
Now a few words about the master’s program in Quantitative Economics. It is a good program – among top five such programs in Spain. The name of the program gives a cue that it is highly related to maths, statistics and econometrics, and it is a continuation of the bachelor’s program in Economics at the same university. So I would recommend it to people who like the aforementioned subjects and are prepared for some intensive courses starting from early September.
There is a computer room in the department called Latex adapted specially for conducting experiments, usually related to Behavioral economics. The room can also be used by master’s and PhD students for doing their daily workload or just for accessing the internet.
Among the most impending things to be fixed I would mention not the very good organization as a whole and, in particular, too many bureaucratic procedures that take time and dealing with all of them can be really frustrating.
As a conclusion, if you are well-prepared technically and think that economics is highly related to maths and stats (almost entirely on them), you may like the program.
Not bad, not bad college. It has one of the largest campuses in Europe. As for prices, they should be improved since the price of tuition is excessive. I have to say that the number of teachers in certain grades is very small, and that does not have many groups and the schedule is fixed and we can not decide to go in the morning or in the afternoon to class. Otherwise, all good.