University of Burgos
Universidad de Burgos
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Other name
MottoIn Itinere Veritas
EstablishedMay 26th, 1994
RectorManuel Pérez Mateos
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Administrative staff
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The University of Burgos (in Spanish: Universidad de Burgos and often abbreviated UBU) is a public university in the Spanish city of Burgos with about 10,000 students studying over 30 different undergraduate degrees, over 20 PhD Programmes, as well as several Official Masters and other graduate courses.[1]


The University of Burgos was founded in 1994 when it was segregated from the University of Valladolid. Since then it has grown and developed new academic fields placing it in a prominent position among Spanish Universities. From 1994 to 1997 it was governed by a management committee, chaired by Professor of Valladolid Dr. Marcos Sacristán Represa. Its first president was Professor Dr. José María Leal Villalba, from 1997 to 2008. His successor was Dr. Alfonso Murillo Villar.

"Romeros Gate"(1562): A symbol of the university, entrance to the "Hospital del Rey", the School of Law, and the office of the rector
Main Residence Hall "Camino de Santiago"[2]
School of Economy and Business
School of Sciences


The University of Burgos currently has nearly 10,000 students on two campuses:

Hospital del Rey - Campus San Amaro
Hospital del Rey - El Parral Park
Main Library
Hospital del Rey

Other facilities

Hospital de la Concepcion
Complex "Miguel Delibes" in Sedano, 50km north of Burgos

Academic Centres

The University of Burgos conducts its functions in eight different centres, five of their own as well as three associated schools:

UBU Centres Associated Schools
  • School of Sciences
  • School of Economy and Business
  • School of Law
  • School of Humanities and Education
  • Polytechnic School
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Labour Relations
  • School of Tourism

The university also has a research and development centre, as well as three institutes:

Hospital del Rey

The "Hospital del Rey" now central to the university's campus, is located along the Way of Saint James (Camino de Santiago) passing through west Burgos. It was founded by Alfonso VIII in 1195. Together with the Monastery of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas it was a great shelter for pilgrims. Upon entry is the shrine of French saint San Amaro and the cemetery where they buried the pilgrims who died in the hospital.

The Hospital del Rey was built during the Renaissance, and retains some remnants of the early medieval hospital (such as the pillars of the old church). The entrance is through the Romeros Gate - now a symbol of the university. It is an arch decorated on both sides, with Jacobean-era references, as well as portraits of the founders (Alfonso VIII and Queen Eleanor).

Access to the Patio de los Romeros, is occupied by the hospital's church which displays a Baroque-style interior. The atrium of the church opens to a section of the school used for ceremonial events. Here you will find the House of Sacristans - the Dean of the School of Law, access to the cafeteria, and the Rectorate building. Here in the beautiful garden setting is the "chessboard" where in summer there are musical activities to coincide with the summer courses at the university.

Various restorations to the remains of the facility earned it the "Europa Nostra" award.


The university has 5 libraries throughout the campus, one located in each of the 5 academic centres: School of Sciences, School of Law, School of Humanities and Education, the Polytechnic School and the School of Economy and Business where the university's main library is located. The libraries provide information resources for learning, teaching, research and training. It also participates in activities related to the management and operation of the university.

The university has also prepared an online electronic database available 24 hours a day where students and faculty can find books, magazines and download full articles. Services provided by the library include UBUCAT and WorldCat. UBUCAT is a computerized catalogue of the University Library. It allows access to records located in all 5 University of Burgos libraries: books, both print and electronic journals, audiovisual materials, electronic resources, databases, standards, theses and projects read at the University of Burgos, etc. WorldCat provides research access to libraries around the world.

Access to other catalogues include REBIUN (access to various Spanish university libraries), Libraries of the CSIC, National Library of Spain, The European Library, Worldwide Spanish Libraries, Libraries in Castile and León, and Public Libraries of Burgos. The university's libraries also provide special work stations and research rooms for group work or individual research.[4]

The library contains important old manuscripts.

