The old “Estudi General de València”, founded in 1499 and initially dedicated to the study of medicine, humanities, theology and law, has today become a modern European University, open to the culture of practically every branch of teaching.
The University of Valencia is generally recognized as one of the most outstanding Spanish universities in both national and international rankings. The University of Valencia produces 63% of the indexed references of all Valencian universities and ranks third among Spanish universities in indexed scientific production. More than 300 PhD theses are presented every year in the framework of 110 PhD programs. 31 of which have obtained the special Quality Award given by the Spanish Education Ministry. At last, its increasing research budget, over € 52 million, is an indicator of the scientific and technological capabilities of the University of Valencia.
The University of Valencia has the most varied offer of studies in Valencia: 66 undergraduate degrees, 78 master’s degrees, 105 doctorates, 91 postgraduate diplomas and 75 certificates of specialisation. The University of Valencia ranks second in the Spanish university system according to the Shanghai Jiai tong University ranking. From September 2010 al the official undergraduate and postgraduate studies offered by the University of Valencia will be in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
The University of Valencia is a pioneer in research with 960 research projects and 95 patents (between 1995 and 2005). It is ranked third or fourth in the Spanish university system with regard to research, according to different international rankings.
In the last budget it dedicated 55 million euros to research including: scientific equipment, research grants, grants to conduct research in other centres, pre and post doctoral research grants, guest professors, University of Valencia researchers and co-financed researchers from other organisations.
The halls of residences are university centres which offer accommodation to the members of the university community, promoting the human, cultural and scientific training of their lodgers. They either belong to Universitat or are associated to it.
– Rector Peset Hall of Residence
Rector Peset Hall of Residence is located in the historical centre of Valencia. The refurbished building is made up of an 18th century palace and two manor houses that belonged to the marquis Martínez Vallejo. It has 170 rooms (single and double) for students and 50 for lecturers and researchers. It has a computer room, two libraríes, four video rooms, a gym-solarium, a conference hall, the Muralla room, an exhibition hall, a music and rehearse room, two canteens and a cafeteria.
Since the 2009-2010 course, the University of Valencia has this residence hall with a capacity for 440 students. Located in Tarongers Campus, it offers students, teachers and researchers of the UV, single or double studio apartments, full furnished, with bathroom, kitchen, HVAC, telephone and internet connection. The residence also includes a cafeteria & restaurant, study rooms, common rooms, gym, laundry and parking.
– Student halls associated to Universitat de Valencia
The associated student halls have been set up by either a public or a private entity other than Universitat de Valencia, but have been acknowledged as associated.
– Rented accommodation
Universitat de València runs a flat database staffed by SEDI, where students can find flats for rental, shared accommodation, and bed-sits offered by the owners or other students willing to share. This service is free of charge.
Most centres at the Universitat de València have a canteen/cafeteria with special offers for students. Besides, there are lots of bars and restaurants in the campus area with discounts for students.
RECEPTION OF STUDENTS
Meeting point: 2016.08.29/ 11.00 H / Language Policy Service. Serpis, 29. Edifici Beatriu Civera. 46022, València