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.
Senate, Administration Council and Social Council.
Campus of Torrelavega and Campus of Santander.
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.
Member of Group Santander, Group 9, CRUE, Universia and CGU, Jean Monnet, Alban, ALFA, Sócrates- Erasmus, Tempos, UE- China, UE- EE.UU Programme. International Agreements with USA, Canada, Australia, Latin America and Europe.
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.
(By faculties and university schools)
FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS STUDIES:
Business Administration and Management
FACULTY OF LAW:
FACULTY OF MEDICINE:
FACULTY OF SCIENCES:
FACULTY OF ARTS:
FACULTY OF EDUCATION:
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
SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS:
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 NURSING “CASA DE SALUD VALDECILLA”
SCHOOL OF NAUTICAL STUDIES
Degree in Marine Navigation
Maritime Studies and Transportation
SCHOOL OF TECHNICAL MINING ENGINEERING
Technical Mining Engineering, specialising in Mining Exploitation
Technical Mining Engineering, specialising in Minerallugy
SCHOOL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY GIMBERNAT- CANTABRIA
SCHOOL OF TOURISM