25 reasons to study at the University of Girona

The University of Girona is educational quality, international recognition, internships in companies and the chance to study right in the heart of an active, cultural and human city.

  1. Teaching and research. In its 25 years of existence, the University of Girona has excelled in teaching and research in the fields of arts and humanities, sciences, health sciences, social and legal sciences and engineering and architecture. It is 12th out of 66 Spanish state universities according to the CYD ranking.
  2. Multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary education. We offer you multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary training: 48 bachelor's degrees and eleven double degrees in all areas of knowledge prepare you for the professional future as a citizen critical, reflective and observant of the world around you.
  3. Three city campuses. The University of Girona’s campuses are urban, sustainable, accessible and have global benefits. In the middle of Barri Vell, in the city centre and in Montilivi, in spaces integrated into a green environment.
  4. A university city. You will live and study in a university city. Girona is culture and progress, it is active and dynamic. It is one of the ten best cities in Europe for a break (according to The Guardian, 2016).
  5.  By your side. You will receive a personal service, in small groups, including mentoring and an information and advice centre designed around you.
  6. Language education and practicals abroad. We help you to go further by offering you education in languages, practicals abroad, classes in English and an international mobility programme with more than 400 destination universities to choose from. Languages Department courses will help you reach the level your bachelor’s degree requires.
  7.  Integration into the local region. The University of Girona has real presence in the city of Girona, with research centres, institutes and chairs. It has affiliated centres in the city of Barcelona.
  8. We are international. We establish collaboration agreements with foreign universities for teaching and research trips, from South America to the Mediterranean, cross-border spaces and China.
  9. We believe in charity. We are engage with the world: more than 1,000 University of Girona students actively take part in charity initiatives with developing countries and in humanitarian crisis situations.
  10. Economic and social driver. We establish alliances with public entities (town councils, regional governments, local consultants) and private entities to promote knowledge.
  11. Applied innovation and research. With the Campus Sectorials programme, the University of Girona is putting itself at the forefront of applied innovation and research. Relations between companies and institutions in the different socio-economic sectors are thus facilitated.
  12. Leader in research projects. The University of Girona is a research leader when it comes to the quality of the research published and the number of scientific publications.
  13. Internationally recognised research. The more than 100 research groups, 24 departments, 12 research institutes and 31 chairs generate research that is internationally recognised for its quality.
  14. Headquarters of research institutes within the Generalitat of Catalonia. Four research institutes within the Generalitat have their headquarters at the University of Girona.
  15. We welcome talent. Big thinkers, creators, researchers and contemporary scientists complete placements at the University of Girona.
  16. We transfer technology to society. There are four TECNIO groups at the University of Girona, experts in technology transfer with the capacity to loan technological innovation services to companies in Catalonia.
  17. Innovative enterprise and research groups. The Science and Technology Park has more than a hundred companies and innovative research groups at the forefront of technological research.
  18. Excellence in tourism and Erasmus. We have one of the best tourism studies courses in Spain and we direct an internationally prestigious Erasmus Mundus programme.
  19. We commit ourselves to educational innovation. The implementation of learning based on problems is one of the most revolutionary projects in modern education and is carried out at the University of Girona.
  20. Good scores in MIR tests. Quality teaching gives concrete results: the marks of 86% of the first University of Girona doctors in the MIR exceed the state average.
  21. Placements in companies. We prepare you for your professional future with more than 1,500 placement agreements with companies and institutions to complete your academic education and a programme of long-term external placements to foster employability.
  22. Scholarships and grants. We offer more than 7 million euros in scholarships and study grants.
  23. Quality equipment and services. At the University of Girona you have everything you need: a library with more than 10,000 m2 of space open 338 days a year, study rooms, computer rooms, a courtroom to simulate trials... We are the first Catalan university to have laboratory places for every 100 students.
  24. Master's degrees and international degrees. You will be able to continue your education with a broad range of 44 master's degrees with professional and research pathways and eight international double degrees.
  25. Sport, leisure and culture. Add enjoyment of sport, cooperation and solidarity to the student experience, along with associationism, the excitement of watching people stack themselves up into human castles, the theatre classroom, the Cor de la UdG (Heart of the University of Girona) and various cultural activities: conferences, concerts, exhibitions, readings and the University of Girona’s very own festival, the Festa Major.