Internationally recognized research oriented, comprehensive national university

  • Ranked 237 in the world, 108 in Europe, the fifth best in Spain, and the first Valencian one, according to the Best Global Universities research ranking.
  • Ranked number 111 in the world in regional research reputation,

By subject, the University of Valencia is among the 300 best in the world in 14 of the 19 areas analysed and stands out among the 200 best in the world in Physics (position 126), Pharmacology and Toxicology (170) Economic and Business (176), Microbiology (183), Chemistry (187) and Arts and Humanities (197).


The widest offer of studies in all knowledge areas.

  • 54 degree qualifications, 6 double degrees and 4 international double degrees
  • 116 master’s degree qualifications, two of them within the Erasmus Mundus programme
  • 64 doctoral programmes, 24 of them with Excellence Mention


An open and international university

  • 43,427 degree students (8.15% international students)
  • 5,302 official master’s degree students (15.45% international students)
  • 4,305 doctoral programme students (20.49% international students)
  • 8,982 students of postgraduate qualifications
  • 2,040 incoming students from international mobility programmes
  • 1,733 students from our university in other universities around the world (outgoing)


Research with international impact

  • 2,894 research papers published in the Web of Science Index

Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research

  • 19 research institutes and centres
  • 92 departments
  • 6 interdisciplinary research structures

Promotion of knowledge transfer for the development of productive sectors

  • 106 patents in force
  • 81 start-up companies located at the science park

Structure and infrastructures

The greatest Valencian university

  • 18 faculties and schools + doctoral school
  •  4 university campuses: 535.774 m2


The University of Valencia of today is the outcome of more than five centuries of history that have led to the accumulation of knowledge and unique documentary treasures, making it one of the top Spanish universities.

In the thirteenth century, higher education was established in the city of Valencia thanks to King James I of Aragon who had obtained a Studium Generale institution from Pope Innocent IV in 1245. However, it was not until 30 October 1499 that the Juries of Valencia drew up the Constitutions of what was about to become the first University of Valencia: a university authorised by the Papal Bull on 23 January 1501, signed by the Valencian Pope Alexander VI and by the royal privilege of Ferdinand II the Catholic. It was granted on 16 February 1502.


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