The University of Oviedo (Universidad de Oviedo in Spanish) is one of the oldest Higher Education Institution in Spain. It was founded in 1608 by an Archbishop, Fernando de Valdés Salas, emulated Bologna or Salamanca in the Northern of Spain, Asturias. Nowadays, the University has 31 Faculties and Polytechnic Schools located in different and specialized Campus place in Oviedo, Gijón and Mieres. The University is a comprehensive institution. It offers programmes of Bachelor, Master and Doctorate in Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Business and Law, Sciences, Medical Sciences and Education. It has also bilingual degrees and double degrees with other universities.
Distinguished by the Spanish Ministry of Education as a Campus of International Excellence in 2009, the University of Oviedo’s teaching, research and internationalization indexes endorse its position in the Spanish and European systems. In recent years, the Asturian academic institution has increased its international profile as well as its presence in Asturian society, as a driver not only of research but also of cultural activity in the region. In the last U-Multirank 2019 of the European Commission, the University of Oviedo was included in the twenty-five best institutions in international orientation.
It has over 22.000 full-time students, a strong research profile and it is committed with the industrial and cultural development of the region. Currently, the university undertakes 80% of the R&D and Innovation activities carried out in Asturias.