The University of Zaragoza has been the site of an institute of education since at least the eighth century AD, but it was not until 1542 that its status as a university was officially confirmed.
The modern day University of Zaragoza is a well-established and well-respected institution located in north-eastern Spain. Most of the university’s colleges and academic facilities are spread out throughout the city of Zaragoza, although some faculties such as humanities and computer science are located on two smaller campuses 75 km northwest and 170 km south of Zaragoza respectively.
Students studying at the university reside in a city with an exalted history, with Roman, Arabic and later Spanish influences. Zaragoza was named European Capital of Culture in 2012 and is widely known for its diverse and mixed lifestyle, as well as its warm dry summers and mild winters.
Aside from this, Zaragoza is also the political and economic capital of the region of Aragon, and as such also offers extensive nightlife and retail outlets for students.
The university itself has a number of research facilities, and is highly regarded in immunotherapy research. This focus on research offers a great deal to prospective students looking to not only expand their own academic horizons but also make their own contribution in their chosen academic field.
The University of Zaragoza has played host to a great number of influential figures. Among its greatest alumni are the Cuban nationalist and writer Jose Marti, the physician Miguel Servet and former Spanish prime minister Manuel Azana.