The old « Estudi General de Valencia », founded in 1499, has today become a modern European university, open to the culture of practically every branch of teaching.

Currently, the University of Valencia stands out as one of the main public research organisations in Spain, with more than three thousand researchers integrated in 90 departments, 19 institutes and other research units belonging to social, biomedical, human, experimental and formal sciences.

Along with human resources, the University of Valencia state-of-art premises and facilities, together with its instrumental equipment, both guarantee the quality of a vast scientific and technological offer available to the service of society.

The University of Valencia is a leading academic organisation at national level, with a remarkable international dimension, which ranks among the top 300 in university ranks.

The University of Valencia is participating in several European projects under the subsequent RTD European Framework Programmes (I to VIII) and other European programmes: Erasmus, Leonardo, Life+, Cost, Third Health Programme, EEA Grants, Daphne III, Creative Europe.