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University of Extremadura
Universidad de Extremadura
Latin: Universitas Extrematurensis
Other name
TypePublic University
RectorPedro M. Fernández Salguero
Administrative staff
38°53′00″N 7°00′19″W / 38.88344°N 7.00531°W / 38.88344; -7.00531
Partial view of Cáceres Campus

University of Extremadura (in Spanish: Universidad de Extremadura) is a Spanish public university in Extremadura (Badajoz and Cáceres).

It was founded in 1973 by Decree 991/1973, May 10 (BOE May 18) of the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain. Currently the University of Extremadura offers 64 Bachelor's Degrees and 32 Master's Degrees in many different fields of knowledge.

Together with the University of Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Balearic Islands, La Rioja, Navarra, Oviedo, Zaragoza and the Basque Country, form the Group G9 of Universities (formed by the universities that are alone in their autonomous community).


The University of Extremadura is distributed into four different campuses: Badajoz, Cáceres, Mérida and Plasencia. Each campus has different specialities:

Badajoz Campus

Cáceres Campus

Mérida Campus

Mérida Campus offers five different bachelor's degrees: Industrial Design Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Information Technologies, Geomatics and Topography, and Nursing (in collaboration with Mérida's Hospital).

Plasencia Campus

Plasencia Campus offers the Degree in Forestry Engineering, Podiatry and Administration and Business Management.

UEx Virtual Campus

The Virtual Campus of the University of Extremadura (CVUE) complements the education that students receive in the classroom. Based on the New Technologies of Information and Communication aims to provide to teachers, students and administration and services staff, tools that extend and enhance the teaching-learning processes and teamwork. The UEX encourages virtual collaboration to be successfully with these processes, breaking with traditional models.