History, Affiliations and Rankings
Founded in 1542, the University of Zaragoza is one of the oldest universities in Spain. It is a public university which is located in the autonomous community of Aragon. It offers courses in Spanish, giving it recognition as a foreign language. Also, the University of Zaragoza was the first Spanish university to provide Spanish courses to international students. It is known for providing high-quality education and believes in its development according to the dynamic world. The University of Zaragoza carries a mission of creating a culture and wants to promote its thoughts to the students studying there. It is recognized for setting a national and international benchmark in terms of its quality and prestige in the area of teaching and research. It is also known for being an open and dynamic institution that fulfils the social demands too. Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) positions the University of Zaragoza somewhere between 501 to 600 in 2021. When we talk about Time Higher Education (THE), the university holds the position of around 1000 to 1200 in the year 2022. According to QS World University Rankings for the year 2022, the university is stated around 531 to 540.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The University of Zaragoza has three campuses. Apart from the main campus, in Aragon, the other two campuses are in Huesca and Teruel. The other two campuses were built in 1985. The university offers courses in Health Sciences, Sciences, Social and Juridical Sciences, Engineering and Architecture, Arts and Humanities. The university provides bachelor's degrees, master’s degrees and doctorates. It also offers courses related to Environmental Science, Philosophy, Journalism, Information Management, Geology, Primary School Education, Nursery School Education, Medicine, English and many more. The university is facilitated by 11 Research Institutes and 4 Research Centres. Psychosocial care office, accommodation, University Office for Attention to Diversity, Gender Equality Observatory, Cultural activities and Sports activities are some services provided by the University of Zaragoza. The University of Zaragoza is one of the leaders in Immunotherapy Cancer Research. The university is equipped with libraries and study rooms too.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The University of Zaragoza combines approx five centuries of tradition and history. Pascual Madoz (Prime Minister), Manuel Azana (2nd President of the Second Spanish Republic), Xabier Arzalluz (Spanish Basque nationalist politician), María Elosegui (Spanish professor and judge) are the notable alumni of this university. The Nobel Prize winner and father of modern Neuroscience Santiago Ramon y Cajal, the Catholic Saint Josemaria Escriva and the Cuban National Hero, Jose Marti have also studied at the University of Zaragoza.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The university has enrolled over 32,000-degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. There are 30420 undergraduates and 3530 postgraduates. Moreover, there are 3900 faculty members. The recruiting companies for this University are Amazon, Accenture Strategy, Apple, BASF, ABinBev, Clariant and many others.