Degrees and Majors

Arts and Humanities

Social Science and Law


Engineering and Architecture

Health Science

Doctorate programs

Polytechnic School
School of Humanities and Education

Degrees, Diplomas, Engineering, Technical Engineering and Technical Architecture

Polytechnic School Faculty of Humanities and Education
  • Technical Architect
  • Engineer of Paths, Channels and Ports
  • Engineering in Industrial Organization
  • Computer Engineering (2nd Cycle)
  • Agricultural Technical Engineering: Horticulture and Food
  • Technical Engineer of Public Works Civil Construction
  • Technical Engineer of Public Works, Transport and Urban Services
  • Technical Engineer in Computer Science
  • Technical Engineer: Industrial Electronics
  • Industrial Technical Engineering: Mechanics
  • Diploma in Occupational Therapy.
  • Diploma in Social Education
  • Degree in Audiovisual Communication
  • Bachelor of Pedagogy (2nd cycle)
  • Bachelor of Humanities
  • Special Education Specialist Teacher
  • Early Childhood Education Teacher
  • Specialist Teacher of Music Education
  • Primary Teacher Education Specialist
  • Foreign Language Specialist Teacher
School of Sciences School of Law
  • Bachelor of Science and Food Technology (2nd cycle)
  • Degree in Chemistry
  • Degree in Labour (2nd cycle)
  • Bachelor in Political Science and Administration (2nd cycle)
  • Law Degree (Plan 2003) (Plan 1953)
  • Joint Program in Law and Business Administration
Faculty of Economics and Business
  • Diploma in Business
  • Diploma in Public Administration and Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Joint Program in Law and Business Administration
School of Nursing
  • Diploma in Nursing
School of Labour Relations School of Tourism
  • Diploma Labour Relations
  • Diploma in Tourism

Culture and Sport


In 1997, theatre activities were born at the University of Burgos, in an effort to complete the cultural education of the university community and the general public.

The "Aula de Teatro" of the University of Burgos works together with other local institutions throughout the year to organize different and varied cultural events (University Theatre Festival, Open Stage International Festival[Festival Internacional Escena Abierta], concerts, street performances, etc.)

Plays put on include:

Audiovisual Arts Club

This Film and Audiovisual Club offers:

Sport activities

Sports Complex

The University Sports Services offer a wide range of activities throughout the academic year and include:

Sports Services also organises student excursions such as bike riding, hiking, skiing, and diving.

Foreign Students

Altogether, the University of Burgos has education agreements with over 100 international academic institutions.[9]

The University of Burgos cooperates with the Erasmus Project, a European Union (EU) student-exchange programme, and each semester hosts students from various countries across the 27-state European Union, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Malta and associated countries in Eastern Europe. Other countries, such as Cyprus and Turkey are presently under negotiations to participate in this program in the near future.[10]

In addition, many university students from several regions around the world including China,[11] Latin and North America can participate in exchange programmes to study abroad at the University of Burgos. The North American institutions include Millersville University,[12] San Jose State University,[13] North Dakota State University, The Cooper Union,[14] Boston University,[15] University of West Florida, Western Michigan University[16] and participating campuses of the University of California (UC) system.

See also


  1. ^ "Universidad de Burgos (Contenido: English information)". Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Universidad de Burgos (Contenido: Halls of Residence)". Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Universidad de Burgos (Contenido: Research)". Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  4. ^ Biblioteca Universitaria de la Universidad de Burgos
  5. ^ "Universidad de Burgos (Contenido: Degrees)". Archived from the original on 2011-09-28.
  6. ^ "Universidad de Burgos (Contenido: Theater)". Archived from the original on 2011-09-28.
  7. ^ "Universidad de Burgos (Contenido: Audiovisual Arts Club)". Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Universidad de Burgos (Contenido: Sport activities)". Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Universidad de Burgos (Contenido: List (Spanish))". Archived from the original on February 3, 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
  10. ^ "Universidad de Burgos (Contenido: Socrates-Erasmus)". Archived from the original on March 15, 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
  11. ^ "Chongqing University y la UBU potencian la investigación conjunta". Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Millersville University - Universidad de Burgos". Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  13. ^ "Website has moved - San Jose State University". Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  14. ^ "Cooper Union Study Abroad Program". Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  15. ^ "Burgos, Spain". Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  16. ^ "Western Michigan University's Study Abroad Program in Burgos, Spain". Archived from the original on 2003-10-11.

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