Founded in 1218 the University of Salamanca (USAL) is the oldest University in Spain and one of the oldest higher education institutions in Europe. Its nine campuses are located in five different Spanish towns. More than 30.000 undergraduate and graduate students register each year in more than sixty undergraduate degrees and more than one hundred graduate programs. The University of Salamanca has always prided itself on its ability to attract students from outside its region and from foreign countries. It is also among the European universities with a large number of incoming Erasmus students every semester.
The University has many research groups of international excellence in several fields. Indeed, the University is well known for the quality of its research in Biosciences and Languages. Faculty work in research centres of the University and in collaboration with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Among them, we could mention the Institute of Neurosciences, the Cancer Research Centre, and the Institute of Functional Biology and Genomics. Entrepreneurship is promoted through specific programs that provide training, advising, and support for business development ideas and technology transfer.
The University’s Career Office has been working in the past sixteen years to provide students and graduates with information, advice, and guidance on job market search. Our main focus is to help students to enhance their employability and their future career development in order to successfully face the different challenges that they will encounter during their professional lives.
On the other hand, the Doctoral School of the University of Salamanca, "Studii Salmantini", is responsible for organizing the activities of all the Doctorate Programs aimed at developing the research capacities of our PhD students. This service is responsible for coordinating, organizing and managing collaboration between researchers from the University of Salamanca and other national and international organizations, so that our institution is a benchmark in R + D + i. With more than 40 doctorate programs grouped in 5 different knowledge areas (Arts and Humanities, Sciences, Health Sciences, Social and Legal Sciences, and Engineering and Architecture)and a human and technological team of recognized prestige at an international level.