Universidade de Vigo

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NN-coordinatorEva Garea Oya
International Projects OfficeUniversidade de Vigo. Campus Universitarios. Edificio Filomena Dato. 36310 Vigo. Spain
Erasmus CodeE VIGO01
Erasmus Charter29447-LA-1-2014-1-ES-E4AKA1-ECHE

The Universidade de Vigo is a young public academic institution officially founded in 1990 that has managed to consolidate itself in time as a reference of modernity and innovation in Galicia. It has three main objectives: to provide higher education services with high quality rates and oriented to promote work placements among its students, giving priority to internationalisation; to promote a basic and applied research through competitive research groups at an international level; and to transfer its knowledge and scientific advances to the society in order to foster an intelligent, sustainable and integrating growth of all its surrounding territory.

The Universidade de Vigo is organised in three Campuses, placed in three different cities, Vigo, Pontevedra and Ourense- all of them in the South of Galicia, Northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. On the Shanghai Ranking it was on the top 500, ranking between the 400th and 500th.

Courses regarding the European Integration process at the UVIGO are present at all educative levels of the institution, with 25 Jean Monnet actions, including three Jean Monnet Chairs, one Ad Personam Jean Monnet Chair, one Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, 16 Jean Monnet Modules, 3 Jean Monnet projects with schools and 1 Jean Monnet Network, whose aim is to train staff specialised in territorial cooperation, to contribute to the European construction through cohesion and to spread the history of the European Union.

The general objectives of the Universidade de Vigo concerning the internationalisation are to promote the exchange of professors, researchers, students and administrative staff and to prepare them for the global labour market; to gain recognition in the international education market, establishing strategic partnerships, and internationalising the teaching and research; to promote innovative international projects within a framework of multilateral and cross-border cooperation and to attract and retain the best.

The UVigo has participated in the last 25 years in more than 140 EU international education funded projects. Our institution has proven to have an outstanding experience in the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships call with 40 proposals approved, in the Capacity Building call with 18 Erasmus+ CBHE projects, in 9 Erasmus Mundus actions, in the Erasmus+ Sports call with 4 projects, in the Knowledge Alliances call with 2 projects, in 3 Creative Europe projects, in 2 Europe for citizens proposals, 1 Edulink project with Africa or in 1 KA3 Support for Policy Reform Initiative, among others.