The Universitat de Valencia (University of Valencia), also known by the acronym UV was founded in 1499 by the previous request of James I the Conqueror. However, Its foundation was due to the favor of St. Vincent Ferrer and to the donation of a building by Mosen Pedro Vilaragut.The Universitat de Valéncia currently counts with three main campuses:
The Burjassot Campus, a house of the Physics, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Mathematics, Biology and Engineering colleges.
The Avenida Blasco Ibáñez Campus. House of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, Psychology, Geography and History, and the Philosophy, Physical Education, Languages, Physiotherapy and Nursing and Educational Sciences colleges.
The Tarongers campus, a house of the Schools of Law, Social Sciences Economics, and the School of Elementary Teacher Training.
The Universitat de Valencia has six scientific areas, and it also offers more than 60 official degrees, 100 Ph.D. courses, and over 250 postgraduate courses.The Universitat de Valencia includes the La Nau Gran center, which, targets older students looking for a second chance.The primary mission of the Universitat de Valencia is to “ train competent professionals at European level and encourage prestigious research with international impact contributing to the development of our society.”While only the 19% of The Universitat de Valencia students enroll in postgraduate degrees, the research level at this University is outstanding. The University´s research is managed through many different ways including The Academic Departments within each School, the Science Park, and the Research Institutes.The Research Institutes are formulated as multi-disciplinary research structures which aim to meet the demand of the social and economic context in the research and transfer fields. This way the exchange of knowledge between students and experts is guaranteed. The University of Valencia Science Park, PCUV, has been declared a meeting point between the University of Valencia and many companies that support and fund the University´s research studies.