The University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

The University of the Basque Country (Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea ) - UPV/EHU

Local Coordinator: prof. Alberto OLEAGA

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University website: www.ehu.es

The Faculty of Engineering in Bilbao was founded in 1897 and joined the newly created University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU in 1980, which is now composed of 31 faculties and colleges geographically distributed in three campuses with over 40,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, out of which about 4000 study at our Faculty of Engineering.  The UPV/EHU is the leading university in the Basque Country and the north of Spain. The UPV/EHU manages different mobility programs mainly concerning European and American (north and south) partners, as well as several Asian ones (LLP Erasmus, America Latina, SICUE, LAE3, GE3, ASE3 ...) . In the last academic year it has managed about 800 outgoing students and 500 incoming students, 15% of which corresponded to the Faculty of Engineering, which is the most  active and experienced in this field, with more than 100 international exchange agreements with universities all over the world, being a member of the network GE4 (Global Education for European Engineers and Entrepreneurs). UPV/EHU has been the leader of an ERASMUS MUNDUS External Cooperation Window 13/09 Lot 20b with Central American countries, currently in operation and has also taken part in TEMPUS, LEONARDO, UE/Canada, ALFA programmes. The Spanish Ministry of Education has awarded to our University the  "International Campus of Excellence" recognition and funding. The International Relations Office manages the incoming and outgoing students. At the same time, all faculties have an academic coordinator, as well as administrative staff to support these students.