In a prosperous region stretching along the Atlantic coast of northern Spain, the people of the Basque Country are the custodians of one of Europe's most ancient languages and cultures. Yet, they not only have a high regard for tradition but are also remarkably forward-looking and have established a highly regarded industrial sector.
The region's success and scientific and technological progress are underpinned by the University of the Basque Country, a vibrant 30-year-old institution with 45,000 students, 5,000 world-class academic staff, and state-of-the-art facilities. Read more in our feature on Cambridge University's Guide to Excellence.Following our motto "Give and spread knowledge', the University of the Basque Country is an integrating institution willing to produce knowledge, experience, and research in order to forward them to the general public. Our course catalogue consists of 67 Bachelor's Degrees in all fields of knowledge. At postgraduate level, we offer 103 official master's programmes, 44 professional and expert diplomas, and 71 PhD programmes.We believe in education as a means to arouse our students' awareness of the world and develop precious skills both for career and life. Our surveyed graduates appraise, among the competences acquired while attending our institution, the improvement of their teamwork and leadership skills; the reinforcement of their decision-making and problem-solving ability; and the unfolding of their creativity.