Founded in 1499, the University of Valencia, initially devoted to medical studies, humanities, theology and law, has today become a modern European university, which has just received the seal of the Campus of International Excellence by VLC Campus project. The University of Valencia is open practically to all branches of knowledge, research and culture. For the wide range of studies, and its human dimension, that of Valencia is one of the most important Spanish universities.
Today is a public university where Humanities, Basic Sciences and Technology, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Education are taught. The main international rankings place the University of Valencia among the five most outstanding research in Spain and knowledge transfer to society. It is also a leading center in the implementation of new information technologies and communication.
It has three urban campuses (Blasco Ibañez, Burjassot / Paterna and Tarongers) and owns several buildings scattered around the city of Valencia, as well as unique facilities (Botanical Garden and Astronomic Observatory). The seat of the Rector of the University, where existing core services, is located in a landmark building located at the junction of Blasco Ibáñez Avenue and Jaime Roig Street.
The historic headquarters of the University, located on La Nau street, is now a cultural center open to all citizens, where they also held academic solemn ceremonies.
The Botanical Garden in the urban incardinated Valencia is a research center which has just celebrated its bicentennial.
The Scientific Park, located in Burjassot-Paterna campus, is where business ideas are nurtured. Also in the field of science, the University owns the historic center of Valencia, the Palau de Cerveró, an Institut d’Història de la Ciència i la Medicina named Lopez Piñero.
The Fundació Universitat-Empresa (ADEIT), also located in the historical center, offers master’s own, specialized courses, practicum …
The University of Valencia is characterized by its international relations. It is the second European university in receiving Erasmus students, but it is also involved in mobility projects for countries in other continents. Training in foreign languages is considered essential, and so, for example, the institution is home to the Institut Confuci to promote the Chinese language and culture.