The University of Navarra is a private pontifical university located on the southeast border of Pamplona, Spain. It was founded in 1952 by St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, the founder of Opus Dei, as a corporate work of the apostolate of Opus Dei.
Through its six campuses (Pamplona, San Sebastián, Madrid, Barcelona, Munich and New York City), the University confers 35 official degrees, 13 dual degrees and more than 38 master's programs in 14 faculties, 2 university schools, 17 institutes, its graduate business school, IESE ("Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa"; in English: "International Graduate School of Management" or "Institute of Higher Business Studies"), ISSA ("Instituto Superior de Secretariado y Administracion"; in English: Superior Institute of Secretarial and Administrative Studies), and other centers and institutions.
The university also runs a teaching hospital, CUN, where 2,045 qualified professionals handle more than 100,000 patients each year, and a medical center research, CIMA, that focuses on four main areas: Oncology, Neuroscience, Cardiovascular Sciences, and Gene Therapy and Hepatology.
In 2012, the New York Times ranked the University of Navarra's IESE within the top 50 universities in the world, placing it at number 34.
The University has a total of 11,180 students (1,758 international); 8,636 whom are pursuing a bachelor's degree, 1,581 of whom are master's degree students, and 963, PhD students.
In addition, it has agreements with other universities, including the University of Washington (USA), the University of Hong Kong(China) and the University of Edinburgh (UK).
- The Times World University ranking (Thomson Reuters editorial group) ranks the University of Navarra among the 400 most prestigious institutions of higher education in the world.
- The QS World University Rankings (Quacquarelli Symonds) in 2013, placed the University of Navarra in the 315th position in the world.
- The newspaper El Mundo in its 2013 ranking of universities considers the University of Navarra to be the best Spanish university in the degrees of Journalism and Audiovisual Communication.
|Universidad de Navarra|
|Latin: Universitas Studiorum Navarrensis|
|Established||October 17, 1952|
|Type||Private, Roman Catholic|
|President||Alfonso Sánchez Tabernero|
|1,569 (900 professors, and 669 adjunct professors)|
|Undergraduates||11,180 (c. 681 international)|
|Postgraduates||1,557 (1,077 international)|
|Campus||Six campuses:Pamplona (279.2 acres), San Sebastián, Madrid, Barcelona, Munich and New York City.|
|Affiliations||Opus Dei, Catholic Church|
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