The University of Granada

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The University of Granada2023-10-11T14:09:54+02:00

    The University of Granada

History and present

The University of Granada (UGR) was officially founded in 1531 by Carlos I, accounting for almost five hundred years of history and being considered one of the historical universities of Spain. The University of Granada is among the first in Spain and the last published Shanghai Ranking (15/8/2022) places the Granada institution among the 300 best universities in the world. In addition, the UGR has been for several years the first European university in receiving and sending students in the “traditional” Erasmus program of European mobility, being the first European destination within this mobility program. It has been selected as one of the best Spanish universities by international students in the 2016 edition of Study Portals International. The UGR is the fourth university in Spain by number of students, a member of the Coimbra Group, the Ibero-American Postgraduate University Association and the Tordesillas Group.

Some current data of the University of Granada:
– Undergraduate and graduate students: 53818
– Professors: 3621
– Service personnel: 2345
– Degrees: 73
– Teaching centers: 27
– Departments: 124
– Official Master’s Degrees: 106
– Doctorates: 28

The University of Granada is also the academic institution with the fastest network speed in the world, up to 160 Gigabits per second (Gbps), not counting the speed provided by RedIRIS, the Spanish academic network integrated in the European GÈANT network.

The teaching centers (faculties and schools) of the UGR are spread over seven university campuses: five in the city of Granada (Centro, Cartuja, Fuentenueva, Aynadamar and Ciencias de la Salud), one in Ceuta and one in Melilla.

The Faculty of Psychology is located on the University Campus of Cartuja and is dedicated to teaching and research in Psychology and Logopedia. In addition to the respective Degrees, it offers five Master’s Degrees and an official Doctorate and has six Departments: Personality, Psychological Assessment and Treatment, Social Psychology, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Experimental Psychology and Psychobiology.

Among the services offered by the University of Granada to the university community is the University Canteen Service, famous among students for offering healthy menus at a low price (3.5€). The Canteen Service also offers a take-away service and has locations on each of the university campuses. In addition, the university has a wide network of accommodation based on colleges, which have more than fifty years of history, and university residences.

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