On behalf of the entire university community I represent, I would like to welcome you to the webpage of the University of Vigo – a public institution which is committed to developing its surrounding environment through training and knowledge transfer.
Our webpage is a key instrument to spread information about activities carried out at our university. It helps us to understand the university’s structure and operations, its academic, cultural and sports offer, as well as research activities carried out. The intention of this portal is to regularly update and incorporate new contents, in order to provide clear and concise information not only to the university community but also to the entire society of which we are a part.
Established in 1990, the University of Vigo has managed to consolidate itself in time as a reference of modernity and innovation in Galicia. Its three campuses at Ourense, Pontevedra and Vigo offer degree programs in the fields of science, humanities, technology and legal-social. These are distributed over nearly thirty centres where research groups also carry out their R&D activities. A network of own centres completes the research infrastructure map of the University of Vigo, which has been ranked fifteenth in the classification of Spanish universities for its scientific production.
In order to provide a response to society's demands for comprehensive training of professionals, the three campuses of the University of Vigo have infrastructures that are exclusively destined for leisure activities, and these include swimming pools, sports pavilions, theatres and exhibition halls. It likewise promotes and facilitates student mobility and has achieved number one status in Galicia with respect to number of incoming foreign students and number of outgoing students to foreign universities.
Modern, audacious and plural, the University of Vigo’s principal assets are its people, and it is to them that this webpage is directed so that people can get to know us not only on issues related to teaching and research but also to learn about our firm commitment to comprehensive training and about the vocation we place at the service of our society.
Salustiano Mato de la Iglesia
Rector, University of Vigo