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The University of Oviedo

4.3 out of 5 (87 ratings / 57 reviews) Oviedo, Spain
The University of Oviedo is the only public institution of higher education in the autonomous community of Asturias. It is a university with more than four hundred years of history and a rich historical and cultural heritage. It provides education in all branches of knowledge, both in undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Bachelor's programmes

About

History

The creation of the University of Oviedo and the College of Orphan Girls Recoletas was possible thanks to the will of Fernando de Valdés, archbishop of Seville, Inquisitor General and president of the Council of Castile, in accordance with his will and codicils issued in 1566 and 1568 .

Education

Worthy of note is the participation of nearly 200 companies in the teaching and student placements in academic-career-oriented Master's degree programmes. It coordinates three Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes and offers students bilingual studies, dual degrees with foreign universities, and double degrees via which young people obtain two degrees.

Worthy of note is the participation of nearly 200 companies in the teaching and student placements in academic-career-oriented Master's degree programmes. It coordinates three Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes and offers students bilingual studies, dual degrees with foreign universities, and double degrees via which young people obtain two degrees.

Research

The University of Oviedo has a teaching and research staff (TRS) of more than 2,000 people in 38 departments who come together in research groups to carry out this activity.

The University is home to a group of about 350 young researchers, who join research groups via different calls for grants and programmes to support research training and teaching, at both a post-graduate and post-doctoral level. There are also about 400 people doing research work in the context of research projects and publicly or privately funded contracts. 

Career

The University of Oviedo provides supports to its students through a variety of advice and career counselling resources. Available in all its centres, these are aimed at informing students about job prospects related to their courses of studies, a key first step on the road to student placements and employment. 

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
401 100
2018
501
2017
-
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
503 -17
2019
486 -7
2018
479
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
601
2019
601
2018
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
801
2019
801
2018
801
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

The Office for International Relations provides the information and support needed to complete all academic paperwork, facilitating the university student's adaptation.

Through the Office for International Relations, they will get all the information and support they need to complete the legal and academic paperwork and to carry out all essential paperwork, such as opening a bank account or to study the different accommodation options. Future University of Oviedo students can plan their trip in advance and have all the information they need prior to arrival in Asturias. 

Housing services

There are numerous accommodation options for students at the University of Oviedo tailored to different budgets and lifestyles. A small region like Asturias offers its university students a high quality of life and more affordable cost of accommodation and living expenses than the big cities. 

  • Residence Halls
  • Student Accommodation Information Center (CIVE)
  • Offer of flats and bedrooms for rent
  • AIn addition to the above, various institutions and municipalities have specific options for student accommodation, such as Fundoma or Gijón City Council. In the latter case, the city offers a number of accommodation options and grants, especially for long stays.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Oviedo has seven campuses located in the central area of Asturias, in the cities of Oviedo, Gijón and Mieres. Although dispersed, the campus model is structured around teaching and research specialization, sustainability and creating social spaces that enable university coexistence.

  • Campus of "El Cristo"
  • Campus of Llamaquique
  • Campus of "El Milán"
  • Campus of the Center of Oviedo
  • Campus of "Los Catalanes"
  • Campus of Gijón
  • Campus of Mieres

Sports facilities

The Sports Service is the body in charge of the promotion, organization and development of sports in the University of Oviedo.

Its aim is to popularize the different aspects of physical education and sports by offering the university community a wide range of different sports activities: hygienic, agonistic, expressive, creative, etc.

Its job is geared towards improving the health, quality of life and hollistic education of the members of the university community, and promoting the study of everything that is related to physical education and sports.

Student clubs

  • ADEMÁS Association (Medicine Students).
  • Asociación de Estudiantes de Ciencias El Mono Infinito (AECMI)
  • AEGEE-Oviedo / European Students Forum
  • ESN Association (Erasmus Student Network).
  • ISF Association (Engineering without Borders Asturias).
  • University Youth Biblical Group Association.
  • OVIMUN Association (Law Students).
  • TUNA Association.

Student Reviews

Great experience at Uniovi!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My experience in the university Oviedo has been great so far. The professors are excellent and willing always to answer when you have a question. The local students also are friendly and kind, respectful, and like to interact and help each other. Oviedo University has a different campus, and I studied in the EPI Gijón Campus for engineerings. I spent most of my time at the...

Great Experience
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Overall is a great university where you learn lots of things getting deeper in the field.

One of the best universities in Spain
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The University is conducting top-class research work in Electrical Power Systems

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