University of Almeria
Ctra. Sacramento s/n, 04120 La Cañada, Almería, Spain
The University of Almería (Spanish: Universidad de Almería, UAL) is a public university situated in Almería, Spain. Located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, it belongs to the La Cañada de San Urbano district of Almería City. In 2008 the University offered 38 different degree programmes, with 871 lecturers, and 11,628 students. At the time of its foundation, its initial governing was assigned to D. Alberto Fernández Gutiérrez, as Vice-Chancellor. The current rector is Carmelo Rodríguez Torreblanca, elected by the university community in the elections that took place in early 2015, taking over from D. Alfredo Martinez Almécija. The University of Almería (UAL) is located in the southeast of Spain, in the region of Andalusia. It was founded in 1993 and currently has over 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Despite its recent creation, UAL has been positioned in the highest levels of scientific and academic knowledge in different areas and currently has great prestige both nationally and internationally. WHY CHOOSE UAL? There are many reasons to choose UAL. Its facilities and equipment are definitely among the most modern and innovative in Europe. Our highly qualified teaching staff use the latest technology to teach their subjects. Its tailor-made courses are carefully designed to achieve a comprehensive training of the highest quality in accordance with the demands of the students and the needs of the current society. Furthermore, the campus life is as enjoyable as the environment and weather of the province of Almeria. Its location, by the sea, makes the campus a unique environment. But what undoubtedly makes students’ stays really successful is the Andalusian character and lifestyle: friendly, cheerful, enterprising and proud of their homeland and customs. OUR SERVICES The University of Almeria counts with great equipment to facilitate the work and stay of our visiting students. We offer plenty of services for academic, administrative and social support. We have one of the largest and most modern libraries in Andalusia, equipped with several study and group-work rooms, computers and laptops, etc. We also have a large dining room, several cafes, hosting service, bike rental, entertainment and leisure activities, free PCs, WI-FI, etc. With regard to sports facilities, we count with different tennis, paddle, football, basketball and volleyball courses. We also have an Olympic indoor pool, fitness center, sauna, spinning room, a fully equipped gym and specialized rooms for other activities requested by students. Furthermore, the Sports Service of our University offers students plenty of leisure and free-time activities in contact with nature, such as hiking, rafting, diving, skiing, snowboarding, canoeing, caving and horseback riding, among others. Leading-edge areas of knowledge: • Engineering (Agricultural and Industrial studies, Electricity, Robotics, Chemistry, Computing, etc.) • Environmental Sciences (Solar Power, Water Management, Renewable Energies, etc.) • Social Sciences (International Business Management, Accounting, Finance, Tourism, Law, etc.) • Health Sciences (Nursing, Physiotherapy, Psychology). • Humanities, Modern Languages and Education. The University of Almería is the third university in Andalusia in scientific and academic production with over 300 scientific research agreements signed with companies, around 10 patents, over 700 published papers and the edition of 3 annual scientific journals. Furthermore, the University of Almería has been recently appointed as Campus of International Excellence (cei) by the Spanish Ministry of Education, in the following fields of knowledge: Agrifood (ceiA3); Sea Studies (ceiMar), Global Change and Biodiversity (ceiCambio) and Cultural and Natural Heritage (ceiPatrimonio).
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Please find below an OFFICIAL LIST OF COURSES FOR JULY 2018: "our summer courses are designed by the most prestigious experts of the leading-edge fields of our University. They are taught by Doctors and Full Professors of proven expertise and experience in their respective areas of knowledge. All courses have an eminently practical focus and include visits to experimental centres and companies of the field. Each 80-hour course can be recognized by up to 10 ECTS CREDITS at the Home University. See full list of STUDY ABROAD summer courses 2018 below (information in English and Spanish):" Link: http://cms.ual.es/UAL/universidad/organosgobierno/vinternacional/actividades/actividad/ssLINK/COURSE_OFFER_JULY_2018read more