University of Cantabria

Street:  Avda. de los Castros, s/n
Postcode:  39005
City:  Santander
Country:  Spain
Phone:  +34 942 201 500
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History and Objectives

It was founded in 1972 as University of Santander with the creation of the faculty of Medicine, the integration of various Colleges of Education and the taking over the two centres that depended on the University of Valladolid (The School of Civil Engineering and the Faculty of Science). In 1985 a new step was taken in the process of consolidation with the approval of the statutes and the change of the name of the University of Cantabria (UC).

The University of Cantabria is a young modern public institution whose main purpose is to contribute to social progress throughout a firm commitment to teaching and scientific excellence. It has about 13.000 students, both undergraduate and graduate and it offers a 34 degree programmes throughout its 12 faculties and schools and a wide range of graduate, Ph. D programmes and e- learning courses. Internationalization together with research are its most outstanding features. The balanced ratio of student ´s numbers to teaching staff favours the quality of the teaching and the individual attention reinforced by advisory and support services that enables the students to acquires a well- rounded education.

The UC is located in Cantabria a northern Spanish region of half a million inhabitants on the shore of the Cantabrian Sea, crossed by a high mountain range. The region is endowed with mild temperatures all throughout the year and its natural mountain and coastal landscapes are perfectly combined with a rich artistic and cultural heritage. The capital, Santander is set around a natural port providing the city with one of the most beautiful bays in the country. The coastal side of the city enjoys a long strech of the top quality beaches and recreational areas.

Governing Team

  • Senate, Administration Council and Social Council.

Grounds

  • Campus of Torrelavega

  • Campus of Santander.

International Programmes

Business Administrarion, Pilology and Humanities, Sciences, Law, Engineering and Medicine. Schools of Civil Engineering, Industrial and Telecommunication Engineering, Mining Engineering, Nautical Studies, Nursing, Labour Relations, Physiotherapy, Teacher ´s Training and Toursim. Faculties of Law, Medicine, Humanities, Economics and Business Administration, Science and Education. Institute of Physics and Prehistory.

Calendar

The academic year begins in October and finishes in June. It is divided into two semesters (October- February and February- June). Classes run from October until June and exams and held in February and June. Re- sits are held in September.

Departments

  • Business Administrarion

  • Pilology and Humanities

  • Sciences

  • Law

  • Engineering and Medicine

  • Schools of Civil Engineering

  • Industrial and Telecommunication Engineering

  • Mining Engineering

  • Nautical Studies

  • Nursing

  • Labour Relations

  • Physiotherapy

  • Teacher’s Training and Toursim

  • Faculties of Law

  • Medicine

  • Humanities

  • Economics and Business Administration

  • Science and Education

  • Institute of Physics and Prehistory

Degrees

(By faculties and university schools)

FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS STUDIES:
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
FACULTY OF LAW
  • Law
  • Labour Relations
FACULTY OF MEDICINE:
  • Medicine
FACULTY OF SCIENCES:
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
FACULTY OF ARTS:
  • Geography
  • History
FACULTY OF EDUCATION:
  • Psychopaedagogy
  • Teacher Training: Early Childhood Education
  • Teacher Training: Primary Education
  • Teacher Training: Physical Education
  • Teacher Training: Forgein Language Education
SCHOOL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING;
  • Technical Engineering in Public Works
  • Civil Engineering
SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS:
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Telecommunication Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Technical Industrial Engineering, specialising in Industrial Electronics
  • Technical Industrial Engineering, specialising in Electricity
  • Technical Industrial Engineering specialising in Industrial Chemistry
  • Technical Engineer in Telecommunications, specialising in Mechanics
  • Technical Telecommunications Engineer, specialising in Electronic Systems
SCHOOLS OF NURSINGCASA DE SALUD VALDECILLA”
NURSING
SCHOOL OF NAUTICAL STUDIES
  • Naval Engineering
  • Degree in Marine Navigation
  • Marine Engineering
  • Maritime Studies and Transportation
  • Marine Navigation
SCHOOL OF TECHNICAL MINING ENGINEERING
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
  • Technical Mining Engineering, specialising in Mining Exploitation
  • Technical Mining Engineering, specialising in Minerallugy
SCHOOL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY GIMBERNAT- CANTABRIA
  • Physiotherapy
SCHOOL OF TOURISM
  • Tourism