The University of the Basque Country is a young institution, founded and established in its current form in 1980.It is a public university, multilingual, research-oriented and with an international outlook.
n 2010, the university was designated as an “International Campus of Excellence” by the Spanish Ministry of Education. It has 32 schools and faculties.
Located on the northern coast of Spain in the city of Bilbao, looking out over the Bay of Biscay, the university offers a unique chance for students to immerse themselves in the complex Basque culture whilst pursuing a degree or postgraduate qualification. The main university campus is located towards the centre of Bilbao, close to the Estuary of Bilbao, and offers a wide variety of academic facilities for use by students as well as easy access to the city of Bilbao proper.
As one of the largest cities in Spain, Bilbao has a lot to offer prospective students such as the world-renowned Guggenheim museum as well as a successful football team, Athletic Bilbao. The University of the Basque Country offers nearly half of its courses in Basque, but many English options are available.
Aside from a main campus, the institution operates multiple facilities and smaller campuses in and around the city of Bilbao, and has numerous partnerships with other institutions of higher education both as home and abroad.
The university has a notable alumnus, despite its relatively young age. This includes cyclist Pedro Horillo, former Basque President Juan José Ibarretxe, and famous writer Joxe Azurmendi.