Its integration with European universities brings together students from 40 different countries within the Campus of International Excellence
The University of Oviedo is an international benchmark in Health and Electronic Engineering. In four of its six master degrees that appear within its academic offer, bring together young people with 40 different nationalities, who have all opted for an Asturian education as the best choice for training in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing, Sustainable Transport and Electronic Power Systems.
They are students from countries as varied as Thailand, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Iran, the Philippines, Rwanda and Madagascar, to name but a few. However, the internationalisation of the public institution of higher education and research in the Principality of Asturias, is far from recent. Among its 25,000 students registered at the University of Oviedo, some 800 are international, mainly coming from African and Asian countries.
Backing innovation and scientific research
Officially inaugurated on 21st September 1608, the public institution of higher education and research in the Principality of Asturias is a university that dates back over 400 years.
As acknowledgement for the work done and support shown in innovation and scientific research, in 2009 it was given the Seal of Campus of International Excellence, representing one of the first Spanish universities to receive this award.
Its role in improving quality and the international drive of its work is reflected in over 500 contracts and agreements with businesses for research projects. Its support for knowledge and specialisation has led to the University’s elite position when it comes to cooperative research between universities.
Campus of International Excellence
The Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree falls within the Campus of International Excellence strategy. This type of training is based on high quality courses to promote student integration among European universities.
Aside from degrees in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing, Sustainable Transport and Electronic Power Systems, started in 2011, a year later the Asturian entity added a Master’s Degree in Disasters in Public Healthcare, representing the most international of all given that it is being followed by students of 17 different nationalities. As of now, the Mechatronics and Micro-mechatronics systems consortium must also be added to the list, in cooperation with educational institutions from Germany, France, Russia and Egypt.
As well as the Erasmus Mundus programmes, the University of Oviedo is present in other international academic research projects. An example of the contribution the institution has made, is the creation of the census of Christian Architecture in Europe, as part of a joint project with the Universities of Zagret and Padua.
University of Oviedo
Within its wide academic offer, the following are particularly noteworthy: 57 degrees, 17 of which are bilingual; 50 Master’s Degrees, 6 Erasmus Mundus in which 4 are directly coordinated from the University; 24 doctorate programmes and 65 degrees of its own, which can be followed in the various campuses located across Asturias. There are 2,000 professors and researchers divided into 38 departments, all forming part of the University’s organisational structure.