The University of Murcia is a one-hundred-year-old institution that traces its origins to the thirteenth century and a reference centre for higher education in the Region of Murcia (south-eastern Spain). This international institution plays a very important role not only in research and teaching, but also in society itself, acting as an essential social engine and as a strategic bridge for every teaching and research activity, as well as for any investment to be carried out in the Mediterranean coast.

In some disciplines, it is currently positioned at the top of the world rankings such as in the CWTS Leiden ranking of excellence, where research in Mathematics and IT at the University of Murcia hold the second place. Examples of this level of excellence are also recognised for the achievement of numerous competitive projects at national and international level (such as the Campus Mare Nostrum of International Excellence), as well as the clear social commitment acknowledged in 2014 with the Telefónica Ability Award received for being the best public entity regarding the inclusion of people with disabilities.

UM is a public comprehensive university teaching 32.700 students on 5 Campuses. The University has 2,412 lecturers, and 1,226 administration staff and service members whose human and professional capital makes life at the University easier for students and society on a daily basis.

The University of Murcia offers 56 Degree programmes, 78 Master’s Degree programmes and 29 Doctoral programmes (with 337 Research Groups and 4 University Research Institutes), some of which provide bilingual lectures in English and the possibility to obtain a dual degree with partner universities in Europe and Latin America.

At international level, the University of Murcia has signed agreements with over 900 universities around the world. It is a reference centre for the European Commission and the large amount of projects coordinated by our institution is proof of this. There is a considerable number of exchange programmes, with an annual mobility of around 2,000 people in both directions (incoming and outgoing), making our institution the best representative of this reality in our Region and a key player in the Mediterranean area.

Thus, the UM has a strong presence in the local and regional community and places importance on internationally-significant work as a means of serving this community through excellence in teaching and research.